"The tension between the practice and knowledge development is inevitable and act in a positive way as source of advancement the knowledge" Dunn & Foreman said: In my opinion, it is normal to have some conflicts between the knowledge and practice during the practical life, where some of the professionals have their own beliefs which do not match with the evidence. Therefore, this conflict could be considered as a good opportunity for the professional either to build up a clinical decision based on his beliefs which may contradict with the evidence or search for the evidence that assist and support him or her to take the most optimal decision. Consequently, this process will facilitate the knowledge development. In addition, practice can open
Information makes an appearance in patient satisfaction. Patients like to know what is going on and what to expect. This is something that the patient is going through personally, giving them clear and precise information that does not conflict the other aids in their satisfaction. Going through any condition can be a little nerve racking. Patients tend to feel out of control when they do not have
Being for and against the Rorschach Test are similar in that they both agree on some points, but supporters of the test think it is useful while those against it find it to be ultimately useless. People are debating the fact of rather or not the Rorschach Test is profitable. For example, in an earlier era people cite the Rorschach Test as “an X- ray of the mind (Goode, page 3)” whereas others
Involving the patient in goal setting was found to give patients a sense of ownership for their goals. Setting both short-term and long-term goals is more effective than setting only long term goals (Wade, 1998). In my clinical experience I know it is very important in practice to link goals one to another so the patient can see the connection between long-term aspirations and the more immediate suggested rehabilitation goals. In goal setting it is important to document any goals set and to
The DSM’s understanding of an individual is limited to the diagnostic label applied to him or her, which might not necessarily be representative of the true nature of the person (Barone, Maddux, & Snyder, 1997). On the other hand, psychological case formulation understands that behind the individual’s diagnostic label lies a myriad of different causes that could have contributed to the manifestation of the disorder (Macneil et al., 2012). This not only leads to a more in-depth understanding of the client, but may also help to avoid the “pathologising of normal problems in living” (Mullins-Sweatt & Widiger, 2009). Currently, the DSM-5 includes several disorders that might not be necessarily pathological. For example, an individual is said to have Hoarding Disorder when they refuse to get rid of their belongings, no matter the value.
Reflection can be very useful in the clinical setting when dealing with a difficult or challenging situation. This type of reflection can take place when we have had time to take a step back from something, or talk it through, as in: ‘on reflection, I think you might be right’, or ‘on second thoughts, I realise I was upset because…’ This type of more focused reflection can lead to a new way of reacting in or approaching a situation next time. Reflection is an explanation and exploration of events; not just a description. Reflection often relieves
This is another problem with expectations of patients. Expecting unrealistic outcomes from those surgeries can be a significant drawback to having cosmetic procedures. Patients who consults the doctor have a realistic idea of what the outcome will be and have good
Clinically, physician-scientists have quick/efficient thinking skills that will allow them to partake in new treatments and/or on-the-spot ideas that could help the patient more than regular current day procedures. When analyzing/reviewing research, the physician-scientist will have experience with clinical symptoms and the emotional response of patients which allows for the potential movement of new discoveries to the bed-side. Overall, physician-scientists take their skills from "bench side to bed side" allowing for a smooth transition of new innovations to the clinic but also, play important roles in communicating new medical research to the general public. Therefore, they act as important "middlemen" that are knowledgeable about the healthcare needs/problems of society and how scientific research can solve them. This allows for the physician scientist to, directly and indirectly, serve a vast number of people, more than the reach of a single physician ever
Whilst the theories and beliefs of existentialism and mindfulness are often perceived as being the exact opposite of each other, they are both focused to helping the client move on from difficult time. I.e. these therapies focused on helping the individual self-discover the healing process, leading to improve self-esteem. Both approaches aim to help the client to develop their behaviour and to heal and grow inside as individuals, accepting all the suffering such as fear and sadness and dealing with them; even though their execution is very different in both modalities (Langdridge, 2010, p.1). Existentialism is about acceptance of the fate and face the word with courage and passion.
The therapeutic alliance is partnerships where both therapist and client are agree on shared goals and work together on tasks which conceivably will produce a positive result. This alliance is built on acceptance, empathy and trust. Other than completing education and professional training, personal characteristics also serve as an essential part to work with client. I believe that some of my personal characteristics are assisting me while some other parts of my personal characteristics also obstruct my ability to work effectively with client in a therapeutic relationship. Self-Awareness - I am aware of my own weaknesses and values so that I will not react defensively to what a client had disclosed to me.