Confidentiality and the duties of care.

Abstract

Doctors have an ethical and legal duty to respect patient confidentiality. We consider the basis for this duty, looking particularly at the meaning and value of autonomy in health care. Enabling patients to decide how information about them is disclosed is an important element in autonomy and helps patients engage as active partners in their care. Good… (More)

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@article{OBrien2003ConfidentialityAT, title={Confidentiality and the duties of care.}, author={Jonathan O'Brien and Christopher T Chantler}, journal={Journal of medical ethics}, year={2003}, volume={29 1}, pages={36-40} }