One circumstance is if it were a situation where the lives of many may be harmed. Like in the cases of communicable disease that other people should be aware of. If it is of concern for the general public then that is the time where doctors may break the rule of confidentiality.
Good question...only when a judge signs an order for it to be broken. That however is hardly ever done.
when you have to give up records to doctor
health information patient privacy act
It is important to respect a patient's dignity and privacy when administering medication for various reasons. The main reason is the fact that all humans desire some privacy when undergoing certain issues. It also shows some good work ethics.
You could just get a curtain and that will cover spatial privacy. As for information privacy, do not leave a patient's information lying out where anyone can see it and do not share it with anyone who does not have permission to know the information. Be careful about who might be listening when you discuss a patient's information with others. Be sure to have security on any computers used to access patient's information.