Sympathy is when a provider shows emotional connection to what the patient is saying. Sympathy is not a recommended form of acknowledgement because it can make the patient feel worse or as if they are being pitied. Servellen also touched upon the importance of active listening. Providers should not only hear to what the patient is saying, but also take time to really listen and understand. He also included the steps that should be taken in order to be empathetic towards a patient which include: identification, incorporation, reverberation and detachment.
Telling the truth or not intestinally deceiving or misleading patient. In this event not telling patient the truth about his choices can dismissed his self-esteem and reliability (Ellis & Hartley, 2012, p. 295). Edwards (2011) acknowledged that “the obligations to respect autonomy include the obligation to be truthful to the patient” (p.107). In given scenario, the physician should be discussing and updating the patient about his prognosis and plan of care, it violates the ethical principle of autonomy by not giving the patient the complete information and therefore no choice to decide for himself the future treatment plans. Edwards (2011) concluded that by keeping the necessary information from the person, the number of choices available to that person is reduced which inhibits her
On the counterpart, holistic approach might not be exclusive to osteopathic medicine. Some allopathic physicians might prefer to take a holistic approach in patient examination without actually receiving an official training to do so. Furthermore, many patients don’t even know their primary care doctors are D.O and only recognize them as physicians. The existence of osteopathic medicine needs to bring to the public’s attention and not just to prospective medical students as it might helps to reduce the social stigma. “ OMT was developed to improve the body’s healing capacity.
Tailoring a therapeutic intervention to specific cultural needs of a patient is a critical part of patient centered care. For example if there is a therapy option that is ideal for the patient based of clinical evidence, but the patients refuse due to cultural issues, then it is not the best option for the patient (Engebretson, Mahoney, & Carlson, 2008; Romana, 2006; Purnell, 2008). This is a difficult concept for many health care providers to accept. Numerous health care providers believe that if a treatment plan has the greatest evidence based support there is no question the patient should begin that course of treatment, and at times they may disregard the patients’ opinion. Many will attempt to change the patient’s ideals to fit what the physician has determined as being the optimal health plan.
This type of disclosure is an organizational violation, but could also lead to legal ramifications as well. Incidental disclosure of protected health information is not considered to be a “violation of the HIPAA medical privacy regulation provided the covered entity has applied reasonable safeguards” (Hatton, 2003) to help prevent them. This error also has the potential to cause distrust in the patient that the nurse is transporting, causing them to lose faith in the company. The nurse stopped Sue in the hallway (a public space), while transporting another patient, to tell Sue that there was an issue. The nurse made no attempt to keep the issue private and rattled of the details in front of the escorted patient, even though the situation was not an emergency or life threatening.
I had to learn of the potential sypmtoms and remain constantly aware of them during my interaction with the patients as I tried to build a therapeutic relationship with them around those issues. Moreover, as not all patients experienced the same symptoms, a different approach was needed in each case. An issue that I found particularly challenging was that some of the patients did not want to reason with the fact that the hallucinations/delusions they were experiencing were not real and even when they came to accept them as false they did not always want to silence them or make them disappear (see appendix A). Therefore, in accordance to the NMC code (2008), I had to learn to repsect each person's decision about their treatment and encourage them to work together with me in order to develop a care plan that better suited their individual needs and wishes. Thus, it became evident to me that using a person centred approach n my practice was crucial in order not only to achieve the best possible therapeutic results, but to also empower the patients through the process .
What’s important is that Ashely as a patient is vulnerable and this would cause him to feel anxiety, discomfort, and distress whenever the care professional is treating him less as a person. The nurses showed poor care towards Ashely, for my point of view “I’m not saying that the system should be perfect on how to look or treat a patient but it’s Important on how to deliver care towards every patient such as Ashely himself.
Patients need to understand the importance of taking the time to complete a medical history or significance of withholding information from healthcare team. All patients need to understand the lack of full disclosure may negatively cause an untoward event possibly even life
Therefore, accepting prudential subjectivism would then commit you to respecting the patient’s decision not to be treated. Accepting an objective theory of wellbeing would allow you treat the patient because it says the patient is not the ultimate judge of what is good or bad for her. Varelius stats that “if the autonomy this person had if she continued living is objectively good for the person to the extent that it overweighs other competing values, then the patient’s decision not to be treated should be obeyed” (p.167). Analysis Varelius’ argument hinges on the idea
It also important to know about different cultures and increase personal cultural awareness (Leishman, 2004). In emergency room nurses do not choose patients that they want to see, it is based on triage protocols. It would be beneficial to a nurse and the patient to establish a rapport and relate to some aspects while a patient is receiving