As a young girl, I simply thought that doctors just treated diseases. When one was sick they went to the doctor, the doctor diagnosed them and gave them a suitable treatment. However, as a first year medical student I now know that this is not the case. In modern society doctors don’t treat diseases- they treat the people who have the diseases. It’s not just medical students or people in the medical profession who know this- modern society as a whole has come to accept the fact that doctors are no longer medical scientists but carers who put their patients needs first and not the disease or illness they may have.
The Hippocratic Oath is a promise made by doctors, stating that they are not magicians but will always treat the sick to the best of one's ability, with the high standard of treatment, preserve patient privacy, to impart the secrets of medicine to the next generation of doctors and many more. It was in this oath that the foundation of patient privacy and doctor-patient confidentiality developed. To this day \, even though the Hippocratic Oath has been altered to reflect the modern time, it holds the American Medical Association's Code of Medical Ethics and has remained in Western civilization as an expression of ideal conduct for the physician (Tyson 2001), in which graduating medical students swear the oath to society and
Planned Parenthood is a program that has been helping people pay for essential procedures without a large fee. It should continue to be covered by the government because of the immense help it has offered people for years. As well as the cost is being funded by Title X which is helping other healthcare organizations across the United States. Planned Parenthood, as well as a negative misconception, is that they only help with abortions. Planned Parenthood helps with anything like educating people about their health.
According to Chenoweth et al (2009) all the way through verbal and non-verbal communication, people can easily express their issues and apprehensions as well as their anticipations, confidences and reservations for care and treatment. Moreover, the healthcare workers reconnoitre the patient’s condition by listening and asking queries; they converse treatment and care options with the patient and they give all-important information to the patient regarding the health issue. In addition, these features of communication are important for authorising patients and enlightening their wellbeing and quality of life. However, lack of communication, instigated by the healthcare provider’s incapacity to be focused and rightly meet individual concerns that might effect in unnecessary sorrow in elder people. Morgan & Yoder (2012) stated that despite the significance of high-quality collaboration, few types of research have steadily scrutinised collaboration with elder people in the situation of healthcare facilities often utilised by a particular group of people, which contains home-based healthcare, optometry and
the theory is patient-specific because of the patient’s diagnoses and the limited verbal communication. The theory assumptions are helpful with this patient as the nurses make it a priority to interpret cues which reflect his end of life experience and giving prompt intervention to maintain peaceful experience even at his dying moment. The theory was developed be used with terminally ill adult patients and their families/significant others. The theory is not applicable in its totality with non-hospice or palliative care patients. The goal of the end of life care is not to optimize care rather is to provide comfort measures, dignity and peaceful end of life experience.
Furthermore, this approach is supported by scientific research, much of which is impartial and proved beyond reasonable doubt. Some disadvantages however are, that patients are known not as the individual person they are, but as their diagnosis. Both patients and healthcare workers dislike the loss of the 'care factor ', as more emphasis is on the modern technology used. Increasing evidence also shows that holistic care can have improved health results in its own right. The regulation of women 's bodies by controlling their sexual
Therapeutic privilege is the idea that if the health care provider discloses information to a patient it may harm them more than help them. The concept of therapeutic privilege is tricky because it must be well documented that omitting the information is in the patient’s best interest. Also, in most cases, therapeutic privilege does not completely overrule informed consent. The health care provider must provide any information to the patient that they judge not to cause harm to the patient. For example, they may not disclose the diagnosis immediately but may explain and gain consent for the preferred treatment option.
With all the pressure and exhaustion they experience, knowing that they have given their best in rendering quality nursing care towards patient wellness was enough. I would be glad to experience it as well and be able to touch people’s lives and provide the care they need. If given the chance and be admitted in the University of Washington’s BSN program, I would be more than glad to learn more and share what I know in the pursuit of providing innovative patient
This is a good approach but can only be successful if information exchange happens in organised way, in time and many professionals respect each other and take responsibility for their own actions. I strongly agree with registered nurse, Mark J Wilson, who said “A good doctor also needs to be a team player (Wilson, 2002). Based on her experience she explains that nurses themselves wants to help especially young doctors to make their life on busy, medical unit in hospital easier but expect respect in return. She point is that every junior or senior doctor have their set of best skills in some areas while are limited in others so asking for help form other team members is a key for success not just with treating one patient but realising personal and career limits (Wilson,
Good quality care depends on effective communication between the care givers and the clients. Providing quality of care can improve the patient’s satisfaction during hospitalization. (The Importance of Clear, Effective Communication in Healthcare, 2016) For the second reason, communication is the main role for every profession, however it is the most crucial in health care setting. Ineffective communication or lack of communication leads to unnecessary problems and misunderstanding in clinical setting such as medical error because of error in diagnosis and treatment.
Hello class, When taking patients reproductive history as a medical assistant I will stay very professional and respectful. Some patients might not feel comfortable releasing private information to you therefore you should assure them that whatever information they disclose to you will be use only for health reason. Make the patient feel comfortable. Some of the questions that you will ask them can make the patient feel embarrassed or uncomfortable because the patient doesn 't want for her private life to be known. Depending on the patient I will try to help them understand that what am asking is not to be nosy but to help the doctor better serve them.
Thank you very much for your post. I also agree with you that both ANA and AMA has same goal of providing qualitative, affordable, and best care to the public and promote their health and well-being. As you mentioned that AMA has a strong opinion of providing care by a physician –led team, however I believe that both physician and nurse practitioners and even physician assistant can work collaboratively as a team to accomplish the common goal. The AMA should not really be threatened by the advanced practice nurses because we are not here to replace or take away their position. I feel that the AMA is still worried about losing their authoritative position.
Atul Gawande in his article “Whose body is it, anyway?” introduced couple of cases, which discussed a controversial topic, doctors dealing with patients and making important medical decisions. These are difficult decisions in which people might have life or death choices. Who should make the important decisions, patients or doctors? Patients don’t usually know what is better for their health and while making their decisions, they might ignore or don’t know the possible side effects and consequences of these decisions.
From 1932-1972, the Tuskegee Study was performed on vulnerable African-American men in Macon County, Alabama. The study, sponsored by the U.S. Public Health Service, was created to learn about the natural ways of syphilis. Syphilis was a disease that was growing at an alarming rate. Researchers longed to understand and treat syphilis. The Tuskegee Study was put into place to find out how the disease progressed.
Informed consent tends to spark major ethical controversy in the medical world. Many people believe that ALL humans deserve the right to know what research or tests are being done within their body, as well as the understanding of all the risks and costs that are associated with treatment. Other people believe that the right of informed consent should vary from person to person. This disputable topic is also explored throughout the novel, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. As the story progresses, the reader soon discovers that without the lack of informed consent given to Henrietta Lacks, the discovery of the famous immortal HeLa cells would have never occurred.