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Nursing Ethics by Nisha Clement

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Chapter 15

Patient’s Bill of Rights

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  1. Meaning of Patient’s Rights
  2. Purpose of Patient’s Bill of Rights
  3. Patient’s Bill of Rights during hospitalization
  4. Role of nurse in implementing the patients’ bill of rights and the rights in the patients’ bill of rights
15.1 INTRODUCTION

The Patient’s Bill of Rights is the first bioethical statement emphasizing the rights of patients in today’s health care system. It refers to the legal rights of patients such as the right to know about treatment details, to decide whether to take treatment or refuse, to informed consent before performing any procedure, and to be clarified. These rights were developed and standardized by the American Hospital Association. Though the patients have these ...

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