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Mason and McCall Smith's Law and Medical Ethics

Mason and McCall Smith's Law and Medical Ethics (11th edn)

Graeme Laurie, Shawn Harmon, and Edward Dove
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date: 24 June 2024

p. 1626. Medical Confidentialitylocked

p. 1626. Medical Confidentialitylocked

  • G. T. Laurie, G. T. LaurieProfessor of Medical Jurisprudence at the University of Edinburgh
  • S. H. E. HarmonS. H. E. HarmonHonorary Fellow in the School of Law at the University of Edinburgh
  •  and E. S. DoveE. S. DoveLecturer in Risk and Regulation at the University of Edinburgh

Abstract

This chapter discusses ethical and legal aspects of medical confidentiality. It covers the relationship between confidentiality and data protection law; the possible exceptions to the confidentiality rule; confidentiality and the legal process; confidentiality for the purposes of medical research; patient access to medical records; remedies for breach of confidentiality; and confidentiality and death.

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