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Thread #159491   Message #3779043
Posted By: Jim Carroll
15-Mar-16 - 02:51 PM
Thread Name: BS: A 'rights' issue?
Subject: RE: BS: A 'rights' issue?
"Never mind the jargon!"
What "jargon" - patient confidentiality is a hard won right.
If the doctor has attempted to cover up a dangerous condition, that has SFA to do with patient confidentiality; it's the doctor not having carried out his duties.
We're a funny old country - we usually wait until the facts are examined and a conclusion has been reached before we throw the rope over tye branch and string someone up - but that's a different matter altogether.
You have suggested that patient confidentiality is not only to blame for this tragedy, but it is grounds for undermining that basic right (and others - as yet unnamed)
You have linked this tragedy to a basic right we all have - please qualify that link
Jim Carroll