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J Adolesc Health. 2001 Sep;29(3):156-9.

Adolescents' interpretations of conditional confidentiality assurances.

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Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 27599-7225, USA. caf@med.unc.edu

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To improve physicians' discussions of confidentiality policies with adolescent patients.

METHOD:

Fifty-three students completed private semistructured interviews designed to explore adolescents' interpretations of a statement explaining both the protections and limitations of confidentiality.

RESULTS:

Results suggest strategies for explaining conditional confidentiality in a way adolescents' understand and trust.

PMID:
11524213
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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