List of Patient Rights
Provision of Information
You have the responsibility to provide, to the best of your knowledge, accurate and complete information about the present complaints, past illnesses, hospitalizations, medications and other matters relating to your health. You are responsible for reporting whether you clearly understand a course of treatment and to request additional information for clarification.
You are responsible for following the treatment plan recommended by the practitioner primarily responsible for your care. This may include following instructions or keeping appointments and notifying the responsible practitioner or the hospital if you are unable to do so. You are responsible for informing your physician and other care givers if you anticipate problems in following you prescribed treatment.
As a patient, 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 or nurse measure your pain and tell the doctor or nurse if your pain is not relieved.
Refusal of Treatment
You are responsible for your actions if you refuse treatment or do not follow the practitioner's instructions.