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1. Your patient has just recently been diagnosed with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). The patient has become divorced and refuses to give his consent to inform his ex-wife who now has custody of their three children. He threatens to sue you if you reveal elements of his medical care to his ex-wife. What should you do?


2. Your patient has just recently been diagnosed with Huntington’s disease. The patient has become divorced and refuses to give his consent to inform his ex-wife who now has custody of their three children. He threatens to sue you if you reveal elements of his medical care to his ex-wife. What should you do?







  #2

1. council patient on need to tell ex-wife, but don't tell the ex-wife.

2. council patient on need to tell ex-wife, but don't tell th ex-wife.



  #3

have to tell ex-wife.
Children in #1 have to have colonoscopy at 12 y.o. or so, so custody person have to know.
Can prevent, so can't hide.
#2 you can't prevent anything, so i'm not so sure.


  #4

I think in both u should ask him to tell but if he didnt u have to tell her


  #5

nod


  #6

I think it depends upon situation. Practically both things are possible and valid according to the demand of situation. Telling the x-wife or not telling





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