The patient's right to know

Simonsen, Richard J.
April 1992
Quintessence International;Apr1992, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p227
Academic Journal
The author reflects upon the statement issued by the Minnesota Dental Association (MDA) opposing mandatory disclosure of the human immunodeficiencty virus (HIV) status by a dentist. He states that the MDA's opinion will lead to the loss of professional credibility and infringement of the patient's rights. He suggests that HIV infected dentists should be supported with unconditional tolerance and stresses that truth should not be concealed from the patients.


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