Rights of Cancer Patient's: a Pilot Study from Turkey

Erbay E., Uğurluoğlu Ö.

JOURNAL OF CANCER EDUCATION, vol.31, no.4, pp.640-645, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s13187-015-0900-6
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.640-645
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The chief aims of this study are to examine the levels of knowledge of cancer patients who have been receiving treatment in Turkey, related to the patient's rights they have, and determine the personal factors that affect their level of knowledge. The research was conducted with 294 patients who have been receiving treatment in a university hospital in Ankara. Findings have manifested that although the patients had some level of knowledge about fundamental rights of the patients, they have never used a great deal of them and they had no knowledge of plenty of important patient's rights. It is concluded that in order for cancer patients to participate in the treatment they receive, their level knowledge of patient's rights should be enhanced and this should be provided by education.