University of Washington School of Medicine)

Relationship between Physician and Patients Questions

Health Medical

Question Description

I’m working on a health & medical question and need an explanation to help me study.


TOPIC: Physician-Patient Relationship:
(Source: Case Study – University of Washington School of Medicine)
During a visit to her family physician, a 35-year-old woman discloses that she suffers from anorexia nervosa. She complains of fatigue, dizziness, depression, headaches, irregular menses, and environmental allergies. Each day, she uses 15 to 60 laxatives, exercises for several hours, and eats a salad or half a sandwich. At 5’2″, she weighs 88 pounds. She demonstrates a good understanding of the diagnosis and the recommended therapy for anorexia. Despite receiving a variety of resource information, the patient refuses any medical intervention. She continues to present to the family physician, offering a variety of somatic complaints.Questions

  1. When a patient’s preferences and actions conflict with a physician’s goal to restore health, which ethical principle(s) should prevail, e.g., patient autonomy or beneficence?
  2. Does the patient’s depression render her incompetent to refuse treatment for her anorexia?
  3. Using what you have learned so far regarding ethics in medicine and the patient / physician relationship,
    1) What rights does the patient have?
    2) What if any steps can the physician take to provide optimal care for a patient that will not cooperate with the physician’s orders?

You must write a minimum of 500 words.

Include at least 3 APA references and also 3 APA in-text citations to support your writing.

Share a live link about patient and physician relationships. Post an interesting link (article, video or website) that relates to the topic for this week. Post only academic links – e.g. no YouTube, Buzzfeed and/or Wikipedia. Share peer reviewed materials only.
BLOG Topic is “Patient and Physician Relationship”
NOTE: The link must be live for you to get full credit.

BLOGs are small research assignments therefore you will need to write more about your research of the topic and less about your personal opinion or personal experiences.