Patient rights

EWMA concurs with the following wound patient's bill of rights as formulated by the the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC).

Your clinician will be happy to explain the potential adaption of the bill within your national health care system. 

 

The Wound Care Patient’s Bill of Rights

You have a right to: 

  • Actively participate in the care of your wounds if you are able and willing.
  • Have your wound assessed and monitored by trained healthcare personnel. 
  • Know what wound options are available to you. 
  • Know the benefits, risks and side-effects of your wound care treatments. 
  • Participate in the development of your treatment plan with your wound care team. 
  • Receive timely and cost effective wound treatment. 
  • Have your wound treated appropriatly with safe and effective products. 
  • Have your pain adequately controlled. 
  • Seek other opinions about your wound treatment plan if you so desire and consult a spealist as necessary 
  • Consult other healthcare professionals for advie about diet, exercise, therapy and products. 

 Original Source: The Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC)