Human Rights Based Care

Explore patients’ experiences of a human rights-based approach

About

This report explores patients’ experiences of care in hospital from the perspective of a human-rights based approach. A human-rights based approach to the provision of acute hospital care involves respecting every individual’s human rights through promoting the core principles of person-centred care.

Key findings

Human Rights Based Care - Published May 2022

Most people had positive experiences, with high ratings for questions on:

 

    • being treated with respect and dignity,
    • receiving enough privacy when being examined or treated,
    • confidence in the hospital staff providing treatment
    • cleanliness of wards or rooms.

 

There was some room for improvement, with many people saying that they were not told about medication side effects and were not given any written or printed information about what they should or should not do after leaving hospital.

FREDA Principles

The FREDA principles are an internationally recognised framework through which human rights can be considered. The FREDA principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are the basics of good care.

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FREDA Principles

Fairness

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Respect

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Equality

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Dignity

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Interactive results

Explore the results in greater detail in the interactive results section.

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