Semin Med Pract
1999 Mar;2(1):21-24 Talking about clinical practice guidelines: how much should patients be told? Casarett DJ, Abrahm J
Although clinical practice guidelines are often invaluable clinical tools, they can also create challenging ethical dilemmas for health care providers who use them. Physicians must evaluate multiple facets of a clinical encounter before deciding when to discuss guidelines with their patients and how much information they should disclose.