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How To Maximize A Stay In A Hospital

If You Are Hearing Or Vision Impaired, Or If English Is Not Your First Language, Ask For Help.

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Make your needs known. Interpreters must be provided to assist you so that you can exercise your rights throughout your hospital stay.

For instance, before any tests and treatments can be performed, you must give informed consent. In order to be informed, the tests or treatments must be  explained in a method you can understand. Translations and/or transcriptions of important hospital forms, instructions and information must be provided if you feel you need them. 

If a hospital doesn't have the necessary translator in the hospital, appropriate services can be accessed by telephone, internet or video hookup.

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