Patient Roles & Responsibilities

PATIENT’S RIGHTS

  • Right to Impartial Access to Care
  • Right to expect prompt treatment in emergency
  • Right to Respect
  • Right to Dignity
  • Right to Privacy
  • Right to Confidentiality
  • Right to Personal Safety
  • Right to Security
  • Right to know the Identity and professional status of the Care givers
  • Right to address any special preferences, spiritual and cultural needs
  • Right to Information regarding the diagnosis and treatment
  • Right to know include information and consent before any research protocol is initiated
  • Right to know about the safe and effective use of medication and the potential side effects of the medication
  • Right to know about diet and nutrition
  • Right to know specific disease process, complications and prevention strategies
  • Right to Access to Communication with people outside the Hospital
  • Right to know the information on the expected cost of the treatment
  • Right to Informed Participation in Decision Involving His/her Care
  • Right to have an access to his/her Clinical/Medical records.
  • Right to Refuse Treatment
  • Right to protection from physical abuse or neglect.
  • Right to Consult with other Specialist(s) at his/her own expense
  • Right to Explanation of the need for transfer elsewhere for Continuity of Care
  • Right to be informed of hospital Rules & Regulations
  • Right to information on how to file a complaint
  • Right to explanation for all items in the bill

 

PATIENT’S RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To actively participate in decisions regarding your health care.
  • To be as accurate and complete as possible when you are asked for information about your medical history.
  • To be honest and direct about everything that happens to you as a patient.
  • To let you doctor or nurse know if you are concerned about treatment, or if you feel you cannot or will not allow for a certain treatment plan.
  • To notify a doctor or nurse at once if you notice or think you notice a change in your health.
  • To notify your doctor or nurse at once if you have any concern about your hospital care.
  • To follow your doctor’s advice and to let your doctor determine your level of activity, diet and health care requirements.
  • To ask promptly for clarification if you do not understand what is asked of you, or why it is asked.
  • To be considerate of other patients. (Noise and smoking can be irritating to other patients).
  • To use hospital property and equipment only for their intended use.
  • To examine your bill and make arrangements for payment.
  • As a patient at this hospital, we expect that you will ask your doctor or nurse what to expect regarding pain and pain management; discuss pain relief options with your doctor or nurse; work with your doctor and nurse to develop a pain management plan; ask for pain relief when pain first begins; help your doctor and nurse asses your pain; tell your doctor or nurse if your pain in not relieved; and tell your doctor or nurse about any worries you have about taking pain medication.
  • To keep your scheduled appointments or to cancel them in advance if at all possible.
  • To follow the rules and regulations of the Hospital.