What´s Medical Confidentiality?

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Confidentiality is defined as restricting facts to specifically approved receivers, in this case, about a patient’s medical diagnosis, treatments, prognosis, and care. There are laws in place to make sure that all medical personal follow the confidentiality rules, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, therapists, and anyone else who works in the field. This medical confidentiality protects patients autonomy by letting the patient make their own medial decisions without meddling from others who are outside of their confidentiality limits (Allen, 2015). For instance, if someone is diagnosed with cancer, that patient would get the say in who the doctor or team may tell and educate about their future treatments or end of life care. If the patient decides
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