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Skip to 0 minutes and 5 secondsMELANIA TUDORICA: As you may remember, we saw Anna in pain during her run. It looked like she had very bad cramps. Let's find out how she's doing.

Skip to 0 minutes and 15 secondsANNA: Hi, this is Anna. I would like to make an appointment with my GP.

Skip to 0 minutes and 21 secondsYeah, I went running this morning, and I had really bad cramps. I was nauseous, and lightheaded still. OK.

Skip to 0 minutes and 32 secondsMy date of birth is 8 March 1992. Last name Petersen. All right. Have a good day. Thank you. Bye.

Skip to 0 minutes and 47 secondsGP: Anna, I heard you had pains in your abdomen during running. Could you explain to me exactly how that went?

Skip to 0 minutes and 54 secondsANNA: I went running, and suddenly I had really bad cramps. I still don't feel OK. I'm very nauseous and lightheaded. I don't know what's wrong.

Skip to 1 minute and 3 secondsGP: OK. In that regard, I would like to check your temperature and your heart rate.

Skip to 1 minute and 8 secondsANNA: OK.

Skip to 1 minute and 10 secondsGP: Yes. Mhm. You have an elevated heart rate and also a bit of a temperature. [GROANING] What are you feeling?

Skip to 1 minute and 20 secondsANNA: I don't know. It's like something is stabbing me in the stomach.

Skip to 1 minute and 25 secondsGP: When's the last time you had your period, if I may ask?

Skip to 1 minute and 29 secondsANNA: I don't know. I've been so busy.

Skip to 1 minute and 31 secondsGP: Might there be a possibility that you're pregnant?

Skip to 1 minute and 35 secondsANNA: It might be. I don't know.

Skip to 1 minute and 38 secondsGP: We could run a few tests, just to make sure. And we'll return to that later.

Skip to 1 minute and 46 secondsSo, Anna, I think congratulations are in order.

Skip to 1 minute and 49 secondsANNA: Thank you, but I'm still a little bit in shock.

Skip to 1 minute and 52 secondsGP: Yeah. And as regards your elevated heart rate and your temperature, I think it's wise if you meet the gynaecologist. They will do some further tests just to make sure. And I'm writing you a reference letter.

Skip to 2 minutes and 20 secondsIf you pass this on to the gynaecologist, they will know everything they need to know.

Skip to 2 minutes and 31 secondsTake care, Anna.

Skip to 2 minutes and 41 secondsANNA: Hi.

Skip to 2 minutes and 42 secondsRECEPTIONIST: Hi. [INTERPOSING VOICES]

Skip to 2 minutes and 44 secondsANNA: Hi. I'm Anna. I got a reference letter from my GP.

Skip to 2 minutes and 48 secondsRECEPTIONIST: OK. Do you have a hospital form already from this hospital?

Skip to 2 minutes and 52 secondsANNA: No, I don't have one yet.

Skip to 2 minutes and 54 secondsRECEPTIONIST: OK. I'll make one for you. Do you have an insurance card and ID card with you?

Skip to 3 minutes and 1 secondANNA: I do.

Skip to 3 minutes and 5 secondsRECEPTIONIST: Yeah. I'll get you registered.

Skip to 3 minutes and 8 secondsANNA: Thank you.

Skip to 3 minutes and 23 secondsRECEPTIONIST: OK, very good.

Skip to 3 minutes and 31 secondsThis is the patient card. You need to-- every time you visit here in the hospital, you need these cards.

Skip to 3 minutes and 39 secondsHere you are.

Skip to 3 minutes and 40 secondsANNA: Thank you so much.

Skip to 3 minutes and 41 secondsRECEPTIONIST: OK, if you go here around the corner, you go straight ahead, then you see number 10. Now you have to go for your appointments.

Skip to 3 minutes and 48 secondsANNA: OK, thank you so much.

Skip to 3 minutes and 50 secondsRECEPTIONIST: You're welcome.

Skip to 3 minutes and 51 secondsANNA: OK, bye.

Skip to 3 minutes and 52 secondsRECEPTIONIST: Bye.

Skip to 3 minutes and 55 secondsANNA: Hey.

Skip to 3 minutes and 56 secondsRECEPTIONIST: Hi.

Skip to 3 minutes and 56 secondsANNA: I have an appointment here.

Skip to 3 minutes and 58 secondsRECEPTIONIST: Oh, let me see.

Skip to 4 minutes and 3 secondsCHANTAL: Hey, hi.

Skip to 4 minutes and 4 secondsANNA: Oh, hi.

Skip to 4 minutes and 7 secondsRECEPTIONIST: Card back. The doctor will be with you in one moment. So you can take a seat over there.

Skip to 4 minutes and 12 secondsANNA: OK, thank you.

Skip to 4 minutes and 18 secondsDOCTOR: Well, twin pregnancy. Congratulations. This is the one baby, and this is the other one.

Skip to 4 minutes and 23 secondsANNA: Yeah. Thank you so much. I'm still a little bit in shock. I mean pregnant with twins?

Skip to 4 minutes and 29 secondsDOCTOR: It's exciting, and it's double the fun. It's worth the effort. Regarding the cramps that you came in with, these are normal in pregnancy, especially during exercise, but I would advise to take it a bit easy. And enjoy your pregnancy and get prepare for those twins.

When did Anna give her consent?

Take another look at the first part of Anna’s medical voyage. Can you identify if Anna gave consent to processing her health data to her GP, at the hospital or when downloading the running app?

Discuss with other learners and explain your reasoning on the following questions:

  • Is informed consent for the running app enough or is explicit consent necessary for processing health data?

  • Is explicit consent valid if privacy policies are not read?

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Protecting Health Data in the Modern Age: Getting to Grips with the GDPR

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