An Article On Physical Evidence

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Physical Evidence: I read an article via U.S. News about an aging woman who needed to see a doctor, but in order to see that doctor she first had to descend the stairs, which was a seemingly impossible task. It got so bad that her children had to carry her down the stairs. Her kids described themselves as a bunch of gorillas doing the best they could. Her children were very frustrated because they felt like their mother was receiving very fragmented care that was time-consuming and physically and emotionally exhausting for the entire family.“It just got to a point where we realized we couldn’t move this person, but her family also believed that she didn’t belong in a nursing home, so the main question was what was the family to do?…show more content…
“I feel like I belong,” he said. (Miller, 2015) As great as what he does is, what Dr. Brown does is quite rare. Only 13 percent of family physicians make regular house calls and only 3 percent made more than two per week. Even fewer run practices that are exclusively based on house calls. But, the old school practice of seeing patients in their homes is making a comeback in a big way. One doctor said, “When I first started making house calls 10 years ago, it was even more unheard of, now, there’s a lot of it in actual practice; there’s a lot of talk about it. It’s becoming more in people’s consciousness.” (Miller, 2015) The idea of a medical professional coming to a patients home rather than a patient going to a doctor is really nothing new. In 1930, about 40 percent of doctor-patient interactions were through house calls, but by 1980, the rate was down to 1 percent. Some even consider it a human decency that doesn’t exist anymore. From a patient’s perspective, having a healthcare professional come to your house has plenty of appeal, no waiting rooms, no skipping work, of course the most important is no dragging a sick and tired person out of bed to see a doctor; not feeling like a number. I quickly realized that patients are looking for a more personal experience with their doctors. They want to feel like they’re with somebody who knows about them, or at least cares about them, and can give them time and really listen to them. (Miller,
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