AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. October 2001, Volume 3, Number 10.

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Mona, Is That You?

Commemorative Issue: Fostering Trust in the Patient-Physician Relationship

Mona is a 24-year-old, olive-skinned female with a diagnosis of thaasophobia, complicated by severe geliophobia.

How effective are conventional means for protecting patient privacy and confidentiality, the foundations for trust between patient and physician?

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