Nurses have an ethical responsibility to safeguard information obtained in the context of the nurse-client relationship. When clients entrust their health care and health information to a nurse, they expect and rely on it being kept confidential.
As a nurse, you are a trusted health professional. Your clients depend on you to maintain their privacy. Not only is this expected, it's also the law. Both federal and provincial legislation exist to protect a client’s personal and health information.
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