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Rounds in the General Hospital

Lies in the Doctor-Patient Relationship

John J. Palmieri, MD, and Theodore A. Stern, MD

Published: August 19, 2009

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Have you ever lied to your patients or been surprised to learn that one ofyour patients lied to you? Have you considered it important to learnwhy lies emerge in the treatment relationship? Have you wondered whether(or how) you should confront such untruths?

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