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‘Business Dilemmas

Dr Ellie Mein

Dr Ellie Mein

Le Penseur de Rodin (Laeken - Belgique)Dr Ellie Mein explains the importance of anonymising cases in medical publications

 

 

 

 

 

Dilemma 1

How can I retain confidentiality?

Q I have recently read stories in the press of a couple who withdrew consent for their medical photographs to be used in a medical publication after their story was picked up by national newspapers, both in the UK and overseas.

It is my understanding that, although written consent was initially given, this was later withdrawn and the article was removed.

What steps can I take to ensure that I am not inadvertently breaching the patient’s confidentiality?

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