Patients Responsibilities


Duties and Obligations Imposed on the Patient in the Course of Medical Treatment

1. The patient must give an honest medical history of his illness;

2. Even if the patient has to submit to painful management, he will cooperate and follow the instructions, orders and suggestions of his physician;

3. He must inform the physician of what occurred in the course of the treatment so that the latter may know the effect of the treatment he is driving;

4. If he is given the necessary instructions, he must state whether he understands the contemplated course of action and the things expected of him; and

5. The patients must exercise the prudence expected from an ordinary patient under the same circumstances. In other words, he cannot act as if he was stranger to his own problem.