Most Americans enter a hospital in an emergency or serious situation without understanding how a hospital operates, or even knowing the rights to which they are entitled. The hospital does NOT take the time to educate the patient and the patient’s advocate.The best time to educate yourself and prepare is before you are in a situation that forces you into a hospital.
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on January 17, 2023, on our former site, where it is no longer available. We are republishing it for your information.
by Terri Bottari – Free Now Foundation
These simple steps could save your life!
Most Americans are not aware that hospital dynamics have changed drastically since the onset of COVID. Hospitals require constant COVID testing no matter the reason you entered the hospital. These tests have been proven unreliable and therefore you could end up being treated for COVID even though you have no symptoms.
Hospitals are reaping outrageous profits by implementing every COVID protocol available. Keep in mind that doctors are forced by the hospital to strictly adhere to COVID protocols even if the patient’s health is jeopardized.
Preparation and Knowledge will ensure the best possible outcome. Utilize the information provided below to prepare now.
THREE IMPORTANT STEPS!
Survival Tips From a Former Major Hospital System Administrator
Step 1: Read these step-by-step tips and share them.
The more everyone is aware of patients’ rights, how to be proactive before entering the hospital and hospital tactics to avoid, the more lives will be saved.
Step 2: Download, complete and notarize these documents for your records:
These forms, along with others, may be found on Protocol Kills: Hospital Survival Tips.
Step 3: To better understand hospital systems, watch and share the informational CHD TV episode, which aired on Dec. 7, 2022.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Ethics Committee Consult Form
1. What is this new Ethics Committee Consult Form and why is it helpful and effective?
Terrible tactics are being used to coerce, deceive and deny patients’ rights due to hospital protocols monetizing deaths. The Ethics Committee Consult form addresses the following tactic: hospital staff intentionally denying communication between the patient and the ONLY person who can write orders or alter treatment — the attending physician. Specifically, the Medical Association Code of Medical Ethics Opinion states that decision making should respect the participants’ values, concerns and interests.
Communication issues with the physician are grounds to request the Ethics Committee Consult.
Oftentimes, to the detriment of the patient, the staff will first send to the patient a Patient Advocate, who works for the hospital and its protocols. Then, they will send the patient to a Risk Manager, who may or may not be a nurse, or they might even get the patient to talk to the Chief Nursing Officer or CEO. However, none of these people can write orders for the patient or direct the patient’s treatment. Valuable and precious time is wasted when a patient does not directly assert his/her rights to the ECC. Asserting your rights to the EEC immediately and effectively secures their attention.
2. Why does the Ethics Committee Consult (ECC) work in conjunction with the Power of Attorney (POA) & Medical Directives Forms?
Often the POA requests the Ethics Committee Consult and attends the meeting on behalf of the patient, who may be incapable of speaking for his or her self. The Medical Directives forms accompanies the POA to articulate which treatment to which directives the patient does or does not consent.
3. What happens if the Ethics Committee Consult (ECC) results in the hospital STILL not listening to the POA on behalf of the patient?
The POA and the Patient have every right to leave the hospital and receive treatment elsewhere. Many have no idea that the patient or POA has the right to request initiation of a transfer to a different hospital to find a treating physician and hospital with whom they feel comfortable. Sometimes, an outside case management service can help facilitate a transfer if the patient or POA is having difficulty getting the hospital case manager to prioritize the patient transfer. This is where getting help from the Hospital Hostage Helpline is crucial also.
“Patients, put yourselves back in the driver’s seat. It is your body, your right to sovereign bodily integrity. Stand firm!” – A Former Major Hospitals Administrator who wishes to remain Anonymous.
Don’t wait Prepare and Educate yourself, now!
MEDICAL DISCLAIMER: The information presented in this article is for educational purposes only. Always consult the professional advice from your physician or health provider. Applying the information shared is solely done with your own free will and at your own risk.
Aria Morgan is the Managing Editor of Free Now Foundation. Aria is a passionate and accomplished editor with a diverse background in writing for various industries, including music, film, health and yoga, and with published covers and feature credits in national magazines. Aria is dedicated to protecting civil rights and promoting health and medical freedom, and is thrilled to be a part of the Free Now Foundation team.