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the friendships of people with a learning disability

01 June 2005

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

Friendships are important to most people, including those with a learning disability (Cummins and Lau 2003). Not only do they provide non-judgemental warmth and...

Confidential matters

01 February 1998

Nursing Management

General article

Major employment and ethical issues arising from the events leading to the trial of Amanda Jenkinson have been published following an independent inquiry chaired by...

Confidentiality and children with HIV

01 June 2009

Paediatric Nursing

A&S Science

Aim This study explored how healthcare professionals ensure confidentiality for children with HIV, whether these methods comply with the Data Protection Act and the...

Confidentiality: the legal issues

02 September 2011

Nursing Children and Young People


In children’s nursing confidentiality is a principle that combines legal obligations and ethical standards. This article outlines how this principle applies to...

Confidentiality in health care: conflicting legal and ethical issues

31 January 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article examines the circumstances in which dilemmas might arise between the need to maintain a patient’s confidentiality and the need to disclose information....

Concerned about confidentiality? The child protection jigsaw

01 June 2004

Paediatric Nursing


The protection of children from abuse and exploitation remains at the forefront of public concern, particularly since the well-publicised death of Victoria Climbié....

Improving clinical handover in emergency departments

08 April 2011

Emergency Nurse


The diverse health needs of patients presenting to emergency department (EDs) are such that precise handovers between staff are critical to ensure all aspects of...

Ethical implications of consent in translational research

01 December 2013

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

In the UK in 2010, 325,000 people were diagnosed with cancer with one in four dying from the disease. Cancer research is therefore a healthcare priority. Over the...

Patient confidentiality, clinical data and NHS research – a researcher’s guide

01 December 2005

Nurse Researcher

Research process

More stringent research governance in the NHS has led to an increased focus on the importance of patient confidentiality. But relatively low levels of knowledge of...

The challenge of recruitment

01 July 2005

Nurse Researcher


Paul Affleck reflects on the challenges posed to researchers in recruiting patients to epidemiological studies. Computerised patient information sources, he argues,...