The research reports on a survey of 228 blind and partially sighted persons in 15 health authorities across Scotland. The survey reports data on patient experience of receiving health information in accessible reading formats. Data indicated that about 90% of blind and partially sighted persons did not receive communications from various NHS health departments in a format that they could read by themselves. The implications for patient privacy, confidentiality and wider impact on life and health care are highlighted. The implications for professional ethical medical practice and for public policy are also discussed. Recommendations for improved practice are made.
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Disability, CBR & Inclusive Development|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
- Patient confidentiality, blind and partially sighted patients, NHS, accessible reading formats, communication with patients