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Patient Rights

John 3:20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.

What is Informed Consent?

  1. The nature of the procedure

    • purposes of the using the drug or treatment,

    • the expected duration of the patient's procedure or treatment,

    • procedures to be followed

  2. The risks and benefits and the procedure

    • Benefits

    • A description of any foreseeable harm,

    • discomfort,  

    • risk

  3. Reasonable alternatives

    • disclosure of any appropriate alternative procedures that might be advantageous

  4. Risks and benefits of alternatives

  5. Assessment of the patient's understanding of elements 1 through 4.

    • For consent to be valid, it must be voluntary and informed, and the person consenting must have the capacity to make the decision. capacity – the person must be capable of giving consent, which means they understand the information given to them and can use it to make an informed decision.

Be BRAVE, Be ASSERTIVE, DON'T be pushed around or manipulated by doctors are nurse. Know your rights take authority over your or your loved one's health decisions.
  • You have the right to Informed Consent - This means knowing the Risks, Benefits, and Reasonable Alternatives of any medication/treatment and the amounts given.
  • You have to right to ask about any medication and treatment being given to you for any reason.
  • You can fire your doctor - If your doctor is not communicating or you are uncomfortable with the treatments it is up to the hospital to acquire you another doctor.
  • You have the right to know what the Doctor's Success Rate is for any drug used.
  • You have the right to leave anytime if you are physically able.  Even Against Medical Advice.  This is another way to scare you into staying.
  • During Hospital Stay - Have daily access to online medical record (electronic medical record)  
If you or a loved one have suffered malpractice at the hands of a doctor or nurse you file a report in your state.
Know your rights before you or a loved one goes to the hospital.
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Informed Consent
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