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This page is a free sample showing what a hospital policy should look like. It can work at your place, you might need to modify it a little. The hospital here is HOSPITAL X. You might need to change that to your own institution name.

HOSPITAL X

QUALITY MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT OPERATION POLICY AND PROCEDURES

Code / Policy No:

OPP/-

Edition No:

3

Title: 

Patients Rights & Responsibilities

Replaces:

QMD-00

Date reviewed:

Feb 2020

Approved date:

Feb 2020

Effective date:

Feb 2020

Due for review:

Feb 2022

Applies to:

QUALITY MANAGMENT DEPARTMENT

Nature:

MULTIDISCIPLINARY

Patients Rights

  • You have the right to be treated with courtesy and respect.
  • You have the right to have your pain treated.
  • You have the right to know immediate and long-term financial implications of your care.
  • You have the right to expect all communications and records pertaining to your care to be treated as confidential.
  • You have the right to treatment in the surroundings designed to provide reasonable privacy.
  • You have the right to treatment in the surroundings designed to provide reasonable safety and security.
  • You have the right to know the identity of physicians, nurses and other healthcare workers involved in your healthcare.
  • You have the right to obtain and understand the information concerning your diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and other possible outcomes of your care.
  • You have the right to take decisions about your care, including refusing care.
  • You have the right to know of available resources for resolving grievances.

Patients Responsibilities

  • You are responsible for observing HOSPITAL X rules regarding patient's behavior.
  • You are responsible for asking for assistance and difficulties, problems or concerns regarding the rules.
  • You are responsible for being considerate of other patients by observing their right to privacy, limiting visitors in semi-private rooms and maintaining a quiet atmosphere (telephones, televisions, radios and lights should be used in a manner agreeable to the others).
  • You are responsible for treating HOSPITAL X staff and other patients with courtesy and respect.
  • You are responsible for treating HOSPITAL X property and the property of the other patients with respect.
  • You are responsible for giving proper identity prior to admission such as presenting your identification card, driver license, etc.

DISTRIBUTION:

Quality Management Department
Signed original is maintained in Manual & Indexing Office

Recommended

Director, Quality Management
HOSPITAL X

Approved

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
HOSPITAL X


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