On receiving the prescription the mother opens the bag to check the contents are correct. Mrs Laird opens the bag and asks what the additional items are:
“She normally just gets blood pressure tablets. What are these for?”
On checking the prescription before it is handed out, you notice that as well as her blood pressure tablets, there is also a prescription for emergency contraception and treatment for an STI.
Assuming no prior consent has been sought for Mrs Laird to collect her daughter’s prescription has patient confidentiality been compromised on this occasion?
- Yes 98%
- No 2%