As a social worker, I often have to make tough decisions. Sometimes, I have to weigh the needs of my clients against the privacy and confidentiality of their information. This is always a difficult balance to strike, but it’s something that I must do in order to protect the best interests of my clients.
Caldicott principles are ethical standards for the protection of patient information. They were developed in response to the increasing use of technology in health care, and the need to ensure that patient confidentiality was protected.
Health care professionals who handle patient information must abide by the Caldicott principles, which include:
– The duty to protect patient information
– The need for consent before sharing patient information
– The importance of accuracy and completeness of patient information
– The need to keep patient information secure