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Dr. Roddy Scarbrough Co-Authors White Paper on Ethics at Charitable Events

Drs. Thomas E. Raimann, Elizabeth Reynolds, Emily Ishkanian, Puneet Kochhar, J. David Moss, A. Roddy Scarbrough and Robert A. Shekitka are the authors of the white paper.

“We’re hoping it eliminates problems before they occur,” said Dr. Reynolds, who practices in Richmond, Virginia.

The white paper includes discussions on topics such as:

Access to, maintenance of and the confidentiality of patient records.
The elements necessary for informed consent.
Patient abandonment.
Honestly educating patients about their treatment options and the limitations of a temporary charitable event.
The temporary nature of these events precluding development of an ongoing relationship with patients.

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