Date: September 27, 2022 05:58PM
The guy I work next to went and had a skin tag removed. When the doc asked about his family history he said there was lots of cancer. So the doc said be on there look out and see him right away if anything grows out of place.
To hammer his point home the doc said he had to give a man in his 30s the worst of news.
My coworker was in the waiting room with only one other person. He was a man in his 30s in for a follow-up.
They had chatting awhile waiting on the doc. It was obvious who was getting the worst of news. This ruined my coworker's appetite, sleep, and he has been brooding about it all day.
Was it ethical for the doc to divulge?