To lie or not to lie: resident physician attitudes about the use of deception in clinical practice
Journal of Medical Ethics, 02/16/2011
Everett JP et al. – This study demonstrates that the ethical issues related to deception that trouble attending physicians also exist at the resident physician level. Residents primarily lie for altruistic reasons and rarely for egoistic or self–serving purposes that may or may not result in harm to patients, insurance companies and/or physicians themselves.