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Re: Medical Records

Posted by Elizabeth on March 28, 1999, at 2:04:48

In reply to Re: Medical Records, posted by Dr. Bob on March 24, 1999, at 22:03:51

> Paternalism has a bad name, but there's a place for it.

This is surely true, but there's something wrong when it's considered to be generally okay rather than an occasionally necessary evil. It should be the exception, not the rule. If anything, this is especially true of psychiatry - a "doctor knows best" attitude tends to foster dependency, which ought to be avoided.

> Sorry if I'm repeating myself, but IMO therapists should think twice before writing down anything "juicy". This being one reason.

Also for simple privacy concerns. It's perfectly fine to put this stuff in your diary or something, but a medical record is no place for it. I'm not sure exactly what sort of salacious details Toby was thinking of, but to write them in someone's medical record, a legal document (!), seems unprofessional to say the least.




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