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The Law Relating to Medical Confidentiality and Patient's Right of Privacy

Jahn Kassim, Puteri Nemie (2012) The Law Relating to Medical Confidentiality and Patient's Right of Privacy. In: Social Network Ethics: Medical Privacy and Confidentiality, 8 Dec 2012, Kuantan, Pahang. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The integrity of the doctor-patient relationship is based on safeguarding patient’s confidential information. Medical ethics stress the importance of confidentiality based on the assumption of an individual's right to privacy and on the assumption that the consequences of breaching this right to privacy normally outweigh possible benefits. However, the duty of confidentiality is by no means an absolute concept. The patient’s interest in his privacy must be balanced with other potentially conflicting interests. In providing care, medical professionals often find themselves trapped between conflicting duties and obligations.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Additional Information: 1830/27615
Uncontrolled Keywords: medical confidentiality, privacy
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Professor Dr Puteri Nemie Jahn Kassim
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2012 05:02
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2012 05:02
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/27615

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