Today is 26th of October Patients’ Rights Day.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, formalized in 1948, recognizes “the inherent dignity” and the “equal and unalienable rights of all members of the human family”. It is on the basis of this concept of the person, and the fundamental dignity and equality of all human beings, that the notion of patient rights was developed. In other words, what is owed to the patient as a human being by physicians and by the state, has greatly shaped by the understanding of the basic rights of the person.
On the occasion of this day Dr. Suat Günsel University of Kyrenia Hospital Patients’ Rights Representative and Patient Consultant Manager Ayşegül Dipdere provided us information about our hospitals patients’ rights policy and their departments’ vision:
“Dr. Suat Günsel University of Kyrenia Hospital Patients’ Rights Department is at your service to provide you the service you desire, to ensure your satisfaction, to obtain patients opinions and thoughts who receive service from our hospital, to evaluate the feedbacks with the related department managers and to improve our service quality in line with your demands. After the evaluation process we provide feedback to our patients.
The rights of the patients and their relatives who receive treatment and healthcare at our hospital are as follows:
- The right to receive care
- The right to be treated with respect
- The right to Privacy
- The right to know the identity of the care provider
- The right to be informed
- The right to communicate
- The right to make decisions regarding medical care
- The right to request consultation
- The right to refuse treatment
- The right to be informed about treatment costs
- The right to obtain social and psychological support
- The right to make a complaint
- The right to be informed about hospital policy
- The right to religious assistance
It is the policy of Dr. Suat Günsel University of Kyrenia Hospital to respect all the rights of patients and their relatives. “