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Should I pass on confidential information?

A newborn baby was found abandoned outside our local church. A social worker has asked me to give him a list of all the names and addresses of any pregnant patients with expected delivery dates around this time. We are a small, rural community and I suspect I know the mother concerned. Should I pass on this information?

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