COMMUNICATION BETWEEN DOCTOR AND PATIENT: AT CROSSROADS OF ETHICS AND HUMAN RIGHTS

The article is devoted to the doctor-patient communication issues in the modern healthcare system. The author emphasizes that compliance with the patient’s ethical principles of justice and autonomy, respect for his/her personality and values, rights including the right to make decisions regarding his/her health have become the basis of communication between the doctor and the patient in the modern society. The author also addresses the aspect of informed consent as a significant tool for implementing the principle of patient’s autonomy and as well as for defending the doctor.

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Автор(ы): V. N. Sokolchik