Patient Rights on Pain Management
As a patient at Marianjoy, you can expect:
- Information about pain and pain relief measures.
- A concerned staff committed to pain prevention.
- Health professionals who respond quickly to reports of pain.
- State-of-the-art pain management therapies and tools.
- Dedicated pain relief specialists.
- Your expressions of pain to be believed.
We ask that as a patient, you:
- Ask your doctor or nurse what to expect.
- Discuss pain relief options with your doctor or nurse.
- Work with your doctor and nurse to make a pain relief plan.
- Ask for pain relief when pain first begins.
- Help the doctor and nurse measure your pain.
- Tell the doctor or nurse about any pain that will not go away.
- Do not worry about getting addicted to pain medication.