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Protecting the Rights of Home Health and Hospice Patients

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 as well as protect the patient's rights. This course will address the nurse's role in addressing these issues.

Courseware Learning Objectives

After completing this course, the participant should be able to:

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