Your Rights at the Doctors and in Hospital

Patients who are well informed about their rights can participate actively in the treatment proposed to them and build a quality relationship with healthcare professionals.

  1. Right to information
  2. Free and informed consent
  3. Right of free choice
  4. Measures of restraint and treatment without consent
  5. Professional secrecy
  6. Access to case file
  7. Right to be accompanied

We cannot offer personal advice. Please refer to the page Options of Counselling and contact the appropriate office. Many thanks.


Further information

Soins coordonnés

Il est nécessaire de coordonner les traitements et les soins des patients atteints de maladies chroniques ou d’affections multiples. Aussi, le projet « Soins coordonnés » a-t-il été lancé lors de la conférence Santé2020.

Last modification 18.01.2022

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Federal Office of Public Health FOPH
Healthcare and Related Professions Division
Health Equity Section
Schwarzenburgstrasse 157
3003 Bern

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