|Appears in Collections:||Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||“Everybody Knows Everybody Else’s Business”—Privacy in Rural Communities|
Rural health services
Quality of health care
|Citation:||Leung J, Smith A, Atherton I & McLaughlin D “Everybody Knows Everybody Else’s Business”—Privacy in Rural Communities, Journal of Cancer Education.|
|Abstract:||Patients have a right to privacy in a health care setting. This involves conversational discretion, security of medical records and physical privacy of remaining unnoticed or unidentified when using health care services other than by those who need to know or whom the patient wishes to know. However, the privacy of cancer patients who live in rural areas is more difficult to protect due to the characteristics of rural communities. The purpose of this article is to reflect on concerns relating to the lack of privacy experienced by cancer patients and health care professionals in the rural health care setting. In addition, this article suggests future research directions to provide much needed evidence for educating health care providers and guiding health care policies that can lead to better protection of privacy among cancer patients living in rural communities.|
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|Affiliation:||University of Queensland|
HS Research - Stirling
Edinburgh Napier University
University of Queensland
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