your responsibilities

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