Our patients have the responsibility to:
- Provide information that facilitates your care, treatment, and services.
- Ask questions or acknowledge when you do not understand your plan of care or care decisions.
- Report any safety concerns about your care.
- Follow instructions, policies, rules, and regulations in place to support quality care all patients and a safe environment for all individuals in the hospital.
- Follow the recommended treatment plan and be responsible for actions and outcomes from refusing services/instructions.
- Be considerate of the rights of other patients and medical facility personnel.
- Be respectful of the property of other persons and the medical facility.
- Support mutual consideration and respect by maintaining civil language and conduct in interactions with staff and health care providers.
- Interact with staff, physicians, and visitors in a civil manner, consistent with the hospital’s obligation to maintain a respectful and considerate relationship with all patients.
- It is the responsibility of the patient who wishes to make an advance decision regarding his/her medical or surgical treatment, including the withholding or withdrawal of life-sustaining procedures if he/she should become unconscious, incompetent, or otherwise incapable of personally making a decision, to clearly indicate his/her desires to Covenant Health and his/her attending physician.
- Ask the doctor or nurse what to expect regarding pain and pain management by:
- Working with a doctor or nurse to develop a pain management plan,
- Discussing pain relief options,
- Asking for pain relief when pain first begins,
- Assisting a doctor or nurse in assessing and reassessing your pain,
- Reporting a doctor or nurse if the pain is not relieved, and
- Telling the doctor or nurse about any worries about taking pain medication.
- Meet financial commitments.