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Restriction of patient’s autonomy in diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis

Anna Augustynowicz, Iwona Wrześniewska-Wal
Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2013;81(2):130-136.

open access

Vol 81, No 2 (2013)
REVIEWS
Published online: 2013-02-18
Submitted: 2013-02-22

Abstract

The article presents basic legal regulations concerning the restriction of a patients’ autonomy (patients who suffer from or are suspected of tuberculosis). Furthermore, the main responsibilities of a doctor suspecting or diagnosing a disease have been shown, including the issue of using direct coercion towards patients evading compulsory treatment and other legally defined obligations. The article also presents changes made by the newest alteration of law on the prevention and fight against infections and septic diseases.

Abstract

The article presents basic legal regulations concerning the restriction of a patients’ autonomy (patients who suffer from or are suspected of tuberculosis). Furthermore, the main responsibilities of a doctor suspecting or diagnosing a disease have been shown, including the issue of using direct coercion towards patients evading compulsory treatment and other legally defined obligations. The article also presents changes made by the newest alteration of law on the prevention and fight against infections and septic diseases.

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Keywords

tuberculosis; compulsory treatment; direct coercion; consent

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Title

Restriction of patient’s autonomy in diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 81, No 2 (2013)

Pages

130-136

Published online

2013-02-18

Bibliographic record

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2013;81(2):130-136.

Keywords

tuberculosis
compulsory treatment
direct coercion
consent

Authors

Anna Augustynowicz
Iwona Wrześniewska-Wal

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