Confidentiality. Drs. A. Latus and B. Barrowman ISD I May 7, 2003. Case 1. Your patient Harold requests an HIV test. The result is positive. H indicates that it is very important to him that you tell no one he is HIV-positive. He intends to keep this secret.
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Drs. A. Latus and B. Barrowman
May 7, 2003
“All that may come to my knowledge in the exercise of my profession or outside of my profession or in daily commerce with men, which ought not to be spread abroad, I will keep secret and will never reveal.”
“22. Respect the patient’s right to confidentiality except when this right conflicts with your responsibility to the law, or when the maintenance of confidentiality would result in a significant risk of substantial harm to others or to the patient if the patient is incompetent...”
2. Autonomy/Respect for Patients