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Medical Privilege in Court: Protecting Patient Confidence or Obstructing the Course to Justice?

Andreas-Holger Maehle

in Contesting Medical Confidentiality: Origins of the Debate in the United States, Britain, and Germany

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226404820
eISBN:
9780226404967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226404967.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter compares the different legal conditions for doctors in British, American, and German courts if they were asked to give evidence on their patients. While doctors in Britain have been ... More


Exploring the Myth of a Scottish Privilege: A Comparison of the Early Development of the Law on Medical Confidentiality in Scotland and England

Angus H. Ferguson

in Medicine, Law and Public Policy in Scotland: c. 1850-1990

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781845861162
eISBN:
9781474406222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861162.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

The modern boundaries of medical confidentiality in England date back to the common law precedent given by Lord Mansfield in the Duchess of Kingston’s Trial 1776. As a decision given by the House of ... More


Abortion: Reporting a Crime or Preserving Confidentiality?

Andreas-Holger Maehle

in Contesting Medical Confidentiality: Origins of the Debate in the United States, Britain, and Germany

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226404820
eISBN:
9780226404967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226404967.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter analyzes nineteenth- and early twentieth-century debates on the question whether doctors should be obliged to report illegal abortions to the authorities. While some American physicians ... More


Contesting Medical Confidentiality: Origins of the Debate in the United States, Britain, and Germany

Andreas-Holger Maehle

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226404820
eISBN:
9780226404967
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226404967.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Privacy and medical confidentiality are currently issues of considerable public concern, especially regarding the management and sharing of patient information in health databases. This book for the ... More


Introduction

Andreas-Holger Maehle

in Contesting Medical Confidentiality: Origins of the Debate in the United States, Britain, and Germany

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226404820
eISBN:
9780226404967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226404967.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Starting with a disciplinary case of the New York Academy of Medicine against the surgeon J. Marion Sims in 1869/70, this introduction gives examples of typical problems with medical confidentiality. ... More


Trust in the Trenches: Developing the Patient-Physician Dyad in Medical Genetics

Susan P. Pauker

in The Trust Crisis in Healthcare: Causes, Consequences, and Cures

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195176360
eISBN:
9780199865598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176360.003.14
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Genetic medicine is unique in that it involves the patient, living and deceased relatives, and future generations. Because of this complexity, medical genetics can bring patients and doctors face to ... More


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