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Suggested reading

Beauchamp and Childress, Principles of Biomedical Ethics, Fifth Edition, Oxford University Press 2001, p 303

Hope, Savulescu and Hendrick, Medical Ethics and Law, the core curriculum, Churchill Livingstone 2008, chapter 7

Slowther A, Kleinman I. Confidentiality. In Eds Singer P, Viens A. Bioethics for Clinicians. Cambridge. Cambridge University Press. 2007 pp43-48

Symposium on Consent and Confidentiality.

Consent and confidentiality – where are the limits? An introduction, P J Lachmann. J Med Ethics 2003; 29: 2

Consent and confidentiality in genetics: whose information is it anyway?, A. Kent. J Med Ethics 2003; 29: 16 – 18

The requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 for the processing of medical data. P. Boyd. J Med Ethics 2003; 29: 34-35

Confidentiality and the duties of care. J O’Brien, C Chantler, J Med Ethics 2003; 29: 36-40

Patient privacy and confidentiality, Jim Chalmers and Rod Muir, BMJ 2003; 326: 725-726.

Confidentiality and cognitive impairment : professional and philosophical ethics. JC Hughes and SJ Louw. Age and Ageing, 2002; 31 (2): 147 - 150

The criminalisation of HIV transmission. J Chalmers J Med Ethics 2002; 28: 160 - 163

Wife wins case against GPs who did not disclose husband’s HIV status, Christopher Zinn, BMJ; 326: 1286

Sharing patient information electronically throughout the NHS, Nick Booth, BMJ 2003; 327: 114-115

New consent form designed for release of medical records, Clare Dyer, BMJ 2003; 327: 122