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Are there policies and/or good practices accomodating culture/ traditions' respect in health care

Key Area:
Health And Social Protection
Discrimination, Equality
08/03/2012 - 14:48
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The Act on the Status and Rights of Patients provides that the patient has a right to good quality health and medical care and he/she is to be treated so that his/her human dignity is not violated and that his/her conviction and privacy is respected. Furthermore, patient's mother tongue, individual needs and culture of the patient have to be taken into account as far as possible in his/her care and other treatment.

Groups affected/interested Migrants, Refugees, Roma & Travelers, Muslims, Ethnic minorities, Religious minorities, Linguistic minorities, Majority, Asylum seekers, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, Persons with disability, Africans/black people, National minorities
Type (R/D)
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Health and social protection
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