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Disability Narratives

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Interview excerpt:It is important to remember that if someone confides personal or private information about their condition to you, that it is treated confidentially.


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But [one colleague] is not good at respecting confidentiality, and will ask me in front of students at social occasions, what's wrong with me, what's my condition, when am I going to get better? [Laughs]. And even if I say, "That's private, I don't want to talk about it." It, it's not respected. Which is quite odd. So things like that haven't been great. And I think it took colleagues a while to realise that "No, when I say this is confidential, I really mean that. I did just feel very, very private about it. And I think sometimes things are easier if you don't talk about them, aren't they? You just keep going with colleagues, and you can talk about it at home. But there was a lot of people just not respecting confidentiality, essentially. Which I find troubling.

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