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Individual Rights and Responsibilities

Individual Rights

  • You have the right to receive information about your rights.
  • You have the right to be involved in care decisions.
  • You have the right to informed consent.  Informed consent is a mutual understanding between you and the physician who provides you with care.  This allows you to fully participate in decisions about your care.
  • You have the right to be informed and to give consent for recordings or filming made for purposes other than identification, diagnosis, or treatment.
  • You have the right to be informed of the name of the physician or other practitioner primarily responsible for your care, and for the name of the physician or other practitioner who will perform the care.
  • You have the right to refuse care in accordance with law and regulation.  When you are not legally responsible, your surrogate decision maker, as allowed by law, has the right to refuse care on your behalf.
  • You have a right to have your wishes relating to end of life decisions addressed.
  • You, and when appropriate, your family have a right to be informed about the outcomes of care, treatment, and services, including unanticipated outcomes.
  • You have the right to a complaint resolution process.  You can freely voice complaints and recommend changes without being subject to coercion, discrimination, reprisal, or unreasonable interruption of care, treatment, and services.
  • Your needs for confidentiality, privacy, and security are respected.
  • You have a right to an environment that preserves dignity and contributes to a positive self-image.
  • You have a right to be free from mental, physical, sexual, and verbal abuse, neglect and exploitation.
  • You have the right to pain management.
  • You have a right to access protective advocacy services.
  • You have the right, if applicable, to be protected as a research subject and to have your right during research, investigation, and clinical trials respected.

Individual Responsibilities

  • Provide information.  It is your responsibility to provide the health care providers with accurate and complete information about your present complaints past illnesses, hospitalization, medications, and other matters relating to your health.  You must report perceived risks in your care and unexpected changes in your condition.
  • Ask questions.  It is your responsibility to ask questions when you do not understand your care or what you are expected to do.
  • Follow instructions.  You must follow the plan of care that is developed for you.  You should express any concerns about your ability to follow the plan of care.
  • Accept consequences.  You and your family are responsible for the outcomes if you do not follow the plan of care.
  • Follow rules and regulations.  You are responsible for following Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South's rules and regulations.
  • Show respect and consideration.  It is your responsibility to be considerate of Texas Health Huguley's staff and property as well as being considerate of other patients and their property.
  • Meet financial commitments.  It is your responsibility to promptly meet any financial obligation agreement.