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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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.
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.
ensure that all required health records are maintained in the prescribed format and in a manner which retains medical confidentiality.
2] However, the Hippocratic Oath has been criticised for enabling doctors to be selective in keeping medical confidentiality.
In the report the coroner said: "While it is accepted that medical confidentiality must be preserved, the coroner questions whether this should be allowed to interfere with the sharing of essential factual or medical information among prison custody officers about a prisoner, if this information is needed to minimise the risk of death.
Indiscriminate mass surveillance can also impinge on attorney-client privilege and medical confidentiality.
She had concocted a sophisticated plot to convince the two women that they had broken a strict medical confidentiality agreement.
Surgeons, clinicians, and medical ethicists from the UK, North America, and Brazil discuss the patient's perspective, consent, medical confidentiality and privacy, resource allocation, clinical research, medical negligence and malpractice, surgical training, and the commonalities between policing and the medical profession, and issues in anesthetics, neurosurgery, cardiothoracic surgery, obstetrics and gynecological surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, transplantation, composite tissue allograft and microsurgery, and trauma medicine.
Proponents say the bill is about ensuring medical confidentiality.
The French agency declined to speculate on any recommendations but said it would examine the balance to be struck between medical confidentiality and air safety.

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