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you overhear a fellow office assistant say to his friend about a patient,"He looks like he's wasting away-he probably has AIDS" the patient may have cause for __________ aginst this co worker. A breach,B slander ,C libel ,D assault. i think ans. is B

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    I doubt if it's slander because the intent isn't to do harm. However, isn't this a breach of medical ethics to discuss a patient's condition?

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    I believe that the answer is A, it is a breach of confidentiality is you are talking about a patient in front of other patients, I work in the health field.. Hope this helps

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