Patient Pain Management Rights

As a patient at Raleigh General Hospital you can expect:

  • Information about pain and pain relief measures
  • A concerned staff committed to pain prevention and management
  • Health professionals who respond quickly to reports of pain
  • Your reports of pain will be believed
  • State of the art pain management
  • Dedicated pain relief specialists

Patient Responsibilities Related to Pain

Management

As a patient at Raleigh General Hospital it is your responsibility to:

  • Ask you doctor or nurse what to expect regarding pain and pain management
  • Discuss pain relief options with your doctors and nurses
  • Work with your doctor and nurse to develop a pain management plan
  • Ask for pain relief when pain first begins
  • Help your doctor and nurse assess your pain
  • Tell your doctor or nurse if your pain is not relieved
  • Tell your doctor or nurse about any worries you have about taking pain medication