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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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Congress has debated patients' rights for five years, Breaux said in a statement.
Adds Norbeck, "What gives the backlash power is that physicians and patients are now on the same side of the issue on patients' rights, including the right to sue HMOs."
The patients' rights bill would, for the first time, establish comprehensive federal standards for private health insurance, especially health maintenance organizations and other forms of managed care.
The association is pushing for changes to the law so that suits related to medical services in a nursing home would fall under the legal procedures for medical malpractice rather than under the statutes governing patients' rights, Asztalos said.
"It is important that the patient no longer needs to prove the fault of the doctor because of the harm done to the patient; The Law on the Compensation of Patients' Rights and Health Damage sets out very clear criteria for compensation.
The proposed bill contains 58 articles divided into 7 chapters dealing with patients' rights and risk prevention mechanisms, medical and civil liability, compensation and others.
CCHR Nashville regularly hosts events and meetings with local leaders who give insight into patients' rights, parents' rights and more.
Healthcare providers are responsible for establishing and maintaining patients' rights. (2) The healthcare systems in many countries have compiled a patient bill of rights, which are important responsibilities of all levels of management.
Muscat, Oct 24 (ONA) The Ministry of Health (MOH), represented by the Directorate-General of Quality Assurance Centre, today launched two Documents on rejection of assault on health workers at the Healthcare Institutions and Patients' Rights & Duties at the lectures hall of the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque.
RIYADH: Health Minister Khalid Al-Falih has called for a high-level committee comprising governmental and non-governmental stakeholders, civil society organizations and the private sector to develop a comprehensive framework to promote patients' rights. Such a body, he said, should oversee the policy development and also follow-up on the performance of government and non-governmental health facilities.
Qatar University College of Medicine (QU-CMED) hosted a seminar by Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) legal consultant Abu al-Qassim Madwi al-Shaikh to highlight issues related to patients' rights in Qatar in recognition of Gulf Patients Day.