Caring for an older patient requires discussing sensitive topics. Many older people have a "don't ask, don't tell" relationship with healthcare providers about certain problems, such as driving , urinary incontinence , or sexuality. Hidden health issues, such as memory loss or depression , are a challenge. Addressing problems related to safety and independence, such as giving up one's driver's license or moving to assisted living, also can be difficult.
Shared decision making
Shared decision making - Different types of doctor patient relationship
Love is probably the most powerful emotion possible, and when you start to experience anxiety over that love, it's not uncommon for it to have a profound impact both on your relationship and on your quality of life. Relationship anxiety is complicated and means different things to different people, but there is no denying that once you have it, you'll do anything you can to stop it. So many things can cause anxiety in relationships, and often that anxiety differs depending on what brought it on. Abusive relationships cause anxiety for reasons that are completely different than those that develop anxiety because of problems raising children. Some people have anxiety first that leaks into their relationship in other ways. It is such an immense topic that entire books have been written about how and why some people develop relationship anxiety and the challenges that they go through.
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Claire deals with her grief by returning patients' belongings to their families while hallucinating Melendez. Claire tracks down the owner of a set of dog tags left behind by a deceased patient and with the encouragement of Melendez, decides to begin moving on with her life. At the same time, Lim struggles with the increasing losses of patients to COVID, Park continues to treat his formerly pregnant patient and Shaun and Andrews attempt to save their own who has his right foot and ankle amputated. Now working as an internist and recovered from her own bout with COVID, Morgan treats Nurse Deena Petringa whose condition continually worsens; the two women bond with Deena offering Morgan advice based on her forty years of nursing experience. Deena ultimately dies of the virus, but Shaun, Andrews' and Park's patients survive and one is released three weeks later.
Much of the communication between doctor and patient is personal. To have a good partnership with your doctor, it is important to talk about sensitive subjects, like sex or memory problems , even if you are embarrassed or uncomfortable. Most doctors are used to talking about personal matters and will try to ease your discomfort. Keep in mind that these topics concern many older people. You can use booklets and other materials from NIA or the organizations listed at the end of the article to help you bring up sensitive subjects when talking with your doctor.