“Through a glass, darkly”: the clinical and ethical implications of Munchausen syndrome

Dawn E DeWitt, Ravi Bhat and Stephanie Ward
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (1): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2010.tb03411.x
Published online: 4 January 2010

To the Editor: Robertson and Kerridge1 criticised our article “Patient privacy versus protecting the patient and the health system from harm”2 based on an interpretation that we were advocating notification for all patients with somatisation disorders, but our recommendation for a confidential notification system pertained specifically to factitious disorder.

  • Dawn E DeWitt1
  • Ravi Bhat1,2
  • Stephanie Ward3

  • 1 School of Rural Health, University of Melbourne, Shepparton, VIC.
  • 2 Goulburn Valley Area Mental Health Service, Shepparton, VIC.
  • 3 Western Health, Melbourne, VIC.



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