How does national culture affect citizens' rights of access to personal health information and informed consent?

Cockcroft, S., Sandhu, N. and Norris, T. (2009) How does national culture affect citizens' rights of access to personal health information and informed consent?. Health Informatics Journal, 15 3: 229-243. doi:10.1177/1460458209337444


Author Cockcroft, S.
Sandhu, N.
Norris, T.
Title How does national culture affect citizens' rights of access to personal health information and informed consent?
Journal name Health Informatics Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1460-4582
Publication date 2009-09-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1460458209337444
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 15
Issue 3
Start page 229
End page 243
Total pages 15
Editor Procter, R. N.
Place of publication Sheffield, UK
Publisher Sheffield Academic Press
Language eng
Subject C1
080702 Health Informatics
950408 Technological Ethics
Abstract Two widely discussed and debated aspects of health law literature are ‘informed’ consent to medical treatment and the right of access to personal health information. Both are tied to the larger subject of patients’ rights, including the right to privacy. This article looks at the issue of informed consent internationally, and goes further to explain some of the inequalities across the world with respect to informed consent and patients’ rights legislation via an analysis of the take-up of key legislative attributes in patient consent. Specifically, the effect that national culture, as defined by the GLOBE variables, has on the rate and pattern of adoption of these consent elements is analysed using binary logistic regression to provide evidence of the existence or otherwise of a cultural predicate of the legislative approach. The article concludes by outlining the challenges presented by these differences.
Keyword GLOBE Project
informed consent
national culture
personal health information
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2010 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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