The care you receive as a patient depends, in part, on your active participation. As your healthcare providers, we believe that you and your family can help us promote the safe delivery of care. These responsibilities include at least the following:
- Providing information. You and your family are responsible for providing accurate and complete information including present complaints, past illnesses, hospitalizations, medications, previous surgeries, allergies, noticed risks in care, unforeseen changes in patientís condition and other matters relating to your health.
- Asking questions. You and your family are responsible for asking questions when you do not understand what you have been told about your care.
- Following instructions. You and your family are responsible for following the care, service, or treatment plan developed. You should express any concerns you have about you ability to follow and comply with the proposed plan or course of treatment.
- Accepting results. You and your family are responsible for the outcomes if you do not follow the care, service or treatment plan.
- Following facility rules and regulations. You and your family are responsible for following the facilityís rules and regulations concerning patient care and conduct.
- Showing respect and thoughtfulness. You and your family are responsible for being thoughtful of the facilityís personnel and property.
- Meeting financial commitments. You and your family are responsible for promptly meeting any financial commitment agreed to with the facility.
In addition, you and your family are responsible for being considerate of other patients, helping control noise and disturbances, following the tobacco-free policies, and respecting othersí property.