Ethics and Patient Rights
Speak for Yourself
The following information can help you become your own best advocate.
We are pleased to provide access through our site to information which may be of assistance to patients in planning for care at the end of life.
Patient Safety Tips
Safety tips for patients and visitors and families.
- General Patient Safety Tips
- Medication Safety Tips
- Hand Hygiene for Patients and Visitors
- Preventing Falls in the Hospital
The hospital's Ethics Committee offers guidance and support to patients, families and caregivers in difficult decision making situations.
An overview of advance directives and their importance in directing your care.
Comparing Your Legal Options
Living will or durable power of attorney? Here are the differences in a nutshell.
Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care
Information about durable power of attorney for health care, its advantages and limitations,how to create one and how to get a printed version of Rhode Island's form.
End of Life Care
An overview of end-of-life care options.
Online resources and more information.