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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Family History tables

From: Elizabeth Dodd
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Family History tables
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2011 18:39:33 +1000

On Thu, 09 Jun 2011 00:02:59 -0700
Jim Busser <address@hidden> wrote:

> When my sister (who hates my guts - not really) tells her doctor the
> same information about Maria, does her doctor discover (which maybe
> my sister and I did not know) that we are both in the same praxis? I
> would find it very strange after I told my doctor my mother's name
> and the doctor says "isn't that interesting? I imagine you must have
> a sibling named Jane Moneypenny?"

After 15 years in the same practice, with the same patients, I am
finding out that some are sisters, just as you describe.

Just how to handle the family specific health information is an ethical

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