Clinically, patients are treated on a one on one basis, but public health’s obligation is toward the protection and promotion of an entire population’s health. So, based on this difference, the gaping questions targeting public health now becomes, under what conditions is it right to intervene and override an individuals’ autonomy? And if so, is the paternalistic intervention justified? Part of the concern
This means that healthcare providers must always get the patients consent before making any decision about patient’s life. The of non-maleficence states one must cause no harm to an individual. This means that we must always restrain from harming others. The principle of beneficences say that one must always promote good. This means that healthcare providers must always do what is good for the patient.
Another quality that... ... middle of paper ... ...althcare worker does is working towards the goal of achieving a good outcome for the patient. All patients are looking for essentially one thing when they search hospitals for healthcare; a good outcome. A good outcome consists of the doctors being able to make an accurate diagnosis as well as how the patient is treated. The doctor is in need of the whole team of healthcare workers to do their job accurately in order to be able to make the correct diagnosis. The wellbeing of the patient is one of the most important things in the healthcare system.
When all information is provided, the individual can make an informed decision about their health care and have a right to no influencing factors. The health care directive document provide people the opportunity to consent to or refuse treatment and who will have the authority to make decisions on the individual’s behalf if unconscious, or mental incapacity arise (The Health Care Directives Act, 1992). In order to fully practice autonomy, especially in regards to health care directives, the appropriate mental development is key to comprehending
The doctors are higher up in the hierarchy and have a role in curing the patients of their illness. Since the patient is lower down in the hierarchy, therefore, they should solely accept the treatment that is provided to them in order for them to go back to their normal life. Latour would agree with this theory because he believes that you can’t remove the power from the doctors, such as how you can’t remove society from scientific facts. The medical practitioners have received an education which has provided them with all the scientific facts and medical knowledge. Therefore, it’s their duty to promote health to the patients and inform them of their illness.
In a recent patient review study, one patient answered, “Are the doctors communicating amongst themselves here? It would be so much better for the patient if they were collaborating as a team.” This statement goes for every health care professional in this hospital. Employee actions are not going unnoticed by patients. It’s essential for doctors to have a general understanding of radiology procedures in order to treat patients appropriately. Mandatory training for physician assistants on understanding radiology exams will enhance communication between P.A’s and technologists, clarify communication between P.A’s and patients, and eliminate unnecessary radiation exposure by ordering radiology exams appropriately.
Holistic healing is taking an approach utilizing an alternative to conventional care. Holistic medical practitioners consider the whole person in the quest for wellness and optimal health. The philosophy is that by gaining proper balance in life one can have optimal health and wellness. Practitioners believe that the body is made of of interdependent parts: body, mind, spirit, and emotions. If each is not working properly then another would be affected and manifests into an illness.
Medicine is believed to be the social institution that diagnoses, treats and prevents a disease. Preventive medicine is a more recent approach, which emphasises health habits that prevent disease, including eating healthier, getting sufficient exercise and insuring a safe environment. Sociology suggests that a functioning society depends upon healthy people and upon controlling illness. Although many believe that science alone determines illness, this sociological view, points out that society determines sickness as well. For example, the culture defines diseases as legitimate if they have a clear “scientific” or laboratory diagnosis, such as cancer or heart disease.
Daniel Goodman and Christopher Weber made a similar point when discussing the importance of the H1N1 virus vaccination when they said, “HCW are limited in number; their health is a priority. HCW ‘have a responsibility to protect their own health and well-being, grounded in their professional commitment to ensure adequate availability of care’” (Goodman & Weber 2011). Knowing that there is a risk to the patients they spend hours trying to make “feel better” should move any HCW to act. If there is a possibility that contact with another patient would make their patient sick they would use every safety measure to limit the chance of contact or contamination. Similarly if you could make them sick by bringing them a virus it only makes sense to take steps to limit the chance of spreading.
Every individual of every race and culture look for the easiest methods to be healthy and if they get sick, they start looking for the alternate ways to regain their health. Holistic health is an alternate approach to acknowledge that health depends on the wellness of the whole body, mind and spirit. In holistic health, a person is the responsible for her own treatment depending on his or her choice and belief. Holistic health would increase the further steps to approach the prevention and healing process of the illness in current health care system and will be effective to provide the better treatment for the patients.