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(p. 162) 6. Medical Confidentiality 

(p. 162) 6. Medical Confidentiality
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(p. 162) 6. Medical Confidentiality
Author(s):

G. T. Laurie

, S. H. E. Harmon

, and E. S. Dove

DOI:
10.1093/he/9780198826217.003.0006
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date: 28 February 2021

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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