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Patient Rights

Patients have the right to care, treatment, and services that protect their dignity and respect their values. These values often affect the patient's treatment needs and preferences.

By understanding and respecting patients and their values, providers can help:

  • Meet the patient's needs for treatment and services
  • Protect the patient's rights

Courseware Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • List the six general areas of patient rights that ensure quality healthcare for hospital patients.
  • Describe patient care information that each patient should know and be aware of to receive optimal inpatient hospital care.
  • Explain the ways in which hospital personnel protect the rights of patients to ensure quality care.