To ensure patients’ best treatment from medical process and realize importance of collaborations with health professionals. Therefore, the Medical Council, Nursing and Midwifery Council, the Pharmacy Council, the Dental Council, Physical Therapy Council, the Medical Technology Council, and Art of Healing Committee together announce Declaration of Patient’s Rights and Responsibilities as follows
7.1 Medical practitioners who perform with standards and ethics will receive protection according to the law. He/she has the rights to be protected from wrongful accusation.
7.2 Medical practice means modern medicine that has been scientifically proven by the current knowledge that it gives more benefit than harm to patients.
7.3 Medical practice cannot provide successful diagnosis, prevention, and treatment for every diseases or conditions.
7.4 Every medical treatment has risks of leading to adverse event. Moreover, any force majeure may happen even medical practitioners perform treatment with sufficient care.
7.5 Screening, diagnosis, and follow-up care might result in inaccuracy due to limitation of technology and other circumstances which are uncontrollable by standard procedure.
7.6 Medical practitioners are allowed to use their own discretion in choosing treatment by medical knowledge, ability, limitation, objectivity and circumstances. This also includes consultation and transfer in consideration of patient’s rights and benefit.
7.7 For patient’s best interest, medical practitioners might give suggestion or transfer patient to other clinic for appropriate treatment. In this case patient must not be emergency or life threatening situation.
7.8 Keep medical practitioners away from knowing medical information or facts may give negative effect on care process.
7.9 Hospital’s emergency room is restricted for patient in emergency or life threatening situation.
S/D-VTN-003.2 Rev.1 (01 Sep 2015)