Ethics in Nursing Practice: Confidentiality for Women and Their Children With HIV/AIDS
Pinch, Winifred J.
Dougherty, Charles J.
Medsurg Nursing. 1995 Dec; 4(6): 452-457.
HIV-positive women and their children experience substantial problems brought about by the illness itself and service-delivery issues. Significant ethical concerns are raised when providing care to this patient population, and the ramifications of compromises in patient confidentiality are extremely serious. All practicing nurses should be familiar with the issues and potential solutions.
Aids; Aids Serodiagnosis; Anonymous Testing; Children; Confidentiality; Diagnosis; Disclosure; Duty to Warn; Discrimination; Education; Ethics; Family Relationship; Females; Health; Health Education; Health Insurance; Health Insurance Reimbursement; Health Personnel; Hospitals; Institutional Policies; Insurance; Illness; Legal Aspects; Minority Groups; Moral Obligations; Mothers; Newborns; Nurses; Nursing Ethics; Patients; Patients' Rights; Privacy; Psychological Stress; Records; Rights; Risk; Social Discrimination; Trust; Violence;
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