I. Rights of Patients
1. All patients are treated
equally in the Hospital regardless
of ethnicity, age, etc.
2. All medical workers of the
Hospital wear a Hospital ID badge or ID card. You may reject the
medical services provided by anyone without an ID badge or ID card.
Upholding the concept of “patients are the subject of medical
treatment”, the doctor should explain to you or your accompanying
family members your condition, test and
examination results, treatment direction and prognosis during
your stay in the Hospital.
4. If you have any questions or
concerns regarding the medical services provided by the medical
workers of the Hospital, you are strongly encouraged to consult your
attending doctor or other medical workers for further explanation.
5. If you are required to receive
surgical treatment, you or your spouse or relatives will need to
sign an “Informed Consent Form for Surgery/Anesthesia” as specified
by the law. The doctor will explain the reasons for surgery, its
success rates or possible complications and dangers before you sign,
and only with your or your spouse’s or relative’s consent can the
surgery and anesthetic be administered. However, in case of
emergency, in order to save the life of the patient, an operation
may be performed first as specified in the Medical Care Act.
6. The Hospital will keep all
information confidential regarding your health condition obtained
during your treatment at the Hospital. If you are unwilling to
disclose your stay at the Hospital to visitors, please inform the
Hospital in advance.
7. Under the request of your
accompanying family members and/or relatives, the Hospital may duly
explain to them your condition. If you do not want any particular
family member/relative to know about your condition, please notify
the nursing station or your attending doctor in writing in advance.
8. To safeguard your medical
autonomy, the Hospital provides “Hospice and Palliative Care
Pre-Agreement”, “Do Not Resuscitate Consent”, “Durable
Power of Attorney for Health Care” and “Withdraw Statement for
Hospice and Palliative Care”, so that doctors, to honor the wish of
terminal patients, will not administer active treatment or emergency
treatment, but only provide palliative and supportive medical care
to alleviate or eliminate their pain.
9. To turn limited life into
unlimited love, the Hospital, in cooperation with the national
health policy, provides the “Organ Donation Consent” which acts as
the basis for organ donation, while allowing family members to fully
understand the intentions of the patient.
10. NCKU Hospital is a teaching
hospital; in order to improve medical education and cultivate
excellent medical personnel, you are kindly asked to cooperate with
relevant teaching activities. Nevertheless, you are entitled to
refuse any activity, inspection or testing which is irrelevant to
your treatment. Your refusal will not influence the service attitude
of the medical personnel of the Hospital nor the medical quality
they provide. The attending doctor will be accompanied by interns
while making the ward rounds, and if you feel inconvenient or
uncomfortable about this, please inform our medical personnel.
11. You have the right to receive
continuous and consistent medical care or tracking until the
treatment course is finished, which will not be suspended or
terminated without due reason.
12. If you have any comments or
suggestions regarding the Hospital’s in-patient service, call the
Hospital (complaint service hotline: 06-2766668 or in-hospital
extension 6668. Superintendent’s E-mail: email@example.com).
II. Responsibilities of Patients
1. You should take the initiative
in sufficiently stating your health condition, medical history,
allergic history and other relevant details.
2. In case of any doubt during
treatment, do not hesitate to ask for explanation.
3. You should understand the
possible risks involved in refusing or receiving a treatment before
making a medical decision.
4. You should see the doctor at
the appointed time and cooperate with the advice of the doctor as
well as the treatment plan given under your consent.
5. You should respect the
doctors’ profession and not ask doctors/medical personnel to provide
false information or certifications.
6. You should cherish the medical
resources and follow the advice of the medical personnel to
improve your health.
7. You should
conform to the relevant provisions of the
Hospital and health care.