Patient Responsibilities

At Christian Hospital, we believe in working with patients for a good health outcome. This requires the health-care team to obtain necessary information, plan, deliver and evaluate care and prepare you for discharge. You also play an important role in your care. By working with us and following the responsibilities listed below, you will help us to give you the best care possible.

Providing Information

The patient is responsible for providing to the best of his or her knowledge, accurate and complete information about present complaints, past illnesses; hospitalizations, medications, and other matters relating to his or her health. The patient and family are responsible for in their care and unexpected changes in the patient’s condition. This includes providing a copy of his/her written advance directive if he/she has one. The patient and family help the hospital improve its understanding of the patient’s environment by providing feedback about service needs and expectations.

Asking Questions

Patients are responsible for asking questions when they do not understand what they have been told about their care or what they are expected to do.

Following Instructions

The patient and family are responsible for following the care, service or treatment plan developed. They should express any concerns they have about their ability to follow and comply with the proposed care plan or course of treatment. Every effort is made to adapt the plan to the patient’s specific needs and limitations. When such adaptations to the treatment plan are not recommended, the patient and family are responsible for understanding the consequences of the treatment alternatives and not following the proposed course of care.

Accepting Consequences

The patient and family are responsible for the outcomes if they do not follow their care, service, or treatment plan.

Following Rules and Regulations

The patient and family are responsible for following the hospital’s rules and regulations concerning patient care and conduct. Your safety is important to us. While you are in the hospital, patients must refrain from taking any home medications, consuming any alcohol, prescription and non-prescription controlled substances or any illegal drug. If there is concern this is occurring, for your safety, Christian Hospital reserves the right to contact security and search your belongings.

Showing Respect and Consideration

Patients and families are responsible for being considerate of other patients, helping control noise and disturbances, following smoking policies and respecting other’s property. This includes showing consideration to hospital staff and property.

Meeting Financial Commitments

The patient and family are responsible for promptly meeting any financial obligation agreed to with the hospital.