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Patient Care

September 17, 2013

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The Medical profession isn’t all about treating illness it’s also about enhancing patient care in any way possible. Patient care has a variety of benefits and all can improve the quality of life for both practical and vocational nurses and the people they care for. Patient care involves the sharing of information with patients that is tailored to their particular needs, beliefs and expectations. It’s important to remember that patients are people, not just the illnesses they have, and should be treated with compassion and respect. Giving quality patient care can absolutely have an effect and can improve to more positive patient experience and can improve the physical and mental things of life for people with serious illness. Patient care has variety of positive effects beyond health outcomes. There are plenty of things that medical professionals can do to improve patient care but the most important thing is to be completely open and honest when sharing information with the patient and his or her family about the condition in their health care have a better medical outcome. Take the time to clearly and thoroughly explain the fact of the situation and it will do a great deal to improve patient care. Patients know their bodies and their illnesses and know when something’s gone wrong. Patients can communicate changes and observations that can make a real difference in their medical care. To have their voice heard patients have to speak up. This might sound obvious but many times patient are intimidated by the medical world around them. Also it can be hard to speak up if the doctor or nurse is rushed and ready to move on to the next patient. Patient care has now made it to center stage in discussions of quality. Insurance payments are increasingly linked to the provision of patient care. Lost in many of the discussions of patient care however the essential and revolutionary meaning of what it means to is be a patient. Patient are known as persons in context of their own social worlds listened to informed, respected and involved in their care and their wishes are honored but during their health care journey there have been concerns that patient care with its focus on individual needs might be at odds with an evidence based approach which tends to focus on populations patient care is a quality of personal, professional and organizational relationships.

As a medical assistant student we are taught from day one that we must show empathy and consideration towards our patients. I chose to discuss the nurse’s role because in reality he or she normally spends the most time with the patient. It isn’t always the nurse who should uphold these standards of empathy. It is very important to have empathy in the medical field. imagine yourself lying in a hospital bed feeling sick, sacred and helpless, the only comforting thought is supposed to be knowing that when you need something a nurse is there to help. You ring the call bell for assistance to go the restroom and no one comes. You ring the bell again and still no one comes. You ring it for the third time and a voice comes over the speaker “I will be with you in a few min I have something to finish up”. You need to get out of bed right now and you can’t do it alone. Now on top of everything else you’re feeling alone and frustrated. If someone doesn’t appear soon you will have to deal with embarrassment and shame of an accident. On top of being sick look how many others things a patient may have to go through just because of something as simple as no one coming when you ring that call bell. A nurse’s job is not just medical. A good nurse must be empathetic and aware of the patient’s feelings and needs. Empathy is making sure the patient receives comfort, compassion, sensitivity and understanding qualities that are essential for any...
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