Privacy and confidentiality issues in primary care: Views of advanced practice nurses and their patients

Journal Name: 
Nurs Ethics
Authors: 
Deshefy-Longhi,T.
Dixon,J.K.
Olsen,D.P.
Grey,M.
Abstract: 
Various aspects of the concepts of privacy and confidentiality are discussed in relation to health care information in primary health care settings. In addition, findings are presented from patient and nurse practitioner focus groups held to elicit concerns that these two groups have in relation to privacy and confidentiality in their respective primary care settings. The focus groups were held prior to the implementation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accessibility Act in the USA. Implications for advanced practice registered nurses in primary care practices are provided.
2004
Volume: 
11
Pages: 
378-394
Keywords: 
APRNet, Confidentiality, Focus Groups, Health, health care, information, Nurses, patient, Patients, primary care, Primary Health Care