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description Journal article public Pakistan Journal of Surgery and Medicine

Professional Secrecy and Privileged Communication in Medical Practice

Maha Kamran, Sarah Arif, Sameen Ejaz
Published 2020

Abstract

A medical professional has the faith and confidence of society in him/her. It is his utmost duty and responsibility to uphold the ethical standards of confidentiality, set forth in the Hippocratic Oath, the Declaration of Geneva, the International Code of Medical Ethics and the World Health Organization. Communication between the physician and his patient is privileged. This information can only be divulged, in part, under special circumstances.

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