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The manager of a an out-patient surgical unit shares patient information with a pharmaceutical representative to assist the rep in putting together a survey could assist with the FDA approval for a new drug to combat serious post-op infections. Is the manager involved in an ethical violation? Please explain, why or why not?

asked by Bobra
  1. Yes, it's an ethical violation. Only the patient can agree to share medical information.

    posted by Ms. Sue
  2. oh yea thank you i found something that said its the rule of ethics that patient information is confidential so by the manager speaking with the rep he is in violation of the patients privacy therefore making an ethical violation. Thank you so much

    posted by Bobra
  3. You're welcome.

    posted by Ms. Sue
  4. The manager of an outpatient surgical unit shares patient information with a pharmaceutical representative to assist the representative in compiling a survey to expedite the FDA approval for a new drug to combat serious post-operative infections. Is the manager involved in an ethical violation

    posted by Connie Bolin

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