HCA 230 Week 4 Discussion Question 1
HCA 230 Week 4 Discussion Question 1
CSU - Dominguez hills
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Week 4 Discussion Questions 1 0 Find your assigned role caregiver or patient which will be posted by your instructor in the Main forum Compose a list of perspectives on health for your assigned role Read the list of perspectives of a student with a role different from yours Respond to at least one of their perspectives explaining how it is perceived by your designated role Discuss the effect on communication Caregiver Role All patients will be treated the same with or without insurance Keep all patients medical information private Treat my patients how I would want to be treated Give my patients affordable prescriptions Treat my patients illnesses so they can be healthy 0 Listen to my patients problems Overall I think communication is the best key to a relationship between a caregiver and a patient That way the patient understands clearly what is going on with their health and the caregiver knows the patient is doing what he or she is suppose to do to have a healthier life style Traditionally patients and caregivers are socialized to view or treat illness differently and they approach health transactions with different expectations Health encounters for patients are usually more emotional while it is more technical for caregivers There are many factors that in uence the way patients communicate in health settings Axia College 2010 states that some patients may not have the knowledge disposition or confidence to assert themselves and even those patients who are more knowledgeable and more assertive still have difficulty communicating their concerns to caregivers Regardless of patients39 socioeconomic backgrounds most patients share similar perspective when it comes to their health Patients view attentiveness information convenience and moderation as important aspects of the patientcaregiver communication Patients respond more favorable to physicians who do not try to dominate or control the exchange but listen attentively and acknowledge their emotions Patients experience degrees of anxieties in medical situations so being fully informed gives them some semblance of control in certain situations Additionally all patients enjoy convenience this could be as simple as not having to deal with too much paperwork or experiencing reasonable waiting time Moreover patients like things in moderation they tend to prefer caregivers who are not too passive or too dominant Perspectives on health for a patient 0 I want a caregiver that takes the time and explain the information about my diagnostic 0 I want a caregiver with a sense of humor to make feel more comfortable telling them my concerns and problems 0 I want my caregiver to be respectful a good listener when it comes to my concerns about my diagnostic informative and takes their time to explain things that I need to know and what I can do to get better and stay healthy 0 I want my caregiver to take the time and answer my questions with clear and understandable terms that I can understand 0 My caregiver needs to show me that they really care about my well being and want to do everything they can in order to help me to get better and stay healthy 0 My caregiver should treat everyone the same way no matter if a person has insurance or don39t have insurance 0 I don39t want my caregiver to always seem in a hurry when they are seeing me for an appointment So basically I need and want a caregiver who cares about my well being answers all my questions clearly make me feel comfortable when I tell them about what is wrong and concerns that I have and good communication I also would like my caregiver to treat me the same way that he would his other patients who have insurance and my caregiver needs to take their time and tell me the information that I need to know to stay healthy and get better As a patient I would like I would like to feel like a person and not a number I want a doctornurse that listens to my concerns and not ignore me or be short with me I want a comfortable and courteous setting when I go to the doctors office I would like a courteous receptionist I would like to understand the doctor What I mean by this is I want the doctor to explain things in words I understand not just 39doctor lingo39 I want my private information to stay private I guess my main concern as a patient is that I want a doctor to take time and listen to me and not just step in write a prescription and step out I think feeling welcome and comfortable is the best thing for a patient Especially a patient with a lot of anxiety issues As a caregiver the following indicates my perspective on health care Keep an open mind and listen to any and all concerns of the patient Show compassion and understanding Complete as many tests needed before giving patient conclusions or diagnoses as to eliminate unecessary worry Make sure patient has complete understanding of what I am explaining to them Keep up to date on all new and updated research in all areas of health care The line of communication needs to be open between the caregiver and patient I don39t think it is up to one person to keep the communication open rather it takes both sides to make it work The caregiver might not know if the patient understands everything unless they state that they need more clarity It is up to the caregiver to ask that they understand and the patient to speak up if they are confused about the information they are getting Without proper communication the relationship between the caregiver and patient will not be very productive Not every caregiver is going to be a good fit it might take a few rounds with different physicians in order to find the best match All the work to find the best fit will be worth it in the long run
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