Saturday, December 10, 2005

Patient Bill Of Rights

*To be treated with respect and dignity.
*To be apprised of all treatment options.
*To be given risk/benefit analysis of the treatment options in language that is clear, concise and current.
*To be perceived as an active partner in their health and wellness decisions.
*To be given choices, not orders.
*To be allowed to explore health questions in an environment that lives the motto "There are no stupid questions".

This is off the top of my head, and these are things that I have come across as I have been a patient, or accompanied others on their journeys through an often inhumane and unintelligible world of health care. Please add any comments to this site and any suggestions.