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CME

Secret Recordings of Office Visits by Patients

  • Authors: Case History and Commentary by Jon Tilburt, MD
  • CME Released: 11/9/2017; Reviewed and Renewed: 10/29/2019
  • THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED
  • Valid for credit through: 10/29/2020
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This article is intended for general practitioners, family medicine practitioners, internists, specialists, and other healthcare providers.

The goal of this activity is to describe ethical issues involved in secret recording of patient visits.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the potential consequences of patients secretly recording office visits
  2. Recognize the ways in which secret recordings can affect patient-physician relationships, trust, and respect
  3. Suggest ways in which physicians should address and respond to becoming aware of patients secretly recording office visits


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Author, Case History and Commentary

  • Jon Tilburt, MD

    Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Ethics, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Jon Tilburt, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Illustrator

  • Joseph C. Duffy

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Joseph C. Duffy has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Editor

  • Lois Snyder Sulmasy, JD

    Director, Center for Ethics and Professionalism, American College of Physicians, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Lois Snyder Sulmasy, JD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

CME Author

  • Laurie Barclay, MD

    Freelance writer and reviewer, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Laurie Barclay, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Owns stock, stock options, or bonds from: Alnylam; Biogen; Pfizer Inc.

CME Reviewer

  • Amy Bernard, MS, BSN, RN-BC

    Lead Nurse Planner, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Amy Bernard, MS, BSN, RN-BC, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


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CME

Secret Recordings of Office Visits by Patients

Authors: Case History and Commentary by Jon Tilburt, MDFaculty and Disclosures
THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED

CME Released: 11/9/2017; Reviewed and Renewed: 10/29/2019

Valid for credit through: 10/29/2020

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Introduction

This case study is one in a series of case histories with commentaries by the American College of Physicians (ACP) Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committee and the Center for Ethics and Professionalism. The series uses hypothetical examples to elaborate on controversial or subtle aspects of issues not addressed in detail in the College's Ethics Manual, the Physician Charter on Professionalism, or other College position statements. The sixth edition of the ACP's Ethics Manual; the Physician Charter; and additional College policies on ethics, professionalism, and human rights issues are available at http://www.acponline.org/running_practice/ethics/ or by contacting the Center for Ethics and Professionalism at 215/351-2839.