Sunday, May 13, 2012

7 Fired for Violating of Medical Privacy of Overweight Patients in Ontario

7 hospital employees were fired for looking at the medical records of patients not under their care. The 7 succumbed to their curiosity about a severely overweight patient.

Unfortunately the patient was so disturbed by this violation of her privacy that she is now reluctant to seek treatment at the hospital. The hospital's vice-president publicly condemned the employees' behavior and says such abuses are rare.
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Sources:
(a) Seven fired after privacy breach at Peterborough, Ont., hospital - Winnipeg Freepress, May 5, 2012

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