Driving

  • Robert M. AndersonJr.
Part of the Critical Issues in Neuropsychology book series (CINP)

Abstract

The neuropsychologist may be expected to arrive at conclusions about driving fitness based on results of the neuropsychological evaluation. Legal precedents suggest that there may be a duty to inform the patient, the patient’s family, and in some cases even relevant authorities if it is determined that the patient may not be capable of driving safely (Bracy et al., 1990). If the patient refuses to consent to the release of such information to authorities, a conflict between the ethical values of “confidentiality” and “duty to warn” may arise. The neuropsychologist should be familiar with the law governing this issue in his or her locality (Hope-well & van Zomeren, 1990).

Keywords

Aphasia 

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert M. AndersonJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.HonoluluUSA

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