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Descriptor English: Confidentiality
Descriptor Spanish: Confidencialidad
Descriptor Portuguese: Confidencialidade
Descriptor French: Confidentialité
Entry term(s): Communication, Privileged
Communications, Privileged
Confidential Information
Data Privacy, Patient
Information, Confidential
Patient Data Privacy
Privacy of Patient Data
Privacy, Patient Data
Privileged Communication
Privileged Communications
Secrecy
Tree number(s): F04.096.544.335.240
I01.880.604.473.650.500
I01.880.604.583.080
N03.706.437.650.124
N03.706.535.230
SP9.020.010.062.010
SP9.130.010.010
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003219
Scope note: The privacy of information and its protection against unauthorized disclosure.
Annotation: secrecy goes here
Allowable Qualifiers: ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
PX psychology
ST standards
TD trends
Previous Indexing: Jurisprudence (1966-1974)
Public MeSH Note: 80; was PRIVILEGED COMMUNICATION 1975-79; was PRIVILEGED COMMUNICATION see under JURISPRUDENCE 1968-74
Online Note: use CONFIDENTIALITY to search PRIVILEGED COMMUNICATION 1975-79; use JURISPRUDENCE 1968-74
History Note: 80; was PRIVILEGED COMMUNICATION 1975-79; was PRIVILEGED COMMUNICATION see under JURISPRUDENCE 1968-74
Related: Anonymous Testing MeSH
Disclosure MeSH
Duty to Warn MeSH
Genetic Privacy MeSH
Parental Notification MeSH
Privacy MeSH
DeCS ID: 3243
Unique ID: D003219
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1975/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2003/07/25
Confidentiality - Preferred
Concept UI M0004996
Scope note The privacy of information and its protection against unauthorized disclosure.
Preferred term Confidentiality
Secrecy - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0422250
Preferred term Secrecy
Privileged Communication - Narrower
Concept UI M0004998
Scope note In law, a confidential statement made to a lawyer, physician, pastor, or spouse, which is privileged against disclosure in court if the privilege is claimed by the client, patient, penitent, or spouse. (Bioethics Thesaurus)
Preferred term Privileged Communication
Entry term(s) Communication, Privileged
Communications, Privileged
Privileged Communications
Confidential Information - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0004995
Preferred term Confidential Information
Entry term(s) Information, Confidential
Privacy of Patient Data - Narrower
Concept UI M0004997
Preferred term Privacy of Patient Data
Entry term(s) Data Privacy, Patient
Patient Data Privacy
Privacy, Patient Data



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