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Patients Rights and Responsibilities

Patient Rights

  • Right to be treated with respect
  • Right to freedom from discrimination, coercion, harassment, and exploitation
  • Right to dignity and independence
  • Right to services of an appropriate standard
  • Right to effective communication
  • Right to be fully informed about estimate cost of treatment, benefits vs risk .
  • Right to make an informed choice and give informed consent
  • Right to support
  • Right to change your hospital any time (on your risk which may be explained to you)
  • Right to complain to the management in appropriate mode .

Patient Responsibilities

  • Take part in the development of an individual care plan with nursing staff to enable your specific needs and cares to be met.
  • Provide the necessary information about your previous medical/surgical history to enable safe treatment and care.
  • Keep staff informed about any changes in your condition or situation.
  • Maintain your own health and function during your hospitali-sation, with assistance from nursing staff as necessary.
  • Respect the rights, needs, and dignity of other patients in the vicinity.
  • Be courteous to staff and respectful of their rights and professional opinion.
  • Respect organisational policies, i.e. safety, security, no smoking, individuals' privacy and confidentiality, visiting hours etc.
  • Treat hospital property with care and use only for the purpose for which it was designed.
  • Follow instructions of staff in the event of an emergency.