Ask for consent to share information unless there is a compelling reason for not doing so. Information can be shared without consent if it is justified in the public interest or required by law. Do not delay disclosing information to obtain consent if that might put children or young people at risk of significant harm.
Members of a care team should share confidential information when it is needed for the safe and effective care of an individual. Information that is shared for the benefit of the community should be anonymised. An individual’s right to object to the sharing of confidential information about them should be respected.
Confidential information is governed by the same sharing rules as Restricted information. It requires a high level of care, as outlined below, and should only be shared on an as-needed basis.
Under what conditions can you disclose confidential information?
It states: (a) Psychologists may disclose confidential information with the appropriate consent of the organizational client, the individual client/patient or another legally authorized person on behalf of the client/patient unless prohibited by law.
When there is disclosures of information you should?
Tell the person that you can keep it a secret. Do explain that you may need to pass the information on to keep them, or other people, safe. Panic, overreact, be judgmental or make assumptions. Investigate, repeatedly question or ask the individual to repeat the disclosure.
When can confidentiality be broken?
Breaking confidentiality is done when it is in the best interest of the patient or public, required by law or if the patient gives their consent to the disclosure. Patient consent to disclosure of personal information is not necessary when there is a requirement by law or if it is in the public interest.
You may disclose personal information if it is of overall benefit to patient who lacks the capacity to consent. When making the decision about whether to disclose information about a patient who lacks capacity to consent, you must: make the care of the patient your first concern.
How do you promote confidentiality?
Record and use only the information necessary. Access only the information you need. Keep information and records physically and electronically secure and confidential (for example leave your desk tidy, take care not to be overheard when discussing cases and never discuss cases in public places.
What is the rule of confidentiality?
The confidentiality rule, for example, applies not only to matters communicated in confidence by the client but also to all information relating to the representation, whatever its source. A lawyer may not disclose such information except as authorized or required by the Rules of Professional Conduct or other law.
Why is keeping information confidential important?
Confidentiality builds trust between employer and employee and business owners have an obligation to keep staff information secure and trusted. … To have their information shared is not only a breach in privacy, but it will destroy employee trust, confidence and loyalty. It will also cause a loss in productivity.
When should confidentiality protocols be breached in schools?
Breaching the standard confidentiality protocols should only be done where there the safety, protection, and well-being of a pupil is at risk if confidentiality is kept.
Relevant personal information can also be shared lawfully if it is to keep a child or individual at risk safe from neglect or physical, emotional or mental harm, or if it is protecting their physical, mental, or emotional well-being.