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Trusting medical professionals: The importance of respecting patient confidentiality
 

Trusting medical professionals: The importance of respecting patient confidentiality

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Medical professionals are expected to provide not just the utmost care for the treatment of their patients, but also to protect the confidentiality of their patients – yet, breaches in this trust sometimes occur.
 
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15 Nov 2016 - General
 
As a health care professional, we all know that it is our responsibility to take care of our patients confidentiality. Even if that patient has a case to face. It is very important to follow the legal process of accessing the files of the patient. Just like on how we provide treatment to our patients, it should be also the same on how we treat on their documents for their own privacy. I agree that we should not dispell or discuss information in public areas especially when you are on break, not ...
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There was a controversial case here in the Philippines a few years ago. A male celebrity allegedly got beaten up after being entangled with a girl who was connected to a rich Chinese businessman. It was quite famous at that time because the girl claimed that she was "raped". Anyway, days before that incident the patient was a patient in the multispecialty clinic I work at (a different branch) and when he name echoed in the news, people from different branches started accessing her file...
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