Consider her as a character in the story of any one of the clinicians she depicts. How would she appear to that clinician and how would that clinician possibly depict her or his own professional behavior?
Ehrenreich is a famous freelance writer who writes influential articles and participates in social works very enthusiastically. In her article, “Welcome to Cancer land” Ehenreich has criticized all those organizations and people who claim to protect cancer patients. In accordance to the writer, these organizations do the opposite of they call themselves to do. I would relate the story of Evan Handler with Ehrenreich.
/> Evan Handler was a patient of Leukemia. After the bone marrow transplant, he got a serious infection. Dr. Melman, who was treating Evan, knew he was in a serious condition and hence his catheter had to be removed. However, Dr. Melman did not dare to answer Evan clearly. He was trying to assure Evan that he was receiving adequate care, which was actually not true.
If Ehrenreich had been in the place of Evan in this story of clinician, she would have acted the same way. Ehrenreich is a wise woman who is in conflict with the pink ribbon and breast cancer organizations . She says it is not appropriate to create a separate cancer culture for such women, giving them special assets. Therefore, she would also act like Evan, asking the doctor to explain how she was given adequate if her infection has not been treated efficiently. She would fight for her rights.
What do you think Ehrenreich would say are her hyper-goods and why do you choose them?
For Ehrenreich, hyper-goods are the elements that enable her to judge other people. Selection of this hyper-good is clearly evident from the way she criticizes the pink ribbon. It is a good example of how she judges the people who says they understand the pain of breast cancer patients, when they cannot feel their pain. Likewise, she says it is immoral to formulate a special and distinct culture for victims. In real, the patients should be given enough care and affection, rather making them feels they are different from the normal people.
In addition to this, another hyper-good of Ehrenreich, is the significance of identity. She says that soon a woman is diagnosed with cancer; she is liable to endless treatments, test, and Medicare. She soon loses her identity when she is held accountable to different obstacles in life. Moral image is often considered the act of pursuing stakes , which according to Ehrenreich is important in defining one’s hyper-goods. She is a strenuous and curious woman who wants to do good for her fellows.
Hyper-goods are in general all those parameters, which help an individual to make visual judgments regarding others. It refers to an individual’s perceptions and thinking style, which helps him to make strong conclusions about the people around him. Broadly speaking, it also reflects the way an individual makes his decisions after considering every single factor about the subject.
In Asking the Right Question about Pain, Frank notes in describing phronesis that a story unfolds over time. Imagine the man with Parkinson’s disease in the poem of the same name. Take two distinct time periods alluded to in the poem. What do you think the man would have asked as the single most important question for making meaning in each of those two time periods and why do you choose those two questions?
The poem discussed the relationship of love by describing the way its characters share their pain. The main characters of the poem include the father who is sick and a daughter who take care of his dad in every possible way. The poem describes how love eliminates the boundaries of one’s potential to help. One limitlessly serves the other person, do whatever one can to save the life of other person.
The first question I would ask would be how an individual suffering with such pain can bear it without getting frustrated. It is extremely sad to even imagine how a person suffering from Parkinson disease spends his life. It is even more painful to visualize the problems such victims have to face throughout the life. Most depressing about the disease is its characteristic that it is an inheriting disease . This means that the person himself cannot be blamed for his suffering. For instance, diabetes is caused due to excessive intake of sugary food. Likewise, heart diseases are often caused by starchy and fatty food. However, Parkinson disease is all about the disorder in genes. One may often feel frustrated that why he has to suffer a lot when he has done nothing to cause it.
Second question would be how a daughter can be so polite and gentle to her father when she knows she will get the same disease from him. It is true that love is inevitable and priceless. However, considering modern era such kind of love and affection is missing among young generation. They are more concerned with their future and career rather their parents’ present. They do not care much about what they are going through. Therefore, I would pose this question to find the change in opinion and thought among the two-time period.
Frank—yes, him again!—in Can We Research Suffering? Discusses Smith’s theory of ruling relations and how research investigations often embed them uncritically. Given the discussion in the article, suggest one practical and scientifically sound way that health care research of any kind could try to circumvent or minimize that power relationship.
Researching human suffering has been a crucial topic in the field of nursing. One reason for such importance can be the fact that once nurses can relate themselves with the patients in more comprehensive manner if they know about what is the patient going through . This concept is not only limited to nurses but also widespread to doctors and surgeons as well.
However, in my opinion the only health care research that can minimize the power of relationship will be the statistical approach to figure out the patient suffering in a hospital. In this search, one can find out the way patients are treated by their families. Only those patients can be taken into consideration who is suffering from a serious disease such as AIDS. Patients with influenza or fractures should not be included in the population sample. In this way, an accurate and precise data will be collected giving minute details of the respective research question.
Power of relation often declines in the situation where the disease is severe, otherwise in most of the case it is considered impossible to question or circumvent the feeling family members have for their sick sibling. An example of this can the patients of Parkinson Disease as mentioned earlier.
In The Play of Metaphor, the movement in psychology away from the introspective technique of James and others in favor of logical positivism is seen as a loss. Make an argument for and against the reintegration of introspective techniques—essentially narration—into psychological research, using the material in the article.
Introspective techniques involve judging one’s minds and thoughts. It refers to the intense examination of one’s conscious thoughts and feelings. It refers primarily ti the mental and spirits of a person. The benefit of reintegration of introspective techniques is that one can determine all kinds’ mental levels by this approach. For instance, mental states regarding sensory, cognitive, bodily, and emotional, all are included in the results of such techniques. It is often considered to be a rich source of knowledge .
However, these techniques had been a famous questions of various philosophers and psychiatrists who have been trying to determine the purpose being using such techniques especially narration. They fail to realize the benefits the techniques offers its users, instead focuses more on the fact why can’t patients simple review their own thoughts, reason, and memory. It is also often questioned that can this approach be used to understand the past relations, suffering and the causes . Some philosophers accept the importance of this technique in the field pf psychology, yet do not understand how the technique can deeply imagine the person’s mindset and thoughts.
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