The Use of Placebos in a Clinical Setting Placebos are a controversial topic in the medical and the ethical world. Placebos are what doctors have given to patients or participants as the ‘control group” to see if a drug works properly. Placebos are also given to see if the patient or participants need an active medication to heal. In this essay, I, will argue against the use of Placebos in a clinical setting. I will do this by using three reasons to explain why placebos should not be used in a clinical setting.
Introduction Nursing judgment refers to a clinical assessment concerning person’s response to health situations or how vulnerable the response is to individuals, household, clusters or the entire community. Clinical judgment consists of two main sections, descriptor, and attention on examination inclusive critical aspects of examinations. In some cases, exceptions are made on judgment and given in one term like anxiety, pain, and dehydration. Clinical officers should not concentrate most on diagnoses from focused challenge but to risks realized (North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, 2005). Before developments made while classifying clinical judgment, nurses were not guided by and standards while relating to their client's challenges.
Firstly, I will criticise Principlism as a unifying theory of bioethics wholly applicable to ICU based on definition and specificity. Lack of definition of the four principles allows much scope for interpretation which reduces their applicability to some complex moral issues arising in ICU. I will also contend that attempts by some advocates to award an increased value to autonomy are at variance with the origins of principlism and suffer from a lack of clarity in their conception and application. Then, given the myriad of conflicting moral issues surrounding end-of-life affairs in ICU, I will argue that the proposed methodology suggested by proponents of principlism to resolve conflict is flawed and overly dependent on moral
SUBMISSION SUMMARIES Angela Drescher The key issues raised by Angela Drescher in her oral submission are centred on PMBs, the lack of knowledge that medical aid scheme holders have, scenarios based on real life issues on people whose benefits were not approved to cover their illnesses and that the CMS is not fulfilling its role to protect and represent the interests of the medical scheme member. According to her submission, a PMB is a minimum cover that one receives in a government hospital, according to state hospital protocols, two-hundred and seventy illnesses are covered by the PMB. These benefits are listed or prescribed in the Medical Schemes Act, additionally, anyone on a medical aid cover has to have access to such benefits. Angela
In the Journal of Advanced Nursing article, Whither Nursing Models? The value of nursing theory in the context of evidence-based practice and multidisciplinary health care, author Niall McCrae (2011) discussed key points related to the utilization of nursing models in modern-day clinical practice. With so many advances made since Nightingale times, some argue that evidence-based research and practice should trump the ideas of theorists before them. McCrae cited sources that illustrate a volley of opinions on the topic: are nursing theories essential or are they matters of the past? Upon evaluation of this article, it is evident to the reader that, although they can seem outdated, nursing theories cannot completely be removed from practice as
al. (2016). Preventative care needs to be implemented for uterine fibroids, just like routine pap smears and mammograms have helped catch early stages of uterine and breast cancer, early diagnosis can help prevent invasive procedures such as hysterectomies and years of struggling with pain. I have been inspired by this interview and research to get involved concerning women’s health. Knowing that uterine fibroids can be treated and detected early is most likely only one area that the medical industry is lacking in keeping up with proper health care for women.
An aspect of the "mutual yuck response" portion of the article is the concept that "medical complications are the exception, not the rule" (Shweder, pg.217). Looking at the evidence is a suggestion made in Shweder 's thesis, therefore the fact that medical complications with the procedure are not as common as people assume them to be supports the thesis of this article (Shweder, pg.217). Shweder makes the point in this section that few girls who receive this procedure actually end up suffering from injury or infection (Shweder, pg.217). This again discounts statements made by the Anti-FGM movement that the procedure causes harm to those who receive it (Shweder, pg.217). The idea of a "mutual yuck response" adds to the article as a whole and supports the thesis because it shows how people view these practices in a way that discounts the meaning of them (Shweder, pg.213).
In early 1970s nursing started to move away from routines and rituals towards research-based practice (James and Clarke 1994). Reflection is a broad and complex process (Kenzi-Sampson 2005) therefore there is not a set single definition (Jarvis 1992). According to Reid (1993, p.305) reflection can be defined as a “process of reviewing an experience of practice to describe, analyze, evaluate and so inform learning about practice”. The question is why do we need reflective practice. This essay will try to
Deontology suggest that health care workers have a ?moral duty, to maintain and preserve life? (Timby, Barbara 45). Therefore, deontologists believe that it is immoral for a nurse to assist with the abortion process, assist with suicide for the terminally ill patient, or execution of a convicted murderer (Timby, Barbara
Obviously, the clinician must weigh the risks and benefits of a homeopathic intervention especially in situations when there are demonstrably effective conventional treatments and when the patient is either acutely psychotic or suicidal. There are several limitations in that study, as presented by the author, and only larger, double-blind, controlled, trials can provide answers to the questions that arise when using homeopathy in the treatment of disease, in general, and in psychiatry in particular. (Davidson,
And, Wyeth had deficiently warned of the risk that an inadequate IV push might begin injuries like those she endured. Wyeth argued that Levine’s claims were preempted and it’s impossible to follow both federal and state requirements. The FDA had approved the drug Phenergan for IV-push and approved labeling, which warned of the risks of inappropriate injection. As there exists an FDA regulation that is CBE (Changes Being Effected), which permits Wyeth to make certain changes to its label that is intended to increase the safe use of the drug. It is the responsibility of the Wyeth to
One of the objectives of the study is to compare other treatment studies and clinical experience to establish if antidepressants medication decrease depressive episodes. The study shows an update list of approved medications for Bipolar disorder. The approach for antidepressants is controversial, the study reveals the antidepressants benefits in lessening depressive symptoms, but for short-term treatment only. This article, published by Medscape, provide a comprehensive review and clinical information about the topic that help health professionals to maintain an up-to-date
It is disappointing that the CDC, a leader in health information, for the US, does not have a page informing the population of the effects of methamphetamines. With how problematic and destructive meth is, across the United States, one would assume that the CDC would cover the subject, in its
This suggestion may be quite useful in busy clinics. However, opponents to this suggestion claim that patients seldom take the time to read preprinted text. Moreover, it is crucial that the informed consent for the anesthesia is done by the anesthesiologist and not the surgeon, because anesthesia is not within the scope of the surgeon’s medical and legal domain. Some anesthesia associations recommend separate forms of informed consent for anesthesia and the actual surgical procedure. This recommendation is made on the observation that combining these two distinct branches of medical procedures (i.e.