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Dignity of women patients in health clinics

Neetu Purohit, Dipti Govil

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2011.041


Abstract

This essay draws attention to violations of privacy and confidentiality in healthcare. It argues that such violations are experienced not only by rural women and beneficiaries of government health services but also by better-off women in private clinics in urban areas. It is possible that the occasional reports of such violations represent a fraction of the actual number of such incidents. There is an urgent need to recognise the problem and take corrective measures.

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