Paciento privataus gyvenimo neliečiamumas: teoriniai ir praktiniai aspektai
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Ensuring the confidentiality of a patient’s health information is one of the problems which is often faced in practice by specialists of personal health care and biolaw scientists. The thesis analyses, in a systematic and integrated manner, the inviolability of patients’ private life from the point of view of progress of the health science, the reform of medicine and practical application. On the basis of the doctrine of law, legislation as well as case law of the European Court of Human Rights and other courts, the paper provides an analysis of legal and factual preconditions for the relations between a patient, his/her family members and a specialist of personal health care, which promote respect for a patient’s privacy, at the same time also ensuring the implementation of rights of a patient’s family members. The thesis also examines more extensively factual grounds, possibly limiting the confidentiality of a patient’s health information, which were less discussed in scientific literature, namely, a threat to another person’s health or life, control of communicable diseases and research.