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Privacy and Confidentiality in Mental Health Care

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 03 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:560
  1. Carmine U Iacono, psychologist research coordinator
  1. Memorial Family Practice Residency Program, Houston, USA

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    Eds John J Gates, Bernard S Arons

    P H Brookes, £27.50, pp 272

    ISBN 1 55766 426 9

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    Gates and Arons discuss issues of confidentiality and privacy in the United States in relation to mental health services for adults and children, law and ethics, technology, substance misuse, and the patient's family. One is left with the impression that there is no uniform “protection under the law” regarding the privacy and confidentiality of mental health records …

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