You have the right to receive considerate treatment that is respectful, acknowledges your beliefs, values and culture, and adheres to your religious observance.
You have the right to receive treatment that maintains your privacy in the context of prevailing Medical Center conditions. During your examination, you have the right to request the presence of an additional person as an observer within the context of the prevailing Medical Center conditions.
Your medical condition and particulars of your treatment are your private concern. Every member of your treating staff is obligated to maintain professional confidentiality. Details about your medical condition will be relayed to another person only with your explicit consent or in accordance with the requirements of the law.
Your free and willing consent is a necessary precondition to treatment. In order to decide on the treatment being offered, you have the right to receive complete and up-to-date information about your diagnosis, the risks of the treatment, chances for success, and possible side effects. You may also verbally receive information on alternative treatments, if available, or preventive treatments and their associated risk factors and chances for success.
You will receive detailed information before your surgery or invasive procedure, and you will be asked to sign a consent form. Do not hesitate to ask questions before signing the consent form. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any stage of treatment without affecting the relationship between you and the treating staff.
Obtaining medical Information
You have the right to receive, throughout the duration of your hospitalization, complete and detailed information regarding your medical condition, treatment, examinations, and tests. The information will be given to you in accordance with the policies of the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center department.
Upon discharge, you have the right to receive a written, detailed summary of your hospitalization. Copies of this documentation, as well as copies of your x-rays, will remain in your medical file. Duplication of this information may require payment, charged in accordance with Ministry of Health policies.
We honor your right to request a second consultative opinion in addition to that of the direct department staff caring for you, on any medical condition. If you opt for a second opinion, please notify either the department director or the senior physician responsible for the department. After notifying the senior physician, you may request a second opinion from any specialist in coordination with the department director.
We emphasize that any communication with and payment to an outside physician is your responsibility. The Medical Center is in no way obligated or responsible for your consultation, and the Medical Center is not obligated to act upon the second opinion.