“The only appropriate and realistic model of the Dr.‐patient relationship is paternalism. Doctors are the medical experts; most patients have little, if any, reliable medical knowledge; implicit trust in one’s physician is essential to the healing process; and doctors have the responsibility for our health and therefore have the duty to make all the important medical decisions.” Critically assess that claim.
In this very permissible society, in the context of a global village and advanced technologies, there are always exceptions to the rules. Knowledge and information abound. We all know in a glance, because the technologies, such as the Internet, allow us to learn so many things in just one click of a mouse.
Swine Flu – New Unexpected Danger
Swine flu, or swine influenza, is the disease that hit the population of the earth and put people back to the reality, showing the strength of nature over the most developed technological solutions that, as was believed before, could prevent us from the influence of any viruses. The name of the virus comes from the fact that the disease is most commonly spread by pigs and is further transferred to people. Though it is not common that the virus is transferred to human beings in the form of swine flu, and in general people are able to develop antibodies to prevent the development of the influenza, the cases of the zoonotic swine flu have became very common in recent years.
Anabolic Steroids: Pros and Cons
The entire world strives for perfect body shapes. Ads all over mass media prove that everyone around is perfect, except us. Magazines and billboards try to convince us that steroids are the best and the most effective way to gain the perfect shape. Still, there is a controversial opinion of physicians and athletic coaches, concentrated upon effects of steroids.
Concept of Anorexia
Anorexia is a well known eating disorder that is caused by the refusal of an individual to consume food. It can happen for many reasons and major ones of them are stress and depression. In this case, anorexia is a consequence and should be treated from both aspects – mental and physical. In this essay I would like to consider anorexia, caused by the mental problem when individual considers him or herself overweight and is afraid to eat, as he thinks that it will only worsen his state. Anorexia is usually treated with a special diet.
Evolution of psychology takes special place in the development of modern psychoanalysis. Several names played special role in formation of the fundamental theories. Some of them are the theory of ego and super-ego, theory of Oedipus Complex and several sound hypothesis on life and death relationships.
Thinking of psychology in general, I would like to look at the evolution of opinions and views through the theories of Freud and Jung and comparison and contrast that teacher and his student put on the judgement of wide international public in the past and in today’s world. “I found in myself a constant love to my mother and jealousy of my father. I now consider it a universal event for childhood”. This phrase illustrates the theory of psychosexual development that states that every individual and his actions are driven purely by sexual elements of his mind.