1 The rights of patients are an integral component in the field of medical ethics and the provision of healthcare and medical services. Where medical ethics began as early as the time of Hippocrates (Zaidi) and is focused on the obligations and responsibilities of medical professionals, the recognition of patients’ rights only began to emerge in the 20th century. 2 The right to health is currently accepted as one of the fundamental and basic human rights in all contemporary societies. In his statement of 10 December 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO)...
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