physician-patient privilege

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Noun1.physician-patient privilege - the right of a physician to refuse to divulge confidential information from a patient without the consent of the patient
privilege - (law) the right to refuse to divulge information obtained in a confidential relationship
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Your foremost duty is to serve the society and to treat the patients with utmost dignity and commitment while maintaining doctor-patient confidentiality,' he said.
The JBC psychiatrists, Genuina Ranoy and Dulce Lizza Sahagun, divulged the results of their evaluation of Sereno in a closed session, citing doctor-patient confidentiality.
3] Subsequently, VR has been accused of violating doctor-patient confidentiality by making Madiba's medical records and treatment public without consent, and for making intimate personal disclosures about the Mandela family, thus violating their dignity, trust and respect.
Providing psychoeducation, comparing mental illness with medical illness, and emphasizing doctor-patient confidentiality may help these patients overcome the stigma that can act as a barrier to care.
The court reasoned that the protection of public safety was more important than the sanctity of the doctor-patient confidentiality relationship, pointing out: "We recognize the public interest in supporting effective treatment of mental illness and in protecting the rights of patients to privacy and the consequent public importance of safeguarding the confidential character of psychotherapeutic communication.
amp;nbsp;However, doctor-patient confidentiality prohibits him from telling her about the gun.
13] If patients do not wish information about themselves to be revealed, doctor-patient confidentiality provides some assurance that this will be respected.
Germany's interior minister will propose a raft of new security measures in response to a spate of attacks in July, including speedier deportations and waiving doctor-patient confidentiality in some cases, German media reported on Wednesday.
She then reveals what is on her mind but invokes doctor-patient confidentiality.
Eventually she tells him what is on her mind, and plays the doctor-patient confidentiality card so he can't tell anyone else.
EXPERTS want new doctor-patient confidentiality rules after medics failed to act over the suicidal Germanwings pilot who killed 150 people, including three Brits.
After German prosecutors said Lubitz had hidden an illness from his employers, strict German laws on doctor-patient confidentiality have come under the spotlight.