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    Right of HIV patients to compassionate care

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    A hospital patient has certain legal rights to protection ranging from abuse, to procreating and safety from preventable disease. Health care organizations can no longer passively permit patients to exercise their rights but must proactively protect and promote such rights. Discuss why HIV/AIDs patients are entitled to the same level of treatment and compassion as all other patients. Include references to course resources present in proper APA format. About 500 words. Course text Legal Aspect of Health Care Administration.

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    Health care organizations must recognize that patients with HIV are entitled to the same level of treatment and compassion as all other patients because of both legal and ethical considerations. Legally, HIV patient rights are protected by a number of federal acts and statutes. Moral arguments arise from the ethics statements of some health care committees calling for the equal treatment of HIV-infected patients.

    People with HIV are protected under federal laws protecting citizens with disabilities including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The ADA prohibits discrimination against those with a disability by employers, by public entities, and by private entities of public accommodation (Webber, 2007, p. 4-6). In this act disability is defined as having a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of such an individual, a record of such impairment, or being regarded as having such impairment (Webber, 2007, p. 4-6). The "regarded as" prong of the definition of a ...

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    The solution discusses patient rights.