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Can deception ever be justified on therapeutic grounds?: An ethical case report

  • J. J. Sandford (a1), E. Gralton (a2) and W. M. Donovan (a3)
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The behaviour of X in childhood had been described as ‘difficult‘, ‘aggressive’ and ‘bizarre‘, including bizarre gestures, mannerisms, ‘making scenes in public‘, ripping her clothes and trying to set fires.

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Can deception ever be justified on therapeutic grounds?: An ethical case report

  • J. J. Sandford (a1), E. Gralton (a2) and W. M. Donovan (a3)
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