Reply to my peer Whitney Morris-TOPIC 2 DQ 2

Reply to my peer Whitney Morris-TOPIC 2 DQ 2

Whitney Morris
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Jun 6, 2022, 8:00 AM(edited)

If Sister Mary does not follow the recommendations of the health care professionals working with her, it can be confusing and frustrating for these workers when they are devoted to increasing positive health outcomes (Falvo, 2011). It might be hard for health care professionals to understand why someone would choose a path that might deliberately impact their health and well-being in a negative way. This can make it very difficult and uneasy for all parties and can seem overwhelming to professionals who are uncomfortable with particular psychosocial factors, especially those that differ from their own (Falvo, 2011). They may even have reservations due to their own feelings of inadequacy in handling the problem presented (Falvo, 2011). These professionals must incorporate Sister Mary’s psychosocial factors into their care and patient-centered teaching in order for it to be effective. Her beliefs about health and illness might be different from the health care professionals, due to her religion, which can cause bias and judgement. Bias can occur in many forms and is usually a stereotyped view or negative attitude towards things such as age, gender, religion, race, and socioeconomic status.

 

Falvo, D.R. (2011). Effective patient education: A guide to increased adherence. Jones and Bartlett Publishers.