Patient Responsibilities 2017-02-07T14:15:34+00:00

Patient Responsibilities

While patients are entitled to their due rights, they also have certain responsibilities. As a patient you are expected to:

  • Provide complete and accurate information about their health and medical history. This information includes present condition, past illnesses, history of allergies or sensitivities to medications, hospital admissions, medicines, herbal products, and any other matters that are of importance for their care as a patient at Dasman Diabetes Institute (DDI).
  • Patients are also responsible for providing accurate personal information such as full name, date of birth, Civil ID number, telephone number, and mailing address, when it is required.
  • To request clarification when patient do not understand information or instructions provided by his/her healthcare providers. If the patient cannot follow or do not understand some aspect of their treatment plan, it is his/her responsibility to inform their healthcare providers.
  • Patients are expected to comply with medical advice given by the healthcare providers. In case of non-compliance or acting against medical advice, patients are responsible for outcomes and consequences of non-compliance.
  • It is highly recommended that the patient do not bring valuable items to the patient care areas and only possess necessary items that are required for their care.
  • Patients and the person accompanying them are expected to treat all DDI staff and other patients and visitors with courtesy and respect.
  • Patients and the person accompanying them are also expected to respect the privacy of other patients and visitors.
  • To abide by all safety rules and regulations and cooperate with the DDI staff in maintaining a clean, safe, and friendly environment.
  • To be aware of the DDI admission, transition and discharge procedures as discussed later in this booklet.
  • To be aware of the DDI “Appointments Policy”. The policy requires the patient to remember his/her follow up appointments, be on time for the scheduled appointments, and to inform the appointment desk if they are unable to show at a particular appointment. No shows or constant late shows without prior notice may result in the closure of their medical record at DDI.
  • To cooperate with healthcare staff and realize that there is an enormous amount of demands and limitations of resources in the healthcare service at DDI.