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Patient Rights

   We consider every patient a partner in their hospital care. When the patient is well-informed, participates in treatment decisions, and communicates openly with their doctor and other health professionals, they can help make their care as effective as possible. Barnesville Hospital encourages respect for the personal preference and values of each individual.
While in the hospital, the patients have certain rights, including the following:

  • You have the right to considerate and respectful care, including consideration that your psychological, spiritual, and cultural values influence your response to care given
  • You have the right to participate in the development and implementation of your care plan. You have the right to be well-informed about your illness, possible treatments, likely and unanticipated outcomes, and to discuss this information with the doctor. You have the right to know the names and roles of people treating you
  • You have the right to consent to or refuse a treatment, as permitted by law, throughout your hospital stay. If you refuse a recommended treatment, you will receive other needed and available care
  • You have the right to be free from the use of seclusion or restraint of any form as a means of coercion, convenienc, or retaliation by staff including the right to be free from verbal or physical abuse or harassment
  • You have the right to have an advance directive, such as a living will or durable power of attorney for healthcare and to have the hospital staff and practitioners who provide care to comply with these directives
  • You have the right to privacy and to receive care in a safe setting. The hospital, your doctor, and others caring for you will protect your privacy as much as possible.
  • You have the right to expect that treatment records are confidential unless you have given permission to release information or reporting is required or permitted by law. When the hospital releases records to others, such as insurers, it emphasizes that the records are confidential
  • You have the right to review and/or copy your medical records and to have the information explained, except when restricted by law
  • You have the right to expect that the hospital will give you necessary health services to the best of its ability. Treatment, referral, or transfer may be recommended. If transfer is recommended or requested, you will be informed of risks, benefits, and alternatives. You will not be transferred until the other institution agrees to accept you
  • You have the right to know if this hospital has relationships with outside parties that may influence your treatment and care. These relationships may be with educational institutions, other healthcare providers, or insurers
  • You have the right to consent or decline to take part in research affecting your care. If you choose not to take part, you will receive the most effective care the hospital otherwise provides
  • You have the right to be told of realistic care alternatives when hospital care is no longer appropriate
  • You have the right to know about hospital rules that affect you and your treatment and about charges and payment methods. You have the right to know about hospital resources that can help you resolve problems and questions about your hospital stay and care
  • You have the right to have your pain assessed and managed to the greatest extent possible
  • Barnesville Hospital encourages you and your family to bring to our attention any concerns, problems, or conflicts you may have during your hospitalization or visit. To express your concerns please call (740) 425-5046 or ask to speak with a nurse manager.