TITLE

DON'T READ WHAT YOU DON'T NEED: UNAUTHORISED ACCESS OF CLINICAL RECORDS

AUTHOR(S)
KAY, ROBIN
PUB. DATE
April 2013
SOURCE
Nursing Review (1173-8014);2013, Vol. 13 Issue 6, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines the legal and ethical issues for nurses concerning access to patient records. Topics discussed include the increase in the rate of patient privacy breaches in New Zealand as of 2013, the media coverage of the nurses' unlawful access to high-profile patients' medical records and the need for nurses to respect patients' privacy and confidentiality as stated in the Principle 5 of the Nursing Council of New Zealand's Code of Conduct for Nurses.
ACCESSION #
90233371

 

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