Oral histories while maintaining medical privacy information
Hi, everyone. I'm working on a historic preservation project related to one of the state hospitals that treat people suffering from mental illness. We are considering incorporating an oral history component. Do any of you have experience with interviewing staff or patients? What are the best procedures to respect privacy while also getting the story you want? We're also considering having an online portal for people to share their stories and ephemera, so I have the same concerns with it.