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Of gossips, eavesdroppers, and peeping toms
  1. Huw W S Francis
  1. Community physician, London


    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.

    • Privacy
    • confidentiality
    • medical ethics
    • human rights
    • doctor-patient relationship
    • media and medicine
    • consent

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