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Legal, ethical, and human rights norms are an increasingly important component of the delivery of quality medical care. At the same time, health practitioners may be unaware of how to incorporate ethics and human rights norms into their work and may suffer from a lack of independence, decent working conditions, and due process protections. The concept of human rights in patient care brings together the rights of both patients and health care providers and refers to the application of general human rights principles to the context of patient care. It focuses on systemic issues and the role of the state. This article collection for Public Health Reviews explores various aspects of human rights in patient care.
It seems that you're in Germany. We have a dedicated site for Germany. Editors: Weisstub , David N. Autonomy and Human Rights in Healthcare: An International Perspective is a group of essays published in memory of David Thomasma, one of the leading humanists in the field of bioethics during the twentieth century. A pioneer in the field of multidisciplinary research, having integrated major theological and philosophical traditions in the west with modern science, Thomasma was a role model to the authors who have devoted essays to his major avenues of inquiry. The authors represent many different countries and disciplines throughout the globe. The volume deals with the pressing issue of how to ground a universal bioethics in the context of the conflicted world of combative cultures and perspectives.
Healthcare delivery in the 21st century has become increasingly complex and demanding. Clinical consultations frequently raise scientific, ethical and legal challenges. While scientific issues may be resolved using an evidence-based medicine EBM approach, ethical theory is needed to justify decision making in the face of ethical conflict. Medical ethics, law and human rights uses case studies to help the healthcare team to identify and analyse ethical, moral and value concepts, and to apply these to scenarios that they may encounter on a daily basis. Part 1 explores theories and principles of ethics including African philosophy , introduces medical law, discusses health and human rights, and also makes the transition from theory to practice. In view of the increasing emphasis on ethical considerations in healthcare from the Health Professions Council of South Africa HPCSA , coupled with the rising incidence of litigation in healthcare, Medical ethics, law and human rights is essential reading for health science, law and philosophy students as well as practising healthcare professionals. Part 1: Introduction to medical ethics, law and human rights.
I agree Our site saves small pieces of text information cookies on your device in order to deliver better content and for statistical purposes. You can disable the usage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser. By browsing our website without changing the browser settings you grant us permission to store that information on your device. Codes of ethics are meant to protect the quality and independence of a particular profession, such as medicine, journalism, or law. They are recognized and protected by national and international law. Given the power that doctors hold over the life and death of the sick, and over their physical and mental health, professional medical ethics developed since antiquity, notably with the famous Hippocratic Oath.
Healthcare professionals must practice medicine in a manner that reflects clinical, social and ethical responsibility. Technological advances in medical science demand that we are proactive in formulating creative solutions to challenges raised in patient care - be they clinical or ethical challenges. Debates abound not only about the quality of life but also about the quality of death. The Human Genome Project has laid bare the intricacies of inheritance and susceptibility to disease and opened new doors in an imminent era of personalized medicine. Healthcare research especially in the age of the HIV pandemic continues to expand the ethical dimension of our work. At the same time our sensitivity to cultural dimensions of care, and the impact of medical care on the community and environment must also be factored into an equation that is expanding in complexity. It is against this backdrop that we engage in:.
Autonomy and Human Rights in Healthcare: An International Perspective is a group of essays published in memory of David Thomasma, one of the leading humanists in the field of bioethics during the twentieth century. A pioneer in the field of multidisciplinary research, having integrated major theological and philosophical traditions in the west with modern science, Thomasma was a role model to the authors who have devoted essays to his major avenues of inquiry. The authors represent many different countries and disciplines throughout the globe. The volume deals with the pressing issue of how to ground a universal bioethics in the context of the conflicted world of combative cultures and perspectives. The contributions presented in the book are of interest for students and scholars trained in law, bioethics, and health care. The anthology can also represent a good basis for people who wish to start studying human rights in a clinical or research context. Thanks to the ability of the authors … they are written clearly enough to be understandable to non-specialists as well.
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Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December General Assembly resolution A as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. It sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected and it has been translated into over languages. Download PDF. Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,. Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people,.
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