How should you respond?

You are a nurse in the orthopedic ward. You are caring for 24-year-old Linda, who was admitted with a fractured wrist from a fall down some stairs. After you and Linda develop rapport, Linda asks you if everything she tells you is “totally confidential.”

How should you respond?

A. Tell Linda that you are never ethically permitted to break her confidence because she has the right to determine who knows her personal medical information.
B. Tell Linda that there are some cases in which you are ethically permitted to break her confidence.