Some patients fail to realise that this step is necessary for the doctor to make an accurate diagnosis. Another reason why so many people praise the biopsychosocial model is because it allows the doctor and patient to work as a team when discussing outcome and treatment options. However, this can also be quite difficult for a physician if a patient decides against a treatment option which the doctor feels is best. At the end of the day, doctors are only human and it
The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee and is shaped as a biography of cancer, published in 2010. Siddhartha Mukherjee is an oncologist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Mr. Mukherjee has become a storyteller of one of the most phenomenal stories in science that has ever been told, the history of cancer. The author talks about the setbacks and victories of cancer treatment. Dating back 550 BC from the Persian Queen Atossa’s breast cancer, which was excised by her Greek slave, to the 20th century’s battles with chemotherapy.
Synthesis Essay claim:Though most readers can argue that ethics hinders medical research, closer studies show that ethics does not hinder medical research, it prevents patients from being taken advantage by their doctors. Ethics are important to prevent patients from being taken advantage by their doctors. Majority of doctors care about their patients and do their job to help other people. There are some doctors and scientist that don’t care about their patients, only goal is their own personal success. That is similar to what happened to Henrietta Lacks and many others .Henrietta Lacks, a vulnerable lady taken advantage by her doctors at Johns Hopkins.
I found this movie interesting because I agree with what the film implied on how all patient share a commonality called vulnerability. In the movie Wit, you are allowed a peek into the medical world that shows disregard for humanity. The film revolves around an English professor, Vivian Bearing, being diagnosed with stage four ovarian cancer, the treatment, and how her professional status is taken away for being a patient. A major theme of this movie is dependency on others by chronicling Vivian 's trial treatment and it allows the viewers a peek into the world of a patient dying from cancer. After watching the film, I noticed that there were a lot of significant moral issues, which correlates with the nursing profession.
The first question that was chosen was number six, “Knowing that there have been so many ‘corrupt’ experiments, does that make you question experiments that are done today? Of course, now there are proper procedures, but do you still question or are afraid of what they entail? Why or why not?” Although there are stricter laws and regulation that require the medical professional to fully inform the patient of the detail of the experiment or study, I would still feel great hesitation regarding it all and would probably still feel some fear just because of the history of medical exploration. There is also the blatant disregard from doctors, such as Dr. Chester Southam in the novel and his comments regarding his experiments on the uninformed patients about the cancer injections, “ … To withhold such emotionally disturbing but medically non pertinent details… is in the best tradition of responsible clinical practice” (Skloot 130). The second question was number seven, “What were your thoughts on Southam & Mandels punishment of getting their medical license suspended for just a year after everything that they did to patients?
By taking a hard line that didn’t consider the valuable thoughts and feelings of her staff, the VP of Nursing acted in an unprofessional manner that alienated those she sought to motivate. Their responses to her actions manifested in decreased productivity and morale, causing more harm than benefit. When her decision was overruled by the President with more sensitive and professional responses, improvements were made in relationships that eventually supported the desired outcome (Ascencio and Mujkic). Individuals must act in an ethical and responsible way that exhibits a service orientation. The VP of Nursing failed to do this when she issued edicts that treated her staff as though they had little value.
In article “Patient Satisfaction Surveys Not Accurate Measure of Hospitalists’ Performance,” the author makes the point that the survey generally rates its care by all doctors, so if they have a bad experience by one doctor, the patient taking the survey will state that all their care by the doctor was unfavorable, even though they may have received great care by other doctors. It is an unfair assessment of their care by the doctors, which holds true for the nurse’s part of the survey as well. Also, the surveys do not come out in a timely manner. In the same article the author states, “If a hospitalist receives a low score on the “Doctor Communication” domain, the scores are likely to be three to nine months old. How can we legitimately assign (and then modify) behaviors based on those scores?” (Winthrop Whitcomb, MD, MHM,
One of Baumrind’s claims was that Milgram’s experiment was not relatable to real life and Nazi Germany, but the reason of her argument seems to be a misunderstanding. In her next argument, she blamed him for not taking care of the subjects. Milgram’s experiment was emotionally challenging but it was not harmful; after the questionnaires he did and the meetings he had with the subjects, it’s clear that no damage was done to the participants. Despite Baumrind’s claims, both Milgram’s experiment and his arguments were a great success. Instead of focusing on the ethics of the experiment, one should answer this question: Would you push that
This includes honesty about their limitations. In this day and age of rapidly advancing medical science, doctors cannot know everything – this is Reality. They may also be totally unfamiliar with complementary medicine or other questions based on health that their patients may have based off the Internet. Rather than pretend to know the answer, doctors should say, “I do not know.” If the doctor’s patient is Realistic, they will accept this answer and respect the doctor for his or her honesty. Doctors and Medical Science The rapid advancement of medical science also means a doctor who truly Owns their Expertise must always be reading, learning, and thinking.
A doctor in the oncology department who is Dr. Kelekian wants Vivian to take a full dose of the chemotherapy for 8 months. Although he warns Vivian to be strong enough and reserve her inner courage in the treatment that will take a very long course, I think this kind of treatment is very painful enough for a person to bear. Having said so, she tries to remain impassive and tolerant throughout the progression of treatment. As seen in the movie, she suffers from physical examinations, tests and assessments by those medical students. Through several flashbacks we have gain different insights from Vivian’s past life, including are those; encounter with her mentor who warns her to spend more time with her friends, a special moment with his father during her childhood life wherein his father used to encourage her in delighting new words and associating it with some meaning, lastly is about her moment with a student when she treated him unfairly.