Va. Defamation Case Pegged To Anesthesiologist’s Conduct
Coverage of the case, which first appeared in The Washington Post, raises questions about medical ethics.
Los Angeles Times:
Anesthesiologist's Mocking Of Sedated Patient Proves To Be A $500,000 Mistake
Thinking he would be too groggy to recall a doctor's post-op instructions after a routine colonoscopy, a Virginia man turned on his cellphone to record them. When he replayed the conversation on his way home, however, he heard more than his gastroenterologist's instructions. The man had inadvertently recorded his anesthesiologist and doctor disclosing his private health information during the 2013 procedure, as well as openly mocking him and laughing at his fear of needles. (Schachar, 6/25)
Virginia Case Raises Questions About Ethics Of Patient Care
NPR's Rachel Martin interviews Katie Watson, a professor of medical humanities at Northwestern University, about the doctors who made inappropriate jokes about a sedated patient. (6/24)