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J Med Ethics 8:134-143 doi:10.1136/jme.8.3.134
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Of gossips, eavesdroppers, and peeping toms

  1. Huw W S Francis
  1. Community physician, London

      Abstract

      British accounts of medical ethics concentrate on confidentiality to the exclusion of wider questions of privacy. This paper argues for consideration of privacy within medical ethics, and illustrates through the television series `Hospital', what may go awry when this wider concept is forgotten.