"The right to privacy" and the patient views in the context of the personal data protection in the field of health.


BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH-INDIA, vol.28, no.4, pp.1464-1471, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Chemical Abstracts Core
  • Page Numbers: pp.1464-1471
  • Keywords: Patient rights, Privacy, Confidentiality, Ethics, Personal data protection, AWARENESS
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Background and objective: The personal data protection in the field of health has become crucial in the context of the patient confidentiality and the privacy of information. The Personal Data Protection Law of 2016 and the Patient Rights Regulation (PRR) of 1998 are taken as a basis for the personal data retention in the field of health in Turkey. The PRR, which came into force in 1998 and updated in 2014, has combined the rights of the inpatients and the outpatients in a legal text. According to the text, the respect to the patient confidentiality involves ensuring both the privacy of patient information and the privacy of body.