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Privileged Communication

What is the difference between confidentiality and privilege? Please give an example of each.

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Privileged communication statues are designed to provide exceptions to standards requiring confidentiality to protect patient information. In other words, the concept of privilege in specific statues, and related to disclosing information indicates that the public has the right to certain information. On the other hand, confidentiality refers to legal statutes and ethical standards that are designed to protect clients from the unauthorized disclosure of sensitive and private information (Smith-Bell, Winslade, Everstine, Sullivan, Heymann & Homma True, 2003). To clarify further, ...

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This solution discusses the differences between privileged communication and confidentiaility