Reproductive Health and Legal Duties of Medical Confidentiality

Medicine and Law, Vol. 18, pp. 217-223, 1999

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Bernard Dickens

University of Toronto - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 1999

Abstract

This article discusses the reasons for, and the dimensions of, the obligations the law imposes on health care practitioners to keep confidential the information they obtain about their patients in the course of the therapeutic relationship, with particular reference to issues of reproductive health.

Keywords: health care, confidentiality, legal duty

Suggested Citation

Dickens, Bernard, Reproductive Health and Legal Duties of Medical Confidentiality (1999). Medicine and Law, Vol. 18, pp. 217-223, 1999. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1662730

Bernard Dickens (Contact Author)

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