The Right of the elderly to health care Between Jordanian Legislations and International Standards

Shatha Al-Assaf


This study focuses on the elderly’s right to health care in Jordanian legislations and the extent to which it is corresponds to International Standards through highlighting the importance of this right to the elderly, then critically analyzing its various aspects in Jordanian legislations concerning the availability, accessibility, and acceptability of the health care to the elderly. This study finds the necessity to amend the Jordanian Constitution to guarantee the right to access free health care, the argent need for promulgating the elderly’s rights law, and the need for amending several Jordanian legislations in compliance with the international standards.


Human Rights; Right to health care; The elderly; Jordanian legislations; International standards

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