Improper Comprehension And The Practice Of Proper Patient Care

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If you follow the textbook to a T on patient care you will know all there is to know and you can jump right into the field right? Well being able to read and memorize terms from a textbook so that they can be defined for probably what will be a short period of time is just a form of term regurgitation. It does not provide all the tools needed for ensuring the practice of proper patient care. Improper comprehension can take away from proper patient care so it is critical to relate textbook terms to real life examples. Although learning medical definitions through a book can be beneficial, terms like veracity, autonomy, ethical dilemma, and fidelity are better understood using the clinical examples from The Doctor because it helps said terms to be used properly and ensure correct comprehension. Being honest with your patient is part of the foundation of developing a relationship with the patient. The term for that honesty is Veracity. Veracity defined is the duty to tell the truth and avoid deception. In “The Doctor” Dr. Jack McKee, the doctor the movie is based on, lies to a fellow patient named June while in the waiting room. June has a grade four brain tumor and Dr. McKee told her that his father had a patient with the same diagnosis recover. This was not only a blatant lie but it was also a breach of veracity. His reasoning for lying to June was to try and make her feel better about her diagnosis but in doing so he gave her false hope. If Dr. McKee had been her doctor at

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