Psychiatry Grand Rounds-16797-------4/4/2014, Votaw Auditorium
'Ethical Issues in the Treatment of the VIP Patient'; Clifton R. Tennison, Jr., M.D.
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Discuss ethical issues that arise in the treatment of specific VIPs          
Understand the justifications used for applying special treatment that deviates from the standard care          
Identify the impacts upon treatment of the VIP          
Demonstrate an ability to manage ones own response to the 'VIP Syndrome'          
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The sister of the University President requires inpatient psychiatric hospitalization. After she has been in the hospital for 2 days, the President pages the first-year resident on call
and angrily asks why he has not been informed that his sister had been hospitalized. He demands to be told about her clinical condition, but she is catatonic and cannot give consent for
the release of information. Consulting with which of the following individuals is the most appropriate first step for the resident to take?
A). The attending psychiatrist-- B). The chair of the department of psychiatry-- C). The guy who once gave an ethics talk in grand rounds
D). The hospital attorney-- E). The head of the hospital social services
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