Sinqobile Mkhize MKHSIN025 AXL2401L Reading Journal Three Evidence Based Medicine has changed the perception of how one is able to analyse and constructively critique the health care system. This is due to the fact that as much as the information acquired is of a qualitative nature and stems from multiple disciplines. One can’t can help but see this as a blessing and a curse. Which Lambert (2006) refers to as “ the gift horse” - the benefits that are a result of Evidence Based Medicine. However, there are also disadvantages that come with an innovative idea and that Lambert refers to as the “ trojan horse”.
This one man’s movement towards morality in medical research is what this world needed, yet many people were highly opposed to his article and research, saying that he “grossly exaggerated the problem” (Rothman, 1991, p. 17). People against his research would say that he had no right to say these things because the people that he would single out in his articles were pioneers and were working before standards were set for human research (Rothman, 1991). This exactly states the problem as to what bioethicists and Beecher were trying to fix, which was the lack of thought and care for putting a human being through potential pain and torture without their knowledge and consent. Researchers will no longer be allowed to be the martyrs of thousands of innocent people in the name of unethical and non consensual scientific experimentation (Rothman,
All that you make must be the right path, taking in your thought honesty and trust. This must result the prevention of medical mistakes .This essay helps you know the huge effect of medical mistakes due to very significant causes which include miscommunication, handwritten order and psychological human factor. On the other hand, the main effect of medical mistake is lack of trust between patient
This may leave a negative impact on patient-doctor relationship and thus, lack of professionalism. This is why punctuality considered as a fundamental aspect in the meaning of patient-physician relationship and professionalism. (1, 3) According to our review, there has not been done such a straightforward study to focus on physicians ' punctuality in the world. Therefore, applying this study in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will participate in elaborating the healthcare quality. Addressing this topic and evaluating the factors, which may rule physicians’ punctuality, can bring further enhancement in healthcare society.
This approach is far more useful for reducing health inequalities. Although, this is not to say that the social-ecological model should exist alone. Rather, both models appear to work in conjunction with one another, even if the medical model has been the subject of a great deal of criticism. More accurately, the social-ecological model has incorporated the medical model for the sake of optimisation. Policy-makers rely on the medical model in developing effective socio-ecological health policy.
During the situation it identified the need for improving my communication skills. I arrived at the conclusion that the outcome was good as the patient was safe; the complication was noticed promptly to prevent additional difficulties occurring. However I must note that this may not be the case for the patient as it required further surgery. I must also acknowledge that due to the need for additional surgery raises costs to the hospital and risks of added problem occurring.
Despite JB expressing his dislike of being placed in seclusion, nursing and medical staff agreed JB’s capacity to make an informed autonomous decision was impaired due to his current mental distress. Roberts (2004) states that the paternalism in mental health is rationalized through the concept that mental illness can inhibit a persons’ competency and ability to act autonomously in the governance of their care and therefore principles of beneficence and non-maleficence must be introduced to ensure that person receives adequate care. Prinsen & van Delden (2009) also argue that coercive measures such as seclusion can be necessary in reclaiming personal autonomy and control. However this paternalistic viewpoint of overruling a patient’s autonomy is arguable especially if a person is deemed incompetent due to their mental illness. Szasz believed mental illness was mythical and the introduction of a diagnosis was merely to label social deviancy from social norms.
The more traditional framework that would have been used would have been the scientific biomedical framework. This framework is a model that does not take into consideration the psychological and social factors which may be contributing to a person’s illness; the illness is simply seen in biological terms. This ideology is far outdated, and one can see this simply by reading the WHO’s most recent definition of health, mentioned in the opening of this paper. This model views medications as the resolution to all illnesses, however we know that in today’s society, medications can often cause further problems- for example the creation of superbugs such as MRSA in the hospital system, bugs that as a result of overexposure to antibiotics have now become immune to the medication’s effects, and can therefore be detrimental to a patient’s health. By choosing to concentrate merely on biological impacts on health, a vast array of other factors, such as the environment, the money invested in public health care systems and many more, are ignored.
Another is that I am lazy, and I need pressure to drive me into actually doing the task. My anxieties about being inadequate and mediocre and not being able to satisfy my patients could also affect my performance negatively because these doubts can lead to low self-esteem, low motivation and sense of self, and ultimately a poor performance. But in a developmental sense, these feelings can push me into becoming a competent clinician, in the fear of disappointing my patients and
Technology is necessary in medicine. The legacy of technology in the medical field is simple: more lives are saved with better methods. As professor Ralph Merle of Communications college of arts and sciences says “ If we can reduce the cost and improve the quality of medical technology through advances in nanotechnology, we can more widely address the medical conditions that are prevalent and reduce the level of human suffering.” However, many people believe that technology is bad for our health including the eyes. The problem with this belief is that it has caused a misunderstanding in the benefits of technology as there is a potential to improve eyesight using them. On the article “UR Technology to Enhance Eyesight Approved by FDA” by the
PROBLEM SOLUTION With patients today using the threat of reporting low satisfaction rates in the hopes of receiving faster or higher quality care, they seem to have taken the upper hand in some of the decision making of what takes place in the healthcare world today (Sullivan). But is it really the survey results that will make the drastic changes that are needed? Instead of questioning whether providers spend enough time with patients, ensuring that the provider gives the patient the option of which medical treatment or drug is best for them, or simply having the patient rate the provider from 0-10, zero being “worst provider possible” to ten being “best provider possible,” (Ganey) patients should simply be asked to leave comments or concerns about their visit. It is understandable and unfortunate that not everyone in the healthcare field can do their job professionally and appropriately, and those people should be reported. But when one does do their job in a timely manner and practices “first do no harm,” that should be respected by the population that they are taking care of and not degraded just because someone thinks the wait time is too
Even though there are legislations in place to protect patient’s information, data still can be easily accessed either intentionally or accidental by using improper security measures. EHR has its advantages and disadvantages of implementing new technology in the health care system, EHR can help improve collaboration, communication, performance, and decrease added work. The author believes that the incentives that the government is providing for physicians and hospitals to adopt electronic health records system will help improve accessibility to patient data, improve preventative health, and provide a collaboration from both patients and health professionals to increase patient’s outcomes of their overall