brand logo

Fam Pract Manag. 2011;18(4):8

Your article “Why I Let My Patients See My Notes” [Opinion, May/June 2011] by Douglas Iliff, MD, draws a line in the sand regarding honesty in the clinical setting. Any physician who includes “integrity” as part of his or her mission statement should take it to heart. I can already hear the whining (mine, internally) about how to finish the note before the patient leaves the office. But wouldn't it be great if family medicine became the specialty to spearhead honesty in this area, truly being our patient's advocate? Well done.

(Now how do I stop looking at the answers before I fill out the FPM CME quiz?)


Send your comments to Submission of a letter will be construed as granting AAFP permission to publish the letter in any of its publications in any form. We cannot respond to all letters we receive. Those chosen for publication will be edited for length and style.

Continue Reading

More in FPM

More in PubMed

Copyright © 2011 by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

This content is owned by the AAFP. A person viewing it online may make one printout of the material and may use that printout only for his or her personal, non-commercial reference. This material may not otherwise be downloaded, copied, printed, stored, transmitted or reproduced in any medium, whether now known or later invented, except as authorized in writing by the AAFP.  See permissions for copyright questions and/or permission requests.