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Patient Rights Topic Guide

Patient Rights Patient Rights:

Patient rights are the basic rules of conduct between medical caregivers as well as the institutions and people that support them and patients. The key components are:

  • communication;
  • informed consent;
  • confidentiality;
  • the right to healthcare;
  • abandonment;
  • right to refuse care for adults parents, and children;
  • legal principles in medicine; and
  • medical research and patients' rights.