As Far as I can remember, I always wanted to become a Pediatric Oncologist. A Pediatric Oncologist, is a doctor that takes care of adolescents that have been diagnosed with cancer. They’re in charge of the patient treatment plan depending on what cancer is being developed and what stage it is on. As an oncologist you’ll have to work at an agline pace, because you’ll have to be seeing your patient on a daily basis and as well evaluating them during each check up to see if the cancer spread or multiplied during the patient 's chemotherapy or radiation. You’ll also have to keep in mind that some of your patients will be kids, and some will be quite boisterous.
In the essay, The Devil’s Bait by Leslie Jamison, Jamison emphasizes her paper about Morgellons Disease. Throughout her essay, Jamison introduces the urgency of the disease by going to a location that is known to have many people asking the doctors to believe them. The reason Morgellons Disease is an urgent topic that must be discussed is because many people feel like their voices are not being heard and ignored. Many have a disease whom they see as needing emergency treatment, however they are being told it is their brain playing tricks on them. The rhetor is compelled to speak about this issue for it gives those whom she interviewed a sense of voice and a call out to doctors to be more understanding of their patients.
From this, we might also ask the question of what has influenced this cancer culture that has been demonstrated through my mom’s experience, Perusek’s brother, and perhaps others, as it is evidently dominant in society. In Cancer, Culture, and Individual Experience: Public Discourse and Personal Affliction, Perusek, demonstrates in the following quotation that one of the main influencers in permitting these expectations is the role of talk and
Which Lambert (2006) refers to as “ the gift horse” - the benefits that are a result of Evidence Based Medicine. However, there are also disadvantages that come with an innovative idea and that Lambert refers to as the “ trojan horse”. In this essay, I will discuss what is EBM, along with its features. Secondly, how it is hierarchal in terms of how it functions. Thirdly, I will talk about how in it is beneficiary in the healthcare system, while being exclusionary at the same time.
"These include genetic, hormonal and environmental factors, as well as aging.1” Most people believe that genetic factors are only inherited, but they can also be genes that are altered at any point in time throughout life. The most common genetic factors of breast cancer are acquired throughout life, not inherited from birth. Hormonal factors related to breast cancer are estrogen, progesterone, and other reproductive hormones. Estrogen and progesterone are stimulating hormones that are essential to the development of the breasts, but are unfortunately risk factors of the development of breast cancer.
“Negative or ambiguous relationships, poor credibility, conflicting belief systems, conflicting interests, and communication mismatches” are the five common barriers of communication (Burns, Bradley, & Weiner, 2011, p. 168). Healthcare staff and physicians must plan and strategies their approaches to communicating the clinical knowledge that they have to their patients and the patient’s family members who have limited or no clinical knowledge in order to turn the barriers into assets (Burns, Bradley, & Weiner, 2011). To do this, healthcare staff and physicians must attempt to view the particular situation from the perspective of the stakeholder’s. In other words, healthcare staff and physicians must put themselves in the stakeholder’s shoes, maybe imagine or remember their own limited understanding of clinical information before being trained in the clinical
Ocampo’s case in depth. We talk about the symptoms found and the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. The patient appears to be in the middle stage of the disease (Alzheimer’s Association 2016). A mini mental exam is a further test that should be completed on this patient. Patient safety, depression and caregiver strain are other factors that need to be addressed with this patient.
In order to give proper care, effective communication must be set in place. The communication of patient information to the next care provider is referred to as “handoff”, “handover” “end-of-shift report”, or “report”. This communication is the exchange of necessary information for continuation of the patient’s care. Handoff report also addresses any changes or clarification involving the patient’s care in order to provide optimal care and to promote patients’ safety.
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.
As the name suggests The Medical Model of disability mainly looks at the many varying causes of disabilities and searches for treatments within a structured, procedural and, some would say, very clinical manner. The Medical Model finds issues though rigorous testing done by specialists and relies on a definite diagnosis of a patient who can then be treated with medical and rehab. It places disability in the category of an illness or an incapacity and can be very broad in its thinking. “With the medical model, the ‘problem’ is seen to lie with the person with the disability” and “the person is seen by this model as abnormal and remains so until the condition is cured” (E. Flood, 2013)
Introduction People have moral and ethical values that assist them in making decisions about their healthcare on a daily basis. What if a person found out that they had a terminal illness and only had months to live? What if those few months would be filled with treatments, pain and suffering, tear filled family members, and high cost medical bills? Physician- assisted suicide remains a debated topic which causes physicians, nurses and those involved to take a look at what they value and what they are willing to do in order to carry out a patient’s wishes.
In 2014, 360,000 women received breast exams, while another 270,000 received pap tests (Klasing, 2017). Both of these tests provide low-income women an equal opportunity to detect cancer early in an effort to receive life-saving treatment before it is too late. Like I’ve mentioned before, so many people associated Planned Parenthood with abortions. I’ve heard so many times, “why should we have to pay for women to have abortions.” However, absolutely none of the government funding received by Planned Parenthood pays for abortion services.
These observations emphasize diastolic heart failure as an important contributor to morbidity, mortality, and health care costs, and highlight the need for further research and clinical trials examining this condition. (Chatterjee 572). Differentiating between systolic and diastolic dysfunction is essential because their long-term treatments are. The treatments of choice in patients with systolic dysfunction are ACE inhibitors, digoxin, diuretics and beta blockers. In patients with diastolic dysfunction, the cornerstones of treatment depend on the underlying
The one piece of information that will most likely affect my nursing practice will be to ensure I inquire about a caregiver’s emotional state and how he or she is coping. As an intensive care unit (ICU) nurse, I see firsthand how caregivers resume care at the hospital for his or her loved ones, even though there are health care professionals ready to take care of personal needs. It seems as if a caregiver does not know when to stop giving. A caregiver will at times, succumb under mounting challenges and tribulations at some point and will need support. For caregivers experiencing stress, self-help groups can be beneficial (Tabloski, 2014).
Medical professionals constantly face patients’ deaths, and become desensitized to it (Robbins, 2012). This helps emergency medical workers deal with many traumatic incidents without negatively responding to each one, but responders still encounter countertransference (Rothchild & Rand, 2006). While empathy helps responders relate to and treat patients, it can also cause changes in their emotions and health (Figley, 1995). There are many factors in the lives of responders and the incidents they respond to that can make them more susceptible to traumatic stress reactions. These reactions affect responders in many ways, and responders should learn how to cope with this stress.