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National Psoriasis Foundation Creates Patient Bill of Rights and Responsibilities

Posted: July 12, 2011

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“For many generations, [psoriasis] was a stepchild disease. Part of the bill is telling patients that they have the right to be comfortable, to speak to other people about psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis.” Bagel said.

The bill also serves as a tool for doctors, giving them a new depth of understanding about the impact of psoriatic disease. It will help physicians realize that if they are not comfortable discussing all the treatments available for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, their responsibility is to refer their patients to another provider. Learn more at