Over the years, medical practitioners and medical law experts have expressed their dismay on how the medical practice and ethical codes are focused on the rights and benefits of patients and in the process neglecting the rights of the medical practitioners thus putting pressure and numerous obligations on the medical practitioners.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Medical practice involves both patient and the medical practitioner thus before any medical procedure can be carried out, both parties must consent to such treatment.
Refusal of treatment from the patient focus is the deliberate decline of a patient to be treated for a medical condition. In advanced countries like the United States and the United Kingdom, when a patient refuses treatment, a form is usually given to the patient to document this refusal so as to stand as a reference to exonerate the medical practitioner.
Health insurance is a type of insurance in which insurance organisation undertakes to cover the medical/health expenses incurred by a particular individual (who is insured by them) in the care for his health.
Health Insurance is a form of insurance where the medical or surgical expenses incurred by the insured are paid by an insurance organisation. It is germane to mention that health insurance can be either the direct payment of medical bill to the health care provider who treated the patient or the reimbursement of medical bills paid by the insured in the treatment or maintenance of his health.
Medical Futility ( also known as non-beneficial care) is the continuous administration of a treatment/medical procedure which is not beneficial to the health of the patient. Medical futility comes from various circumstances such as when the patient has stopped responding to a particular medical procedure or when the preferred choice of treatment by a patient is not beneficial and will have no positive effect on his or her health.
Medical care sometimes requires the replacement of damaged or dysfunctional organs with healthy one. This procedure is called Organ Transplantation.
In modern medical practice, there arise circumstances where there is a need to administer blood into the body of a patient in other to ensure complete and adequate recuperation. Blood transfusion is a sensitive area of the medical practice that needs to be adequately regulated so as to prevent unauthorized practice.
The treatment of a patient by medical practitioners can only be successful if the human body respond to such treatment. When the body of the patient stops responding to such treatment or when statistics and medical findings has shown that the particular treatment will have no medical benefit to the patient, is it ethically appropriate for the medical practitioner to stop the treatment of such patient.
The role of medicine in the human environment cannot be overstated as the medical practice over the years has made a relatively large effort to ensure the continuous existence of the humans. This importance of the medical profession has prompted the need for a well-disciplined practice of medicine in which certain ethical principles are put in place to regulate and guarantee medical practitioners in the treatment of its patients.
Medical ethics principles have the sole responsibility of providing guidance and limits to medical practitioners in their dealings and treatment of patients. Some of these principles are Beneficence and Patient Autonomy.
The medical practice plays an expedient role in the existence of the human race. Due to this importance, there came an urgent need to regulate the power, conduct and interaction of medical practitioners with their patient.
Medical Confidentiality is one of the principles of Medical Ethics and it obligates medical practitioners to keep in private information and data obtained and received in the course of the treatment of patients.
The medical Practice plays an important role in the human environment, due to this, there are laid down ethical principles that governs and control the conduct of medical practitioners in their interactions and dealings with patients. One of these ethical principles is non – Maleficence.
In general terms, non - maleficence is the obligation not to do harm to others as well as removing potential harm and preventing the risk of harm, the incorporation of the principle into medical ethics obligates
Friday, January 22, 2016
The world stood still on the 12th of April 2001 when the Netherlands legislature passed the Termination of Life on Request and Assisted Suicide (Review Procedures) Act (which is to take effect from 1st of April, 2002) into law thereby becoming the first country in the world to legalise
In last week's publication, I examined patient autonomy as a principle of medical ethics, taking a look at its stand under human right and the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Patient autonomy births informed consent as informed consent is usually the end product of the right of a patient to choose his preferred medical treatment.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
In last week's publication, I discussed how patient autonomy takes precedent over beneficence whenever there is a conflict between these principles of medical ethics.
Literally, autonomy means the independence or freedom to do something without interference from any third party, a grant of autonomy requires that the free choice of each person be recognised no matter how ridiculous such choice is. A pre-condition for autonomy is the
Sunday, January 3, 2016
Medical ethics are principles laid down to govern the conduct and acts of medical practitioner in their dealings with their patients. One of the principles of medical ethics is the principle of beneficence. Literally, beneficence means the legal obligation to do good to others i.e. to take decisions benefiting another.
In medical ethics, beneficence is defined as a principle of ethics which mandates
Monday, December 28, 2015
Certain relationships such as the doctor-patient relationship by its nature requires the disclosure of information which may be intended to be kept private and from the general public. Due to the fear of disclosures, it is important
Saturday, December 19, 2015
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
The Medical profession plays a very germane role in human environment. No surprise it is regulated by numerous ethics and guidelines most especially, as regards the conducts and interactions of its professionals and patients. Medical ethics are principles laid down to govern the conduct and acts of a medical practitioner in the course of dealing with all types of patients. A medical doctor once defined it as
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Monday, March 23, 2015
My love for '@daddymiliano' is not unprecedented as he's a rather comical artist considering his lyrics, the plot of his musical videos, how he relates with his fans on social media (instagram in particular) among many other things. It is also not far fetched to say his artistry has contributed to what Nigerian hip-hop sounds like today. But I digress; the itch I'm really trying to scratch here, is his not-so-recent war on so called 'posers', 'phonies', 'fakers', whatever word suits your description preference.
Saturday, January 31, 2015
ON THE SPOT
ICE PRINCE ('Trash Can') REVIEW
Did a lot thinking with regards to how I should write this and In the end I decided to be true to myself and by extension, everyone that ever gets to read this.
The 'Trash Can' Extended Play features 6 tracks including the EP's promotional single 'One Day'. Its production is largely credited to TMXO then T Sleek, City Monstar and Drey Beats.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
ON THE SPOT
LOCAL RAPPER REVIEWThe entertainment industry in Nigeria, and abroad has had a lot of happenings this week, with new singles, frustration-venting mixtapes, resumption for some TV series, new videos etc. Basically another week in the world of entertainment. The truth is, it's usually hard to get the attention of enthusiasts these days with so much going on. However, a particular single caught my attention and I decided to review it in this week's piece 'On the spot'.
(keep calm and continue below)
Thursday, January 15, 2015
LIVE STAGE gods
"Nigerian Singer ... flops in Zimbabwe show" is one of those headlines online, reviewing the showmanship of Nigeria's finest when they are booked as international artists in and out of Africa.
Truth is the amount of 'Naija' musicians who can really hold their own on stage outside the lip syncing circles is very minute, as little as 20% of the total A/B list acts. I know someone reading this would say who cares if its lip syncing? Well my honest reply is we should care. Outside birthday parties, private parties, little club performances, and other relatively minor gigs, a musician should have stage game besides jumping up and down stage, showing of your blinggz or in other cases your naked torso. He/she should be able to perform live irrespective of genre.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
I've been thinking about what my debut article here would be about. Politics? Nah its too distasteful presently, too many selfish interests and no objectivity. Gossip crossed my mind too but I'm no Linda. So in the end I settled for music, which I feel almost everyone can easily relate to. Continue here
THE 2014 SOUND
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Great news, people! Some new TV station approached me to know if I’d like to anchor a talk show series they’re proposing. They watched me on Elle and thought I had the face, body and diction. Sounds like fun. I’m definitely in. We’re just waiting for the contracts to be drawn up and
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Hey guys, as you all know it, I like starting my articles with a story so here is one.
Weeks ago, I was at the cinemas with Enwanta and after a good movie session, I bid her farewell and crossed to the other side for a tricycle ride back to Falolu,
One of the best books I've ever read. Two men from different backgrounds meet and impact each other’s lives. One is extremely rich and the other a poor refugee from the world war who travelled to America to make a name for himself.
“That’s a pipe dream” I retorted at Bernard’s optimistic opinion about Nigeria. That was on a really hot evening in my scantily furnished room where Johnson, Bernard, Prezzo and I lamented over our unpalatable status quo. Perhaps the sultry weather exacerbated our already depressed moods.
Friday, April 4, 2014
Saturday, January 26, 2013
There are moments in life when we are at that state of confusion, we are not sure of what to do because all our options seem right and some seem wrong. It gets worse when the people around use have diverse opinion on the situation at hand;
Saturday, January 19, 2013
It's the morning after the night I found out the truth about my father. Four hours after mum told me and I'm still so mad at her for keeping such an important detail from me for so long.
I couldn't go back to sleep after she left my room during the night, and no matter how much I thought about it, I just found her guilty in every way.