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Fenig RJ
The medical secret
Cir Gen 2013; 35 (S2)

Language: Español
References: 9
Page: 167-170
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The old based “medical secret” is discussed based on daily medical facts and according to the established oaths and laws to regulate good medical practice, from the moral and ethical point of view, since the medical discretion involves various people, the patient, his family, and people closet to him. Since long time ago, several famous philosophers have written about how to protect the patient’s information given to the physician. The most well known is the hyppocratic oath the most known. Several considerations are made, since medical discretion involves not only the patient himself; relatives and closed people also participate. Therefore, and previous to any medical treatment, this considerations must be clearly discussed. A few cases are remembered where the medical history was seen as a secret in detriment of many people. Also some other cases of complete transparency are mentioned.

Key words: Medical secret, medical practice.


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