Respecting other people’s beliefs is a patient’s responsibility

The Ministry of Health revealed, through the Bill of Rights guide, the responsibilities of patients and their accompanying relatives, which are to see their responsibilities and adhere to the procedures and policies followed in the health facility, which were designed according to the medical and legal regulations, laws and procedures, to achieve the interest of other patients, companions and society, and educate their visitors. Under their responsibilities and keenness to apply them. The most prominent of these was in adhering to general rules, respecting the religious, intellectual and sectarian beliefs and privacy of others, treating all employees, other patients and visitors with courtesy, and preserving the property of the health facility.

Adhere to deadlines

And it is stated in the guide that it is necessary to adhere to the appointments, and to contact the relevant department in the event of the inability to attend, and to commit to implementing the transfer decision to another place, or to go out as decided by the treating physician, and to follow the prescribed treatment plan, and in the event of refusal or failure to follow the instructions, the patient bears Or the legal guardian is responsible for that, and the consequences and complications it entails.

In addition to the safe and correct use of facilities and equipment in the health facility, non-smoking in all facility facilities, and the prohibition of possession of weapons in the hospital except for law enforcement personnel.

Visitor Policy

He also mentioned that the visitors must adhere to the specified number of, for example, “patients are allowed to receive two visitors at the same time” according to the establishment’s policy. Any visitor under the age of 12 years must be accompanied by an adult. Photography is not permitted in patients’ healthcare departments, including taking pictures with cell phones. The health facility has the right to restrict the right to visit “even during the permitted visiting times” in cases of communicable diseases infectious in the community “such as influenza, measles, mumps, chickenpox, etc.” And when the patient undergoes treatment or health care interventions. And when the visit overlaps with the care of other patients. And upon standing court orders to restrict contact from the hospital. Disruptive behavior, or threats of violence of any kind. Or when the patient needs comfort or privacy. Or violating the minimum age requirements for child visitors. And patients referred to specific notes “such as suicides, psychiatric institutions, and others.” Visitors are required to wear appropriate clothing according to the policy of the facility, and the facility has the right to refer a visitor who exhibits inappropriate behavior, or who does not respond to the instructions, to the nursing, security, or police official.

Follow regulations and guidelines, which include:

Bring proof of the patient’s identity.

Giving complete and accurate information about the patient’s personal, health and sick data.

Inform the physician of any confirmed or potential hereditary diseases and communicable diseases of those in contact.

Notifying health service providers about the patient’s previous surgeries and reviews of other health facilities.

Reporting any change in the patient’s health status, and informing the attending physician about the lack of understanding of the treatment plan and the scheduled interventions.

Provide complete and accurate information about the patient’s health insurance coverage and bear the responsibility for that

Informing patients about the state of pregnancy to protect them from radiation, anesthesia, or any measures that may affect them or their fetuses.

Inform patients about cardiac or orthodontic metal mesh during imaging that may affect their health or something similar.

Pay the bills for the patient or his family for treatment in private facilities.


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