Principles of Care - 1.2

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3) Maintaining confidentiality of information

Confidentiality is about keeping information private when it should be kept private. This include written records, computer records and verbal information. In a social care setting, some information may have to be passed on from one care worker to another, from a nurse to a doctor, but this must be done with the individual's permission. The death of a patient does not give you the right to break confidentiality.

Confidentiality can only be broken in exceptional


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