Respect

Whose life is it?

    A respectful attitude takes into account your self-esteem, your sense of well-being
       and your personhood.
    Disrespect (or "dissing") is stigmatizing behavior. It is disregard for your needs and
       culture. It can include ridicule, belittlement or coercion.
    Physical, sexual and emotional abuse are violations of your right to be treated with
       respect.

Your Rights (OAC 5122: 2-1-02)
1.      The right to be treated with consideration and respect for personal dignity,
         autonomy and privacy.
15.    The right to be informed in advance of the reason(s) for discontinuation of service
         provision
, and to be involved in planning for the consequences of that event.
16.    The right to receive an explanation of the reasons for denial of service.
17.    The right not to be discriminated against in the provision of service on the basis
         of religion, race, color, creed, sex, national origin, age, lifestyle, physical or mental
         handicap, developmental disability or inability to pay.
18.    The right to know the cost of services.

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