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Civil Unions (Non – Registered Partnerships) and Patients’ Rights: Problematics and the Future Perspective

Published Online: 17 Dec 2021
Volume & Issue: Volume 26 (2021) - Issue 5 (December 2021) - Special issue
Page range: 103 - 118
Received: 15 Apr 2021
Accepted: 10 Jul 2021
Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
eISSN
2719-9452
First Published
01 Jan 2006
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4 times per year
Languages
English, Polish
Abstract

Unlike the institution of matrimonial law, which has developed over several hundred years and thus has a solid legal basis, the legal framework for non-registered partnerships is a relatively recent legal phenomenon, which therefore also means that the legal framework in those countries where it is applied is not uniform and there are significant differences between different legal systems. The legal framework of non-registered partnerships is influenced by the traditions, history, culture, religion, and other factors of the country and its population. With the development of non-registered partnerships, new challenges are emerging in various fields, including healthcare in terms of ensuring patients’ rights. This results in a situation where there is a lack of regulation in society to protect all families, regardless of whether the family is based on a registered or non-registered partnership. The purpose of the article is to clarify the role, and importance, as well as crucial problematics of non-registered partnerships from the patients’ point of view. The methodological basis of the research includes general theoretical principles of scientific knowledge. This knowledge provides various aspects in the study of non-registered partnerships and the patients’ rights in healthcare. The scientific novelty is to identify the essence and importance of the fundamental rights of each person and to clarify the legal problematics of the non-registered partnership institution that influence patients’ rights in the decision-making process.

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