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Legal Aspects of Patient Confidentiality 2nd Edition



1 The duty to respect patient confidentiality

2 Disclosure of information in the public interest

3 Statutory provisions

4 Confidentiality and the courts

5 The notification of infectious diseases

6 HIV/AIDS patients and the duty of confidentiality

7 Human fertilisation and embryology issues

8 The role of the NHS trust and patient confidentiality

9 The law relating to whistle-blowing

10 Child care and the duty of confidentiality

11 Terminal illness and the duty of confidentiality

12 The problems posed by suicide and euthanasia

13 The rights of transplant recipients and donors

14 Powers of the police and access to information

15 Child protection and unsuitable employees


Appendix I

Appendix II

Index of cases

Index of statutes


ISBN: 9781856423960