Privacy and Medical Confidentiality in Healthcare

A Comparative Analysis

Thierry Vansweevelt ,

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Privacy and Medical Confidentiality in Healthcare: A Comparative Analysis

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This seminal book delivers an international examination of the duty of medical confidentiality and a patient’s right to privacy in the face of contemporary developments such as cyber-security, patient autonomy, and the greater reliance on telemedicine post the Covid-19 pandemic.<P> <br/><br/>Thierry Vansweevelt and Nicola Glover-Thomas bring together esteemed academics from across the globe to deliver an international perspective on medical confidentiality. Uniquely combining the concerns of patient privacy and data protection law, chapters are separated by global regions and outline a number of theoretical arguments supported by case-specific studies. Contributors assess which healthcare providers are bound by the duty of confidentiality, which information is secret, the exceptions to confidentiality, special cases such as genetics and privacy, and liability in cases of negligence.<P><br/><br/><i>Privacy and Medical Confidentiality in Healthcare</i> will be of great interest to legal academics, students and researchers working in health law, data protection law and cyber law as well as scholars specialising in medicine and healthcare. The book’s focus on effective healthcare and protecting patient privacy will also benefit legal practitioners and professionals working in healthcare, social care, and data management.<P>
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