Maintaining patient confidentiality in A&E

Nurs Times. 1994 Aug 24-30;90(34):42-3.


This paper explores the moral issues associated with maintaining patient confidentiality. In particular, the paper focuses on the problems that can arise in A&E, such as conversations in curtained cubicles being overheard. A problem-solving approach is offered as one way of addressing potential breaches of confidentiality.

MeSH terms

  • Confidentiality*
  • Emergencies / nursing*
  • Emergency Service, Hospital*
  • Humans
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital*
  • Personnel, Hospital