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Duty to Warn

"Duty to Warn" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A health professional's obligation to breach patient CONFIDENTIALITY to warn third parties of the danger of their being assaulted or of contracting a serious infection.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Duty to Warn" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Duty to Warn" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 26 publications over 17 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2001 and 2010
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.