Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Nigerian hospitals

  • Confidentiality and privacy in public hospitals

    David O. IraborIbadan, Nigeria In Africa, as elsewhere in the world, healthcare professionals are bound by ethical codes not to disclose information given to them by their patients. Yet despite the best of efforts, neither confidentiality nor privacy can always be easily guaranteed, as exemplified by a look at problems encountered at a public hospital…