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HC 260 Week 7 Final Exam study guide

13 what issues are involved in the patient physician

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13. What issues are involved in the patient – physician relationship?
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Many of these legal issues stem from physicians' ethical obligations to patients. Some issues are  Physician superiority The physician-patient relationship is also complicated by the patient's suffering ( patient derives from the Latin patior , "suffer") and limited ability to relieve it on his/her own, potentially resulting in a state of desperation and dependency on the physician. Benefiting or pleasing [ edit ] A dilemma may arise in situations where determining the most efficient treatment, or encountering avoidance of treatment, creates a disagreement between the physician and the patient, for any number of reasons. Truth and informed consent [ edit ] There can be issues with how to handle informed consent in a doctor-patient relationship, [2] for instance, with patients who don't want to know the truth about their condition Formal or casual [ edit ] There may be differences in opinion between the doctor and patient in how formal or casual the doctor-patient relationship should be. Some familiarity with the doctor generally makes it easier for patients to talk about intimate issues such as sexual subjects, but for some patients, a very high degree of familiarity may make the patient reluctant to reveal such intimate issues. [5] Transitional care [ edit ] Transitions of patients between health care practitioners may decrease the quality of care in the time it takes to reestablish proper doctor- patient relationships. Other people present [ edit ] These may provide psychological support for the patient, but in some cases it may compromise the doctor-patient confidentiality and inhibit the patient from disclosing uncomfortable or intimate subjects. Bedside manner [ edit ] Poor bedside manner leaves the patient feeling unsatisfied, worried, frightened, or alone. Bedside manner becomes difficult when a healthcare professional must explain an unfavorable diagnosis to the patient, while keeping the patient from being alarmed. 14. What legal polices impact on reproductive issues? Some legal policies that impact our reproductive issues are roe v. wade on abortion.  Another one is that which protects the fetus if the physician feels it can survive outside  the womb. Also there are laws protecting patients who got sterilized and later gave birth.  There are laws to protect those wanting to artificially insemination, those who do  surrogacy, and those that have wrongful life, birth, and conception issues.  15. Why does the doctrine of respondeat superior matter in the health care  setting? The doctrine of respondeat superior is important in the health care setting because an organization is held accountable for their employees actions.
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