The limits of doctor-patient confidentiality tested in the UK

A difficult case in the United Kingdom has opened up questions about the confidentiality of the patient-doctor relationship. In the UK “non-disclosure is the default position and the bar for breaching confidentiality is relatively high.” In 2007 a man called XX in court documents murdered his wife. While incarcerated he began to manifest symptoms of Huntington’s Disease. He told his doctors not to inform his two daughters. One of his daughters, ABC, was pregnant at the time of her father’s diagnosis and she gave birth in 2010. ABC then sued the National Health Service for not disclosing her father’s condition. Had she known, she argued, she would have had an abortion.


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