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RIGHT TO MEDICAL TREATMENT

The patient has the right to receive medical and/ or surgical advise and treatment which fully meet the currently accepted standards of quality care.

The currently accepted standards are those adopted by the Department of Health, Philippine Pediatric Society and other Specialty Societies as applicable in our hospital setting, and in the light of accepted contemporary medical practice.

The patient shall be treated with utmost care, consideration, respect and dignity without discrimination of any kind.

RIGHT TO INFORMATION

The right to know the identity and professional status of the individuals involved in the care, diagnosis and/or treatment of the patient.

The right to information about what kind/ type of medical/ surgical services are available, and what are the charges/costs are involved.

The right to be given a clear description of the patient’s medical condition, with probable/definitive diagnosis, prognosis (i.e., an opinion as to the likely future course of any illness), and of the treatment options considered, the risks and complications that may be encountered. The description given to the patient is within scope and level of understanding.

The right to know the names of any medication or procedures to be prescribed, its actions, and potential side-effects given the patient’s condition.

The right to access medical information which relates to the patient’s condition and treatment.

RIGHT TO CHOICES

The right to accept or refuse any procedure/medication, investigation or treatment, and to be informed of the likely consequences of doing so.

The right to second medical and/ or surgical opinion.

The right to refuse to take part in medical research programs.

The right to choose doctor and or health care personnel in accordance to medical/surgical needs (applicable to private patients).

RIGHT TO PRIVACY

The right to have privacy, dignity, religious and cultural beliefs respected.

The right to have information relating to medical condition be kept confidential.

The right of a pediatric patient to the company of a parent or guardian.

RIGHT TO COMPLAINT

The right to make a complaint through proper channels provided for by the Hospital Authority, and to have complaint dealt with promptly and fairly.

RIGHT TO HEALTH EDUCATION

Patient’s shall have the right to seek and obtain health education or advice with regards to promotive, preventive and curative medical, surgical and rehabilitative to maintain or regain good health and healthy life.

RIGHT TO A HEALTHY AND SAFE ENVIRONMENT

The patient has the right to healthy and safe environment that is conductive to good health supportive of the rest and recuperation. Reasonable safety measures should be assured within the hospital facility.