Virtues and Ideals Confidentiality Fall Spring 2008

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Virtues and Ideals in Professional Roles: Confidentiality With thanks to Debbie Volker N311 Spring 2008
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Confidentiality Definition: To hold in strict confidence those things learned about a patient (Edge A basic right supported by a variety of ethical viewpoints: Duty-oriented framework Utilitarian viewpoint Virtue ethics Nonmaleficence
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Confidentiality When can the right to confidentiality be broken? Tarasoff case: legal precedent Could a greater harm be done to society by the obligation to warn others? Limitations to confidentiality based on the harm principle (Bok) Balance confidentiality with the obligation to protect others from foreseeable harm
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Unformatted text preview: Is there a legal requirement to break confidentiality? Confidentiality and Medical Records Access: Legal perspective Patient Privacy Rule (component of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act/HIPAA) regulations: Information on how an entity may use and disclose your health information Patient access to their own medical records Patient consent before information is released: right to request restrictions on use/disclosure of information Recourse for privacy violations Within a hospital or clinic, who has a legitimate interest/right to review your record?...
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2008 for the course N 311 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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