The Idea of Human Rights in Conditions of Hospital Treatment

The Idea of Human Rights in Conditions of Hospital Treatment

Bogusław Sygit (University of Łódź, Poland) and Damian Wąsik (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz, Poland)
Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 19
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9658-7.ch010
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Abstract

The aim of this chapter is describing of the influence of universal human rights and civil liberties on the formation of standards for hospital care. The authors present definition of the right to life and the right to health. Moreover in the section it is discussed modern standards of hospital treatment under the provisions of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: availability, accessibility, acceptability and quality. The authors discuss in detail about selected examples realization of human rights in the treatment of hospital and forms of their violation. During the presentation of these issues, the authors analyze a provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and European Convention on the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and use a number of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights issued in matters concerning human rights abuses in the course of treatment and hospitalization.

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