Medical Confidentiality

Medical Confidentiality

 

the obligation of a physician not to reveal information about a patient without the patient’s permission, if it concerns an illness connected with the patient’s intimate personal life (women’s diseases, psychological disorders, certain growth defects, and so on). A physician’s obligation to observe medical confidentiality no longer prevails if it would contradict the interests of society. Thus, a physician is obliged to report cases of infectious and parasitic diseases which are subject to compulsory registration, to send patients to take compulsory treatment in those instances when this is provided for by law, and to provide information about a patient upon demand of judicial or investigatory agencies.

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"We request that medical confidentiality is respected."
Duterte himself has repeatedly cited medical confidentiality whenever the media asks about his state of health.
Would a simple phone call by his doctor to the president of Germanwing telling him this co-pilot should be excused from duty be a violation of medical confidentiality? The paper was supposed, after all, to end up in his office.
These include the principles of medical confidentiality and non-maleficence.
Cotton had concocted a sophisticated scam to convince the two women that they had broken a strict medical confidentiality agreement.
Preserving medical confidentiality requires constant vigilance today.
When asked about the new government's plans to take away asylum seekers' phones and cash and allow their doctors to break with the rule of medical confidentiality, Holzinger said such issues would certainly end up with constitutional judges.
Though it is protected by law, medical confidentiality of the patient with psychological disorders is frequently violated.
By way of example, the delivery of e-health and telemedicine solutions and associated data analytics, will also touch on concerns relating to medical confidentiality, patient health information and the location and retention period for storage of medical records.
"We will not be issuing further state ments and would ask that Pauline's privacy and right to medical confidentiality be respected." Last month, Ms Cafferkey was cleared of misconduct over her return to the UK with the virus.
[2] However, the Hippocratic Oath has been criticised for enabling doctors to be selective in keeping medical confidentiality. The Geneva Declaration (1948) clearly stated that the physician shall preserve confidentiality on all he knows about the patient even after his death.

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