Aug 162019
 August 16, 2019  Posted by  Breaches, Healthcare
Nathaniel P. Morris, MD and Neir Eshel, MD, PhD had a thought-provoking commentary in JAMA this week.  It begins:
Maintaining patient privacy is a fundamental responsibility for physicians. However, physicians often share their lives with partners or spouses. A 2018 survey of 15 069 physicians found that 85% were currently married or living with a partner,1 and when physicians come home from work, their partners might reasonably ask about their day. Physicians are supposed to keep patient information private in almost all circumstances, but are these realistic expectations for physicians and their partners? Might this expectation preclude potential benefits of these conversations?
Read the full piece on JAMA.

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