Protection of privacy and confidentiality as a patient right: physicians' and nurses' viewpoints

Demirsoy N., Kırımlıoğlu N.

BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH-INDIA, vol.27, no.4, pp.1437-1448, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1437-1448
  • Keywords: Physicians, Nurses, Confidentiality, Patient rights, AWARENESS, KNOWLEDGE
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of patient rights, as a basic component of human rights, is to support patients and to strengthen them in social terms. The right to privacy and confidentiality, initially dealt with as a part of personal rights, has become a right in its own way over time, and is now recognized and guaranteed by many constitutions, laws, and international conventions.