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Ethical Dilemmas In Counseling Case Studies
Sometimes: Sometimes certain diagnoses are applied to more women vs men, and problems can be missed because our index of suspicion may not be high enough. For instance, heart attack symptoms may differ in men vs women, but both genders will be just as sick. Some doctors may also assume that women are "hysterical" rather than understanding they may have a complicated health problem. We have a lot to learn. ...Read more
Why would a psychotherapist put in your medical record serious diagnoses that were never shared face-to-face. Is this ethical?
It isn't necessarily: Unethical. I don't always share all of person's diagnoses with them at the time of initial diagnosis. Why? Because it can be overwhelming. It can be traumatic. I try to pace sharing in a way that is therapeutic. "first do no harm." I do consider sharing a diagnosis with the patient ; teaching them about it to be very important. Have you asked the psychotherapist about this? Sometimes when a >. ...Read more
Where do researchers get subjects for child abuse research? Who consents? What child agrees to be abused while research is conducted?
Misconceptions: Research often falls into 2 separate types.In forward looking studies, you study a control group and one under the study conditions. In rear looking research, you compare a control group to those who underwent the conditions in the past. Most child abuse research is done as rear looking (retrospective) studies. Your confusion is valid, no review board would allow a kid to be put in such conditions. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Many cogent journals have recently reported minocycline as possibly effective in schizophrenia. What is your opinion regarding this novel approach?
Difficult: Lawyers operate under the presumption that we would all live forever were it not for the wrongful interventions of medical practitioners. They only have to demonstrate damage and appeal to a jury of the loosest connection between the intervention and the 'bad' outcome. Negligence is hinted at, but rarely is definitive. In medmal there is lots of money and little justice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do so many medical offices ask for unnecessary & intrusive personal information (ssn, drivers licenses) unrelated to medical records?
Required by law: It is required by law & insurance contracts that they have with companies & that you signed with those same companies. They need to make sure you are who you say you are & that they have proof. Also, if there is any legal question in the future, they can prove that they verified your identity. Finally, insurance companies use this info to track your health & put it into a central database. ...Read more
Do you recommend genetic testing such as is offered by personalized genomics companies? Prostate cancer seems to run in our family
Assisted Suicide: Assisted suicide is "legal" in several states, but not all medical professionals consider it ethical. Also even patients have serious questions about possible misuse of this option: http://tinyurl.Com/chfho3l some medical organizations have been working on ways to address these questions, even while focusing on supporting life rather than assisting suicides: http://tinyurl.Com/c67xvov. ...Read moreSee 10 more doctor answers
Check insurance site: Places to look for a doctor... Do a doctor search on healthtap by location and specialty, and look at his profile. Search for a doctor on the web at one's insurance company's site. Ask friends, neighbors, relatives for recommendations (but sometimes they'll ask "are you sick?"). Call the local hospital for recommendations, as the hospital will give out the names of doctors who use the hospital. ...Read more
Can't be answered: It depends on how you define "civilized" and "developed". Is the us highly civilized ? Most americans say yes but other nations may disagree. Is our mental health system highly developed? In some ways yes, in others no. ...Read more
Freud: Freud was an MD, and started his career as a neurologist, before developing his seminal theories of psychoanalysis. I would say nor only some of Freud's theories, but the psychoanalytic theories that have developed since then to the present time have importance to the medical community, most notable in psychiatry and psychology. ...Read more
Sometimes: Autonomy means the patient can do whatever he or she wants. Beneficence means that a doctor or other professional is looking out for the patient's best interests. Some conflict examples: a patient may still choose to smoke (autonomy) even though he knows it's bad for him and his/her doctor has counseled him to quit (beneficence). ...Read more
What basic considerations should a patient taking antipsychotics have regarding its diet/nutrition? (Very interested in Nutritional Psychiatry)
Can counselling psychologists get post doctoral psychopharmacology training in states that allow it, or just clinical psychologists?
I think they can,: but I'm not sure.Get a more detailed answer ›
Inquiry for school paper:
1. What are your professional ethics?
2. What ethical dilemmas do you face in the work place?
Need more space: Professional ethics in medicine? This is a topic that needs days to discuss, not 400 characters. At times we face ethical dilemas, again can't be explained in this tiny box. I suggest talking to your family, friends, local physicians--look for retired physicians and nurses who will have more time to talk to you so that you can write a nice paper. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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