Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of a privileged communication?
a. A privileged relationship, that is, physician-patient, has to exist between the two
b. The information in question has been gained within the content of the
c. The privileged information is revealed in a social setting.
d. The information was necessary and relevant to the professional treatment of
Which of the following information would be protected under the confidentiality
a. Information not required to act as physician. (A cancer patient discloses his
intent to access a computer data bank without authorization.)
b. Information clearly observable to a layman. (A patient seeks treatment for
c. Facts acquired before or after the privileged relationship. (A physician learns
about a future clients sadomasochistic tendencies on the tennis court.)
d. Medically relevant information learned during the medical examination and/or
The x-ray technologist should be aware of his or her duty to protect information
about the patient:
a. That is nonsensitive.
b. That is easily observable.
c. Learned through hearsay.
d. Gained through x-ray reports and case notes.
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