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89206 - Privacy and confidentiality

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Privacy and confidentiality are very important to patients, especially when involving their sexual health. This module provides some excellent reading materials, a discussion with a rural GP with a special interest in sexual health, and a Q&A session with two rural sexual health experts.

Relevance to General Practice

The majority of Sexual and Reproductive Health care is conducted by General Practitioners. This is a challenging area of medicine as it is a private issue for most patients and requires a sensitive approach and cross cultural mindfulness. The challenges can be intensified in rural and remote communities with overlapping relationships where health professional are very much a part of communities . This can lead to the perception of less confidentiality, which is not shown in research, but never the less important to address. The General Practitioner with a good understanding of issues facing rural sexual health practice will be more at ease to provide best practice medicine in this interesting yet challenging field. See attached supporting document.

Learning outcomes
  • You will be able to explain to all staff and patients the importance of confidentiality for the safety of patients
  • You will understand the broad concepts of law governing privacy and confidentiality and when it must be maintained and when it may have to be broken.
  • You will explore the models of health care delivery in rural and remote areas.
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    89206 - Privacy and confidentiality
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