Patient Rights Made Simple
The Patient Bill of Rights is a list of rights first developed in 1973 and then revised in 1992 by the American Hospital Association. These rights have been formulated over time using a combination of state and federal laws, medical ethics, and generally accepted practices. This online training explains each area of patient rights and how medical care providers can protect them. Patients have the right to be listened to, to have their opinions valued, and to receive a prompt or reasonable response to questions. They have the right to be safe when seeking care, and the right to privacy regarding their records. These are but some of the rights you are taught in this training lesson. Utilize the information presented here and gain a fuller understanding of the rights you must protect as a healthcare worker and your rights as a patient.