Ethics, malingering, and a lie-detector at the bedside
Journal of Forensic Sciences
Ethics; Forensic psychiatry; Forensic science; Lie detector; Malingering
A psychiatric consultation is presented in which the physician uses a cardiac monitor in the manner of a lie-detector. Ethical analysis of a clinician's duties in cases of suspected malingering addresses both the standard of informed consent necessary for such assessments and the potential forensic consequences of unanticipated clinical findings.
Candilis, P. (1998). Ethics, malingering, and a lie-detector at the bedside. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 43 (3). http://dx.doi.org/10.1520/jfs16189j