About Nagoya University Hospital

About Nagoya University Hospital


Mission and Vision


 We will contribute to society through medical care, education and research.

Basic Decision

■ To provide high-quality, safe, state-of-the-art medical care
■ To foster prominent medical professionals
■ To pioneer next generation medical technologies and care
■ To contribute to the community and society

Declaration Regarding Patients'Rights and Responsibilities

We, the personnel of Nagoya University Hospital, will respect the wishes of our patients and their families and
provide the best possible medical care. Patients have the following rights:

1. To receive safe, high-quality, state-of-the-art medical care.
2. To have your individuality respected and receive medical care with dignity, in any situation.
3. To be fully informed about your illness and prognosis.
4. To be fully informed of all the names of your medical staff (including intern doctors and students) and
       their roles in your care.
5. To expect a comprehensive explanation about your medical care plan, and either consent to or refuse
       the proposal.
6. To tell your physician or the hospital what kind of treatment you want to receive.
7. To delegate judgment to your family member or another person by designating you when you cannot
       express your wishes/opinion for some reason. You do not necessarily have to obey your family
       member or designated person’s decision.
8. To seek opinions regarding the diagnosis and treatment of your illness from other hospitals. (second opinion)
9. To access your medical records through a designated procedure.
10. To be assured that we will not disclose your personal information to a third party without your permission.
11. To participate in a clinical trial based on your personal decision. Also, you can refuse a proposal to
       participate in a clinical trial.
12. To tell our staff if you have a problem or complaint about your treatment or care during hospitalization.
       If you cannot directly tell about the problem or complaint yourself, you can have your family or a person
       designated by you do so. You will not be subjected to any disadvantage by doing so.

We ask for your full cooperation so as to provide you with the best possible medical care.

1. Tell us honestly what you know about your current illness.
2. Tell us if you do not understand what we, the staff, tell you. Also, tell us if you feel you cannot follow
       our treatment instructions.
3. Refrain from behavior that would disturb others or violate other patients’rights.
4. Follow instructions / rules during your hospitalization.
5. We ask for your cooperate in our bedside teaching program so that we can achieve our role as a
       primary education hospital.

Rights and Responsibilities of Child Patients

What you are entitled to, and what you have to do
  1. You are important as a person, and are entitled to receive the medical care that is best suited to you.
  2. You and your family are entitled to receive an explanation in simple terms, and to be told about your illness, tests, and methods of treatment for your illness.
  3. After having received a full explanation of the tests and methods of treatment you will receive, you are entitled to tell hospital staff and your family about your thoughts and feelings, and to make decisions for yourself.
  4. You are entitled to ask a doctor from a different hospital to the doctor who is treating you what he or she thinks.
  5. If you are worried about tests or methods of treatment for your illness, you are entitled to ask your family or hospital staff about them or talk to them at any time.
  6. You are entitled to study and play even while you are in hospital.
  7. You are entitled to receive help from the hospital so you can spend time lovingly together with your family.
  8. The hospital will keep what it knows about your illness or injury secret while you are being treated.
  9. Please tell the hospital about how you are feeling, mentally and physically.
  10. Please keep the hospital rules to make life easier for you and other people.