What is a pharmaceutical company’s main objective? You might think it is to cure people of illnesses or even make people healthier. However new research and public information shows that while they work in health care health is not what they are starting distribute. “A pharmaceutical company, or drug company, is a commercial business licensed to research, develop, market and/or distribute drugs, most commonly in the context of healthcare. They can deal in generic and/or brand medications.” Although they are a vital part of any economy and health field there are many problems with in the medical industry such as (a) the focus of money, (b) drug abuse, (c) over consumption and (d) severe side effects.
We now have overflowing systems of specialization and technological advancements, but this did not happen overnight. Originally, religion had made medicine its own institution, despite Hypocrites suggestion to "take medicine out of religion and make it its own; health depends on other things…" Doctors, when they existed, were not always the powerful profession that they are today. They had far less prestige, and before 1900, were rather despised. But there has always been a need to care for the sick. This dependence eventually called on those in the professional medical field.
Lisa Sanders provides several case examples of what can be overlooked when the physician does not spend adequate time listening to the patient and performing a careful physical examination. Lisa Sanders substantiates her stories by citing quite a bit of research in order to support her contention but she also keeps an open mind and she clearly does not dismiss the value of more modern medical testing procedures but rather she highlights the synergy formed by conjoining those with physical exams to provide a comprehensive analysis. I was able to gather the wealth of knowledge that Lisa Sanders communicates in “Every patient tells a story”. This knowledge I speak about is beyond just “book knowledge” it is wisdom expressed in the words and through the eyes of the medical professionals and their patients. Even though this book had many lessons to offer, the key recurring theme/lesson/concept that is constantly communicated is the importance of a properly executed diagnosis.
Additionally, they were able to pick and choose patients who might have a better outcome. Moreover, the doctor had more control over the patient’s care and length of stay in a facility in which he had ownership. This created problems for the community hospitals, however, which were left with sicker patients who had lesser or no insurance benefits and still required similar services. In addition, since the community hospitals often relied on specialty care such as cardiac and orthopedic services to subsidize less profitable services, the proliferation of specialty hospitals was further harming their bottom line and compromising their financial viability. An analysis of the emergence of specialty care hospitals and on the moratorium placed on them from 2003 through 2006 by Congress reveals conflicting views of both proponents and detractors; some of whom urge they foster healthy competition among community hospitals and others who claim they represent a conflict of interest.
If the Black Death had not occurred, most of the advancements in medicine would not have taken place. While this was a devastating event in history and a misery for all of the people affected, it led the way to many new improvements in medicine. Medical recipes were developed which used the resources they had available to create relief for some of the illnesses that affected people at that time and which we still have today. The medical issues that could not be cured with the herbs and resources they had available required surgery. Compared to modern surgeries, medieval surgeries were very different.
Although some say that restricting medications is harming people with mental disorders, the amount of prescribed medications can, over time, deteriorate the brain and make symptoms worse, therapy has been proven more effective and the diagnoses for symptoms is not detailed enough. Others say that the amount of prescriptions given is necessary for the progress treatment and development of the patients. It is also said that without the medications the patients are being harmed. “For many mental health consumers, access to the full range of the most effective medications is a crucial component of successful treatment and recovery.” (Espejo par. 1).
In fact, many patients that seek alternative or complementary treatments do so because traditional medicine could not give them the results they want. As people face health problems, the last thing they need is to take drugs that will treat that problem while also bringing on a host of undesirable side effects. Of course, it does not mean that alternative and complementary approaches could not also have risks and side effects as this can certainly happen, especially when a person takes various herbs or supplements without expert guidance. If we had more widespread and affordable access to integrative practitioners, we could reduce some of the dependence on prescription drugs while avoiding many of the dangerous side effects.
With greater and greater emphasis put on managed care today, many doctors are at a financial risk when they provide treatments to patients who are in the dying process. These patients may also feel like not becoming a burden to the society at large, and choose to fulfill a duty – Euthanasia. If the person is in a coma or is brain dead, that person is no use to himself or herself, or society anymore. Euthanasia is a viable method to end an otherwise futile attempt at recovery. The family of the person being euthanized may not want their family members in pain – to suffer.
Originally the Nuremberg Code was meant to insure the idea of consensual practice but Pappworth refuted this belief and it was not until the introduction of HSMs, among other factors, that the idea of non-consensual practice was permanently dismissed. One would like to believe that, in present times, we could rely on trust to stop non-consensual operations; but realistically it is this empowering of patients, coupled with the decline in medical control, which explains why non-consensual practice is no longer permitted. The patient is more influential than in the past, and the walls between doctors and patients thinner, meaning Armstrong’s description of the patient as “an identity created by doctors” no longer seems that applicable.
and PH.D. Of course PH.D will get all the credit, seeing as how nurses do not exactly diagnose patients. A nurse could just become a doctor but there are different aspects of each title. Nurses take instructions from a higher administrator, which is sometimes a doctor. What needs to be known is doctors are not the only ones that stress and have rules to abide by. Nurses have ethical codes, daily ethical dilemmas, morals, and ridiculous distress, but some of these examples differ with country, state, and hospital.