1. All inpatients shall
have equal access to appropriate medical
service regardless of type of illness,
sex, ethnicity, place of residence, social standing, and age.
2. Every hospital
employee is required to display name badge or personal identification. Patients
reserve the right to refuse medical services proffered by unidentifiable personnel
who fails to display identification.
3. Upholding the concept of “patient-centered
medical care”, the staff physicians are obligated to explain to the hospitalized
patient or the accompanying family information regarding the patient’s condition,
major laboratory and diagnostic findings, treatment plan, prognosis, alternative
treatment options, and risks of therapeutic measures.
4. The hospital encourages
all patients to question and seek explanations from staff physicians or other hospital
personnel to clarify any issue concerning the services they provide.
5. If the patient
is to undergo surgical treatment, the hospital requires the patient, the patient’s
spouse, the patient’s immediate relation, or a significant other to sign consent
for the operation and anesthesia, after the staff physician has explained the reason
for the operation, the success rate of the operation, and its potential complications
and risks. The operation and anesthesia will proceed only after consent has been
obtained from the patient, the patient’s spouse, immediate relation, or significant
other. However, if urgently required for the salvage of patient’s life, the operation
may proceed without consent, as dictated by law.
6. The hospital is obligated by
law to protect the privacy of the patient in regard to the patient’s condition,
state of health, and any other private information. The patient may request the
hospital to withhold information of patient’s hospitalization from the public.
The hospital may appropriately disclose the patient’s condition to the patient’s
immediate relation or accompanying family upon request. If the patients wishes to
withhold such information from a specified family member, a written request may
be submitted to the nurse station or the attending physician
8. In accordance with
policies on palliative end-of-life medical care, Changhua Christian Hospital has
made available the following declaration forms to safeguard your autonomy: "Advance
Directive for Palliative End-of-Life Care", "Withdrawal of Consent for Palliative
End-of-Life Care", "Do-Not-Resuscitate Consent Form", "Withdrawal of Consent for
Do-Not-Resuscitate", and "Appointment of Durable Power of Attorney". Forms may be
obtained and signed at nurse stations. Such declarations allow physicians to withhold
aggressive therapies or resuscitation and provide only palliative, supportive therapeutic
measures to relieve pain and discomfort, according to the wishes of patients with
incurable terminal illnesses.
9. To advocate perpetuation of life through altruistic
actions and to support national health policies, Changhua Christian Hospital has
made available the "Organ Donation Consent Form" for hospitalized patients. Such
form declares the patient's wish regarding organ donation and fully informs the
patient's family of the decision.
10. Since Changhua Christian Hospital is a teaching
hospital, patients are earnestly requested to cooperate in teaching activities for
the promotion of medical education and cultivation of qualified medical personnel.
But patients reserve the right to refuse laboratory exams, tests, or any activity
unrelated to their treatment. Such refusal shall not have any impact on the attitude
of the hospital staff towards the patients or the quality of care they provide.
11. Any comment concerning the hospital’s services may be submitted to the hospital
(by telephone:886-4-7238595 extension 3925, email to email@example.com, or filling
out the “Patient’s Comments” form at the Information Desk).