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Problems your long-term patients might face and what you can do to help
 

Problems your long-term patients might face and what you can do to help

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A long-term patient could be someone with an inherited illness detected right from birth. It could also be someone with a medical problem that arises at some point in their life, such as when they are in the golden years but with conditions that could be controlled. For someone who is used to having a healthy body, living with a chronic disease is certainly not easy.
 
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30 Oct 2016 - General
 
In the Philippine setting, the most frequent problem from chronic patients are expensive medical bills. Although our government provides medical assistance for patients with certain medical conditions like cancer, renal failure, and transplant patients. However, this financial assistance is limited and it is not enough to cover the entire medical expenses for professional fees and treatment. Because of this, patients may become poorly compliant with the treatment regimen (especially if its expen...
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Thank you for sharing your ideas Tahira Nawaz Priscilla Mae Gobuyan Maria Cristina Inserto . I'd like to add that besides the acquired chronic illnesses, many long term patients are living with their disease since their first day of life. These...
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Reporting a disease is not easy. Its the combination of physical, emotional, mental and financial strife that always goes along with it. People who rather prolong confirmations, because along with it comes all that I've mentioned above, financial being the most straining if money is scarce. With long term illnesses and patients, these things even weigh heavier because some cases are lifelong/lifetime and simply come with no escape. Dialysis and hormonal treatments (as well as cancer) are of ...
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Being hospitalized for a long time and having a chronic illness is really heart breaking. You have to consider a lot of factors affecting yourself, your family and friends, your finances and all the people around. As health care providers, we are here to support these people and identify their needs accordingly. It is helpful if we will be able to extend our patience and understanding to these people who needs our help the most. It is better if we get to talk to them in a regular basis in a gent...
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Long-term patients are difficult to handle because most of them have a healthy lifestyle before they have diagnosed a chronic illness. They have to now change their lifestyle and dietary intake along with daily intake of medications and regular testing and monitoring of health conditions. When such patients come to know that their medical condition will remain same throughout their life then that is very depressing for them. Most of such patients have the lack of family support and they become s...
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Dealing with chronic patients is far different from dealing with acute patients. Chronic unsolvable diseases stand square in doctors’ way. Many patients don’t get back to normal, and it makes many of doctors frustrated. Doctors don’t want to face things they can’t fix because it shows their limits. Although chronic patients’ suffering is real, there is the fact that they know more about their disease than many of doctors do. A patient with MS, rheumatoid arthritis, end-stage kidney disease, Cush...
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