Patients React Poorly When Docs Say ‘No’



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When doctors turn down patients’ requests, the patients react poorly, the investigators found. Satisfaction scores plummeted an average of 20 points when doctors denied a request for a referral or new medication, and 10 points when they said no to a painkiller prescription, according to the report. When doctors turn down patients’ requests, the patients react poorly, the investigators found. Satisfaction scores plummeted an average of 20 points when doctors denied a request for a referral or new medication, and 10 points when they said no to a. When doctors turn down patients’ requests, the patients react poorly, the investigators found.

Satisfaction scores plummeted an average of 20 points when doctors denied a request for a referral or new medication, and 10 points when they said no to a. Patients React Poorly When Docs Say ‘No’. People have become demanding health care consumers, and they don’t respond well when a doctor disagrees with them, a new study shows. “This is going to become a bigger, and bigger problem. Doctors are now focused on what makes a patient happy above what makes a patient healthy.

When doctors turn down patients’ requests, the patients react poorly, the investigators found. Satisfaction scores plummeted an average of 20 points when doctors denied a request for a referral or new medication, and 10 points when they said no to a painkiller prescription, according to the report. When doctors turn down patients’ requests, the patients react poorly, the investigators found. Satisfaction scores plummeted an average of 20 points when doctors denied a request for a referral or new medication, and 10 points when they said no to a painkiller prescription, according to the report. When doctors turn down patients’ requests, the patients react poorly, the investigators found.

Satisfaction scores plummeted an average of 20 points when doctors denied a request for a referral or new medication, and 10 points when they said no to a. When doctors turn down patients’ requests, the patients react poorly, the investigators found. Satisfaction scores plummeted an average of 20 points when doctors denied a request for a referral or new medication, and 10 points when they said no to a painkiller prescription, according to the report. When doctors turn down patients’ requests, the patients react poorly, the investigators found. Satisfaction scores plummeted an average of 20 points when doctors denied a.

When doctors turn down patients’ requests, the patients react poorly, the investigators found. Satisfaction scores plummeted an average of 20 points when doctors denied a request for a referral or new medication, and 10 points when they said no to a.

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A typical patient statement in respect of this theme was ‘they (the doctors) don’t even listen to what you have to say… you can tell they are not listening at all – they just write up a script and say see you next month.

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This patient didn’t make demands for improper care, and I would have had no problem telling him “no,” had such requests been made.

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Instead these clients choose to seek a second opinion, often from a different hospital.

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At this point, referral of the patient should be considered, looking for a doctor who will be able to more fully evaluate the nature of their prior reaction.

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Use openended questions, provide positive feedback, make sure the patient understands the questions, and continue to calmly ask questions.

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At the first consultation, the patient may refuse surgery as an alternative, but as soon as the malaise associated with the disease activity appears, the patient is usually happy to consent to the operation.

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In all cases, the doctor should fulfil his or her obligation of informed refusal: explain in detail the risks that the patient is taking; document this disclosure in the record; and ask her to reconsider.

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When asked about this refusal, a spokesman for the clinic said, “we expected a hostile reaction from the medical establishment and are not surprised by it.”

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Sometimes questioning a patient feels uncomfortable; thus stating an observation, such as “You look worried” or “You didn’t eat much lunch” invites patients to respond without feeling pressure to answer (see Chapter 24).

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    The fact is: there are a million ways you could have died before today, and there’ll be a million more before the sun sets tomorrow. Every day you have is more than somebody else, and there will always be someone who gets to live longer than you. You have to value what you (or a loved one) gets. In the end you can take solace in the fact that you’ll be there to carry a piece of the person you lost for (hopefully) a long time, and when your time comes, those that you were close with will do the same.
    And IF your religious, don’t stop believing you’ll see them again when the time comes. Death is meant to shake your faith… Don’t let it.
    I hope this helps anyone struggling with a dead or dying loved one.
    It gets better.

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  • That poor man looked like he was in so much pain… and he was like that for 5 more days?! How do you just let that go on like that? What a horrible thing to have to endure and remember.

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  • The “When I get admitted” meme actually comes from the chronic illness community! Its about when those of us with chronic illnesses have a complications that require brief hospitalization. People who don’t know (or sometimes do) about our illnesses sometimes say that even though we will really never get healthy.
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  • Women being disbelieved by doctors is a hurtful truth, it was even more hurtful when it was a female doctor disbelieving me. My heart could/still can beat up to 300bpm.

    I’ve played sports all my life, and around when I was 14 I started getting these tight feelings in my chest, and I would sweat profusely and if they got bad my sight would go tunnel visioned. I played sports like rugby and would just “play through the pain” because eventually I would feel a giant THUD in my chest and I felt great again! I would be pretty much guaranteed to get one of these episodes every rugby match at least once. My high school coach being who he was would yell “it’s just because you’re unfit!” My GP also told me “women often have irregular heartbeats. It’s normal.” Being a teenager I was like “ok, sweet!”

    Years passed of these attacks, and I graduated high school and hung up my rugby boots for 5 years, until I met some coworkers who played with a local club and I laced up once more. Unsurprisingly, I still encountered that same sensation (like my heart was fluttering) and the sweats, and the tunnel vision. Never fainted though…tally that in the win category. But being in my twenties now I figured, hey…why not go get it checked out once more.

    My GP (same lady as 5 years proir) was again insistent it was nothing; “You saw me about this before, yes?” Luckily, I had become a cold and jaded adult! And I was adamant she give me a recommendation to a cardiologist instead she reluctantly wrote me a 24h holter monitor rec “It will probably not capture anything.” Well, it did, a WPW/SVT episode of 230bpm. The top cardiologist in the province personally called me in a panic at 11pm on a Friday to instruct me not to do anything physical until I saw him on Monday.

    Unfortunately, no happy ending I went through three ablations (two heat, one cold). They successful destroyed one pathway in the first (w/ heat), but turns out in total I had two additional pathways in my heart. I actually scared the electrophysiologist because after the first ablation I complained of still getting the WPW/SVT and he gave me a week long monitor that captured an event of my heart beating at 300bpm. The second pathway is resilient, and survived a heat and cold attempt on it. The second one is also so close to the natural electrical pathway (4mm, and the tool is 3mm) that the heat eletrophysiologist is worried about trying again…cause if he kills my natural one that means a pacemaker. So, beta blockers have been my friend ever since the two fails.

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  • I got pretty offended by the second one. My father and mom went to the hospital and my mom thought my dad was having a heart attack. A nurse laughed and turns out, my dad had a broken heart attack the day before my 13th birthday so I spent my bd in the hospital. No hate to nurses or anything ♥️

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  • My mother died at home pre hospice 1982. What a challenge. A friend who was a nurse came over and administered morphine that I picked up at the hospital. We were so on our own. Mom was 55. Thank heavens for our hospice nurses who care for families.

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  • This is a story about when I was training to be an LPN in high school. (I won’t say any names for privacy.)
    It had been a couple months since I starting training at a nursing home/assistant living place and I was making my rounds on the first floor. I had finished checking up on my resident and they were eating breakfast so I was told to see if anyone needed help or fix up some rooms. Half way down the hall, one of my classmates peaked their head out and looked happy to see me. She called me over and asked me to help “deal” with a resident who was being “difficult.”
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    After that, we got her in her clothes, put her shoes on, I let her brush her teeth on her own (even though the nurses told me not to, but I realized she wanted to have her own independence).
    And once she was all washed up and good to go, I brushed her hair before they would wheel her out. I did this all on my own as the other nurses and my classmate watched me.
    As I was brushing her hair, she grabbed my other hand and she apologized for being mean to me and that she wasn’t feeling well and that I made her feel better.
    I told her “It’s okay, I’m not upset at you. I know you weren’t feeling well and you were awoken so early (it was 7am). I’m happy you are feeling better.” She really relaxed after that.
    When I finished, the nurses wheeled her out to breakfast. That was the last time I saw her.
    Apparently, that night, she died of a heart attack…
    In conclusion, I hope medical professional can see what empathy can do for someone. I don’t know if I truly made her feel better but knowing that she had at least one, meaningful and kind interaction with someone makes me feel hopeful.

  • Oh the one were they add pressure where it hurts. I had a ruptured appendix last year and it seemed like everyone wanted to add pressure, even after my surgery. Yikes xD

  • IM CRYINGGGGG she’s so cute and there’s a reason why she was born without eyes, it’s so cute how she can do so many brave things To be honest I
    I can even sing in front of my mom I can only sing in the shower ������������

  • The people who disliked are just sad that they can’t sing like a princess like you can and they are mean and they have no heart we love you princess ��

  • My grandfather died of coronavirus in June 2020.…..we were not allowed to meet him till the last moment… He was all alone in the hospital…..
    I really cried after watching all these people in the hospital as in the corner of my mind, I know that my grandfather also knew that he was going to die����

  • She may be different,but don’t hate,she is beautiful and talented! Even I wouldn’t be able to be as brave as her..this broke my heart ❤️

  • …I’m speechless this is amazing this is NOT a little girl she is a strong women when I was her age I wouldn’t be able to do that! Whoever disliked has no heart

  • I started crying wen her mom sed it’s hard to see you’re babby suffer because I have eye disease and it warms my hart that I’m not elone.����

  • It’s hard and sad to imagine that this man was once a young healthy boy living his life. We’ve all been there and in some ways someday, we’ll all arrive where he is now.

  • True story when I was a little girl a nurse at my blind school thought I was faking being sick so much I had this horrible cough that would not go away I couldn’t breath and was taken to the emergency room so many times so the last time that nurse got to be around me she yelled at me and told me to stop faking so I held my breath cause she scared me and I started turning blue and couldn’t breath cause I was coughing so much my mom took me out of school after that cause I was so sick it turns out I was aspirating and it could have killed me cause it was so severe I have a lot of medical issues so I’ve met some really mean nurses and doctors so videos like this really bother me �� it’s so frustrating when you don’t know what’s wrong with your and a nurse or doctor just acts like your a liar or crazy it’s very frustrating so I appreciate all the doctors and nurses out there that care it makes me so happy ❤️

  • Regardless what you believe, you are all going to die. God or no God. For me, I will throw one hell of party and take Heroin and MDMA. be happy…

  • About one year ago I was suffering from some scalp fungal infection. When I went to the dermatologist, she didn’t even care to look at it and told me that I was “imagining things” and I should do deep breathing exercises. And just like that she dismissed me. Guess who had to suffer for one whole year?.
    I’m a med student now and I’ll make sure I’m able to help my patients without such bias and indifference.

    P.s. another doctor who makes really engaging videos is Violin MD (Sioban)

  • Um for all you males (including me) were probaly gonna die before females and have a higher chance for cardiac arrest and a heart attack so enjoy life has the best life and make sure every little time counts.

  • I had a doctor tell me that my wrist hurting was in my head because it was broken but every time I put pressure on my wrist like pushing doors or picking stuff up it hurt really bad but your fine it doesn’t feel broken. I came in again and told him the same thing and he said just wrap it if it hurts that bad and sometimes my wrist will randomly hurt for a few days and the go away and i don’t know what it is because my doctor said it wasn’t broken so there’s nothing wrong

  • Me hasn’t studied for the test panick
    Me watched doctor Mike’s video calm
    Also me watching at 1 am without drinking water and sleeping panick

  • Omg that second video was literally me. I’ve never done any drugs, and I only drink socially. I was having serious chest pain one day, and I was freaking out because I had never had those symptoms before. Then, the ER doctor treated it like it wasn’t a big deal or assumed it was probably some drug:/

  • I’ve been lucky enough to have had doctors that have listened to me, but so many in my community (invisible disabilities) don’t have that.
    Even with my good doctors sometimes I have symptoms that last a while and I bring it up and it can get brushed off because its not a typical presentation of my chronic condition.
    Sometimes I feel a little brushed off or not taken seriously because I’m blessed enough to not have major organ involvement with my condition.

    “Domt mix up your Google search with my medical degree?”
    A lot of us in the disabled community have another one
    “Don’t mix up your hour long seminar with my living with this every second of every day.”

    Doctors can be so helpful, but dismissing symptoms is how you get people killed.

  • Omg unrelated but what’s wrong with me, halfway through the video I started smelling latex gloves and what a dentist smells like, what!?

  • I think the thing with the faking video is that a lot of patients thinking that their doctors won’t believe them unless your missing a arm or a leg or you’re massively bleeding. In fact I was send home multiple times by my doctore who told me I was fine and didn’t believe me and afterwards I had to go to the hospital because it got worse:/ after that I had always trouble with seeing doctors because I always thought that they won’t take me serious.

  • I’m reading all these incompetent doctor comments and I’m just soooo angry. Why has none of these commenters sued these practitioners for malpractice when it was proven that they could have had detrimental consequences from their symptoms due to negligence?

  • I am a recovering drug addict, and when I was using I was having abdominal pain, so bad that sometimes I could not stand. I was 18 at the time, and went to urgent care because it got so unbearable. I told them I was concerned about my liver and kidneys. Getting painkillers didn’t even cross my mind; I was literally shooting fentanyl every day, I could swallow a whole vicodin prescription at once and not feel anything. I was just genuinely concerned about my organs. However, when I tried to tell the nurses and doctor this, they all clearly just assumed I was looking for drugs. But I cannot blame them; my arms were covered in track marks, I looked like a raccoon with how sunken in my eyes were, I weighed 130 lbs at 6’2, my heart rate was 140+ bpm, and I couldn’t stop shaking. I don’t know if it was a hallucination or not, but I swear I overheard them talk about how I was clearly “just a drug addict”. They did a urinalysis and my pee was dark brown-red, but then just gave me a prescription for tylenol (important) and a pamphlet about flank pain. A month later, I went to detox and treatment, and when they ran tests they found I had hepatitis C, my liver had ALT levels over 400 (was extremely overactive and inflamed, later did an ultrasound and luckily had not started scarring yet), and my kidneys were extremely overactive. I know I was a using drug addict, but to have them brush me off as just a junkie seeking pills (which, again, was also insulting because of how weak that stuff is compared to what I was using), and telling me to take TYLENOL which is never recommended for people with liver damage to consume because of how toxic it can bedid feel kinda shitty. Luckily I’m clean now (have been over a year), but I still know nurses and doctors always have that bias and suspicion. I also have type 1 bipolar disorder and ave gone into full manic and psychotic episodes while clean, and while trying to seek emergency adjustments on my antipsychotics, the doctors thought I was using drugs. And accusations like that hurt when I’ve been trying so hard to stay clean. But, I understand. They have to be suspicious, but it can be harmful.

  • Okay I wanna be a doctor, I really respect doctors and idolize doctors but there’s one question. Why do almost ALL the doctors have weird handwriting? Not one or two but ALL of them.

  • I had a therapist that said I was looking for attention and said my depression was fake. My mom took me to a different doctor who said the complete opposite and I was diagnosed with severe depression.

  • I have SEVERE bladder pain. Had multiple doctors just prescribe me to physical therapy and check my urine and that’s all. I have a positive ana and have had bladder pain since I was a kid, went out of state to see specialists. Last doctor I seen asked if I had followed up with physical therapy and when I said no he told me I wasn’t willing to put in the work to get better. I begged him to look in my bladder (which nobody has ever done) and he said no. “There’s nothing he can do for me because I’m pregnant” this pain has affected my daily life in everything that I do. I know there is just something maybe lesions in my bladder but I’m not taken seriously.

  • Reading through the comments here Dr.Mike I wonder if you have advice for those of us who have NOT been taking seriously by doctors. I suffer from sciatica terribly and because I’m “too young” its impossible to doctors for me to have it �� I live in horrific pain and have for 14 years because doctors wont take me seriously. How do we get a doctor to listen to us?

  • I went to the ER for bleeding after a positive pregnancy test. I got an ultrasound and the lady was incredibly mean asking if I really was pregnant and not on my period and said I have nothing and I was wasting her time. 2 weeks later I was rushed into emergency surgery for an Ectopic pregnancy.

  • You should be thinking of whats next after it. Temporary happiness enjoyment doesnt actually make you happy always. It never. I wish somebody also know what really happens. MISFORTUNE for those who even want to enjoy, ignoring the time of end of life. Fuck those people. Look at the mirror and say i not young forever.May people come in the path of Light.

  • Oh I thought the first one was funny UNTIL I saw that tweet. How do you know someone’s faking? I’ve been genuinely ill and people thought I was faking till they realised I wasn’t. Sigh. That’s not cool man.