Does your doctor always tell the truth?
March 14, 2012
How well do you trust your doctor? In a recent survey, a number of physicians admitted to bending the truth and even lying to patients, whether itâ€™s presenting a prognosis more optimistically, hiding a medical mistake or failing to disclose their ties to drug companies.Â But what does all this mean for the doctor-patient relationship and do we really expect transparency in health care? This hour, weâ€™re going to examine the evolving relationship between patient and physician and some of the complicated ethical issues that arise. Weâ€™ve invited two bioethicists to join us.Â ARTHUR CAPLAN is a professor of medical ethics and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania.Â JASON KARLAWAISH is a professor of medicine and medical ethics at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of a new novel, "Open Wound: The Tragic Obsession of Dr. William Beaumont."