Professional Environment Stressors

Stressors arising from nonmedical issues within the professional environment as well as from a physician's personal environment can also compound the difficulties in providing quality emergency care.

In urban areas, anywhere from 30 to 50 percent of patients receive all of their medical care from the emergency department. Their needs can be immense, including such basic needs as food, shelter, heat, and transportation, which makes assisting these patients much more difficult. Additionally, a physician may be drawn into a patient's dependency needs, creating interpersonal conflict.

Emergency departments and physicians are commonly required to become agents of the police and courts. Laws exist that compel emergency physicians' involvement with intoxicated, violent, and psychotic patients. This also may include victims of personal crimes, such as sexual assault and abuse, where physicians must collect evidence for legal proceedings.

Victims of major trauma are frequently victims of crime, and physicians are frequently subpoenaed to provided testimony in legal proceedings, which are inconvenient. In addition, in such settings, it is not unusual to be cross-examined with hostility.

Peripheral Neuropathy Natural Treatment Options

Peripheral Neuropathy Natural Treatment Options

This guide will help millions of people understand this condition so that they can take control of their lives and make informed decisions. The ebook covers information on a vast number of different types of neuropathy. In addition, it will be a useful resource for their families, caregivers, and health care providers.

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment