Well-known ethical, medical, legal, and philosophical thinkers debate the conflicting moral and legal demands for maintaining the privacy of health care records in an age of easy computer access to those records and growing pressure by insurance companies, public health agencies, and employers for personal health care data. Interdisciplinary and enlightening, Privacy and Health Care presents the latest moral and legal thinking for and against greater protection of the privacy of health care information, and advances this important issue to a new level of clarity and decision.
Is Too Much Privacy Bad for Your Health? An Introduction to the Law and Ethics of Medical Privacy Charity Scott An Egalitarian Justification of Medical Privacy Patrick Boleyn-Fitzgerald Medical Privacy in the Information Age: Ethical Issues, Policy Solutions Margo P. Goldman Medical Information Privacy and the Conduct of Biomedical Research David Korn Privacy and Health Insurance: Can Oil and Water Mix? Bill Allen and Ray Moseley Data Mining, Dataveillance, and Medical Information Privacy Mark E. Meaney Promulgation of "Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information: Final Rule" James M. Humber