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Patients’ files and privacy in historical research

HHH materials and methodology meeting 2021 (in Dutch)


Patient’s files are often the only source for medical historians to reconstruct the patient’s voice with. Such files, however, are strictly confidential and remain so until they are destroyed. Are we to accept the loss of these sources in order to guarantee the patient’s unending right to privacy, or can we come up with other solutions? In this online workshop, after introductions by experts, we will discuss the dilemma’s in depth and try to formulate a first step towards a policy document on how to treat patient’s files in relation to scientific historical research.

For more information, read the HHH workshop pati├źntendossiers en privacy 12 jan 2021 invitation.