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Title: “Everybody Knows Everybody Else’s Business”—Privacy in Rural Communities
Authors: Leung, Janni
Smith, Annetta
Atherton, Iain
McLaughlin, Deirdre
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Keywords: Privacy
Rural health services
Rural nursing
Rural population
Quality of health care
Issue Date: 27-May-2015
Publisher: Springer
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.
Type: Journal Article
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Affiliation: University of Queensland
HS Research - Stirling
Edinburgh Napier University
University of Queensland

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