We want to encourage you, as a patient at Rabia Hospital to speak openly with your health care team, take part in your treatment choices, and promote your own safety by being well informed and involved in your care. Because we want you to think of yourself as a partner in your care, we want you to know your rights as well as your responsibilities during your stay at our hospital. We invite you and your family to join us as active members of your care team
- You have the right to receive considerate, respectful and compassionate care in a safe setting regardless of your age, gender, race, national origin, religion, gender identity or disabilities.
- You have the right to receive care in a safe environment free from all forms of abuse, neglect, or mistreatment.
- You have the right to be told the names of your doctors, nurses, and all health care team members directing and/or providing your care.
- You have the right to have someone of your family / friends from the same gender remain with you, for emotional support during your hospital stay, unless your visitor’s presence compromises your or others’ rights, safety or health. You have the right to deny visitation at any time.
- You have the right to be told by your doctor about your diagnosis and possible prognosis, the benefits and risks of treatment, and the expected outcome of treatment, including unexpected outcomes.
- You have the right to give written informed consent before any non-emergency procedure begins.
- You have the right to have your pain assessed and to be involved in decisions about treating your pain
- You can expect full consideration of your privacy and confidentiality in care discussions, exams, and treatments. You may ask for an escort during any type of exam.
- You have the right to access protective and advocacy services in cases of abuse or neglect. The hospital will provide a list of these resources.
- You, your family and friends with your permission, have the right to participate in decisions about your care, your treatment, and services provided, including the right to refuse treatment to the extent permitted by law. If you leave the hospital against the advice of your doctor, the hospital and doctors will not be responsible for any medical consequences that may occur.
- You have the right to communication that you can understand. The hospital will aid to overcome language barriers.
- You are expected to provide complete and accurate information, including your full name, address, and contact number, date of birth, ID number, insurance carrier and employer when it is required.
- You are expected to provide complete and accurate information about your health and medical history, including present condition, past illnesses, hospital stays, medicines, vitamins, herbal products, and any other matters that pertain to your health, including perceived safety risks.
- You are expected to ask questions when you do not understand information or instructions. If you believe you cannot follow through with your treatment plan, you are responsible for telling your doctor. You are responsible for outcomes if you do not follow the care, treatment, and service plan
- You are expected to actively participate in your pain management plan and to keep your doctors and nurses informed of the effectiveness of your treatment.
- You are asked to please leave valuables at home and bring only necessary items for your hospital stay.
- You are expected to treat all hospital staff, other patients, and visitors with courtesy and respect; abide by all hospital rules and safety regulations including the (NO SMOKING POLICY) and be mindful of noise levels, privacy, and number of visitors.
- You are expected to provide complete and accurate information about your health insurance coverage and to pay your bills in a timely manner.
- You have the responsibility to keep appointments, be on time, and call your health care provider if you cannot keep your appointments.
- You should provide the hospital or your doctor with a copy of your advance directive if you have one.