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Confidentiality and Privacy: At the Forefront for Nurses

Badzek, Laurie MS, JD, LLM, RN; Gross, Lauren JD

AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
Issues Update
Abstract

'Privacy' and 'confidentiality' are the new buzzwords of health care. But are patient rights really protected?

Author Information

Laurie Badzek is the director of the ANA Center for Ethics and Human Rights and an associate professor at the West Virginia University School of Nursing, Morgantown, WV. Lauren Gross is the director of the ANA's Department of Health and Economic Policy.

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