Bearing with a patient, especially an elderly patient who might be a little slower at comprehending medical terminology can make all of the difference in the world. Medical terminology can be overwhelming to those who study medicine, so to a carpenter or super market manager it can be extremely flustering, so it is important to break down the meaning of the diagnosis to avoid the patient feeling lost. Doing this adds to the patients comfort which is crucial. Developing a trusting, healthy, doctor-patient relationship can take healthcare to a whole new level. One can describe this phenomenon almost as a 'slippery slope' affect in the fact that having a positive, friendly bed side manner with a patient makes the patient more willing to trust the advice of the physician, leading to a faster treatment, ultimately making the patient better with ease.
Patients expect quality care when obtaining services from the clinic. Staffing a small clinic can be a very tedious task because the pay is not always the best and the task of dealing the tribal council and their policies can often be frustrating. Some staff members work with a contract, which help both the staff member and the council by giving automatic instructions on employee’s expected treatment. By keeping staff members happy, in turns gives a certain morale boost to the clinic ensuring quality care. Unhappy employees most often leads to poor service and rude employees, developing a trickle down effect to patients who could affect business by word of mouth.
Spaeth career path has given him different views on issues in healthcare and therefore giving him a broad understanding of healthcare business. One of the biggest challenges today, he states is the changing structure of health care and a declining work. The declining workforce is seeing stress on the worker as the skilled and educated employee doesn’t want to work more than eight hours or on the week-ends in a 7- days- a- week, 24- hours- a- day hospital setting. Another major issue is that hospitals are becoming more specialized where top dollar reimbursement can be achieved which leaves a gap in the traditional services. Lastly, the issues of senior leaders not spend enough time mentoring younger leaders (Grazier, 2005).
Running head: THE PRIMARY CARE CLINIC The Primary Care Clinic Lacey Jaslaine Vaughn March 12, 2013 Strayer University Professor Kathleen Milburne The Primary Care Clinic Discuss the key political, economic, and social forces that may have influenced the development of the clinic. Politics have always had an influence on our healthcare. In the United States, people benefit from our health care system. There are many politicians that are being “paid” in order to keep our health care system the way it has been for years. Obamacare forces people to have health insurance, so it caused those who do not agree with it to make the choice to not get any type of health insurance.
“Canada, as a whole, provides a free, basic, healthcare system for its citizens and all legal residents. This usually includes access to a family doctor and emergency care or basic hospital treatment (Healthcare in Canada).”However, this system is far from perfect, and has many areas that could use improvement. Some countries, like France, do well in areas that Canada could use adjustment in. By looking at other countries such as France, we can gain insight into where our own healthcare system can and should improve. The problems that come out our healthcare system include high tax money being paid, long waiting room times, not enough physician care and shortages of beds.
Questioning the Universal Right to Healthcare Universal healthcare has been on the forefront of media coverage in recent years. However, the concept of behind the debate has been around for many generations. This debate is based on the question as to whether healthcare is a right or a privilege. Additionally, it has been questioned as to who is responsible to provide this healthcare if it is in fact a right of all humanity to have access to medical services and health insurance. This issue has plagued political party platforms as many citizens want to claim social responsibility but few individuals are willing to accept financial responsibility.
When patients only seek healthcare from an emergency provider their care is more expensive and may be disjointed because emergency providers do not have access to a patient’s complete medical chart. In this situation, duplicate testing is done and medications may be prescribed that are not safe for the patient. The use of the emergency room as a primary care provider and the disjointed care of patients in the emergency room are two of the many challenges that healthcare providers and governments face when a patient with chronic health problems loses their healthcare coverage. One step that may assist governments in providing safe and effective care for patients who do have chronic health issues but do not have health insurance is to provide a healthcare insurance program where the premium cost for the
One of the goals of socialized medicine is ensuring universal access to health care. Even though this will take a long time to be achieved because people’s opinions are split based on their political views and income. Most democrats believe that socialized medicine is the way to go to help people less fortunate. Where most Republicans believe that there to many cons towards socialized medicine to go with it and there are other ways to help people than a uniform health care for
They may never see the same doctor twice. This is very important for many citizens who are paying for these managed care plans. “Managed care arrangements often control patients’ access to medical specialists, thereby restricting patients’ freedom to choose providers, and obtain the medical services they desire.” (Jecker) This can lower the quality of care that an individual with managed health care
a patient who has cancer, a transplant patient’s family is often reatly affected by the patient’s ability to receive treatment. Accumulated hospital bills and the time spent waiting for the possibility of a transplant often weigh heavily on the family. Despite the high demand for transplants, there are not enough donations for the number of patients in need of tissue or an organ. Without needed transplants, many people will die. In my own community, several people have needed transplants in order to live.