Working with patients requires tolerance and patience from a medical practitioner. Patients with traumatic medical conditions experience stress and other mental disorders due to the disease. It is for this reason that most patients think of suicide despite recording positive progress for an illness. Patients should be treated with social care by listening to their daily life experiences (Leffel 1373). Medical consultation services are important as they enable patients to communicate their personal lives. As a result, it becomes easy for a medical practitioner to diagnose, and suggest treatment – for quick recovery of a patient. The dentist should have considered being polite to the mother and her ailing child who was suffering from autism for an efficient medical process.
Working with patients requires personalized care which is unique to individuals. For instance, the dentist should have been more attentive to the mother. Being rude to the mother and her child was a negligent act by the dentist which is not recommended in healthcare institutions (Leffel 1376). Implementing personalized care among patients requires an interactive discussion with a doctor. It is through the discussion that a doctor obtains important details of a patient’s medical history. For a doctor to obtain accurate medical details of a patient, one should exercise speaking and listening skills that are paramount in most medical disciplines.
As a future medical practitioner, patients will be treated as important stakeholders in all medical processes. All patients will be provided with equal opportunities for providing relevant information about an illness. For instance, a comprehensive medical consultation process will initiative all health treatments for a patient. A medical consultation process will involve doctors and nurses who respond to symptoms provided by a patient (Leffel 1378). This process will take place in a friendly environment where a patient feels comfortable to provide information. It is important to note that a patient provided more information if a conversation with a doctor is friendly and polite. Harsh doctors might scare patients from providing embarrassing information which contributes to a diagnosed illness.
There are numerous lessons learnt in the socio-drama provided for discussion. For instance, noting the importance of personal details to patients will aid in protecting patients’ data. Similarly, engaging in progressive conversations with patients is important in obtaining data from patients. The most important lesson learnt from the socio-drama includes being kind and tolerant to patients during medical consultations. Doctors treat many patients in a day, and dozens, throughout their careers (Leffel 1381). It is difficult for doctors to memorize medical records of all patients hence the significance of healthcare management systems. It is through consultations that doctors obtain crucial information from patients prior to treatment. Medical practitioners should ensure that they collect all relevant information from patients as a means of understanding an illness. The entire process of data gathering should deploy kindness and tolerance from medical practitioners working on a health condition. These are social virtues that can only be exercised by interacting with patients; as opposed to the perception that moral virtues are theoretically acquired. Consequently, being kind and tolerant to a patient is significant in the healing process of an ailing individual.
Leffel, G. Michael, et al. “Relevance of the rationalist–intuitionist debate for ethics and professionalism in medical education.” Advances in Health Sciences Education 20.5 (2015): 1371-1383.