In my interview, sissy explained that the attention she got made her feel validated, her concerns were listened to and she was felt as if she were in good hands (S. Johnson, personal communication, February 5th, 2018). In addition to giving attention, from the patient’s perspective moderation is key. Patients do not want a dominate nor do they want a passive doctor. Most patients want a doctor that is a happy medium. A doctor that is too dominate can be perceived as aggressive and dismissive.
In Frank Furedi’s reading, “Our Unhealthy Obsession with Sickness”, he concludes that the health care crisis which we are going through will not change nor get better. To some extent I agree with Mr. Furedi’s writing. He discusses how in recent times, people in society are normalizing having an illness and are willingly open to talking about them (471). Furedi also mentioned how people now embrace having an illness, rather than noticing their worth before they were sick. I too have noticed that it is becoming increasingly acceptable to the extent that people want something to be wrong with them, which I find extremely odd.
Because of EMTALA patients will no longer be turned away for economical reasons. They will be attended to with medical screening and examinations no matter the condition. Patient dumping" became an issue when so many unstable people were turned away or transferred started to have more difficulties with their health condition because they were not attended to on the spot at the time. Many hospitals participated in this practice and it was only endangering the patient’s health and life. The purpose of health care is to meet the medical needs and the safety and well being of a
Health Literacy and Health Literacy Tools in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes: A Mixed Method Study Introduction Health literacy is a vital component in effective health communication between pharmacists and patients (1). However, there is high prevalence of poor health literacy across different populations (2). Health literacy is defined by the Institution of Medicine (IOM) as “the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions” (3). This definition was modified by Berkman et al. (2010) to “the degree to which individuals can obtain, process, understand, and communicate about health-related information needed
An anxious patient much less likely to voice his worries or share information about himself or herself than a relaxed patient. Most patients are not of course, relaxed about their forthcoming surgery. It is therefore, a challenge to practitioners to identify and overcome the patient’s normal reticence to share information that he or she can absorb. Noise, discomfort, high levels of activities or other distractions affecting the surrounding environment can also reduce the information a patient absorbs. Practitioners can employ various teaching strategies to maximize patient education.
Smith includes patience, empathy, accountability and positivity. When I initially interacted with my patient he seemed rather grumpy and upset, rather than responding in a similar manner, I took a step back and told myself that, his anger was not directed towards me. By being patient and listening to his concerns I was able to better understand his frustrations and the cause of his unease. Before administering medications to my patient, I researched and looked up their purpose and course of action, when I was unsure I would ask a nurse or my instructor. I also believe that positivity in the presence of a patient is very important because, the hospital is not a place anybody wants to be, especially in Mr. Smith’s situation where he has had to stay for almost a month.
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.
Nurses lack of education, training, and lack of comfort in providing care was also seen as another barrier to good end of life care. Lack of knowing the patience preference or wishes regarding their care and treatment also created another obstacle for end life care. To make changes to these factors one of which that was made was the effective opening of communication, both with their team and with the patience family. Related to this is the use of a family care model and family involvement in clinical decision making. Nurses ability to act on previous experiences and their ability to support one another was also recognized as a positive factor to providing quality end of life care.
If you go to work looking all ragged and not put together, patients are less likely to want you to care for them. To a patient, they may think “well if they can’t take care of themselves, then how are they going to be able to take care of me?” I for one don’t want my patient’s second-guessing me, just because of how I look. Having a positive and upbeat moral also shows a sign of professionalism. To a patient, it shows that you care and makes them feel like they are in good
Regarding this, there were two different opinions: first, some nurses insisted that they do not need any encouragement from others because they thought the MER is an integral part of their responsibility; on the contrary, other nurses welcomed the encouragement by other health practitioners such as a doctor, matron, or even their colleagues. “There is no need to encourage us because this is our duity” (12) “The sister in charge encouraged me to report.”(N9) “Actually, among us, we as nurses encourage each other to report errors; also the sister in charge encourages us to do that” (N8) Few nurses highlighted the incentives as an effective way to encourage nurses to be more meticulous to report MEs. “Giving monetary rewards to the nurses.”(N3) The confidentiality of the reporting form is an important factor, some of them preferred to fill anonymously to avoid the embarrassment and being reprimanded by the authorities. “I prefer to fill the form with no names and it is better not to include names.” (N2) “I think as long as they can ensure the confidentiality of the person who reported, we will feel safe”(N9)