One of the biggest issues with physicians prescribing placebos is they are doing so without even telling their patients what it is. Many physicians feel that placebos will not work if they explain to their patient what they are giving them. So when prescribing placebos they often tell their patients that they are prescribing them something that has been effective with other patients. And if they do decide to get the patients consent for use of the medication, the physicians are not even required to say its true name, “placebo”. The reason physicians feel that placebos work without the patient knowing is because when the patients take the medicine they believe they will get better, which causes a physiological change in the body.
The claim that scientific medical care "merely eliminates or suppresses symptoms" is both absurd and pernicious. However, despite of the criticisms, this alternative medicine believes that the human body is self-healing. Due to this fact, it will repair the damages and can recover from illnesses in a healthy environment. The acceptance of naturopathy will be dependent on each individual. However, tracing the principles, it is quite unjustified to completely trash this kind of alternative medicine.
The patient has a right to decide one’s medical care. One also has a right to know of any side effects of treatments. June needs to be told what may happen without the feeding tube and what can be expected with the feeding tube. June also has a right to have her health information kept confidential, with information given only to those she designates as being allowed to have her health information (Showalter, 2008). It is noted that in the absence of a progressive terminal disease, the feeding tube may be used to prolong life and since the patient is not dying of another cause, discontinuing the feeding tube would imply a desire to cause the patient’s death.
Difficulties in measuring health It is always important to quote the source of the data, when referring to statistics and should be treated with caution. Moreover, they should be collected from official sources may not offer an accurate picture of patterns of health and illness. For instance, some people may visit the doctor even though they may not be very ill, and on the other hand some people who are actually ill may not visit the doctors. There are the same symptoms for different diagnosis, so therefore doctors may give a different diagnosis than what you actually have. Ken Browne (2006) provided a useful framework to explain this problem.
The necessity for nurses to be able to communicate effectively is vital for the continued care of patients. More specifically, it is crucial that Nurses are able the change their language patterns and vocabulary, depending on the person they are talking to. The communications a nurse has with their patient is completely different to how a nurse would speak to a fellow Medical Officers (MO). There must be a strong, clear wording, instruction and diagnosis when talking to colleagues; otherwise there may be confusion as to the treatment of a patient. However, when speaking to a client, using jargon and medical terms can be considered as inappropriate and confusing for the people involved.
Patient Safety in a Dialysis Facility Safety is like a member of your family. Treat it with disrespect and it will leave you exposed to harm. Treat it with respect and nurture it as you go and will remain with you always. As health care professionals we are challenged to improve the quality of life beginning with patient’s safety. Increasing patient safety can be best used as a form of intervention by leaders with teamwork and the modification of behavior instead of using a particular process combined with technology.
Being able to have this choice allows the patient to maintain some control over their devastating situation. People have different opinions and the quality of life is a very personal one. When a health care professional tries to convince a patient to live they are acting as if they are their parent's telling them what to do. Patients usually trust their physicians and what they say can be wrong and persuasive. Physicians do not like to admit when they cannot diagnose something or fix a problem.
“Why are health care professionals required to gain consent before providing treatment and care” Health care professionals are required to gain consent before providing treatment and care to every patient in both the public and private health care setting. Consent is a voluntary agreement with an action proposed by another. The person must be of significant mental capacity and be in possession of essential information about the procedure in order to give valid consent. Informed consent is given based on the principles of autonomy and privacy whereby the patient must be informed of the risks benefits of the procedure, which will take place. Informed consent could be implied, explicit, verbal or written.
Kjell Asplund and Mona Britton, authors of Ethics of life support in patients with severe stroke, argue that there is a specific protocol that should be followed in order to deal with the multitude of ethical complications coma patients introduce. I disagree with this argument, because I think that the quantification of one’s life is an inhumane and ineffective method of treating patients. As an idealistic student aspiring to pursue allopathic medicine, I believe that the field I immerse myself in should not be an environment bogged down with impediments to moral action. Instead of a rigid method, I think that a case-by-case method remains the most appropriate action for patients with severe brain malfunctions. Before we delve into the moral implications surrounding care for stroke patients, it is important to understand what a stroke is.
Autonomy is the ability to then independently perform actions based on those decisions. Nurse autonomy considers the patients right to decide what is done to his/her body, allowing the patient to determine an acceptable plan of care, and acceptance by the nurse if the patient decides to refuse specific forms of treatment such as intubation and a feeding tube. In this case, it is the nurse’s responsibility to make sure the patient’s family honors the patient’s rights regarding refusal to be put on a