Unit 4 Patient Rights Discussion

Write 300-500 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. _x000D_
In your own words describe the meaning of the Patients’ Bill of Rights. Currently there is no universal Patients’ Bill of Rights, but many facilities have adopted their own set of Patients’ Rights and Responsibilities based on the Consumer Bill of Rights and Responsibilities that was adopted by the US Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry in 1998. _x000D_
For this discussion, read the Patients’ Bill of Rights presented by Healthsource Global Staffing to all of their employees. _x000D_
There are eight key areas of the Patients’ Bill of Rights:_x000D_
Information for patients_x000D_
Choice of providers and plans_x000D_
Access to emergency services_x000D_
Taking part in treatment decisions_x000D_
Respect and non-discrimination_x000D_
Confidentiality (And privacy) of health information_x000D_
Complaints and appeals_x000D_
Consumer responsibilities

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