Comparison of the importance and observance of the patient's bill of rights from the perspectives of patients and personnel of hospitals in Kerman

  • Mahlagha Dehghan ORCID Assistant Professor, Nursing Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.
  • Roghayeh Mehdipour ORCID Mail Assistant Professor, Nursing Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.
  • Masoud Rayyani ORCID Assistant Professor, Nursing Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.
  • Mohammad Ali Zakeri ORCID Researcher, Non-Communicable Diseases Research Center, Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, Rafsanjan, Iran.
  • Mina Moasher ORCID Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics, Faculty of Iranian Traditional Medicine, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.
  • Maryam Iranmenesh ORCID Researcher, Nursing Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.
  • Narges Rezaee ORCID Researcher, Nursing Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.
Keywords:
Patients’ rights; Clinical ethics; Patients’ bill of rights

Abstract

Patients’ rights are among the most important criteria for evaluating the quality of health services. The current study aimed to determine the importance and observance of the patient's bill of rights.

This cross-sectional study was done in Kerman, Iran. The research samples were 217 patients and 204 personnel. The data collection tool was a researcher-made questionnaire in the scope of the patient's bill of rights, and data were analyzed by SPSS 15.

The results showed a significant difference between patients and the personnel on the subject of the patient's bill of rights and most of its dimensions (P < 0.01). However, no significant difference was found between their views on the observance of the patient's bill of rights and its dimensions. Also, 35.9% of patients as well as 25% of personnel considered the observance of patients’ rights unfavorable.

The participants were aware of the importance of the patient's bill of rights. It is necessary, however, to codify and approve the laws related to the rights of patients

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2020-06-02
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Dehghan M, Mehdipour R, Rayyani M, Zakeri M, Moasher M, Iranmenesh M, Rezaee N. Comparison of the importance and observance of the patient’s bill of rights from the perspectives of patients and personnel of hospitals in Kerman. J Med Ethics Hist Med. 13.
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