Implementation of the patient's right to obtain information in the concept “health and human rights”

Keywords: “health and human rights” concepts, information, legal regulation, medical confidentiality, patient rights.

Abstract

The article explores the features of legal regulation of patient’s right to access information in the medical activity field.

The reasons for violation of saving of  information  about patient’s health are the lack of knowledge of  law and no understanding the harm that caused if patient’s confidentiality is violated. The analysis of medical confidentiality content, lawful disclosure cases, the conditions and procedure for its legal support. Subjects who received information constituting a medical secret don`t have  right to disclose it, legal liability is provided for such norms violation. The medical confidentiality concept and the group of subjects of such legal relations is established.

The purpose of the article is to determine the peculiarities of realization of patients’ right to access information in the medical activity field and its protection ways when studying the “health and human rights” concept.

Comparative legal and comparative methods were used when studying legislative acts governing the preservation by persons who received information constituting medical secrecy  and legal cases of their disclosure. The formal logical method was used to differentiate “medical secret” and “professional secret”. Modeling, analysis and synthesis methods helped to identify the legal basis for protecting the patient`s rights when receiving information about their health, legal responsibility types for its disclosure. The results of this work  have determined the legislation of legal problems  that arise when patients’ rights to receive reliable information about their health aren`t respected and require immediate resolution.

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Author Biographies

Oleksandr Shevchuk, Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, Ukraine.

Doctor of Law sciences, Professor of the Department of Administrative Law and Administratively Activities, Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, Ukraine.

Mykola Kucheryavenko, Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, Ukraine.

Doctor of Law sciences, Professor of the Department of Financial Law, Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, Ukraine.

Svitlana Davydenko, Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, Ukraine.

Candidate of Law, Associate Professor of the Department of Criminal Process and Operative Search Activity, Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, Ukraine.

Oleksandra Babaieva, Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, Ukraine.

Candidate of Law, Assistant Department of Criminal Process and Operative Search Activity, Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, Ukraine.

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Published
2020-05-18
How to Cite
Shevchuk, O., Kucheryavenko, M., Davydenko, S., & Babaieva, O. (2020). Implementation of the patient’s right to obtain information in the concept “health and human rights”. Amazonia Investiga, 9(29), 288-296. https://doi.org/10.34069/AI/2020.29.05.33
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