March 11, 2017 was one of the great days in the calendar of School of Medicine at EAC-M. All the medical students were invited to attend a medical symposium on the topics PROFESSIONALISM OF HEALTH WORKERS and CONFIDENTIALITY AND ETHICS of USING PATIENT DATA. The speakers of the symposium were two of the great lecturers of EAC-School of Medicine. The chair for Medical Ethics at EAC elucidated the current unethical behaviors of Physicians in health care profession. She also taught us the ethical behavior that is expected from the medical students and health care professionals. Another speaker was a great personality, she is the chair for Legal Medicine,an advocate and a licensed physician elucidated the sideeffects of violating the ethical norms in maintaining the confidentiality of pateint data. It is must for every health care professional to maintain the confidentiality of their patients and not to upload them on social media or even discuss it with their colleagues. A pateint data is the most important document in the field of medicine and any sort of infringement is subjected to violation of ethical laws. If found guilty, violator is subjected to court trial and suspension from the duty.
As medical students it is very important for us to understand the behavior of a heath care professional. As aspiring doctors it is also important to uderstand the ethical norms in maintianing the confidentiality of your patient data. Any violation will lead to a bizarre incidents and your future can be in prison. I would like to thank EAC-School of Medicine for organizing such symposium so that we can not commit unethical errors.