Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Code of Ethics for Patients

Code of Ethics for Patients

The famous saying assumes that health is our greatest wealth. No wonder, when we fell sick and sick we felt very poor and weak. Each of us has become a patient at some point in our lives. And being one is a burden and not an easy experience especially when we can't find the right man / woman wearing a medical lab coat for us. Maybe, the reason is that there are many doctors that we cannot respect and we don't feel comfortable to be together. Some doctors in white lab coats are even unethical so we often find it difficult to find a good doctor. However, there are times when it is blamed for not finding the right doctor for us. Now, if doctors in white lab coats and nurses who wear medical lab coats have this medical ethic, patients must also have rules to follow in relation to the doctors and health workers they handle.

1. Trust Your Doctor
Of course, we see our doctors because we need help and we cannot heal ourselves with our own understanding. However, some patients seem to be more knowledgeable and better than their doctors, always doubting their own doctor's advice, prescribing their own medicines and doing various things, eating food and having unhealthy habits for them. Why do you need a doctor if you can decide about your health for yourself? I think the problem here is not just about disobedience but about self discipline and trust. If we don't believe in our doctors, why don't we study medicine?

2. Respect for giving birth to respect
Together with trust, there is respect. Jesus and Confucius have said that whatever we want / do not want to do to us, we must do / not do it to others. Respect generates respect. Doctors want you to respect them, so that they also respect you in return. With respect in hand, care will be easier to do and develop. With this you can be sure that you will have a smooth sailing relationship with your doctor in a medical lab coat.

3. Follow the doctor's orders
Your doctor's order and prescription is a must to be observed. Compliance with doctor's orders not for your doctor wearing a white lab coat but for our own sake. Again, this is a matter of trust and compliance. Sometimes, we must learn from staying, and if not, we will eventually learn from a difficult path, or even from death, where we have no second chance at all.

4. Have quality time with your doctor
Going to the hospital to talk to your doctor takes time and effort and finally there will only be limited time to discuss with them, knowing how busy they are. During this time, make quality time with your doctor. Ask him what you want to know and need to know. Also ask for strengths and weaknesses, personal opinions are not just professionals and take time to get to know your doctor more. Thus, he will recognize what you really need apart from the medical. Misunderstanding with your doctor can also be prevented. Don't forget to note if possible. Remember that there are things and recipes that we don't often remember.

5. Avoid switching doctors
Changing doctors from time to time may have good reasons but it is not recommended. Changing doctors is like planting seeds in one soil to another. The seed, is most likely to die and wither, and if it grows it will never ripen as a healthy and strong plant. Without a strong foundation, patients, like plants will not feel comfortable with their different doctors. In fact, there is nothing permanent in this world, we can always have a doctor who is safe, trusted and stable when we are alive.