School of Nursing and Midwifery, Pakistan
Healthcare professionals face dilemmas regarding maintaining and breaching confidentiality while dealing with victims of sexual violence. The sensitivity of the cases of violence and the aim to prevent harm generates ambiguity for sound ethical and legal decision making. In Pakistan, maintaining silence is often preferred over breaking the silence. Thus, it is essential to view the risks and benefits of the conflicting positions keeping in mind the diverse perspectives and the bigger picture. Organizations, community and government can plan different strategies to put an end to this obscene game of “silence in violence”.
Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics
(2019). Silence in violence: A curse or a goodwill. Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics, 29(3), 109-112.
Available at: https://ecommons.aku.edu/pakistan_fhs_son/391