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Le secret professionnel pour la sage-femme : limites à son application pratique

Abstract : Introduction : Professional secrecy is described as patient’s fundamental right; however, it can sometimes be difficult for midwives to enforce confidentiality. The aims of this study were to examine different factors that can interfere with the midwife applying professional secrecy. The study approaches three main areas of concern: midwife training deficiencies, hospital organization and facility, and other patient factors. Method : Semi-directed talks with ten midwives working in a type IIB Parisian maternity were carried out, allowing a transversal analysis by theme. Results: The midwives had imprecise theoretical knowledge, demonstrated the inadequacy of hospital facilities, and listed many patient factors that limit secrecy. Each midwife proved to be particularly attentive to secrecy concerns doing their best within their environment. Conclusion : This study highlighted many situations in which patient confidentiality is difficult to maintain. Continuous training of midwives is essential for secrecy endorsement.
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Marion Knosp. Le secret professionnel pour la sage-femme : limites à son application pratique. Gynécologie et obstétrique. 2015. ⟨dumas-01232864⟩



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