1. All patients have the right to considerate and respectful care at all times by competent personnel.
  2. The patient has the right to obtain from the physician, sufficient information concerning diagnosis, treatment and prognosis, in terms the patient can be reasonably expected to understand.
  3. The patient has the right to know, by name, the physician responsible for authorizing and performing procedures or treatment. The patient has the right to receive information from the physician that is necessary to give informed consent prior to the start of a medical procedure and/or treatment. Information for informed consent should include a description of the specific procedure and/or treatment, risks involved, alternatives, the expectations for a successful outcome, and the probable duration of incapacitation.
  4. The patient has the right to examine and receive an explanation of the bill regardless of the source of payment.
  5. The patient has the right to know what hospital rules and regulations apply to patient conduct.
  6. The Administrators of the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, the medical Staff and all other members of staff are committed to treating patient’s fairness and concern.
  7. The patient has the right to have all records pertaining to the medical care treated as confidential except as other wise provided by law or upon the patient’s written authorization.
  8. The patient has the right to assistance in obtaining consultation with another physician at the Patient’s request and at own expense.
  9. The patient has the right to appropriate assessment and management of pain. The patient’s right to pain management is respected and supported. Your physician and nurse will assess your pain and involve you in decisions about pain relief measures to minimize your pain.
  10. The patient has the right to refuse treatment for any or all of the care offered. When refusal of treatment prevents the provisions of appropriate care in accordance with ethical and professional standards, the potential consequences are explained to the patient and the relationship with the patient may be terminated
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