: Discussion Question: You are doing a rotation in the dialysis unit. You have been doing vital sign checks on a 45 y/o man who receives dialysis 3 times / week. When you ask him why he is on dialysis, he tells you he has polycystic kidney disease. After further discussion, he tells you he has 1 son who is now 23 years old, but they are estranged. He does not want to tell him about his medical problems or why he is on dialysis. 1. How would you respond to this patient? 2. HIPPA laws prevent you from discussing his medical problems with his son with out consent. However, after reading about Polycystic Kidney Disease what significant information could be important for a direct relative to know?