The social interaction is the integral (imprescriptible,inalienable) part of everyday life of each individual, which is learned from the early childhood and is innate in its nature. It includes the social exchange of information and the abilities to communicate, make a decisions, and take responsibility for the own action. The routine work of healthcare professionals includes the information exchange on everyday basis. The excellent knowledge of primary disciplines necessary for the practice is crucial for the healthcare professional; however, one can encounter the difficulties without the deeper understanding of ethical principles of communication in the healthcare environment. The book “Health professional and patient
There are many social factors that can impact on the Doctor Patient relationships everything from race to gender. To break it down and find five, I started with Doctors personal views he is under pressure to be ethical when he may not entirely be accepting of a person’s beliefs or sexuality. For instance a doctor may be homophobic and have a patient attend surgery asking for advice on practicing safe sex and being HIV aware. Following on from this may be a patients confidence in doctors due to race for example a person who has racist issues would not feel comfortable attending a foreign doctors surgery. To find a third I would have to say gender being a female I tend to talk easier to a female doctor, which persists problems as my female doctor only works three days a week so I put off going to see the male doctor so therefore remain ill longer. My fourth factor is age, as the doctor could be old and the patient adolescent. This would impact on different generations living different lifestyles and changing societies. “Adolescence is indeed a tempestuous period”, (Thorne, B & Lambers.1998). Finally I find language barriers a major social factor as if you can’t understand what your doctor is saying to you it has complications in treatment and there is not always a translator available.
Sometimes physicians go so far as to make patients feel belittled and helpless. Patients, in turn, are relatively passive and accommodating, at least while they are with their doctors"(du Pre 53).
There are a number of key elements that help to provide a framework that enhances truthful communication. Firstly, there is the need to develop open and honest communication from the very beginning of the patient-health professional relationship. Secondly, the health professional needs to use patient penchant as a “weigh” by asking them what they wish to know, how much they wish to know, and determining what they already know. In other words, it is a responsibility of the health professional to get a ‘feel’ for the situation, including the patients’ perception of the situation (Ashcroft, Dawson & Drape 2007).
Good communication between physician and patient is vital for a patient to make an informed choice regarding their care.
A pivotal aspect of receiving quality medical care is being able to communicate your health concerns and have confidence and trust in your doctor, which is essentially the doctor patient relationship. Yet, this
The issue of doctor patient relationships has become more and more prevalent in our world today. It is hard to draw a clear line in deciding what the appropriate roles are of both the patient and the medical professional. The claim that the paternalistic
During a physician's practice in medicine, a variety of issues can occur that will result in a consultation. Some of them issues can be ethical.
A patient must have confidence in the competence of their physician and must feel that they can confide in him or her. This is always good, when you feel comfortable in talking to your physician things are so much better and it makes you feel secure. As, with my doctor I have been with her since I was sixteen years of age and we have a magnificent physician-patient relationship.At appointments we talk about
During the community clinic, I have learnt that professionalism plays a major role when treating or observing patients since it is essential for building a trustful relationship with the patients. Trustworthiness proves the patient that they can rely on the provider, in this case, us, students. By building a trustful relationship with the patient, they feel more confident about sharing information which might be crucial for an accurate and beneficial diagnosis. Being respectful and demonstrating high moral standards proves the patient that the main purpose of the service they are seeking is merely their wellness. In order to act professional, it is important to also use empathy when communicating with the patients. It is essential to understand what they are thinking and how they might be feeling in order to respect their thoughts. In the community clinic, I have learned to always try to express the patient that the commitment level and compromise to helping them is one hundred percent. In order to accomplish that, it is essential to act as professionals and show regard for the patients. My view of
Patients might become frustrated because they do not see the doctor who performed surgery or required the hospitalization. Sometimes the personality and “bed-side” manner of doctors can contribute to communication problems. In addition doctors may use clinical terms that the patient doesn’t understand and confusion can result.
Patients go to doctors to get objective consultations. People want to feel comfortable, particularly when a doctor visit involved bearing parts of one's body. They don't want the possibility of being approached sexually by their treating physician. Changing the professional guidelines of doctor patient relationships could have negative impacts on patients, and leave many with aversive feelings towards having
Naturally, a lot of the mistakes that clinicians make come from the assumption that the transition from the classroom to the hospital makes one qualified to care for patients. In most cases, medical schools impart students with the necessary knowledge to be a physician and most of it is by following examples and by trial and error. However, things have changed, and today professionalism is not just about being able to treat the patient, but it is also inclusive of how the patient and physician interact during the treatment period. This is important as each small gesture by the physician can be translated either in the right or the wrong way by those around him (Inui, 2003).
The doctor-patient relationship always has been and will remain an essential basis of care, in which high quality information is gathered and procedures are made as well as provided. This relationship is a critical foundation to medical ethics that all doctors should attempt to follow and live by. Patients must also have confidence in their physicians to trust the solutions and work around created to counter act certain illnesses and disease. Doctor-patient relationships can directly be observed in both the stories and poems of Dr. William Carlos Williams as well as in the clinical tales of Dr. Oliver Sacks. Both of these doctors have very similar and diverse relationships with multiple patients
Even if patients cannot understand and make true choices, they have relatives such as family or spouse; hence, doctors can tell the truth to their relatives. Therefore, since doctors can simplify their explanations and patients’ family can make choices for them, doctors should always tell the truth.