Patient's Bill of Rights

Patient's Bill of Rights

a list of the patient's rights promulgated by the American Hospital Association. It offers some guidance and protection to patients by stating the responsibilities that a hospital and its staff have toward them and their families during hospitalization, but it is not a legally binding document.

Pa·tient's Bill of Rights

(pā'shĕnts bil rīts)
Developed in 1973 by the American Hospital Association to affirm the rights of patients. Key elements are the right to respectful and considerate care, privacy, information about treatment, and prognosis, as well as the right to refuse treatment.

Pa·tient's Bill of Rights

(pā'shĕnts bil rīts)
Developed in 1973 by the American Hospital Association to affirm the rights of patients. Key elements are the right to respectful and considerate care, privacy, information about treatment, prognosis, right to refuse treatment.

Patient's Bill of Rights,

n.pr a list of the patient's rights promulgated by the American Hospital Association (AHA). It offers some guidance and protection to patients by stating the responsibilities that a hospital and its staff have toward patients and their families during hospitalization, but it is not a legally binding document.
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Scherer recently co-wrote provisions in Florida Patient's Bill of Rights & Responsibilities passed last week by Florida legislators.
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The Pain Patient's Bill of Rights gives anyone tormented by severe acute or chronic pain the legal right to effective treatment, including opiates if prescribed by a physician.
In 1972, the American Hospital Association published the Patient's Bill of Rights, which stated, "the patient has the right to receive from his physician complete current information concerning his diagnosis, treatment and prognosis in language the patient can reasonably be expected to understand" (American Hospital Association, 1975).
We've strongly supported a patient's bill of rights before, and I'm sure if that gets brought back up, we'll support it again.

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