Patients’ Rights come to the Hospital

January 18th, 2011 by DCPatient Leave a reply »

There is sometimes a mismatch these days between the expectations that empowered patients have and the experiences they encounter in the hospital or other care settings. Great hospitals will recognize that respecting patients’ rights is not necessarily at odds with quality care but an integral part. Although we live in an overly litigious society, if we view patients’ rights as really the culmination of the Golden Rule, Quality Care and Common Sense, I believe that we can find a middle ground that respects the rights of both patients and providers. Every nurse, physician and hospital executive should ask themselves would they be satisfied being a patient in their own facility.

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