ATTENTION! Due to the volume of messages I receive regarding interruption or withdrawal of medical care, particularly regarding access to opioid medications, I ask that you READ THE GUIDELINES for PAIN WARRIORS. It will take a village of individuals with first hand information, personal physical evidence to bring effective action. As a volunteer advocate, and with my fingers on the pulse of the community, I understand the crisis those of us living with chronic pain face.
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This “Sample Advocacy Letter” is a template for you to use. Depending upon your concerns, you... Read on >>
"As a patient, you have certain rights. Some are guaranteed by federal law, such as the right to get a copy ... Read on >>
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According to MedlinePlus, (the National Institute of Medicine, NIH, U.S. Library of Medicine) "As a patient, you have certain rights. Some are guaranteed by federal law, such as the right to get a copy of your medical records, and the right to keep them private.”
Each state and most health care delivery organizations have a “Patient’s Bill of Rights.” Patient’s rights laws may vary from state to state, or organization to organization, but as a health care consumer, you have some entitlement. You have the right to:
"Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being."
– Kahlil Gibran