patients' rights

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patients' rights

Those culturally and legally specified rights, claims, powers, privileges, and remedies due to a person receiving health care services. They include, but are not limited to, the following: 1. access to care; 2. aftercare assistance or aid; 3. an appeals process when one has a grievance; 4. choice in the selection of one's health care providers; 5. confidentiality and privacy; 6. freedom from discrimination; 7. information; 8. respectful treatment; 9. safety; 10. shared decision making; and11. respect for patient preferences and wishes.

patients' rights

The entitlement of patients, especially those in hospital, to considerate and respectful care, to information about what is being done to them or what is proposed and to knowledge of the diagnosis and probable outlook (prognosis). Patients are especially entitled to all information necessary to enable them to give informed consent to any surgical operation or other form of treatment, especially if associated with risk. Patients have a right to refuse treatment and to be informed of the probable consequences. They are entitled to privacy and confidentiality over their medical details and may not be included in any form of medical trial or experiment without their full knowledge and consent. Patients may discharge themselves from hospital at any time, but may be required to sign a document to the effect that they understand the possible consequences.
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Meanwhile, Navy Captain "Camp" Campbell becomes entangled in the biological warfare with a cliffhanger discovery that unlocks hidden horrors of human medical experimentation.
THE FEAR THAT THE US GOVERNMENT and medical authorities had been engaged in what has been called a "dark history" of medical experimentation on African-Americans is supported by the release over the past several years of once-secret US government documents showing how, from slavery until today, African-Americans have been America's favourite guinea pig.
Bush administration's interpretation of US constitutional law with regards to torture, the history of torture and the changing nature of European legal systems since the 12th century, the involvement of nurses in Nazi medical experimentation, torture as one component of wider patterns of state terror, and the portrayal of torture in the television series 24.
The Cabinet included under the definition of trafficking holding a person under control for sexual abuse, forced labor, involuntary begging, slavery or slavery-like practices and enforced organ removal or medical experimentation.
Bishop Richard Williamson doesn't deny that Hitler was an evil man who hated Jews, rounded them up, used them as subjects for his medical experimentation, killed them, etc.
He published widely on topics such as the ethics of medical experimentation, informed consent, brain death and the measurement of pain.
Annett's claims are unsubstantiated and have challenged him to turn over any evidence he has to back up his claims of mass graves of aboriginal children, secret burials and horrific medical experimentation at the schools.
Having chosen to join the Nazi party, Martin served at Sachsenhausen concentration camp, where prisoners were forced into slave labour, subjected to horrific medical experimentation and tortured.
Her book chronicles the long history of medical experimentation, discrimination and abuse of black Americans from slavery to the present.
The continued need to address the issue of minority health disparities was highlighted by a 2006 historical-ethical study by xx Washington that describes the history of medical experimentation on African Americans from colonial times to the present day.
He also recently suggested tossing aside the usual rules that govern human medical experimentation in order to allow dying patients to be injected with embryonic stem cells, even though they are currently unsafe for human use.
Problems between blacks and the medical establishment continue: there is the erosion of medical consent and the exportation of medical experimentation on Africa's poor.

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