Sunday, June 17, 2007

Resistant TB- Andrew Speaker's case

I recently heard the taped conversation between Andrew Speaker and his physician. Andrew is the young lawyer who traveled across the continents while suffering from resistant TB. The young lawyer’s (lawyer) father had taped the conversation during a visit to the doctor. They played part of the taped conversation on Larry King Live to support their point that Andrew’s doctor had not asked him to refrain from traveling. Hearing this tape, I had two questions:
- Is it fair to tape conversation without telling the other party- especially in a (doctor-patient) relationship that is supposed to be based on trust?
-We waste many health care dollars because of defensive medicine. Will an incident like this make health providers across the country be even more leery and defensive?
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