Introduction:

Patients are entitled to have their dignity and privacy maintained throughout all stages of medical treatment.
If it is not possible to treat patients privately, medical care providers must ensure that the patients' beds are concealed by a curtain or divider so that they are not unnecessarily exposed
Patients are entitled to Refuse the Presence of Students at Medical Examinations or Procedures when they are receiving medical care


All patients are entitled to have their privacy maintained when receiving medical treatment.

  • All medical care providers, those under the supervision of medical care providers, and all other employees in medical facilities must do their utmost to maintain the dignity and privacy of the patients during all stages of medical care and in all situations.
  • If it is not possible to treat patients individually, medical care providers must ensure that the patients' beds are concealed by a curtain or divider so that they are not unnecessarily exposed.
  • Medical care providers must prevent the disclosure of patients' medical information to others as much as possible, while talking to the patients, in discussions with other medical care providers, and when information is posted in public places.
  • The medical facility administration must establish instructions and procedures to guarantee that patients' dignity and privacy are maintained in that facility.

Who is Eligible?

  • All patients.

Maintaining Dignity and Privacy During a Physical Examination

Medical Confidentiality

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