The importance of patient confidentialityBMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7283.421/a (Published 17 February 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:421
- Lucy Mansfield, third year medical student
- St George's Hospital Medical School
As a third year medical student just starting out in clinical medicine, the importance of patient confidentiality has often been emphasised to me. Unfortunately, until now, it is something that I have not considered in detail. I am probably guilty of the odd Friday night pub conversation: “You won't believe what I saw today.” I am sure many of my fellow colleagues would be guilty of the …
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