عنوان انگلیسی مقاله:
Alcohol and the Law
ترجمه فارسی عنوان مقاله:
الکل و قانون
Sciencedirect - Elsevier - Clinics in Liver Disease, 23 (2019) 25-38: doi:10:1016/j:cld:2018:09:002
Maya Balakrishnan, MD, MPH*, Stephen Chris Pappas, MD, JD1
It is important for physicians to be aware of the local procedures for reporting alcohol use
and related impairment and to have some knowledge of the law applicable in the jurisdiction
where they practice.
The physician’s duty is patient education with an ethical and legal duty to warn the patient
of the adverse personal and societal effects of alcohol. If possible, family support should
be enlisted and alcohol rehabilitation efforts pursued.
The physician should explicitly document all good faith efforts to accomplish these
Warning third parties of the potential for harm related to an individual patient’s alcoholrelated
impairment may involve a breach of patient confidentiality.
Disclosure to a third party should be undertaken only if the risk of significant harm exceeds
the burden that will result to the patient from warning others. Although specific laws,
KEYWORDS : Alcohol | Law | Public safety | Alcohol-related impairment | Patient confidentiality