Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Patient Rights and Responsibilities
It is your right as our patient to:
It is your responsibility as our patient to:
- Request and receive high quality medical care within
the center's capacity and mission, without regard to race, creed, age,
gender, ethnic or national origin, lifestyle, or ability to pay.
- Receive appropriate treatment in the least
restrictive environment available.
- Receive care that affirms your personal dignity and
worth and respects your individual cultural, social, and spiritual values.
- Be informed of the nature of your illness and
treatment options, including potential benefits, risks, alternatives, and
costs and to know the identity and professional status of those
responsible for your care.
- Participate fully in decisions regarding your healthcare, including the right to accept or refuse treatment, and to have your
family or others participate, at your request, in your healthcare
- Be informed of any proposed research or experimental
treatment that may be considered in your case, and to consent or refuse to
- Raise ethical issues concerning your treatment with
your physician or other care provider, and to participate in the
resolution of those issues.
- Have respected your needs for safety, personal
privacy, confidentiality of medical information, clear communication,
emotional and spiritual support, and care that assures comfort and optimal
management of pain.
- Receive prompt and courteous response to any
complaints concerning the quality of care or service by contacting your
physician, nurse, or receptionist.
- Request and receive information regarding the charges
for any treatment, and to receive an explanation of your bill on request.
- Be informed of your rights as a patient, as stated
- Be cared for by staff persons who are aware of and
support your patient rights.
- Relate, to the best of your knowledge, all personal
and family health information needed to provide you with appropriate care.
- Participate, to the best of your ability, in making
decisions about your healthcare, and to ask questions of your physician
or other care providers when there is something you do not understand.
- Comply with the agreed-upon plan of care, or to
notify your physician or other care providers should you choose not to do
- Inform your physician or other caregiver if you
desire a transfer to another care provider or facility.
- Be considerate of others receiving and providing
- Observe facility rules and regulations, including
those regarding patient conduct, smoking, and noise.
- Provide information for insurance coverage and assure
that financial obligations of your healthcare are fulfilled as promptly
- Recognize that a patient's health depends not just on
his/her care, but in the long term, on the decisions he/she makes in daily
life, and the effect of lifestyle on personal life.
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