Unit IV.

The Calling of the Health Care Provider

1. Health Care Profession ² is an occupation requiring advanced, specialized, and systematic study and training in the knowledge of health care designed to provide services to society in that particular field 2. The Client/Patient - the recipient of the health care delivery system 3.Health Care Provider - is one who has acquired on advanced, specialized, and systematic training and experience in the knowledge of health care along with its various specific scientific specialization and techniques including those of medical doctors, nurses, midwives, medical technologists, and the like - also termed as Health Care Professional or Practitioner

4. Health Care Provider-Client ProviderRelationship
-it is a relationship between the health care practitioner and his patient (Therapeutic) -develops in the process of communication or interaction primarily characterized by the exchange of language or message whatever forms it may take including acts of administering health care services thereby promoting understanding and rapport among people in the health care environment

Major Components of the Therapeutic Interaction
1. The health care practitioners 2. The client/patient 3. Health care and the contents of the interaction 4. Environment 5. The outcome

1. The Health Care Practitioners
-they are the ones in control of the situation simply because they determine what appropriate therapy or health care should be administered -they are responsible in the adjustment of health care measure according to the problems and needs of the client -they should reach out, open the relationship, and work with the client until the entire process of therapy is over

Basic Attitudes of a Health Care Practitioner
a. Caring and Warmth Caring ² more enduring and intense than warmth -it conveys deep and genuine concern for the person -makes the client feel highly regarded, tended and protected Warmth ² conveys friendliness and consideration, shown by acts of smiling and attention to physical comforts b. Comforting ² is one who provides the client relief from discomfort which includes feelings of distress, pain, sorrow, grief and others -consoles the patient in times of trouble, cheers her up, and makes her feeling stronger and reinvigorated

c. Courteous -treats the patient with propriety and consideration -conscientiously observes patient·s rights by doing what is good and avoiding what is harmful to the patient d. Affirming, Accepting, and Loving -these attitudes disclose a receiving, appreciating, and welcoming, atmosphere making the client spontaneously honest in the expression of his thoughts and feelings -allows the patient to ventilate his biases and prejudices, his needs and problems in a nonjudgmental manner

2. The Client/Patient
-the one receiving the therapy -has a health problem or need which must be accurately identified through diagnostic procedures so that due health care may be given -are encouraged to take active role in the therapeutic process -outcome of the therapy largely depends on how the patient is open and amenable to the interaction along with the competence of the health care provider and the effectiveness of health care services

3. Health Care and the Contents of the Interaction
Health Care ² is the very means employed to address the identified health problems and needs of the client -it is administered in various forms of health services corresponding to the different levels of disease prevention in the maintenance and sustenance of the state of well-being of the client -it focuses on prevention of illness and promotion of health among clients who are, generally in good health and want to maintain healthy status at an optimum level

4. Environment
-includes among others, home or hospital environment together with other members of the family, co-patient, other health care providers, visitors, weather and atmosphere, and physical set-up of the place

5. The Outcome
-is the expected result of the therapeutic interaction -maybe perceived unsuccessful when further health deterioration leading to the patient·s irrevocable death becomes the scenario -considered unsuccessful is indeed a failure when said failure can be attributed to any of the several factors: A. insufficient health care delivery services B. negligence C. malpractice D. obstinate refusal of due health care by the client or the watchers

Building Health Care PractitionerPractitioner-Client Relationships
-to make the therapeutic interaction take place smoothly towards a successful outcome, health care practitioner-client relationships must be built and promoted -some of the essential ways by which HCPclient relationship can be established: 1.Develop Trust and Confidence 2. Inspire Openness and Transparency 3. Show Positive Regard and Respect

4. Provide Emphatic Listening and Responding -can be described as listening not just by ears and responding by mouth or gestures but most significantly by heart -may be in place when the health care provider: a. understands, feels, and experiences the way the client does b. looks at the client from the point of view not of the health care provider but of the client himself c. gets not just the accurate meaning behind the message and information set by the client but also the feelings and state of emotions conveyed through facial expressions, bodily movements and tone of voice d. provides the most necessary health care response not because of it is what the health care profession prescribes but because it is what the patient truly needs

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