Reference Page for Breach of Confidentiality

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Myers, Julie, Frieden, Thomas R., Bherwani, Kamal M. Henning, Kelly J.(2008, May), American Journal of Public Health(Vol. 98 Issue 5, p793-80); Ethics in Public Health Research: Privacy and Public Health at Risk: Public Health Confidentiality in the Digital Age RetrievedFrom: http://ehis.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.rasmussen.edu/eds/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=49f44b71-cdab-436b-8567-68514587d92f%40sessionmgr104&vid=9&hid=20

Public health agencies increasingly use electronic means to acquire, use, maintain, and store personal health information. Electronic data formats can improve performance of core public health functions. Although such security breaches do occur, electronic data can be better secured than paper records. Public health professionals should collaborate with law and information technology colleagues to assess possible threats, implement updated policies, train staff, and develop preventive engineering measures to protect information .Tightened physical and electronic controls can prevent misuse of data, minimize the risk of security breaches, and help maintain the reputation and integrity of public health agencies.

Susan Cross, Julius Sim (2000), (Vol.26:6 447-453) J. Med. Ethics doi:10.1136/jme.26.6.447 Retrieved From: http://jme.bmj.com/content/26/6/447.full.pdf+html

This study examined the issue of confidentiality in relation to undergraduate curriculum content in physiotherapy and medical fields. It also shows the awareness, experiences and attitudes of clinical physiotherapists in the medical fields. Aspects of hospital-based physiotherapy practice were seen to create specific problems in relation to confidentiality.

Blunt, D. R. (2006). Confidentiality, informed consent, and ethical considerations in reviewing the client’s psychotherapy records. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED490794)

Ethical dilemmas that break the confidentiality of the client eventually test the psychologist’s boundaries such...
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