Kidney School™—a program of Medical Education Institute, Inc.

Module 14—Patient Rights and Responsibilities

Module 14

Patient Rights and Responsibilities

As key team members, people with kidney disease have important responsibilities related to their health care—and important rights as well. Learn how to handle conflicts with health care providers. Decision-making about end-of-life issues is also included in this module.

Topics covered in this module include:

  • Importance of taking an active role in your own care
  • Seeking information
  • Right to information
  • Your medical chart
  • Advance directives
  • Refusing treatment
  • Choosing or changing treatment
  • Taking part in research
  • Second opinions
  • Nondiscrimination and privacy
  • Transferring to another clinic
  • How to file a complaint

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