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The client/caregiver relationship is a very special one. Patients come to us at their weakest and most vulnerable, often in pain both physically and emotionally. They give us their trust and confidence, sometimes revealing their most intimate secrets. We respond by giving our care and our respect and by maintaining their privacy.

As a healthcare worker, you need to understand all aspects of patient privacy and confidentiality, including:

  • What is confidentiality?
  • What constitutes a breach of confidentiality?
  • How is confidentiality maintained?
  • What are reporting laws that govern exceptions to confidentiality?

    To complete this course, you must do the following:

  • Read the Overview and Course Objectives.
  • Study the Terminology.
  • Read the course material.
  • Complete the Learning Activity.
  • Complete the Post Test with a score of 80% or more.

    The material is organized around the following categories:

  • Introduction.
  • Definition of Confidentiality.
  • Breach of Confidentiality.
  • Maintaining Confidentiality.
  • Reporting Laws.

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    Confidentiality: Legal and Ethical Concerns in Healthcare Online course
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