Volume 9, Issue 33 (Summer 2015)                   Medical Law Journal 2015, 9(33): 175-196 | Back to browse issues page

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Akbari L, Bagheri M, Baghersad Z, Aseman Rafaat N. Evaluation of the observance of patients' rights in the selected hospitals of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences. Medical Law Journal. 2015; 9 (33) :175-196
URL: http://ijmedicallaw.ir/article-1-326-en.html
Abstract:  

Introduction:
Health is one of the inalienable rights of the individual and social. Therefore, one of the most important duties of a nurse is respect for the rights of patient that is effective in health’s preservation and promotion.
Method:
This research is a descriptive study, which evaluates the rights of patients in three phase of admission, during treatment and discharge. Samples were 427 patients of the selected hospitals of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences. Information was collected using a standard designed questionnaire. Statistical analysis was performed by version 16 of SPSS.
Results:
results show that the highest score mean for observance of patient rights in the time of “admission” is option of “the most of time is observed” with a score of 1/92, The highest score mean for ”during treatment” are options of seldom(2/044) and never (2/041) Respected. Highest score mean of “discharge” is option of rarely (1/86).
Conclusions:
The results of this study show that the observance of patient right isn’t appropriate in medical surgical wards. While the observance of patient rights could help to enhance the quality of care and trust in Therapeutic centers.

Type of Study: Original Article |
Received: 2014/10/26 | Accepted: 2015/05/25

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