This inequity in knowledge may contribute to the power imbalance that can occur during clinical encounters. The team of health care providers, not only the physician, can contribute here. In fact, when patients were asked how best to implement SDM
The case of Lia Lee can be used holistically to showcase the negative effects which a culture and language barrier can produce between doctor and patient. It can reveal how communication and cultural sensitivity can aid in medical practice. Nevertheless, Lia’s case also shows the need for doctors and healthcare practitioners to learn more of about a culture so that treatment may be administered smoothly and without complete comprehension of the patient and their
Therefore, the patient centered approach can assist researchers in understanding why some perceive the quality of health care better than others and how health care decisions are made. However, they found that the clinicians approach when informing a patient of a condition can contribute to the minimization or maximization of how it is perceived by the patient and the social and cultural can also be a determining factor. Therefore, by identifying these contributing factors providers and clinicians can change the way they approach the delivery of health care for a better quality
In health and social care, we tend to label individuals without knowing it and the outcome of it can be difficult for individuals to understand. However, labelling can be calling people names which can be offensive to the person and this can be referring to someone as be fat, uneducated, mean and weak. However, labelling people in health and social care setting can affect both the discriminator and the victims in a way that limit communication and appropriate services for the service users. In relation to labelling, if some discriminated against the other, the outcome could be that the individual can end up disrespecting the victim or causing an harm to the victim and the effects is that it can limit the the idea of seeing the real person behind the scene. For example, in a care home if someone refers to an individual of be fat this can be a form of labelling and this can affect the way the individual feels about his or herself.
In addition to the medical care and long term treatment of a family member, an open and liberal view of mental illness is almost an essential in being able to care for someone who is ill. Some feelings that must be acknowledged and processed are: shame; blame; anger; denial and guilt. “A central conundrum for caregivers is how most effectively to draw the boundary between themselves and the mentally ill person in their lives.” (72) In the excerpt In Sickness and in Health, David Karp examines the emotional and physical toll that caring for someone with a mental illness brings. He states that there are two essential ideas that must be incorporated when caring for a spouse with a mental illness, but I believe that they are essential for all caregivers regardless of relationship to the patient. “The first is that they cannot solve the problem.
According to Walker & Avant (1995) any concept analysis will consist of more than one defining attribute; however, one needs to determine which attributes are appropriate for the purpose of exploration of the concept. Clinical attributes, or characteristics, associated with pain serve to distinguish the concept of pain from the concept of discomfort. As identified by Montes-Sandoval (1999), include: (a) an unpleasant, distressful, unwanted, uncomfortable experience; (b) neurophysiological, psychological, socio-cultural, response to harmful stimuli; (c) a subjective and difficult to describe sensation that cannot truly be measured or accurately perceived by others; (d) a unique experience that serves as a protective mechanism for self-preservation; (e) an adverse sensation to an actual or potential threat of physical or emotional injury or damage; and (f) distressful thoughts resulting from a mental misperception (p. 938). The common character between all uses of the term seems to be related to some form of discomfort. The critical attributes of pain can also serve importance in the formation of a model
Where patients would seek comfort and consolation with each other. However, this too brought on negative affects, as it made patients vulnerable. The act of taking on other patients issues created immense stress for the patients, thus contributing to their already sensitive state. This is significant to psychiatric nursing because nurses will have relevant information to combat these negative effects and improve the quality of a patients being. The benefits of addressing this research problem to nurses are that the nurses will understand the importance of building a good rapport with a patient, thus improving their
The social constructionism has also impacted on the development of health. Social constructionism allowed to understand difference between the biological condition and the social meaning of the condition (Willis & Elmer, 2011, p. 8). Thus, social
There are various methods to adjust health care services into becoming more approachable for low literacy patients. We shall let our society be aware of the problem and accommodate to the needs of low literacy people in our health care facilities. While communicating we must talk with sensitivity, allow the patients to speak out their opinions, respect their values, goals, and beliefs, and act with acceptance. Often times, while connecting with our patients can have the ability to heal them, but others times it can hurt the patient. We must not make any assumptions about the patients, we overestimate people’s reading levels because we are not in their position and we do not think about how something so “easy” to us can be such a challenge for others.
The author was trying to show how the difference between two cultures can influence in health care. The author showed how the difference between illness and disease also affects the forms of treatment. It is important to recognize the patient’s cultural beliefs because this may help us to recognize how effective the given treatment can be and in what ways we can enhance the treatment without sacrificing the patient’s cultural beliefs. The author also showed how both the parents and the doctors care about Lia but what they thought was best for Lia varied. The doctors thought that the parents were harming the treatment by not being compliant and the parents thought that the doctors were hurting Lia by giving her so much medicine.