Annual Report of Council, 1981-1982: Medical Ethics
BMJ (British Medical Journal). 1982 Apr 3; 284(6321): Insert, 14-15.
The annual report of the Council of the British Medical Association comments on several issues related to medical ethics. A government White Paper on confidentiality of medical records will be published soon; during a conference on data protection in 1981, serious concern was expressed over the Home Office's authority in this area. The Council approved additional guidance related to the doctor's responsibility for treatment when a patient consults a doctor or specialist other than his usual practitioner. Advertising and publicity, cosmetic surgery, in vitro fertilization, confidentiality of school medical records, and revisions to the BMA's
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