Western Medicine

Western Medicine

Western Medicine 150 150 Peter

Western Medicine

Based on the information in Modules 5 and 6, submit the following:

Select two of the components of western medicine and discuss a scenario (fiction or nonfiction) when those components can negatively affect patient outcomes. Ensure the elements in the readings are discussed in this assignment. Also, discuss how this experience with healing practices was foreign to western medicine and your nursing practice in relation to protecting or maintaining health with this culture. Give specific examples on how the interaction have been more culturally sensitive?
Discuss and reflect on what you learned relating to this culture and the healing practice during your experience
Discuss your experience and how you would apply an ethical principle.
Your submission should be at least 4-5 paragraphs, 3-5 sentences each, and cover the information listed above.

Submission: Post an original thread in the discussion board. It should not be an attachment or written in APA format, but be sure to cite your sources within your post using the correct APA format.

Sample Paper

Western Medicine

Western medicine incorporates a professional approach to treating symptoms and disease using various drugs, radiations, and surgery for better patient outcomes. Western medicine also incorporates allopathic medicine, where treatment is done using conventional medicine, biomedicine that applies biological and psychological principles to the clinical practice, and orthodox medicine, which is treatment using drugs and surgery. In this case we take a non-fiction scenario where by I experienced a patient being brought in after an accident. The patient was in critical condition but through the use of western medicine, tests and x-rays were done to ensure that they could understand the extent of the damage before surgery. However, it is keen to note that culture and religious beliefs have a touch when it comes to treatment and can affect the patient negatively. Therefore, culture and elements of religious beliefs have to be incorporated in treatment to eliminate instances of adverse patient outcomes (Xing et al., 2020). From my experience, it was evident that culture had a lot of influence, more so among the Jews and Islam. Another scenario I experienced was a case where the patient came in injured, but due to their culture, all-female practitioners had to give way to male professionals to attend to the patients. Yes, to some extent, it felt off, but some of these approaches have to be enhanced due to their culture and beliefs. In the long run, the patient received care and felt better after a while.

From my experience, it is accurate to state that western medicine is made in a way that is effective and quick to act on a patient’s needs. For instance, when it comes to injured patients in an emergency room, there can be quick administration of pain killers, which help the patient manage the pain as other procedures are taken into account to check for medical problems. These procedures are the laboratories, X-rays, and other necessary medical procedures. In a nutshell, western medicine considers ethical principles such as autonomy and justice, which are keenly observed. Additionally, beneficence and non-maleficence are adhered to in health care institutions.

References

Xing, Q., Fu, L., Yu, Z., & Zhou, X. (2020). Efficacy and safety of integrated traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine on the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis: a meta-analysis. Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine2020.