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Private and confidential? – Handling personal information in the social and health services - Policy Press Scholarship Online
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Private and confidential?: Handling personal information in the social and health services

Chris Clark and Janice McGhee


Handling personal and often sensitive information is central to daily practice in social and health services. However, the increasing emphasis on multi-disciplinary and inter-agency working required for effective, joined-up services presents new challenges and dilemmas in preserving citizens' rights to privacy. This book examines key philosophical, ethical, and legal issues in the area of privacy and confidentiality, and explores their implications for policy and practice. Offering a range of analytical frameworks, the book focuses on different practice areas, including health and social care, ... More

Keywords: personal information, privacy, social care, children, criminal justice, technology, civil liberties, surveillance, law, philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9781861349064
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861349064.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chris Clark, editor

Janice McGhee, editor

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