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Fazeli S N, Sedghisabet M, Moghadamnia M T, Kazemnejad Leili E. The Status of Observing the Charter of Patients’ Rights and Related Factors from the Point of View of Hospitalized Patients. J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2020; 30 (3) :144-150
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1- Nursing (MSc), School of Nursing and Midwifery, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran
2- Instructor, Department of Nursing, Social Determinants of Health Research Center (SDHRC), School of Nursing and Midwifery, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran , mitrasedghisabet@gmail.com
3- Assistant Professor, Social Determinants of Health Research Center (SDHRC), Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran
4- Associate Professor, Social Determinants of Health Research Center (SDHRC), Biostatistics, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran
Abstract:   (377 Views)
Introduction: Adherence to patients’ rights is one of the most important ethical issues in the
hospital that should be considered. An efficient health system requires active participation and
proper interaction between health care recipients and providers.
Objective: This study was conducted to determine the status of observing the charter of patients’
rights and related factors from the perspective of hospitalized patients in educational-therapeutic
centers in Rasht City, Iran.
Materials and Methods: The present study was a cross-sectional analytical study conducted on
342 hospitalized patients during discharge in Rasht City in north of Iran educational-therapeutic
centers in 2018. The samples were selected by stratified random sampling. The study instrument
was a researcher-made questionnaire with two sections: The first section was related to individual,
social, and disease-related information, and the second section to determining the status of
the patient’s compliance. The obtained data were analyzed using descriptive (Mean±SD) and
inferential statistics (The Chi-Square test, Friedman, and logistic regression).
Results: The status of observing the charter of patients’ rights from the patients’ point of view
was desirable at 65.8% in general, 85.1% in case of receiving health services, 3.69% in receiving
information, 57.6% in the patient’s right to choose and decide freely in receiving health services,
66.7% in providing health services based on the respect for the patient’s privacy and adhering
to the principle of confidentiality, and 19% in access to efficient systems to handle complaints.
Also, among the variables studied, the only reason for referral (the physician’s recommendation to
emergency referral) was related to the status of observance of the charter of patients’ rights and
was considered as a predictor (P=0.013), OR 1.9, CI95%; 1.150-3.233).
Conclusion: According on presenting the results to the health service managers, emphasizing the
need to observe the charter of patients’ rights by the health system staff, measures can be taken to
improve the status of patients’ rights and prevent any violation of their rights, who are considered
vulnerable in society.
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Article Type : Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2020/07/1 | Accepted: 2020/07/1 | Published: 2020/07/1

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