Thematic Approach

Professional Secrecy

See or hear what I may in […] the practice of my profession,
I will keep silent about what need never be divulged, seeing
discretion as an obligation in this case.
– Hippocrates

I will respect the patient’s right to confidentiality and not
divulge information which I have learned during the practice
of my profession, except upon the patient’s request or when
obliged by law.
– Oath of Office of Physicians
(excerpt)
Collège des médecins du Québec

2011-04-04