• Your Role as Patient

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    At Dana-Farber, we encourage you to be an active member of your health care team. We want you to participate in your treatment choices and be actively involved in the process. We also want you to know your rights as a patient, friend, or family member during your visit to Dana-Farber.

    Find out what you can expect from us by reading your rights and responsibilities.

    Find out more about the measures we take to ensure your privacy and confidentiality.

    Learn about the importance of having a Health Care Proxy, which authorizes someone to speak for you if you can't make medical decisions on your own.

    Learn how to access a copy of your medical records from Dana-Farber.

    Learn how Dana-Farber can help you with claims for disability or the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

    Learn how Dana-Farber uses email to connect with patients.

    Learn about automated appointment reminders for adult patients.

    Other concerns

    If you ever have a problem that you cannot solve with your doctor, nurse or other caregiver, please contact Patient Relations. Our patient relations representatives will work with you to address concerns about your treatment at Dana-Farber.

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