The professional relationship between doctors and nurses, has often been influenced by power, social status and gender making effective collaboration difficult to achieve. Historically, nursing was regarded as an inferior, arduous occupation, practiced by morally questionable women. McKay and Narasimhan
When people think about nurses, many ideas come to mind. They think of the hideous old starched, white uniforms, a doctor’s handmaiden, the sexy or naughty nurse, or a torturer. The media and society have manipulated the identity and role of nurses. None of these ideas truly portray nurses and what they do. Nurses are with the patients more than the doctors. People do not realize how little they will encounter the doctor in the hospital until they are actually in the hospital. People quickly realize how important nurses are. Because nurses interact with their patients constantly, nurses are the ones who know the patients best.
There is a sharp moral line that divides health care occupations from other professions. If healthcare workers go on strikes, they are intended to cause harm to patients. Many patients in life-and-death conditions will not be cared from attending doctors, nurses, and healthcare workers. The relationship between physician-patient and nurse-patient
As a health care provider it is so important to be aware of ones own biases, stereotypes, and prejudices. The role in this career is to provide for others, and this will include others that differ from yourself. In order to provide optimal health care to these people you can’t let these differences get in the way.
The reader gets great insight into recognizing how speaking out or raising concerns about wrongful or illegal practices can justify a nurse’s decision to remain silent and not speak up. Nurses who sound the alarm against poor practices stand to lose more than what they can gain. The conclusion best summarizes why, despite the risks involved, some nurses still believe that telling the truth is worth the price they stand to pay. Curtain explains, “Despite the price, nurses are more likely to speak out than any other healthcare provider. So, is it any wonder that the public trusts them more than any other
It is clearly shown in this reading that workers in the medical field have to respect people from different cultures and their beliefs. Also, to explain what they are doing and why when they do the medical
The doctor and his patient portray a troubled encounter that is subject to discussion. This short story reflects real or plausible issues comparable in real life. One example of such an event in Brooklyn when a construction worker filed a lawsuit against a hospital for subjecting him to a rectal exam against his wishes. According to his lawyer, the man begged,”please don’t do that’’ as he was held down, and he punched one of the doctors before being sedated and examined without consent. As a result the man allegedly developed post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of the experience.(Tsai,1) Given to the poor man’s circumstance and how the medical professionals treated him, you can now see how unfit doctors can be to their own patients.
These are the gatekeepers of the front door of every thriving institution. That competitive nature creates a breed of individual that functions in a constant survival mode and those personalities will protect themselves, usually first and at all cost. Somewhere along the line, CEO's and corporation rules force professionals to become divorced from what they believed to be their destiny and consumed by threats or sanctions for not reaching "the numbers" required for maximum reimbursements. And in that divorce from their belief system, they become divorced from the marriage of nurse or doctor to patient. Eye contact became absent, head nods become faster while listening to patients, and reading the triage note tells some providers all they need to know about a patient whether dead or
Often when a person thinks of a nurse, they think of a female angelically smiling, wearing brightly colored scrubs assisting a brand-new mom care for her baby, lending a soothing hand to a patient or family in a time of need, and always calm and soft spoken. The majority of screen appearances by nurses on television shows such as Grey’s Anatomy and ER portray nurses as useless assistances, sexy vixens, or cranky battleaxes causing a general disregard for the profession. The nurses in these shows are not portrayed as the important health care workers that they are, which often lead to the misconception of what their
Media has portrayed many negative images of healthcare through television including movies. It is important that media presents positive images of healthcare to influence positive public perceptions on healthcare delivery. Health care television shows have portrayed nurses as handmaidens to doctors, ‘naughty’, battle-axes’, sex objects, self-sacrificial angels and unintelligent (Stanley, 2008) and have influenced the public to believe that the role of healthcare professionals particularly nurses are invaluable. Healthcare organizations have a role to inform the public about the value of the healthcare system and healthcare professionals in society. The purpose of this paper is to show that the media should only show positive images of healthcare.
For instance, “Hispanic women are more likely to be dissatisfied if they feel they have been treated badly by providers and staff and if they do not trust doctors” (Guendelman, Wagner 118). If the patient does not feel a sense of hospitality and see a welcoming smile, it discourages the patient to visit the physician because they feel they are not getting the right medical attention, and tend to be sicker. In addition, “the sicker individual risk exposure to more insults, and this leads them to pull back from the health care system” (119). In a physician/ patient relationship there needs to be a balance between actually caring and giving your patients the attention and satisfaction that they deserve. Some physicians take advantage of their patient’s vulnerability of being sick by pushing them aside, and worrying more about the fastest way to make money. However, the physician then loses another patient because of greed.
People are vulnerable; we rely on each other and support each other in an interconnected network called life. A teacher prepares you for a career, a boss writes your paycheck, a chef cooks your food, a dentist cleans your teeth, and a doctor heals you when you are ill. In each instance people rely on one another to help them with certain tasks. In the medical field, people rely on doctors and nurses to take care of their health issues that are above and beyond what one could possibly imagine. Going to a hospital is often a traumatizing experience for many people. There are needles, poking and prodding, and the unspoken fear of death. The hospital is a common fear for many people and upon arriving, many people worry that doctors will
Healthcare is about helping others improve their life, practitioners within this field have kept a promise not to harm the people. At the other end of the spectrum, practitioners are humans as well, holding values dear to them and it might not synthesize with others. As a future occupational therapy assistant (OTA) I have values that I hold dear myself; I find it infuriating to see care basing on classification and abortion as a personal bias.