Review Article
Volume 9 Issue 1 - 2020
Intruding Medical Consultations: On Patients/Evaluees Recording Medical Encounters
Fabien Gagnon*
Forensic Psychiatrist, Quebec Medico-Legal Institute and Professor (Retired), Department of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, Université Laval, Quebec City, Canada
*Corresponding Author: Fabien Gagnon, Forensic Psychiatrist, Quebec Medico-Legal Institute and Professor (Retired), Department of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, Université Laval, Quebec City, Canada.
Received: November 15, 2019; Published: December 10, 2019


The author relates reports of patients' surreptitious recordings of medical procedures. He opines that such recordings most often impact negatively on the medical encounter. The author suggests that clinicians should simply ask the patients/evaluees: Do you want to record the medical consultation? He proposes that such a simple question may allow the evaluees and the physicians to have a frank discussion on the related issues, and more appropriately respect a shared and collaborative decision-making process.

Keywords: Medical Consultations; Evaluees; Medical Encounters


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Citation: Fabien Gagnon. “Intruding Medical Consultations: On Patients/Evaluees Recording Medical Encounters”. EC Psychology and Psychiatry 9.1 (2020): 01-06.

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