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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Announcing A Companion Blog

This blog has served as a discussion venue for privacy issues. Comments are now in the thousands. Because of that though, it is now very difficult to find the main points of any thread. Very few readers are willing to take the time necessary to read through a topic.
To provide a quicker source of information, I am happy to announce the opening of a new blog. With the participation of Doug Capra, better known up to now as MER, we are opening a new blog which will be organized to feature articles, with comments being secondary.
The new blog is:
Patient Modesty and Privacy Concerns
Thirty eight articles are now posted, the last two are you can make a difference, a follow up on a rogue nurse and adolescent genital exams, reducing embarrassment.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Women's Privacy Concerns Part 7

Part 6 is full.  Please continue here.
I'll repost the last 2 comments for continuity.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Cancer Therapy & Privacy Part 3

Part 2 is full. Please continue here. For continuity I will add the last comment from Part 2.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Gender Preferences in Healthcare Part 2

Part 1 is full. Please continue posting here. I'll repost the last comment for continuity.
A summary article can be found on my companion blog.  This summary article has also been picked for publication on KevinMD, a widely read medical blog.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Personal Privacy Violations Part 2

Part 1 is full. Please continue posting here.
An article discussing what you can do to protest these violations is here.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Group Physicals Part 2

Part 1 has reached capacity. Please continue here.
A summary article on sports physicals is available on my companion blog.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Chaperones Part 2

Part 1 is full. Please continue posting here.  A summary article on chaperones can be found on the companion blog.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Non Medical Modesty

Clearly there is a relationship between how we deal with modesty in non medical situations and our need for it in medical situations. This thread is intended to draw contrasts and parallels between them to further our understanding of the subject.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Cancer Therapy & Privacy Angels Part 2

Continued from Part 1. Part 2 is now full as well. Please continue on Part 3.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Women's Privacy Concerns Part 3

Part 2 is full. Please continue posting here.
If you haven't seen my article on informed consent and cervical cancer, view it here. I am adding references to the Women's thread links, found in the right hand column below.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Women's Privacy Concerns Part 2

This thread has also reached the limit and is now closed. Please continue posting on Part 3.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Mass Media's Treatment of Patient Privacy

Most of the complaints center on how men are portrayed as patients in the health care system, often very disrespectfully. The media clearly play a role in this, though it's hard to be sure how much they cause vs. how much is a response to society's already formed attitudes.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Cancer Rx & privacy: My Angels Are Come

Art Stump's book, My Angels Are Come addresses this issue in a compelling manner with all its ramifications. There have been several posts concerning this book over the last 6 months. By request I will consolidate those posts and I have invited the author to join us.
This thread appears to be full and will not accept further posts. Please continue posting on Part 2.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

What Can We Do To Improve Medical Modesty & Privacy Rights

Please suggest actions that we can take to solve current problems.

Organize For Patient Modesty/Privacy

By request, to facilitate activists to join together to promote your goals. Add comments here. Many are interested but it will take some real activism to get a group going.
A website is being organized.  Keep watch for more details.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Women's Privacy & Modesty Concerns

All comments on women's issues are welcome here. The majority of this thread has concerned the usefulness of cervical cancer screening. I think most of us have learned some surprising facts about cervical cancer.
This thread is now full and will not accept further posts. Please continue posting on Part 2.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Gender Preferences in Healthcare

What are they? Do men and women differ? This topic pervades the blog, but I'd like to consolidate it under one heading. This topic will concentrate solely on patient preferences and not with how they affect employment of health care workers like the prior thread.  A summary article can be found on my companion blog.  The summary article has also been picked for publication on KevinMD, a widely read medical blog.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Group Physicals

Do they humiliate young men? This topic includes school physicals and military induction physicals. There's been enough discussion of this to merit its own thread.
Some deleted comments are re-listed on Dec 16, 2008.
This thread is now FULL. Please continue on Part 2.
A summary article on sports physicals is now available on my companion blog. 

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Male Modesty Violations, A Special Case?

Topic by request. Is this sufficiently recognized by providers?
A summary of this topic can be found on the companion blog.
This thread is now full and cannot accept further posts. Please continue on Part 2
Information on how to protest violations is here.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Equal Employment & Gender Preferences

Equal employment opportunity laws definitely interact with privacy concerns of patients, especially as it involves same gender care. This thread will try to explore this topic in detail.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Religion, Race & Patient Privacy

How sociological factors affect our privacy and modesty requirements. An expanded look at the issues involved as religion is not the only variable involved.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Informed Consent

How 'informed?' How specific need it be? This comes up in multiple threads.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Friday, November 16, 2007

Add Your Personal Story of Privacy Violations

These can be violations of confidential information such as providers or employees talking to others about your medical findings or violations of procedures or examinations, such as examining room doors left open. Violations specifically covered under HIPAA of information transfers can be listed below or see link under HIPAA.
Stories which in my estimation are likely to be fictional will not be posted.
An article outlining steps to take to complain about violations is here.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Information Transfer Violations
The main thrust of HIPAA

We need to include this as well. I will be posting references.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Chaperones, A Violation of Privacy

Does the use of opposite gender chaperones violate privacy?
A summary of this subject can be found on the companion blog.

Make Topic Suggestions

Please make any suggestions for new topics here.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Taking of Videos and Pictures Without Permission

Complaints centered on the taking of videos and pictures in operating rooms and emergency rooms without the prior express permission of the patient.
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