Importance Of Formal Caregivers

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Meanwhile, persuasive practices are associated to parents’ explanation of positive and negative impacts of doing things like taking medication (positive) and drug abuse (negative) (Honey, Fraser, Llewellyn, Hazell, Clarke, 2013). These also includes parents encouragements, dis-encouragement, and even criticism of PWMI’s negative behavior, like this instance when a father of the respondents yelled at him and said “Why are you doing it? Are you crazy?” (Honey, Fraser, Llewellyn, Hazell, Clarke, 2013, page 67). There are a lot of factors which can influence the patient’s response to these practices. One factor is the timing; sometimes, patients do not get the importance of what they are asked or forced to do at that time but immediately they understand…show more content…
Health care professionals offer psychotherapy for the patients. For those who stay in the hospital, their relationship with the health professionals is an important thing to consider (Haron and Tran, 2014). During hospitalization, the patients expect support from the hospital staff more than their family (Haron and Tran, 2014). Phatic and Empathic Communication Nurses are expected to be provider of emotional support more than the doctors (Haron and Tran, 2014). The patients pay almost equal importance to the focus on medication and dialysis and provision of emotional support of the doctors attending to them (Haron and Tran, 2014). Being asked what a good doctor and nurse is, they listed characteristics such as empathic, warm, supportive, accepting, cooperative, compassionate, caring, patient, calming, and respectful (Haron and Tran,…show more content…
Sometimes, there are language barriers, especially in the cases of English-speaking physician and Asian patient and/or caregiver (August, Nguyen, Ngo-Metzger, Sorkin, 2011). Also, people who find it hard to understand the concepts being told by the physician are mostly with low level of education attained (August, Nguyen, Ngo-Metzger, Sorkin, 2011). On the other hand, health professionals expressed willingness to be trained to improve their communication skills (Stensrud, Mjaaland, Finset, 2012). They specifically want to learn skills that are more focused on mental illness than the general diseases (Stensrud, Mjaaland, Finset, 2012). These includes facilitating coping, handling denial, etc. (Stensrud, Mjaaland, Finset, 2012). Female physicians have a greater confidence in handling emotional conflicts while male physician have greater confidence in handling serious illnesses (Stensrud, Mjaaland, Finset, 2012). However, lack of time is perceived as a problem by both the medical staff and the patient (Zantinge, Verhaak, de Bakker, van der Meer, Bensing, 2009). Physicians dissatisfied with the time tend to have longer consultations (Zantinge, Verhaak, de Bakker, van der Meer, Bensing, 2009). It is an avenue for the patients to raise more concerns but may be a cause of the doctor’s burnout (Zantinge, Verhaak, de Bakker, van der Meer, Bensing,

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