Dr. House to his patient Dr. Cuddy’s mother that he printed a fake label on a bottle of sugar pills to that she was a hypochondriac. Subsequently, Dr. Cuddy’s mother has Dr. House removed from the case.
1. Do patients have a right to complete knowledge of the treatments they are receiving, irrespective of the doctor’s larger plan?
2. Is there a moral difference between a doctor who withholds information from a patient about his or her treatment, and a doctor who flat-out deceives the patient?