Telling White Lies is common practice for many Doctors, who else is lying to you on a regular basis

Most people don't think other people lie.  The media doesn't lie.  Commercial don't lie.  They just tell stories in a way that fulfills their own needs.

MSNBC posts on how Doctors tell white lies.

Many docs tell white lies, study finds

By MyHealthNewsDaily staff

Everybody lies — even doctors.

A new study finds 11 percent of doctors say that they have told a patient or a child's guardian something that was not true in the past year, and about 20 percent say they have not fully disclosed a mistake to a patient because they were afraid of being sued.

The results also show 34 percent of doctors surveyed did not "completely agree" that physicians should disclose all significant medical errors to affected patients. Instead, these doctors said they only somewhat agreed, or disagreed.

The researchers admit they have more work to do.

To be fair, the researchers acknowledged not knowing the circumstances under which physicians lied, and communication regarding health issues can be complex. Physicians must often wade through conflicting and confusing information as a case goes on. Telling a patient something that turns out to be wrong might not be helpful, the researchers said.

More research is needed to better understand when and why physicians feel justified in a lapse of honesty.

And guess what the minorities and women were more honest than the white men.

Women and minority physicians were more likely than white, male doctors to say they agreed with the principles of honesty and openness, according to the study. This may be because, as underrepresented groups in medicine, women and minorities feel more compelled to comply with such professional codes, the researchers wrote.

If some doctors lie on a regular basis it is hard to believe that in your data center operations, there are not people who accept telling white lies.

Do you think about this when designing monitoring systems?