Patients Rights

Bulgarian Resources:

The National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) in Bulgaria lists the rights of Bulgarian patients

Bulgarian Drug Agency

International Resources:

World Medical Association site includes the WMA's policies on Physician Ethics

The International Conference on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH)

European Resources:

European Charter of Patient Rights

Directive 2005/28/EC.

Patient Rights Laws in Europe

Finland's Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

US Resources

Cleveland Clinic's Statement of Patient Rights

Patient Bill of Rights, adopted by the American Hospital Association in 1973 and amended in October 1992

Patient Rights Program at the School of Public Health, Boston University

Bioethics and Human Rights

Advance Directives:

Advance Directives in Bulgaria:

Executive Summary by Dr. Assya Pascalev in International Advance Directives Collaboratory

Article by B.Parashkevova, J.Marinova, and G. Petrova, "Advance Health Care Directives - A Document of Clinical Pathway in Bulgaria: Is This Compatible to the Bulgarian Legislation? in Trakia Journal of Sciences, Vol.8, Suppl.2, pp 476-79

Advance Directives Around the World:

Advance Directives information by country from the project International Advance Directives Collaboratory

Advance Directives in Europe

Advance Directives in Australia - Executive Summary by Dr. Y. Krastev

Five Wishes - Sample Advance Directive Form in Russian

Sample Advance Directive Form from the American Academy of Family Physicians

Article on Advance Directives from Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Information on Advance Directives from the National Institutes of Health, USA