What is this article about?
Preserving privacy and confidentiality is crucial because the relationship you develop with your clients (and with other staff) is based on trust and mutual respect. Any violation of these concepts risks compromising the therapeutic relationship, which could lead to the client losing trust in the system, and in turn affect their future care. Privacy and confidentiality are important and often misunderstood concepts in health care. Perhaps a simple way of viewing the difference between these concepts is to think that through keeping the client’s information confidential, you are also protecting their privacy.