LakeView Medical Center - Your Responsibilities
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Your Responsibilities as a Patient


For the best healthcare possible, you and your healthcare team must work together. Just as you have rights as a patient, you also have these responsibilities:

  1. Be direct and honest about information and give accurate and complete medical history.
  2. Follow your doctor's recommendations.
  3. Tell your doctor or nurse if you cannot follow your instructions or do not understand your care.
  4. Comply with safety instructions.
  5. Be considerate to and respectful of your doctor, nurses, other staff, and other patients.
  6. Give the hospital a copy of your written advance directive, if you have one.
  7. Meet your financial obligations to the hospital.