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Keeping Secrets: The Healthcare Worker’s Duty of Confidentiality

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Preserving privacy and confidentiality is crucial because the relationship you develop with your clients is based on trust and mutual respect. Any violation of these concepts risks compromising the therapeutic relationship, which could lead to the client losing trust.

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Preserving privacy and confidentiality is crucial because the relationship you develop with your clients (and with other staff) is based on trust and mutual respect. Any violation of these concepts risks compromising the therapeutic relationship, which could lead to the client losing trust in the system, and in turn affect their future care. Privacy and confidentiality are important and often misunderstood concepts in health care. Perhaps a simple way of viewing the difference between these concepts is to think that through keeping the client’s information confidential, you are also protecting their privacy.

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Linda Starr
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Dr Linda Starr has undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in general, mental health nursing, law, education and a PhD in legal issues in elder abuse. Linda has extensive experience as an RN in metropolitan and rural locations, in general nursing, mental health, forensic health, aged care and management. She has held senior positions in academia, including the dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Linda has publications in health law and forensic health issues. Linda is an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University and a consultant educator in health law and ethics for nurses, midwives and carers. She is chair of the SA Board of Nursing and Midwifery, fellow of the College of Nursing Australia, foundation president of the Australian Forensic Nurses Association, member on the School of Health Academic Advisory Board for Open Colleges and the international member on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Forensic Nursing.
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04 May 2021
this resource reinforces our knowledge of the importance of privacy and confidentiality.
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Great read
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10 May 2021
Excellent case studies describing the possible breaches that can occur.
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