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.

 

The idea of privacy is a construct at the heart of our humanity. As Dr. Mazer notes, there is not one frame by which we all define or expect privacy, yet the needs and more so expectations of privacy, dignity, and respect, have consistently been identified as a top priority for people experiencing healthcare. This look at what matters is even more essential today when privacy takes on new meaning and even greater challenges.”

Jason A. Wolf, Ph.D.,CPXP

President & CEO, The Beryl Institute

Dr. Susan Mazer offers a blueprint for deepening the understanding, of the phenomenon of privacy from patient’s themselves.

This deep exploration of privacy is guided by the author’s original research with patients. It comes at a pivotal point at this time in our history, where patient and hospital privacy is at the forefront and center.”

Jean Watson, PhD. RN, AHN-BC, FAAN,LL(AAN)

Founder, Watson Caring Science Institute

Susan Mazer head shot in circle

About the Author

Dr. Mazer is President and CEO of Healing HealthCare Systems. Working in healthcare for more than 35 years, Dr. Mazer has written many articles and white papers. She has spoken at conferences around the country on topics like: Hospital noise, speech privacy, patient experience, patient safety, and other related topics. Dr. Mazer writes a weekly blog on www.healinghealth.com and was a contributing blogger to the Huffington Post’s “Power of Humanity” editorial platform dedicated to infusing more compassion into healthcare and our daily lives.

About the Author

Dr. Mazer is President and CEO of Healing HealthCare Systems. Working in healthcare for more than 35 years, Dr. Mazer has written many articles and white papers. She has spoken at conferences around the country on topics like: Hospital noise, speech privacy, patient experience, patient safety, and other related topics. Dr. Mazer writes a weekly blog on www.healinghealth.com and was a contributing blogger to the Huffington Post’s “Power of Humanity” editorial platform dedicated to infusing more compassion into healthcare and our daily lives.

About the Author

Dr. Mazer is President and CEO of Healing HealthCare Systems. Working in healthcare for more than 35 years, Dr. Mazer has written many articles and white papers. She has spoken at conferences around the country on topics like: Hospital noise, speech privacy, patient experience, patient safety, and other related topics. Dr. Mazer writes a weekly blog on www.healinghealth.com and was a contributing blogger to the Huffington Post’s “Power of Humanity” editorial platform dedicated to infusing more compassion into healthcare and our daily lives.