confidentiality

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confidentiality

noun classified, concealed, hidden, not for publication, not to be communicated, not to be disslosed, not to be quoted, not to be spoken of, privacy, protected, restricted, revealed in confidence, secrecy, secret, spoken in confidence, told in confidence, top-secret, unmentionable, unrevealed
Associated concepts: affirmative defense, need to know principle, nondisclosure agreement, secrecy
See also: privacy
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Otherwise, in determining whether to disclose identified information after the death of a patient, physicians should consider the following factors: (1) the imminence of harm to identifiable individuals or the public health, (2) the potential benefit to at-risk individuals or the public health (eg, if a communicable or inherited disease is preventable or treatable), (3) any statement or directive made by the patient regarding postmortem disclosure, (4) the impact disclosure may have on the reputation of the deceased patient, and (5) personal gain for the physician that may unduly influence professional obligations of confidentiality.
In a ruling of importance to accountants and lawyers generally because of the issues it raises over client confidentiality, the judge declared that accountants offering forensic services to clients were under similar obligations of confidentiality as solicitors owed their clients.