Your Rights as a Patient
Greenwich Hospital recognizes that each patient is an individual with unique healthcare needs. We take seriously our responsibility to respect, protect and promote your rights as a patient, and strive to provide to honor your personal dignity and provide considerate, respectful care , focused on your needs.
As a patient at Greenwich Hospital, you have options for your care and treatment. Your doctors and other healthcare professionals will offer information and advice concerning appropriate, comprehensive medical care.
We realize that worry, concern and discomfort may make understanding information and coming to decisions more difficult. As your caregivers, we will do our best to ensure a process that will enable you to make the decisions that are best for you. This includes the decision to discontinue treatment, to the extent permitted by law.It is Greenwich Hospital's duty and privilege to inform you of and explain (in a language you can understand) your rights and responsibilities as a patient, and assist you in exercising these rights.
Among the hospital's resources to assure patients receive considerate, respectful care is the Greenwich Hospital Ethics Committee. It is made up of of representatives from many professions and the community. This group is a source of education, policy review and consultation for the hospital, physicians, patients and community on issues of medical ethics and dilemmas. You can contact the committee by speaking to your doctor or nurse, or by contacting the following departments:
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