Protection of Patient Autonomy and Integrity in Law

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Abstract

Several European countries, for instance, Poland, Portugal and Liechtenstein,
provide for criminal liability not only for harm to a patient in healthcare but also for
treatment without the patient’s consent in situations where it was necessary because of
an unlawful violation of fundamental rights. The study was conducted to find out which
legal norms of Chapter VIII of the Satversme (the Constitution) of the Republic of Latvia
guarantee autonomy and integrity of a person, as an integral value of fundamental human
rights, as well as the patient’s informed consent as the patient’s main means of ensuring these protected interests. Whether the protection of these interests is sufficiently effective or should also be provided for in a separate provision of the Criminal Law will be
clarified in another study
Translated title of the contributionProtection of Patient Autonomy and Integrity in Law
Original languageLatvian
Pages (from-to)28-42
JournalSocrates
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Satversme (the Constitution),
  • Constitutional Court
  • informed consent

Field of Science

  • 5.5 Law

Publication Type

  • 1.2. Scientific article included in INT1 or INT2 category journal of ERIH database

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