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Legal and Human Rights Resources for Patients and Health Care Workers

This resource includes a guide for patients and their families, which the Government of Uganda has developed in collaboration with its partners, highlighting patients’ rights in relation to access, humane and ethical care, and the delivery of palliative care. The guide helps patients to understand their rights in relation to the care received and provides insights into the common legal and human rights issues they may encounter, and encourages them to share these with the health care provider for support.

The resource also includes a guide for health professionals, developed by the Government of Uganda and its partners, to help these professionals understand their obligation and role in providing such care. The guide provides insights into common legal and human rights issues they are bound to meet while dealing with patients receiving palliative care and their families and how they can support these patients.

A series of posters that explain basic rights of palliative care patients and how to support them in addressing their legal needs that have been adopted by the Uganda Ministry of Health are included. Click here to download the posters in Luganda.

Resource Tags

Resource Type: Practitioner Resources Issues: Community Paralegals, Generalist Legal Services, Health Tool Type: Manuals & Guides, Training Resources & Popular Education Languages: English Regions: Sub-Saharan Africa