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- The right to act in a way that promotes your dignity
and self respect.

- The right to be treated with respect.

- The right to make mistakes.

- The right to do less than you are humanly capable of doing.

- The right to change your mind.

- The right to ask for what you want.

- The right to take time to slow down and
think before you respond.

- The right to feel that you don't have to explain everything you do and think.

- The right to say "NO" and not feel guilty.

- The right to ask for information.

- The right to feel good about yourself.

- The right to ask for help and assistance.

- The right to disagree.

- The right to ask why.

- The right to be listened to and taken seriously when expressing your feelings.

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- The right to act in a way that promotes your dignity
and self respect.

- The right to be treated with respect.

- The right to make mistakes.

- The right to do less than you are humanly capable of doing.

- The right to change your mind.

- The right to ask for what you want.

- The right to take time to slow down and
think before you respond.

- The right to feel that you don't have to explain everything you do and think.

- The right to say "NO" and not feel guilty.

- The right to ask for information.

- The right to feel good about yourself.

- The right to ask for help and assistance.

- The right to disagree.

- The right to ask why.

- The right to be listened to and taken seriously when expressing your feelings.

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From The American Chronic Pain Association Manual, and Pain Management and IC by Dr. Daniel Brookoff, http://www.ic-network.com/handbook/brookoff.html

From The American Chronic Pain Association Manual, and Pain Management and IC by Dr. Daniel Brookoff, http://www.ic-network.com/handbook/brookoff.html