The Patient’s Rights

  1. You have the equal right to receive health care resources, regardless of your gender, age, race, background, and/or social economic status.
  2. You have the right to understand your disease, etiology, diagnosis, treatment plans and prognosis.
  3. You have the right to know the reasons for having this surgery, the success rate of this surgery, and the potential complications and dangers that might result from this surgery.
  4. You have the right to obtain explanations on the usage, side effects and efficacy of your medication.
  5. Before undertaking an intervention or biological research plan, you have the right to be informed, and have the right to accept or reject.
  6. Your privacy will be respected and protected.
  7. You have the right to obtain your personal information and data from healthcare agencies, including medical history summary, and physical examination report, etc.
  8. You have the right to be informed of all the following elective options of medical care for the terminal stage of your life and the right to express your willingness to:

    ※ accept CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation);

    ※ give consent for organ donation and palliative care;

    ※ express your wishes to get discharged from hospital or to desire a natural death.
  9. You have the right to ask for pain relief.
  10. You have the right to obtain any related information on home-care skills and training as well as aftercare services.
  11. You have the right to ask and express your questions and concerns and have them addressed by the staff of this hospital.

The Patient’s Obligations

  1. You are under obligation to provide your personal health status and medical history to the medical staff.
  2. You are under obligation to inform your physician of any medication that you are currently taking and any allergy that you are aware of or may have.
  3. In the process of receiving medical treatment, please ensure that you acquire the answers to any of your inquiries from your attending physician and/or any other medical staff concerned.
  4. Please make sure that you have received all information that you require about your health issues and treatment plan from doctors, nurses and/or other medical team members.
  5. At the time of, or just before, receiving your medication, please make sure that the doctor or nurse has verified your identity.
  6. Please make sure that your full name, along with the amount and description of your medications are all correct and that you completely understand its usage.
  7. Please make sure that you read and understand the contents of all documents or forms before signing them.
  8. If you have any concerns during the process of your medical treatment, please notify and consult your attending physician or medical staff immediately.