The presence of tuberculosis in some societies involves ritualistic processes to be completed to in the hope of clearing the ailment. The patient may be imbibed into this form of thinking and prefers to undergo the rituals due to fears of medicine. The fear has its base in poor awareness. The manageability of tuberculosis in these cases involves an understanding and due respect for the cultural mores of the society. The head of the society may be viewed as the source of wisdom and any hope of educating people must have the concurrence and advocacy of the head.
The doctors on their part must be under oath of secrecy regarding the outcomes of the tests if there is a threat to livelihood on account of tuberculosis. If the patient is cleared of posing a risk to others, there is no need to stop work. The patient must remain away from contact with others during the period before the medicines start to take effect. This communication must be managed with care and should take the family into confidence. The patient is likely to refuse to get sputum checks done for fear of the diagnosis of tuberculosis. If the patient is the sole wage earner, the survival of the family comes under pressure. Secrecy is essential to prevent employers taking a contrary stand to supporting the patient on grounds of inability to work and endangering other workers due to tuberculosis.
The medical fraternity must assure the immediate family of the presence of rules to prevent the information of a tuberculosis being made available to outsiders. At the same time, there may be a need to carry out tests of people who have been in contact with the patient’s family. The patient must have the added assurance that outsiders are not informed of the presence of tuberculosis by the medical fraternity. The public awareness increases the possibility of a stigma affecting the entire family and information reaching the employer.
The earlier views regarding tuberculosis highlight the possibility of spreading. These are relevant fears in the light of the absence of modern research understanding. Interior locations that have yet to see the spread of knowledge about current findings will continue to rely on old methods of management. These methods may assure that a patient is isolated but the lack of knowledge about how the disease spreads continues to make tuberculosis patients face a high mortality rate due to inadequate care.
Some people are suspicious about the presence of youngsters who come with information about the care of the patient and surrounding villagers. Strong paradigms about tuberculosis and the need to hold on to existing cultural mores come in the way of acceptance of the information. In such cases it is relevant to speak to the local head and explain the curability of tuberculosis through modern ways. The paternalism prevalent in these societies allow for quick acceptance of information that has been accepted by the local head. The allaying of suspicion is a pre-requisite to reaching medical care to the patient and containing the spread of tuberculosis.
A variety of notions about the management of the disease may be broken if international discussions and ideas are shared and implemented. Research on the management of tuberculosis patients to retain the ailment is necessary. Alongside this, doctors need to understand their personal needs as essential to effectively managing the disease. The need to return … Continue reading
Despite medical advancement, the negative feelings surrounding tuberculosis abound. Families are isolated and the necessary support required for ensuring smooth recovery is lacking. Poverty and low education lead people to local doctors who claim to possess magical powers and delay the start of effective treatment. Superstitions surrounding the disease take precedence in the minds of … Continue reading
The involvement of the tuberculosis patient in the treatment and active discussion regarding choices and possibilities increases the sense of being in personal control of the disease. The doctor patient relationship must change from directive to collaborative for the long term treatment and cure. Doctors must increase their understanding of the context of the tuberculosis … Continue reading
Doctors, nurses, hospital staff and family members are the ones who rally round the patient and undergo the stress of finance, worry and stigma when a diagnosis of tuberculosis is made. There is a need to provide care for the care givers and understand and alleviate their suffering. Children are most likely to be affected … Continue reading
The declaration of the presence of tuberculosis leads to a variety of reactions. Disbelief, denial, disgust, anger, fear and depression is a common cycle of feelings in patients. Societal stigma and the possibility of familial rejection may drive the patient to a feeling of despair. Tuberculosis was once a dreaded disease with a low chance … Continue reading
The traditional treatment of tuberculosis used to involve long periods of complete bed rest and isolation from society. Hill-side sanatoriums were considered suitable for the recovery of tuberculosis patients. This is no longer the case. Patients are allowed to return to work once the course of the treatment has begun. The bacteria are virulent before … Continue reading
Once the diagnosis of tuberculosis is confirmed, the patient must maintain a strict dietary and rest regimen to remain on the path to recovery. This is not easy since the dosage recommended involves consuming eight pills in the course of a day for a period of nine months. The patient feels fatigued though the disease … Continue reading
Mycobacterium tuberculosis appears a in a number of organs, a few of which are explained here. Be aware of the different types of symptoms in order to take necessary precautions in time. In case of the slightest doubt on account of the continuation of symptoms, visit a physician for the necessary tests. Though this disease … Continue reading
The most common cause for tuberculosis to manifest in the human body is low immunity. Lifestyle habits, poverty, personal choices and low awareness create situations for the disease to enter the body and spread. Tuberculosis may also come about due to pre-existing conditions that allow for its development. The awareness of actions and the possibility … Continue reading