Human Rights in Healthcare - A framework for local action
Equality and Human Rights Group
“…..the Human Rights in Healthcare project, we have shown that taking a human rights based approach can provide a way for everyone in an organisation to make real improvements in people’s lives. The project has been a collaboration between five NHS organisations, the British
A framework for local action, which aims to show how a human rights based approach can be of practical value to organisations and individuals providing better services for patients and service users….” Alan Johnson Secretary of State for Health
“…Every single person in the
Putting human rights at the heart of the way healthcare services are designed and delivered can make for better services for everyone, with patient and staff experiences reflecting the core values of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy…..”
Introduction – about this framework
Section 1: Introducing human rights and links to healthcare
1.1 What are human rights and why do they matter?
1.2 Human rights – the core values
1.3 How are rights made real?
1.4 How do human rights relate to health and well-being?
1.5 Why should NHS organisations put human rights at the heart of their work?
1.6 The full range of human rights and where to find them
Section 2: Bringing rights home – the Human Rights Act 1998
2.2 What is the Human Rights Act trying to achieve?
2.3 What does the Human Rights Act mean in practice for NHS organisations?
2.4 More about human rights duties and obligations for NHS organisations
2.5 Rights in reality – some key rights to consider in the everyday work of NHS organisations
Section 3: From principles to practice – human rights based approaches in action
3.2 What is meant by a human rights based approach?
3.3 Examples of human rights based approaches in action
3.4 A summary of learning from the project to date
3.5 Case studies
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