The more we can learn about this condition the more the physicians can learn and help these victims of Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia (FM) is an incurable condition that is marked with severe pain, extreme lethargy, sleep issues, brain fog, difficulty concentrating, and disability and mood disturbances such as depression, anxiety, and mood swings (Murray, et al., 2006). FM is thought to be a rheumatologic disorder, however, some evidence suggest that it could be a psychological disorder or have a psychological component (Murray, Daniels, Murray, 2006). Research is focusing on the psychological and biochemical/hereditary components (Murray, Daniels, Murray, 2006). There are ideas that have been tossed around but there has yet to be a firm etiological explanation found (Murray, et al., 2006). Many people with FM self-report having had severe psychological traumas in their lives at some point in time (Lumley, Cohen, Stout, Neely, Sander, Burger, 2008).
Disruptive physician behavior consists of a practice pattern of personality traits that interferes with the physician’s effective clinical performance (Norman T. Reynolds, 2012). Disruptive behavior negatively impacts those that work with the physician and those in the same environment. This disruptive behavior includes inappropriate anger, inappropriate resentment, inappropriate words, inappropriate actions, and inappropriate responses to the staff or patients’ needs and requests. Disruptive behavior can be aggressive or passive aggressive. Aggressive behavior consists of yelling, foul language, threatening gestures, p... ... middle of paper ... ... examine the nature, challenges, magnitude of the problem, contributing factors, impact, and what can be done about disruptive physicians it is an issue that needs to be addressed for patient and staff safety.
The movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest delves into the idea of medicalization and how it can be used for the good, or for the bad, in terms of the “sick role.” Medicalization in the “deviant” world can help people define whether their behavior is an illness; however, it can also cause great amounts of trouble by keeping the person under “control” with treatments, or through labeling the person within a society as “deviant.” Medicalization is a process in which certain medical problems and troubles are defined and classified as a medical illness. In terms of deviance, medicalization can occur to a sickness that deviates from the assumed social state of health—something that is not classified as normal. However, in order to define an “abnormal” behavior as medical, there needs to be a demand that some form of treatment should exist, and a licenses professional should provide that treatment (Conrad, 1992, p. 210). There is also what Chalfant and Noble refer to as the “the medicalization of deviance,” which implies a shift from a legal perspective to a medical one (1979, p.792). These so-called “deviant” problems can be associated with alcoholism and drug abuse.
Beginning an anticoagulant therapy can be a scary and daunting task for any patient. Even more so, for the patient who is naive to the medications and ramifications if not taken properly. Having a complete understanding of both the new and old therapies is imperative. There are numerous circumstances that warrant anticoagulation therapy. This study focuses on the use of anticoagulants for preventing strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation, more specifically, the use of Warfarin versus Pradaxa.
There are psychosocial causes of psychosis for example poverty, substance abuse, child mistreatment and disregard, distress, poor urban living conditions, war and rape among other ills in the society. This paper is going to focus case study three with regards to the following. First, it going to identify and discuss the main issues for the patient and their family members or caregivers secondly, will consider how these issues could affect the patient, their family members or caregivers, and the staff. Lastly, it will attempt to explain how health practitioners could help to address these issues. The actual causal factors are still not yet clear; there has been some suggestion that genetics could be a causal factor.
This ambiguity has underscored debates and conflicts in recent years between patients, academics, politicians, and medical practitioners on issues of medical authority, the extent of involvement in the decision making process over personal health as well as the health of others related to them through social structures and institutions (Van Krieken et al. 2006, Blaxter 2000, Bury 2008, White 2002). This essay will attempt to illustrate how “health” is a social phenomenon through the examination of power and inequality. It will focus on the social causes and effects of medicalisation and how the attitudes and positions people occupy in society influence their medical needs. This essay will also highlight some of the challenges faced by the societies around the world in addressing medical inequality.
“In spite of advances in the understanding of its causes, course treatment, schizophrenia continues to confound both health professionals and the public” (Grohol). Hence why this is a bio ethical issue, health professionals themselves are still trying to figure out treatments for severe mental illnesses. Mental illness is a health issue, doctors such as psychiatrists are in need to treat patients and inform the public of the dangers. The article goes on to say “It is easier for the average person to cope with the idea of cancer than it is to understand the odd behavior, hallucinations or strange ideas of the person with schizophrenia” (Grohol). This is one of the main reasons why mentally ill people aren’t being treated as human beings, the public doesn’t really know what to make of them.
1. Sickle Cell Disease is life-threatening and has a risk of of causing depression. In this study I examine the experiences that Sickle Cell patients go through specifically at emergency healthcare facilities to find out if there are any negative stigmatizations surrounding this disease. There may be judgments that are made about these patients from healthcare professionals when they seek drugs for their pain relief that may cause the stigmatization to occur. I will also investigate why individuals that have Sickle Cell Disease experience longer waiting times at emergency healthcare facilities and the lack of control they may have over their care regime.
Problem/ Health Issue To begin with, Mental Disorder is a medical condition that disrupts a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily living. Just like chronic disease, a mental illness is a medical condition that often results in a diminished capacity for coping with the ordinary demands of life. Mental disorders are severe depending upon the severity of the illness. An illness can be classified as mild, moderate, or severe. A serve disorder would consist of having ongoing treatment and the need of intensive support to do many things where as a less serious mental illness.
Introduction: Depression and anxiety are two of the most prominent and often discussed struggles in our current culture. Many people at one time or another will feel the effects of depression and anxiety in their own lives. Due to the varying intensities of these struggles, some people may just take time and move beyond them naturally, others will seek help for a short time, where others may seek more serious medical treatment. This is why it is crucial to understand the levels of depression and anxiety as well as how to help determine the severity of the case so as best to assist a patient. Defining Depression and Anxiety: Anxiety is defined as “a negative mood state characterized by bodily symptoms of physical tension, and apprehension