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Patient Responsibilities

The patient/family are responsible for:

  • Providing to the best of their knowledge, accurate and complete information that facilitates their care, treatment and service    such as presenting complaints, past illnesses, hospitalizations, medications, and other matters relating to the patient’s health.  They are responsible for reporting unexpected changes in the patient’s condition to the responsible practitioner. 

  • Asking questions or acknowledging when they do not understand what has been told about a patient’s care or what they are expected to do;

  • Following the treatment plan developed with  the practitioner.  They should express any     concerns they have about their ability to follow the proposed course of treatment; to keep appointments and to recognize the effect of his/her lifestyle on health and, when he/she is unable to do so for any reason, for notifying the responsible practitioner or the hospital. 

  • Accepting the consequences of failing to follow the recommended course of treatment or using other treatments; the outcomes of refusing treatment or failing to follow the practitioners instructions. 

  • Following the hospital’s instructions, policies, rules and regulations in place to support quality care for patients and a safe environment for all individuals in the hospital. 

  • Being considerate of other patients and hospital personnel by not making unnecessary noise, smoking, and for assisting in the control of the number of visitors, or causing distractions;

  • Respecting the property of the other persons and that of the hospital.

  • Promptly meeting financial commitments agreed to with the organization.

  • Firearms are prohibited

  • Supporting mutual consideration and respect by maintain civil language and conduct in interactions with staff and licensed independent practitioners. 

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