You have the right to be fully briefed on the treatment you are receiving. The University Hospital Tübingen doctors and staff will to do their very best to explain your illness and your treatment to you. But if anything is still not completely clear, please ask them again to explain everything you want to know in greater detail. Should an operation or similar surgical procedure be necessary, your doctor must first advise you of its necessity, the possible risks involved and the type and scale of the surgical procedure required. You must agree to such treatment and give your consent in writing. This written consent can only be disregarded in the case of a life-threatening emergency which requires immediate medical action.
The staff at the University Hospital are duty-bound to maintain strict confidentiality on your illness and any information you have given us in confidence. We are not permitted to pass any such information on to a third party. If you wish, you can, however, release your doctor from his duty to maintain strict confidentiality. This will permit him to pass on information to persons nominated by you.