HCA 230 Week 4 Discussion Question 2
HCA 230 Week 4 Discussion Question 2
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Week 4 dq 2 Describe at least two factors that in uence patient communication Which do you feel is most substantial or problematic Explain Some of the factors that in uence patient communication are patient disposition and race Each in uence has a great effect on the total outcome of the doctor patient interaction Which predominantly affects the ultimate goal Which is the best treatments possible A patient s disposition Will determine their views and effectiveness in cooperating With the medical professionals in deciding the best treatment options With that said a patient s disposition can also have negative effects to a patient having a predisposed agenda against medical professionals or they may be discouraged because of the lack of knowledge of the discussion Race also plays a role in patient communication because although doctors goal is to treat each patient Without bias Who is not to say the patient doesn t have bias against the doctor facility or healthcare industry Most of the issues in regards to race comes When a patient doesn t have the means necessary to receive the proper health care he or she needs Time is a huge in uence on patient communication From my own experiences I have worked in health care and I have an understanding of the time restraints that doctor39s have Even though I try to be as prepared as possible I still feel a bit rushed and don39t get all my concerns related to the physician All a patient can do is understand that physicians have many people to see and it is only fair to the other patients that they not take up too much time The patient needs to be as prepared as possible and bring a list of all their concerns I have had many times when I39ve shown up to an appointment only to wait 45 minutes or longer to see the doctor I find it highly likely that they were kept too long with different patients and then I had to suffer the consequences of that The second factor that can in uence patient communication would be confusion Some physicians can be intimidating and it is easy to see why some people don39t want to speak up when they become confused with the medical terminology The fact is that doctors will always speak using medical terminology and it is up to the patients to communicate to the physician when they are confused and not sure of what the physician is saying to them A good doctor will have no problem with this and translate into easier terms Caregivers39 time constraints and assertive patients are two factors that in uence patient communication There never seem to be enough time for caregivers to impart necessary information this factor sometimes gives patients the impression that caregivers are insensitive inattentive and simply not empathetic which can result in noncompliance by patients Effective cooperation between patients and caregivers is extremely important therefore an assertive patient is most significant in patientcaregiver communication For the most part patients tend to view caregivers as infallible they walk in the doctor39s office and he or she will make it all well The truth is there is not much they can do without us providing pertinent information One finds that assertive patients are more proactive in their health care They would make lists of concerns prior to visiting their caregivers they usually try to make sure to understand doctors39 instructions and information before leaving doctors39 office and even do followup phone calls for clarifications Bottomline this factor contributes to patient satisfaction and patientcaregiver cooperation One of the main factors that in uence patient communication is terminology A medical professional well school in medical terminology can sometimes forget that he or she somewhat speaks another language than most patients What may make common sense to the medical professional may be like Greek to the patient It is important for the medical professional to be clear and concise in their message while using terms that anyone can understand It is also important for the patient to ask questions if they feel that they do not understand the information fully Another main factor that can in uence patient communication is the amount of comfort that the patient feels in asking questions If the medical professional appears to be in a rush or unapproachable with concerns the patient may become intimidated and walk away with more questions that need to be asked than they might of had before the appointment Two factors that in uence patient communication is communication skills and compliance with medical adVice from their caregiver I believe that if a patient is prepared and includes all information with their illness or problem then it is most substantial with communication with the caregiver If going in with a problem that has symptoms that have been reoccurring or new onsets of symptoms can allow the caregiver to determine a diagnosis Being prepared with questions onset of illness or even a chronic problem will allow to save time for you as a patient and for all the patients that the caregiver may see that day I think being prepared makes up for the time of feeling that the appointment was just a waste of time so to say I think the most problematic issue is compliance with the medical advise When a patient sees a caregiver and the caregiver explains all information of the diagnosis some patients do not comply with going through the caregivers advice I know I am fist hand guilty of that I had chronic pain and the caregiver kept saying reduce stress quite smoking and change diet with exercise For years I did not follow well after hearing it so many times and realizing it was stress that was the problem as the my caregiver said for years the pain went a way I found that I had some GI issues that where resolved with diet and exercise One factor that in uences patient communication is their nature or personalities Some people are just afraid to be assertive even if they disagree with someone This is true with doctors because some people are afraid of getting their doctors disapproval Another factor is lack of interest or concern on the doctors side When a patient tries to tell the doctor what is wrong and the doctor interrupts or acts like that be what is wrong it can make the patient not communicate properly I feel both of these are problematic because the issues of what is wrong with the patient are not being communicated This could lead to a misdiagnosis no diagnosis which could in turn lead to more problems A misdiagnosis could lead to more health problems because of improper treatments No diagnosis could lead to more emotional frustration and stress cause of lack of the not knowing A little example is my Dad drinks alcohol sometimes a lot well the onetime he had nose bleeds almost everyday So he went to the doctor and right away because of his drinking the doctor said it was just thining his blood and wasn39t concerned about looking further Needless to say my Dad left very frustrated and for years would not go to a doctor again Describe at least two factors that in uence patient communication Which do you feel is most substantial or problematic Explain I believe that some patients are fearful of a diagnosis depending upon the seriousness of the illness They may feel overwhelmed with the information that is being given for their benefit I think that some patients feel that because they pay their caregiver it is their responsibility to take charge of the appointment I think that as a patient we need to be prepared to discuss all of our symptoms with our caregiver whether they may be embarrassing or not If we want a proper diagnosis we need to be willing to give the information needed If we have questions about anything we need to ask after all it is our health we are dealing with
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