The right to be treated with respect means that during the medical service, patients should be treated with respect and their personal dignity must always be recognized.
Additionally, it also means that only those interventions can be implemented that are necessary for their treatment. With regard to their personal dignity, patients’ clothes can only be removed to the extent and time that is necessary for the intervention, with the consent of the patient, if possible.
Patients can be kept on hold if professionally indicated and necessary.
Patients’ rights can be restricted if indicated, to an extent set out in legal act. Restrictive measures can be indicated by the treating physician, except at inpatient hospital wards, where there is no constant medical supervision. At inpatient wards restrictive measures can be indicated by the nurse specialist, after the notification and the approval of the designated medical supervisor. If the doctor approves the indicated restrictive measures, the doctor has to review the legal indication of the restriction at specific, legally determined time intervals. The restrictive measures can be only applied until the indication stands. If the restrictive measures are indicated in the case of patients with psychiatric disease, the designated patient representative must be immediately notified.