It‟s a Thin Line Between Confidentiality and Disclosing Patient Information

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dc.contributor.author Horn, Kerri
dc.contributor.editor Martin, David
dc.contributor.editor Godfrey, Nelda
dc.contributor.editor Brewer, M. Kathleen
dc.contributor.editor Greischar-Billiard, Jo Ellen
dc.coverage.temporal Fall 2010 - Spring 2011
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-26T14:52:59Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-26T14:52:59Z
dc.date.created 2011
dc.date.issued 2011-08-26
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2271/967
dc.description Kerri Horn is from Torrance California yet has called Lawrence Kansas home since 1997. She is the recipient of the Level III Clinical Excellence Award from the University Of Kansas School Of Nursing. en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this paper is to discuss the importance of maintaining confidentiality, as well as, discussing why it is crucial in some situations to disclose or share patient information. Confidentiality is among the eight ethical elements important to nurses. Maintaining confidentiality is important because of trust. The patient must know they can trust the healthcare team, as the majority of the information provided is very personal and private. If a patient does not trust their doctor/nurse they are likely to omit certain details of their life that may be very useful in treating their illness. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the healthcare. It is a legal obligation and part of the duty to care to a patient (Beech, 2007). Nurses and healthcare providers should use their common sense, experience, and „gut‟ feelings to evaluate whether information should be shared. In obvious situations where patient or public safety is a concern or even a risk the nurse should at the very least notify their immediate supervisor and follow up on the decision that was made. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS SCHOOL OF NURSING BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING PROGRAM AND DELTA CHAPTER OF SIGMA THETA INTERNATIONAL en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents Editorial Mandatory Gardasil Vaccination in Adolescents Biethman, E Adolescent Bariatric Surgery: A life saving procedure or another failing technique Blurton, B R To Treat or Not To Treat? Cancer During Pregnancy Dudley, K It’s a Thin Line Between Confidentiality and Disclosing Patient Information. Horn, K G Ethical Considerations of Pharmaceutical Colonialism Lee, A Questioning the Persistent Vegetative State Medis, K J Pediatric Advance Directives: A Voice for the Voiceless Nelson, H Patient Autonomy and End-of-Life Care: Cross-Cultural Considerations Silvey, L Family Presence During Resuscitation in Adult Patients Tafreshi, D R Women’s Self-Help Groups in India: Gender Equity, a Human Right Wurtz, H
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries The Journal of Undergraduate Nursing Writing
dc.subject Patient Confidentiality en_US
dc.title It‟s a Thin Line Between Confidentiality and Disclosing Patient Information en_US
dc.type Article en_US
rft.spage 31 en_US

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