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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.
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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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federal government specifically prohibits medical experimentation on any
Although historians of medicine such as Rebecca Kluchin, Wendy Kline, and Johanna Schoen have begun to problematize this chronological framing by demonstrating that eugenics programs had a much longer reach and maintained a more complicated relationship with both medical experimentation and birth control, Leon adheres to this periodization.
By taking this global approach and by tracking ideas across the Atlantic, Hansen and King help to revise our understanding of eugenics and medical experimentation, in particular by showing how the Americans ignored these international developments in their own pursuit of population control.
The Shameful History of Human Medical Experimentation. Twenty-First Century/Lerner, 2013.96p.
While the use of animals in medical experimentation is enormously controversial, there continues to be a small but vitally important role for them.
The brutality of slave life is also covered, with entries on branding, punishment, medical experimentation, and racial and sexual violence.
It is because throughout their long history in the USA, African-Americans have been secretly used as guinea pigs for medical experimentation by various American governments.
found that nonconsensual medical experimentation on humans violated a universally accepted norm of customary international law.
universal right to freely assent to medical experimentation. As an
As Washington describes in her previous book, Medical Apartheid, which documents the long history of medical experimentation on African Americans, abuse and exploitation in medicine predate Bayh-Dole by several decades.
Perhaps the broadest development of codified guidelines and regulations to prevent such information manipulation of informed consent has occurred in the area of medical experimentation. The informed consent requirements for medical experimentation arose as a reaction to the abuses of the Nazi doctors who conducted medical experiments on concentration camp victims, as well as to abuses by public health officials and investigators in this country during the Tuskegee syphilis study, in which treatment was withheld from African American men with syphilis who were misled into believing they were in fact receiving treatment.
We fully support implementation of humane medical experimentation that promotes the health and wellbeing of all living creatures.)

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