I will respect the secrets which are confided in me, even after the patient has died.
[The Hippocratic Oath]
Whatever, in connection with my professional practice, or not in connection with it, I see or hear in the life of men, which ought not to be spoken of abroad, I will not divulge, holding such things to be holy secrets.
[Mason and McCall Smith]
Confidentiality remains the undeniable stalwart of the doctor-patient relationship......It marks the contours of the relationship and provides the foundation upon which trust in medical professionals is built. Its importance and fragility cannot be overstated, nor should it be overlooked.
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