Our esteemed patients, your rights;
A person simply due to being a person gains some rights at birth and entering the world. The concept of rights is a universal concept. In short, rights can be defined as “the authority which the rules of law recognises for people.”
Human rights were first recognised in England in 1215. Officially towards the end of the 18th Century the American Declaration of Rights and in 1789 the French Universal Declaration of Human and Citizens’ Rights were published. With the formation of the United Nations they became universal. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was published.
According to it, everyone is declared to be equal in freedom, dignity and in rights.
Human rights in short can be described as all people being from birth equal and free in every way. This freedom is balanced by respect for the rights of others and the obligation not to violate these rights of theirs. Various human rights exist. Patients Rights are some of the basic human rights.
1. Benefiting from services in general
In the framework of the principles of justice and fairness, you have the right to receive treatment regardless of your race, language, religion, and sect, gender, philosophical belief, or economic and social situation.
2. Being informed and seeking information
You have the right to seek every sort of information verbally or in writing about your health situation and every sort of health service and possibility.
3. Choosing and changing health institution and personnel
You have the right to choose and change your health institution and to benefit from the health services given in the health establishment you have chosen, and to learn the identity, duties and titles of the doctors and other health personnel who are providing service or will do so, and to choose and change them.
You have the right to receive every sort of health service in an environment where confidentiality can be preseved.
5. Refusing, stopping treatment and consent
You have the right to refuse treatment or to ask for it to be halted and for your consent to be sought before any medical intervention and to benefit from services within the framework of your consent.
You have the right to receive health services in a secure environment.
7. Fulfilling religious duties
You have the right to perform your religious duties to the degree permitted by what is possible in the health establishment and within the framework of measures adopted by administration.
8. Respecting humanitarian values being respected and comfort
You have the right to receive health services being shown respect, concern and courteousy in an environment where people smile and are polite and kind where every kind of hygienic condition has been ensured and all factors creating noise and discomfort have been removed.
9. Receiving visitors and having people to stay with you
You have the right to receive visitors in accordance with the procedures and principles laid down bythe health establishment and to have someone stay with you to the extent possible in the health establishment and if the doctor deems it suitable.
10. Right to make requests, complaints and take legal action
If your rights are violated, you have the right to submit every sort of request and complaint within the scope of the regulations and to use your right to take legal action.