In my line of work, we use the term "doctor-patient confidentiality" all the time, but I'm looking for a more relaxed way to express the same idea in a casual conversation with my colleagues, for instance.

I said the following the other day, but I'm not sure it worked as well as I'd hoped:

Ça, j’en discuterai avec elle. Dans les limites du secret médical, en tout cas. Tu n'y verras pas d’inconvénient ?

Any other suggestions?

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People working in a medical field may have other terms. As a profane, the only term that comes to my mind is secret médical.

  • That's pretty much it. Sometimes you hear the more general "secret professionnel", though.
    – Circeus
    Nov 6, 2017 at 1:23

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