TITLE

TENSIONS IN SHARING CLIENT CONFIDENCES WHILE RESPECTING AUTONOMY: IMPLICATIONS FOR INTERPROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

AUTHOR(S)
Allison, Althea; Ewens, Ann
PUB. DATE
September 1998
SOURCE
Nursing Ethics;Sep98, Vol. 5 Issue 5, p441
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article aims to explore the ethical issues arising from the sharing of information in the context of interprofessional collaboration. The increased emphasis on interprofessional working has highlighted the need for greater collaboration and sharing of client information. Through the medium of a case study, we identify a number of tensions that arise from collaborative relationships, which are not conducive to supporting interprofessional working in an ethically sound manner. Within this article, it is argued that the way forward within these collaborative relationships is to set clear parameters to the professional-client relationship, paying full regard to the autonomy of both the clients and the professionals involved. We conclude that this approach to working will place the client at the centre of care provision and arguments used for not collaborating that are based on breaches of confidentiality will be negated. Using the approach offered, collaborative working will be not only possible but desirable.
ACCESSION #
4093554

 

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