The “how and why” of illnesses is not as relevant. I learned which medications would be ordered and how to administer them but not how they worked or what the nuances for choosing one over the other were for a certain patient. Nursing confirmed my inclination that serving others in a healthcare setting was the right pathway for me, but it was the beginning of when I felt as if I were consistently missing a piece of the puzzle in the patient care I yearned to provide. I started looking more towards physicians and observing their method of treatment and
The fact that the cause of the Meniere 's Disease is so far unknown after all this time is what I found most interesting. That experts aren 't sure what generates the symptoms or the even exact cause but can treat the outlying symptoms well enough for the patient to live relatively free of pain and other discomforts is
Clinically, physician-scientists have quick/efficient thinking skills that will allow them to partake in new treatments and/or on-the-spot ideas that could help the patient more than regular current day procedures. When analyzing/reviewing research, the physician-scientist will have experience with clinical symptoms and the emotional response of patients which allows for the potential movement of new discoveries to the bed-side. Overall, physician-scientists take their skills from "bench side to bed side" allowing for a smooth transition of new innovations to the clinic but also, play important roles in communicating new medical research to the general public. Therefore, they act as important "middlemen" that are knowledgeable about the healthcare needs/problems of society and how scientific research can solve them. This allows for the physician scientist to, directly and indirectly, serve a vast number of people, more than the reach of a single physician ever
J Marion Sims history are just few examples of beyond control or abuse of freedom. We can also call this as lack of discipline or should I say unethical. After all this evil experimentation and research still they produce information that could help us treat our patient. For example we can describe the progression of disease of syphilis and from the works of Dr. J we develop instruments that greatly helped the women and even the infants. Since it leads the advancement of medicine we should use it and not hide or erase the recorded information.
People are skeptical thinking that using multimodal medication is the same as taking drugs that do not mix, just like in polypharmacy. However, Manworren states, “Multimodal analgesia and polypharmacy are two distinctly different concepts that are easily confused and therefore may call into question the safety and efficacy of a multimodal postoperative pain treatment plan. The multimodal approach relies on the thoughtful use of analgesics in at least two medication classes and therapies that target different pain mechanisms.” Therefore, the assumption of multimodal medication being hand in hand with polypharmacy is stated
This sub-optimal focus on the surgical palliation may affect surgeons’ decision-making ability to offer consensus treatment option for palliative intervention for common symptom management or in advanced conditions to suit individual patient’s needs. In addition to the deficiencies in the clinical palliative care skills mentioned earlier, studies have identified sub-optimal softer skills among surgery residents such as selection of words in delivering bad news, dealing with ethical issues related to disease disclosure to the patient or the family, responding to their subsequent emotional reactions and recognizing the need for referral to psychiatrist [45, 49, 50]. Formal programs to teach these competencies are lacking. Table 1 gives an overview of different components of a proposed palliative care curriculum for surgeons.
I am most convinced to adopt acupuncture the next time I am not feeling well or injured. Personally, I have tried other CAM methods like foot reflexology, aromatherapy, traditional chinese medicine (TCM), chiropractic and I do not really think they helped in my injury or relieved my illness. // For foot reflexology, the pressure points on my foot were abit painful when pressed and exerted force, it felt abit better after the session when I started to walk.
There is no cure for PKD aside from a kidney transplant, but a patient’s symptoms can be treated in order to eliminate some of the pain and discomfort. A patient’s high blood pressure can be treated through medication and lifestyle changes such as decreasing the amount of sodium in their diet and increasing the amount of exercise they get. Patients can take acetaminophen to reduce pain, but in severe cases, physicians may surgically remove the cysts in order to reduce the pressure and pain they are causing. Other treatments include prompt treatment of any infections, increased fluid intake to dilute urine in cases where patients notice blood in their urine and dialysis (Mayo Clinic Staff,
It is obvious that medical treatment can be very helpful for the patient and would provide results. However simple companionship may also help as they could simply talk about their problem. Counselling might actually help more than medical treatment which may have more of a negative effect emotionally on the patient. Medical treatment aims to heal the patients so they can return and function properly in society however this is not the case in ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ written by Ken Kasey. In his novel the mental institution serves as a method to keep the patients away from society and doesn’t function to help the men but to keep them passive.
Studies have explored how it can be a helpful preparation tool for individuals undergoing invasive surgeries. Essentially, “guided imagery could be used to raise pain tolerance, facilitate restful sleep, elevate mood, increase motivation, reduce dependence, and promote self-management” (Bresler, 2012). Still, the concept of guided imagery tends to stray far from traditional methods of pain management. Pharmaceuticals have long been a major method of treatment for pain but have resulted in major backlashes in regard to patients
Chiropractic comes under alternative therapy and is based on the diagnosis & manipulative treatment for incorrect position of joints present in the spinal cord areas which can cure nerve injuries and sore muscles. Most people don’t have awareness about this treatment, how the therapy is given? Therefore have certain misconceptions about this remedy. Given below are the misconceptions: • Many sufferers have opinion that Waterloo Massage therapy can only cure low back pain. This is not correct.
This is really interesting to me because back when I was having my back problem, I had no idea what an osteopathic doctor was. Also, according to the journal, “osteopathic physicians in the United States, unlike allopathic physicians, chiropractors, or physical therapists, can treat low back pain simultaneously using both conventional primary care approaches and complementary spinal manipulation. … .This represents a unique philosophical approach in the treatment of low back pain. ”(BMC) This is really interesting to know.
This lack of awareness on the behalf of both the CMAs and the providers can cause confusion I do not mean this in a negative way, merely stating facts; the providers unaware of the previous requirements and the medical assistants unaware of the special OBGYN templates that the new providers request. I propose additional training to ensure that the medical assistant clearly understand how the providers prefer the history as well as other data. Examples of the same information but different format subsists in abundances, but I will only provide examples for two. In the first example I will explain the history template, NextGen provides at least four different history templates, the history template that the medical assistant currently utilize transpires the template that you guys provided the medical assistant training on which works well for the providers on the Adult Medicine and Pediatric halls, however, the CMAs lack knowledge of the specific OBGYN history template because the previous providers completed them during their evaluation of the patient. The special OBGYN template does not open from the regular intake or soap templates, nor did the medical assistants ever receive such
I also think this career would be the perfect ﬁt for me because I can care for patients, but because I am not great at socializing I will only be caring for them when they are asleep. I also think being able to watch the surgeries and procedures will be very interesting. The second career I am interested in is PA. PA’s can diagnose and treat illnesses, prescribe medication, and collaborate with other doctors and hospitals.
Before we even know what to do with patients we need to understand physiology viruses, infections, etc., in order to treat them accordingly. There are not enough of the understated groups involved in learning about the aliments that target our people, it is left to people who are not impacted as much which makes no sense because there could be something in our culture that could be the key ingredient to treating the aliment. A simple practice like the way womb is dressed could be a break in medical engineering but there isn’t a heavy presence of underrepresented groups and people don’t realize that a lot of this. I wasn’t even aware till these physicians opened up my eyes and I felt like my choice to become a cardiovascular surgeon had even more purpose besides my