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A PATIENT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR:

  • Giving the health care provider accurate information about present complaints, past illnesses, hospitalizations, medications, and any other information about his or her health.
  • Reporting unexpected changes in his or her condition to the health care provider.
  • Reporting to the health care provider whether he or she understands a planned course of action and what is expected of him or her.
  • Following the treatment plan recommended by the health care provider.
  • Keeping appointments and, when unable to do so, notifying the health care provider or facility.
  • His or her actions if treatment is refused or if the patient does not follow the health care provider’s instructions.
  • Making sure financial responsibilities are carried out.
  • Following health care facility conduct rules and regulations.

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PATIENT RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The care a patient receives depends partially on the patient him/herself. Therefore, in addition to the above rights, a patient has certain responsibilities. These should be presented to the patient in the spirit of mutual trust and respect.
  • To provide accurate and complete information concerning his/her health status, medical history, hospitalizations, medications and other matters related to his/her health
  • To report perceived risks in his/her care and unexpected changes in his/her condition to the responsible practitioner
  • To report comprehension of a contemplated course of action and what is expected of the patient, and to ask questions when there is a lack of understanding
  • To follow the plan of care established by his/her physician, including the instructions of nurses and other health professionals as they carry out the physician’s orders
  • To keep appointments or notifying the facility or physician when he/she is unable to do so
  • To be responsible for his/her actions should he/she refuse treatment or not follow his/her physician’s orders
  • To assure that the financial obligations of his/her healthcare care are fulfilled as promptly as possible
  • To follow facility policies, procedures, rules and regulations
  • To be considerate of the rights of other patients and facility personnel
  • To be respectful of his/her personal property and that of other persons in the facility
  • To help staff to assess pain, request relief promptly, discuss relief options and expectations with caregivers, work with caregivers to develop a pain management plan, tell Coastal Surgery Center staff when pain is not relieved, and communicate worries regarding pain medication
  • To inform the facility of a violation of patient rights or any safety concerns, including perceived risk in his/her care and unexpected changes in their condition
  • To provide a responsible adult who, in accordance to Coastal Surgery Center’s directives, will remain at the facility for the duration of his/her stay, transport him/her home from the facility and remain with him/her for the initial 24 hours after surgery/anesthesia, if required by his/her physician