Year: 1995 Source: Hastings Center Report, v.25, no.6, (November-December 1995), p.20-22 SIEC No: 19970829

This article is targeted towards those who want to learn more about the nature of suicide threats in the elderly. It examines the impact of terminal illness on depression & suicidal ideation. This article examines the obligation of confidentiality within the patient-physician relationship. The article uses a case study to exemplify these various topics. The article concludes with measures that physicians can use when faced with the patient-physician dilemma of confidentiality. (AK)