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Ethical Issues Surrounding the Use of Information in Health Care

Show simple item record Jayasundara, Chaminda Chiran 2018-06-13T13:40:38Z 2021-06-14T17:12:14Z 2018-06-13T13:40:38Z 2021-06-14T17:12:14Z 2004-07
dc.description.abstract As a result of rapid technological and economic expansion throughout the world, society is confronted with new requirements. For the success of the medical practice, even with the rapid changes in technology and the medical field, practitioners involved in the use of patients’ information are obliged to continue to behave ethically. This paper reviews the ethical challenges raised in the use of patients’ information for medical and other purposes. It also discusses the values underlining the ethical issues and their importance in the use of patients’ information in the doctor and patient context. The issues surrounding the use of patients’ information such as secrecy and confidentiality are raised and potential problems in the area, policy issues which must be addressed by those concerned with the confidentiality and secrecy of health information and the germane legal issues are also discussed. Moreover, this is a review of the current status of the health care information ethics with particular reference to the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia and developing countries. Finally, it concludes that the emerging field of health care information ethics will require careful thought and insights from an international collection of ethicists. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Medical information en_US
dc.subject Patients information en_US
dc.subject Healthcare information en_US
dc.subject Medical librarians en_US
dc.title Ethical Issues Surrounding the Use of Information in Health Care en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.faculty The Library
dc.identifier.journal Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science en_US
dc.identifier.issue 1 en_US
dc.identifier.volume 9 en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos 69-80 en_US

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