As a patient, you have the right to:
· Considerate, safe, respectful care, and to be made comfortable. You have the right to receive respect for your cultural, psychosocial, spiritual, and personal values, beliefs and preferences.
· Know the name of the licensed healthcare practitioner acting within the scope of his or her professional licensure who has primary responsibility for coordinating your care, and the names and professional relationships of other licensed healthcare practitioners who will see you.
· Receive information about your health status, diagnosis, prognosis, course of treatment, prospects for recovery and outcomes of care (including unanticipated outcomes) in terms you can understand.
· Make decisions regarding medical care, and receive as much information about any proposed treatment or procedure as you may need in order to give informed consent or to refuse a course of treatment.
· Request or refuse treatment, to the extent permitted by law.
· However, you do not have the right to demand inappropriate or medically unnecessary treatment or services. You have the right to leave the hospital even against the advice of members of the medical staff, to the extent permitted by law.
· Have personal privacy respected. Case discussion, consultation, examination and treatment are confidential and should be conducted discreetly.