Patient Rightso White County Medical Center is responsible for recognizing and upholding the rights of every patient and family member admitted to the facility.o All associates are responsible for upholding the rights of patients admitted to White County Medical Center with respect in order to be consistent with the hospital’s mission, values, and philosophy.
Hospital Responsibilityo Patients admitted to White County Medical Center are given a copy of their Rights and Responsibilities which informs them of all hospital policies and practices that relate to patient care, treatment and responsibilities.o Patients can and are encouraged to obtain relevant, current, and understandable information concerning the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of their situation from their physician and any other direct caregivers.
Patient Rightso The patient has the right to expect : • Considerate and respectful care • Assessment and management of pain • Relevant, current and understandable information concerning diagnosis, treatment and prognosis When it is not medically advisable to give such information to the patient, the information is made available to an appropriate person who is designated to act on behalf of the patient.
Patient Rightso The patient has the right to: • Make decisions about the plan of care and management of pain prior to and during the course of treatment and to refuse a recommended plan of care • Express their spiritual beliefs and cultural practices • Advance directives • Privacy
Patient Rights• The patient has the right to: • Expect that all communications and records pertaining to his/her care are treated confidential • Safety • To be informed of hospital policies and practices related to patient care • Be informed of the hospital charges for services and available payment methods