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College Essays, patient privacy

FireReedFireReed 1 replies9 threadsRegistered User New Member
Hello everyone,
If I am writing an essay about shadowing a physician, it would be a breach of patient privacy to give any identifying information, right? How does one make this type of essay personal while still not disclosing any sensitive information?
Any help would be appreciated.
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  • tdy123tdy123 690 replies14 threadsRegistered User Member
    edited September 6
    Not hard. Just don't use real names, exact ages, home addresses, relatives real names, and don't use any other information that in the aggregate could let a reader identify the patient's identity.

    For example, if someone posted sufficient details on awards won (top 10 ISEF, USABO and USAPHO qualifier) in a chance thread here on CC, readers could figure out their identity without their having posted any "personally identifiable" information like name, address, etc.
    edited September 6
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  • momofsenior1momofsenior1 7000 replies50 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Your essay should be about YOU. Any information about a patient should be less than a sentence and certainly not containing any identifying information.
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