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From Hippocrates to HIPAA: privacy and confidentiality in emergency medicine--Part I: conceptual, moral, and legal foundations. Ann Emerg Med 2005 Jan;45(1):53-9

Date

01/07/2005

Pubmed ID

15635311

Pubmed Central ID

PMC7132445

DOI

10.1016/j.annemergmed.2004.08.008

Abstract

Respect for patient privacy and confidentiality is an ancient and a contemporary professional responsibility of physicians. Carrying out this responsibility may be more challenging and more important in the emergency department than in many other clinical settings. Part I of this 2-part article outlines the basic concepts of privacy and confidentiality, reviews the moral and legal foundations and limits of these concepts, and highlights the new federal privacy regulations implemented under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. Part II of the article examines specific privacy and confidentiality issues commonly encountered in the ED.

Author List

Moskop JC, Marco CA, Larkin GL, Geiderman JM, Derse AR

Author

Arthur R. Derse MD, JD Director, Professor in the Institute for Health and Equity department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Codes of Ethics
Confidentiality
Emergency Medicine
Emergency Service, Hospital
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Hippocratic Oath
Humans
Morals
Privacy
United States