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Your rights and responsibilities as a patient

Methodist Hospital respects the basic rights of patients to personal dignity and independent decision-making regarding their care. Methodist Hospital is providing explanation of patient rights and responsibilities to assist in maintaining good relationships with our patients.

Learn About Your Rights & Responsiblities as a Patient in our Patient & Visitor Guide

Patient safety

Watch the Patient Safety and Medication History programs from Emmi. Emmi education programs help people understand and get involved in their health care. These programs inform you on what you can do before, during and after your hospital stay to keep yourself safe and keep your health care provider informed about your medical history. 

Advance directives

Adults who are capable of making health care decisions have the right to accept or refuse medical treatment. Patients admitted to the hospital receive Information designed to help them understand choices in advance of treatment. You may wish to discuss these matters with your family, close friends, clergy, doctors and attorneys before deciding your preference.