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1. I have the right to be treated with dignity and respect regardless of the severity or numbers of problems or difficulties I may have.
2. I have a right to be treated with honesty. I should be able to expect not to be manipulated into any particular course of treatment. My questions and concerns should addressed honestly and openly. The treatment recommended me should be a function of my needs and not the philosophical tenets or personal prejudices of providers.
3. I have a right to have access to all the information I need to make informed choices about any treatment I might seek. The positives and risks of any prescribed medication should openly be explained. Decisions I make about me should be honored and accepted.
4. I have a right to expect that the treatment recommended for me be a function of my assessed needs and not simply…
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