Human rights and district nursing practice.

  title={Human rights and district nursing practice.},
  author={Richard Wortley Griffith},
  journal={British journal of community nursing},
  volume={10 2},
The main provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights were incorporated into UK law in the Human Rights Act 1998. Human Rights were described by Lord Hoffman in 'Matthews v Ministry of Defence' [2003] as the rights essential to the life and dignity of the individual in a democratic society. The fundamental nature of the rights demand that district nurses must inform their practice with a clear understanding of the main provisions of the Act and how they apply to health care.