just the basic human rights, please

It seems common sense, but it takes a policy document to implement this mindset. Imagine not knowing your basic human rights. In the health sector the patient-provider relationship inequality foments a host of problems in this area. Because patients are dependent on the provider they don’t question the diagnosis and decisions, or expect (much less demand) safe, quality care. Given their status, providers feel their judgment ought not be questioned. The cycle perpetuates unethical behaviour and promotes dangerous practices in medicine.Cambodia is just now introducing, in two provinces in the country, the concept that people are entitled to a set of fundamental human rights when seeking health care. Right to equalityRight to information and … [Read more...]