The Right To Confidentiality In Healthcare

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This is one of the most important principle in the practice of medicine whereby the patient 's personal health information is to be protected from being disclosed to others without consent or permission. It fosters trust, respect and willingness to seek continuity of care. When health care providers share of sensitive details particularly when conditions such as psychiatric and sexual health concerns , they face ethical and legal responsibilities violating the patient 's right to confidentiality. Although, there are exceptional situations to patient confidentiality such as concern for safety and if the state legally requires to report a particular condition like educating the public for a communicable disease. Members of
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