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Ethical Tensions in the Consultation

Ethical Tensions in the Consultation

Ethical Tensions in the Consultation

Clare Gerada
Clare Gerada
on behalf of Health Education England

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There is always the possibility of conflict between a doctor's view and that of the patient. This session explores some of the common ethical issues that confront doctors in their day to day practice. This session was reviewed by Suchita Shah and last updated in June 2014.


By the end of this session you will be able to:
• List three factors that need to be considered when faced by an ethical dilemma in a consultation
• Describe briefly the six bioethical principles
• List four circumstances in which it is acceptable to breach confidentiality
• Outline the reasons why breaching confidentiality creates ethical tensions
Clare Gerada

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Clare Gerada
on behalf of Health Education England

Dr Clare Gerada has been a GP in Lambeth – one of the most deprived boroughs in London - since 1991. Her Kennington practice is part of the Hurley Group, a partnership of three surgeries in South London that work together to provide the local population with high quality health services.

Prior to becoming a GP, she worked in psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital, specialising in substance misuse. This remains her key professional interest and she is currently a GP specialist in this area, managing patients with heroin and cocaine addiction.

Dr Gerada is committed to GP education, and is a GP trainer.

She is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.

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  • Health Education England
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