New ethics case study examines working with patients who secretly record office visits

A new ethics case study from ACP provides commentary on the ethical ramifications and on whether and how doctors should raise the matter with patients.


A new ethics case study from ACP on “Secret Recordings of Office Visits by Patients” is now available for CME credit . This case study uses a hypothetical example to demonstrate and explore potential challenges when a patient is secretly recording office visits. It provides commentary on the ethical ramifications and on whether and how doctors should raise the matter with a patient.

Developed by ACP's Ethics, Professionalism, and Human Rights Committee and the Center for Ethics and Professionalism, the case study is available on Medscape and a login is required. More information about ethics and professionalism activities at ACP is available online.