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Why do some patients lie?
 

Why do some patients lie?

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Sometimes patients lie to control how they are perceived by others and possibly gain favour. Others also lie because it makes them feel good and helps to boost their self-esteem.
 
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25 Oct 2016 - General
 
If I did not belong in the healthcare profession and I became a patient, I'd probably lie too.

The first reason I'd lie is because I'm scared. I'm scared to know the truth about my condition, and even though it might not be ...
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I have experiences it so many times. When I take a history from a patient he or she hides some facts and when my consultant comes to the stage they reveal everything putting myself and my other co junior doctors in a trouble. Sometimes it is very har...
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There is indeed a lot of factors why patients lie. I guess here in Asia, keeping some information in private is common. First is because they are embarass to let another stranger per say (ex. Doctors) to know their situation. They are ashamed that th...
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I agree that there are a lot of reasons why patients lie. In my opinion, I think its a coping mechanism. Most patients are frightened whenever they consult, and a lot of times I have observed some patients who downplay their symptoms. They deny weakn...
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Patients lie for a lot of reasons. One is the conservative culture of Asia as opposed to Western countries. One cannot blame lying patients because they are afraid to get judged about abortion, history of sexually transmitted infection, coitarche, di...
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Patient lie about disclosing their previous health issues claiming that it was the first time they got that instead of they don't have. Some don't disclose previous treatment with another doctor. Some lie about not taking all medicine that p...
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Malingering is a disgusting problem for doctors. I got many patients screaming as they are having severe pain or totally silent as they are unconscious. This kind of patients usually come with multiple anxious attendants and draw a lot of attention. ...
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It is very important to understand how patients think. It is very common in the clinical practice to find many patients withhold information or outright lie to their doctors for fear of being judged or to avoid being lectured. Others do it because th...
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