Cashing in on curiosity and spectacle: The forensic patient and news media

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/607123
Title:
Cashing in on curiosity and spectacle: The forensic patient and news media
Authors:
Morley, Sharon; Taylor, Paul J.
Abstract:
Health and social care professionals are gatekeepers to, and custodians of, confidential service user information. In the United Kingdom (UK), police investigations have unveiled cases of payments being made to public service officials by journalists in return for service user information. The purpose of this discussion is to investigate such cases in the context of high security forensic care. This paper provides a discussion drawing upon two UK-based case studies of prosecutions of public service workers relating to the sale of confidential information. The analysis presented here illuminates upon the salient and connected issues at work that have led to the transgression of legal obligations and professional responsibilities/principles of confidentiality. A fuller reading of the context in which these transgressions occur, and motivations that exist, may well serve to inform policy, training, guidance or vigilance in relation to the preserving of service user information in the future.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Morley, S., & Taylor, P. (2016). 'Cashing in' on curiosity and spectacle: The forensic patient and news media. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, 26(5), 705-721. DOI:10.1080/14789949.2016.1187760
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology
Publication Date:
24-May-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/607123
DOI:
10.1080/14789949.2016.1187760
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=rjfp20#.Vxthh5MrIUE
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology on 24/05/2016, available online: 10.1080/14789949.2016.1187760
ISSN:
1478-9949
EISSN:
1478-9957
Appears in Collections:
Social and Political Science

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dc.contributor.authorMorley, Sharonen
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Paul J.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-26T09:34:18Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-26T09:34:18Zen
dc.date.issued2016-05-24en
dc.identifier.citationMorley, S., & Taylor, P. (2016). 'Cashing in' on curiosity and spectacle: The forensic patient and news media. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, 26(5), 705-721. DOI:10.1080/14789949.2016.1187760en
dc.identifier.issn1478-9949en
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/607123en
dc.descriptionThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology on 24/05/2016, available online: 10.1080/14789949.2016.1187760en
dc.description.abstractHealth and social care professionals are gatekeepers to, and custodians of, confidential service user information. In the United Kingdom (UK), police investigations have unveiled cases of payments being made to public service officials by journalists in return for service user information. The purpose of this discussion is to investigate such cases in the context of high security forensic care. This paper provides a discussion drawing upon two UK-based case studies of prosecutions of public service workers relating to the sale of confidential information. The analysis presented here illuminates upon the salient and connected issues at work that have led to the transgression of legal obligations and professional responsibilities/principles of confidentiality. A fuller reading of the context in which these transgressions occur, and motivations that exist, may well serve to inform policy, training, guidance or vigilance in relation to the preserving of service user information in the future.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
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dc.subjectconfidentialityen
dc.subjectMediaen
dc.subjectmentally disordered offendersen
dc.subjectforensic mental healthen
dc.subjectnews valuesen
dc.titleCashing in on curiosity and spectacle: The forensic patient and news mediaen
dc.typeArticleen
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dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychologyen
dc.date.accepted2016-04-22en
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