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Abstract: This paper considers the justifications for adhering to a principle of confidentiality within medical practice. These are found to derive chiefly from respect for individual autonomy, the doctor/patient contract, and social utility. It is suggested that these will benefit more certainly if secrecy is rejected and the principle of confidentiality is removed from the area of health care
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Warwick, Sarah Jane. A vote for no confidence
1989, Journal of Medical Ethics 15 (4):183-185.
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