Medical Privacy vs. the Public Interest: A Reporter's Guide
Taylor, Phillip, News Media and the Law
interaction warning: medical privacy and the public intgerest don't always mix
While covering the September 11 devastation for radio station WNYC, Marianne McCune saw the distraught masses skirting past the debris of the World Trade Center as they floated from hospital to hospital, searching - too often in vain -for lost friends and family.
They would go from New York University Medical Center and then to Bellevue Hospital and then to other hospitals, checking closely a list of more than 1,000 people confirmed to have been treated in New York-area hospitals after the attack.
Seldom did the searchers get the assurances they sought, McCune noticed. But at least …
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Publication information: Article title: Medical Privacy vs. the Public Interest: A Reporter's Guide. Contributors: Taylor, Phillip - Author. Magazine title: News Media and the Law. Volume: 26. Issue: 3 Publication date: Summer 2002. Page number: P1+. © Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press Fall 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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