Empower Yourself

Know Your Rights As A Patient

As a patient, understanding your rights is crucial to making informed decisions about your medical care, ensuring fair access to healthcare services, and safeguarding against exploitation and discrimination within the healthcare system.

Examples of Patient Rights Violations

  • Informed Consent Issues: Understand your right to be fully informed about your medical condition, treatment options, risks, and benefits before consenting to medical procedures.
  • Confidentiality Breaches: Learn how healthcare providers must protect your sensitive medical information.
  • Physical or Emotional Abuse: Recognise your right to receive care in a safe and respectful environment, free from abuse or mistreatment.
  • Negligence and Medical Errors: Know that you have the right to competent medical care and recourse if you experience harm due to medical errors or negligence.
  • Discrimination: Be aware of your right to receive care without discrimination based on personal characteristics.
  • Access to Medical Records: Understand your right to access and correct your medical records.
  • Financial Exploitation: Learn about your right to transparent and accurate billing information.

These examples show some ways patient rights can be violated. It’s important for you as a patient to be informed about your rights and where to get help if something goes wrong.

At the Human Health Project, we offer free resources to help you understand your rights as a patient:

By attending the sessions, I’m building on my knowledge of my condition and therefore my confidence to advocate for myself.Michelle M

Your gift, no matter the size, makes a meaningful difference in our mission to empower individuals to manage their health.

Donate today and help us change lives for the better.

Your generosity supports various aspects of our mission

Patient Advocacy Workshops:

Your generosity supports patient advocacy through Zoom workshops. Gain confidence, understand your rights, and access healthcare resources while fostering a community of informed patients and allies.

Learning Academy:

The Learning Academy is designed for anyone interested in becoming an empowered patient, empowered caregiver, or those seeking to understand patient engagement and patient-centered care.

Real World Data Program:

Support our Real-World Data Health surveys. We’ve collected data on Migraine and Lupus and with your help, we are actively working on adding more health conditions.

Online Peer to Peer Events:

These events, which typically include a Learning Academy course title, include patients and experts sharing their experience and knowledge.

Dedicated Volunteers:

The Human Health Project is made up of a small core staff with over 100 volunteers, 30+ board members, and advisers spread around the world. These dedicated volunteers are a vital part of our mission.

Local Partnerships:

We forge local alliances to extend healthcare support to underserved communities, a cornerstone of our mission to empower individuals and enhance health outcomes.

Thank you for being a part of our mission. Join us in making health and well-being understandable and accessible to all. Donate today and help us change lives for the better.