EWMA concurs the following wound patient's bill of rights, formulated by the The Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC).
Your clinician will be glad to explain the adoption of the rights you have within your national health care system in your country.
In the Patient Q&A we provide answers to some of the questions frequently asked by patients with chronic/non healing wounds.
Wound patient’s bill of rights
- You have the right to participate in the care of your wounds if you are able and willing.
- You have the right to have your wound assessed and monitored by trained professional healthcare personnel when your wounds are being treated.
- You have the right to receive clear and complete answers to your questions about treatment.
- You have the right to know what wound treatment options are available to you.
- You have the right to know the benefits, risks and side-effects of your wound care treatments.
- You have the right to participate in the development of your treatment plan with your wound care team.
- You have the right to receive timely and cost effective wound treatment.
- You have the right to have your wound treated appropriately with safe and effective products with the best available scientific evidence.
- You have the right to have your pain adequately controlled.
- You have the right to seek other opinions about your wound treatment plan if you so desire and consult a specialist as necessary.
- You have the right to consult skilled healthcare professionals for advice about diet, exercise, therapy or products used in your treatment.
Original Source: The Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC)