Consent for Care/Use of Protected Healthcare Info

Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 4:16:36 PM

The Consent for Care form has been revised to explain that physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants are not usually employees of UHSH, and that they are making independent medical decisions. This clarifies the issue for many patients who assume that any doctor who sees them while hospitalized is working for the hospital. Patients should know that they have a voice in who provides their care. They also have the option to change or to transfer if no other doctor is available.

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