Supporting patients who want to see their records
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Supporting patients who want to see their records

Caroline da Cunha Lewin Research nurse, Biomedical Research Centre at King’s College London

Nurses should assist service users in accessing their electronic health records, and ensure confidential data is handled in the individual’s best interests

Holding personal clinical data electronically makes it easier for clinicians to share when coordinating care. But while patients can request sight of their personal data and ask for it to be corrected, data-sharing can prompt concerns among some.

Nursing Standard. 37, 6, 67-68. doi: 10.7748/ns.37.6.67.s23

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