Acceptance of a Therapy

  • Scenario
  • Doctor: Because of your atrial fibrillation, we need to discuss putting you on some blood thinners to prevent the chance of a stroke.
  • Patient: Oh, I see...how long must I be on it for before I can stop taking it?
  • Doctor: You would be on blood thinners as a life long therapy.
  • Patient: Excuse me?
  • Many patients have a hard time grasping the idea that they must continue a treatment for the remainder of their life. When someone else imposes something onto a person's life that can be very hard to accept, be it lifestyle, medications or otherwise.

68 notes

Show

  1. sleepyheadgish reblogged this from medicalstate
  2. boykaiju reblogged this from medicalstate
  3. bigtheta reblogged this from medicalstate
  4. dokdon reblogged this from medicalstate
  5. glowingsplinter reblogged this from medicalstate
  6. muazzulkifli reblogged this from medicalstate
  7. rambling-medic said: A lot of paternalism here, it still is ultimately the patients choice.
  8. empress-lord-of-bs reblogged this from medicalstate
  9. stayingmedicallyinspired said: This is also my father’s story. To this day he has trouble with acceptance, and even as an aspiring doctor I often struggle with how to properly help him deal.
  10. mednsciencenshit reblogged this from medicalstate
  11. koijacho reblogged this from medicalstate
  12. sheastrike said: Not only is the treatment hard to swallow, but also the diagnosis. When I was diagnosed with MS, I was in shock for a while. The permanence is frightening.
  13. supermansego reblogged this from medicalstate
  14. camelsandhummus reblogged this from medicalstate
  15. tisiphoneofalexandria reblogged this from medicalstate
  16. alanjunior said: In Australia it’s frowned upon to call them “Blood Thinners”, everyone in health here says anticoagulant. But I suppose when you’re talking to a patient or your blog audience, you want them to understand. :P Congratulations on your engagement :)

Blog comments powered by Disqus