Cookies on this website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Continue' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

Disability Narratives

Back to the Topic

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.

Image representing Mary© Disability Narratives

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.