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Article Dans Une Revue Médecine & Droit Année : 2018

Medical secrecy in occupational health


The occupational physicians are obliged, like any doctor, to respect the ethical obligations imposed on their profession, including in the exercise of the missions specific to occupational medicine and contained in the Labor Code. The occupational physician is not isolated and works in a multidisciplinary team of a health service at work. He must communicate with other health professionals, but also with employers, representative bodies of staff. Medical confidentiality holds a special place in the triangular relationship between the occupational physician, the employee and the employer. The medical practice in the field of occupational health requires that many provisions of the Labor Code be followed, including there spect of the secret of manufacture and the position of advising employers and employees. The occupational physician must communicate with the employer in order to best achieve his mission, but in practice, it may be difficult for the occupational doctor to make his recommendations heard to improve the working conditions of employees without power, when he cannot argue his opinions on medical information. (c) 2018 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.


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hal-03598248 , version 1 (04-03-2022)



Cecile Manaouil. Medical secrecy in occupational health. Médecine & Droit, 2018, 153, pp.143-158. ⟨10.1016/j.meddro.2018.05.001⟩. ⟨hal-03598248⟩
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