Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Thirteen Thursday

Thirteen Resident Rights
1. A resident has the right to a dignified existence, self-determination and communication.
2. A resident has the right to exercise his or her rights as a resident of a facility, as a citizen or resident of the United States and the state of Washington.
3. A resident has the right to be free of interference, coercion, discrimination and reprisal in exercising his or her rights.
4. A resident has the right to manage his or her financial affairs.
5. A resident has the right to personal privacy and confidentiality of his or her personal and clinical records.
6. A resident has the right to voice grievances.
7. A resident has the right to prompt efforts by a facility to resolve grievances.
8. A resident has the right to examine the results of the most recent survey or inspection of a facility conducted by federal or state surveyors.
9. A resident has the right to privacy in communications, including sending and prompt receiving of mail that is unopened.
10. A resident has the right to have reasonable access to the use of a telephone where calls can be made without being overheard.
11. A resident has the right to retain and use personal possessions.
12. A resident has the right to be free from physical restraint or chemical restraint.
13. A resident has the right to be free from verbal, sexual, or physical abuse including corporal punishment or involuntary seclusion.
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5 comments:

Alice Audrey said...

Excellent list.

Picturing of Life said...

great post about resident rights...

My T13 in here

Kim said...

I think that it is great that patients know their rights, because it they don't how do they know what to ask for! Kim

Carol said...

As I face the possibility of finding placement for my mother, I appreciate this list more than you know!

Great 13!

NurseExec said...

Nice post. Our activities department inserts resident's rights into several of our activities, so that residents are constantly exposed to what their rights are. RR Bingo is probably the favorite (if we cancel bingo, mass hysteria ensues, LOL!). I'll be reading--and hope you'll visit me over at www.skillednursingthing.blogspot.com