This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Telling The Truth To Patients About Their Medical Situatin

1282 words - 5 pages

Does the doctor must tell the truth directly to the patient regardless of the families' wishes? Or maybe the doctor should tell the truth first to the patient and just after that to the family? Ruiping Fan and Benfu Li’s article tries to arguing if the doctor should or should not tell the truth to the patient. In my opinion, patients have the right to know their state of health. To tell the truth despite families wishes, and to tell the truth to patient before telling to family depends on many things, such as the patient's age , disease , religious beliefs, and etc.
First of all, if the physician is talking with middle-aged man about his state of health before talking with his family, patients might result in depression, he can regret of the treatment, and even give up. If doctor is talking with an old patient about their condition usually a lot of people decision is not to pursue the treatment because their life is lived and there is no meaning to agonize and to hurt relatives in the process of treatment. Exception is if a doctor’s patient is a child. For doctor is not necessary to say true directly to patient without talking with family. Saying about his medical condition before talking with his parents can cause some troubles. The child is not so educated to understand their severity, and the potential consequences, as well as he cannot make decisions independently. It is important before talking with the child talk with his family and to know him better. That’s lets physician be certain that after diagnoses child do not have a psychological shock.
Disease severity also has a significant impact should or should not physician despite family wishes about what treatment or what drugs they should get. If it is just a simple flue or uncomplicated sickness, physician will ignore family wishes what kind of drugs should be treat patient, he just simply selects the best medication. If the disease is complicated, requiring long-term treatment doctor should discuss with family members before talking with the patients. Physician should say to family what the treatment he needs and how it will affect patient. Family can help doctor to say about treatment to the patient without giving him physiological shock.
Chinese medical ethics and even today lets physicians lie or hide the truth from the patient to the end of the treatment, whit the aim that it will be better for the patient. The article authors Fan and Li argue, that “An ill person is first and foremost a family member – a weak, uncomfortable and suffering family member that is supposed to relax and rest and be looked after by other family members.” (pg#71). In my opinion you can take care for a sick man and after telling him a truth. To lie or not to say true to a patient is the worst thing what doctorate can do, even though it might save life. Moreover lie or unmentioned fact can kill, ruin or destroy patient life. And most importantly that the doctor does not feel guilty, because doctor...

Find Another Essay On Telling the Truth to Patients about their Medical Situatin

Lying vs. Truth-Telling in Genesis, Othello, and The Lie

1132 words - 5 pages Lying vs. Truth-Telling in Genesis, Othello, and The Lie As children we are taught to always tell the truth in every situation. Catchy clichés such as "the truth will set you free" are used to reinforce honesty in our minds. However, is it possible that lying can further your success in life, more so than honesty? Literary evidence seems to support this. Even the Bible offers stories of lying and cheating without consequence. Three literary

Telling The Truth Is Better Than Creating A Lie

1925 words - 8 pages written about in the play, he could care less about everyone else and as long as his reputation was still good he would support either side. I think that these people acted so differently because of social and historical reasons such as, revenge under the disguise of goodness. Goody Putnam did this to Rebecca Nurse, because Rebecca Nurse was her midwife for most of her babies births, she thought to blame Rebecca for their death soon after giving

The Truth about Depression

1788 words - 7 pages The Truth about Depression Depression: what is it? Is it really something you can control? How much does it really affect someone? Why do people suffer from depression? Several of these questions are brought to the attention of various professionals such as psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and physicians, but not enough people seek the truth. Depression is commonly viewed as a bad day; people either believe they have

The Truth about Prostitution

1123 words - 5 pages , there is only blind distaste. With a safe place to be properly conducted, prostitution could really make a difference. Prostitution as a legal profession would change the way women see themselves everywhere and they would be bursting with pride in themselves and their work. Currently the people in prostitution are often criminals and without regulations the spread of STDs and other medical complications will occur. Without medical care they will

The Truth About Vaccines

1699 words - 7 pages in knowing that they are now immune to that certain disease. Other people do not get vaccinations because they believe that vaccines are dangerous and have the ability to make their children develop serious developmental diseases such as autism. Even though the original publication on the study of vaccines being the cause of autism has been retracted and numerous medical tests have proven these first scientists’ conclusions false, “The idea that

The truth about steroids

1586 words - 7 pages “The truth about Steroids” “If steroids are illegal for athletes, shouldn’t auto tune be illegal for musicians?”(Unknown) Steroids were originally made for aging men who need assistance in building muscle mass and speeding the healing of injured muscles. Now the use of steroids is being abused by athletes and body builders who want to enhance their performance, and high school students who want to look bigger and better. Should steroids be

The Truth About Lawyers

1742 words - 7 pages The Truth About Lawyers Society often looks down upon lawyers. This is because lawyers have a long past of not being the most honest people. A lot of attorneys use many deceptive practices when they are presenting a case in court. A lawyer will need to do this when they are defending a criminal who is either thought or known to be guilty of a crime. Lawyers will sometimes, but not usually, lie to help their client. Many more will

The Truth about Murder

2301 words - 10 pages depicted as minorities that have no connection to the victim and in effect cause us to create a stereotype that many people from that ethnicity are also dangerously violent. The victims are also often portrayed as young white women in their late 20’s who happened to meet the dangerous ethnic individual in a dark alley late at night all by themselves. Is this the truth though? Are most crimes really committed my ethnic men against young white women or

The Truth About Telepathy

2722 words - 11 pages hard to research it well. This is what may happen, a person who has lived in a childhood environment that is not ideal, such as one parent was consistently abusive, stores the frustration and anger of their childhood in an area of the cortex in a particular "neural network". Up to about the age of 25 (this may vary from person to person) the young brain which is still developing is strong enough to contain such repressed feelings in a neural

"The Truth About Tweens"

976 words - 4 pages "The Truth about Tweens" is an article dealing with issues facing children in the eight to fourteen age group. The article focuses on tweens' spending power, their insecurities and daily lives. The insets, "How Parents Can Help" and "The Age of Obsession", address the role of parents in the world of tweens.The beginning of the article focuses on the buying power of tweens, or 8 to 14 year olds. Marketers often target these "highly impressionable

The Truth About Advertising

1619 words - 6 pages nothing (The Greatest Movie Ever Sold). While an overwhelming amount of advertising’s goal is to persuade consumers, despite all of the unnecessary elements of ads, they are vital to the economy. The truth about advertising is that its sole purpose is to create an economic advantage for a company by increasing their demand. Now, advertising may do that through carefully crafted persuasion, or cold hard facts, and that is where moral unrest may

Similar Essays

Telling The Truth About Love And Hate

829 words - 3 pages effects of telling the truth or a lie. Telling the truth is a very important aspect of the story. It also added irony. Rev. Dimmesdale for example tells the truth about his sin to the disciples during his sermon, and they do not denounce him for it, they praise him even more so. By reveling his truth, Dimmesdale is brought brief joy, before his death. "Do I fell again! Cried he, wondering at himself, Methought the germ of it was dead inside of me

Ruiping Fan And Benfu Li’s Journal Article Regarding Telling Patients Their Health Status

1444 words - 6 pages , even after telling him the truth about his conditions. To lie or not to be honest with a patient is the worst thing a medical professional can do, even though his or her ultimate motive may be to save the patient’s life. Moreover, lying or unmentioned facts can damage or terminate a patient’s life. More importantly, due to family requests to keep a condition hidden from the patient, a doctor may lack any feeling of sentiment that a patient’s

Why Telling The Truth Is Important?

2451 words - 10 pages 167 & 168). Dimmesdale is outraged at Hester for not telling him about Chilliingworth for all these years. He has been living under the same roof with the enemy of whom Hester knows about. Because Hester finally decides to confess the truth, their relationship begins to fall apart. She wants Dimmesdale to love her the way she loves him, but it is impossible because Dimmesdale is close to dying due to his guilty conscience and Chillingworth’s

Patients' Rights And Access To Medical Records

1010 words - 4 pages communicable diseases such as measles. Many organizations and laws have been developed to maintain patient's rights of confidentiality and access to their medical record. Guided by the principle that confidentiality is essential in developing strong trust between patients and healthcare providers, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) members are committed to ensuring that patient records are disclosed and only available to