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Patient Rights

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Our Bill of Rights, following NIH's Clinical Center's, protects you when you volunteer to participate in clinical research as a patient or as a healthy subject. Continental believes that concern for every research volunteer is linked closely to the successful conduct of clinical research. We provide safe, clean and professional facilities and care. 

As the research participant, you make it possible for us to observe health and disease and to measure response to treatment.  Your rights and safety are protected by procedures that provide an awareness of your medical choices, of any risks or benefits, and of possible consequences of participating in research. The list summarizes your rights as a research participant at Continental.

The right to...

To safe, considerate and respectful care, provided in a manner consistent with your beliefs.

To expect that all communications and records pertaining to your care will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.

To know the physician responsible for coordinating your care at the Clinical Center.

To receive complete information about diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis from the physician, in terms that are easily understood.


If it is medically inadvisable to give such information to you, it will be given to a legally authorized representative.

Patient Rights
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