Patient-Privacy: When It Matters
When we think of healthcare and patient privacy there are a lot of questions that arise.
Patient privacy has moved well beyond being about professional ethics, policy, or law. Nonetheless, many people have concerns about their sensitive & personal healthcare data.
If you’ve ever asked any of the following questions then this book is for you:
- What does privacy mean to a patient, a family member, a nurse?
- Does HIPAA privacy ensure patient privacy?
- What is the difference between confidentiality and privacy?
- Can confidentiality and privacy be guaranteed by statute?
Dr. Susan E. Mazer takes the reader through the most intimate nature of privacy, to the historical moments that inform us today, to the concept that patient privacy is elusive.
The data used in this study are the very words spoken by patients about their experiences and what mattered and continues to matter to them.
Today, in a world when public health, patient privacy, and individual civil liberties are in conflict with each other, understanding the inside of the lived experience that defines the boundaries between what is private and what is public, could not be more relevant.