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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.