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Increasing compliance with asthma treatment (Noncompliance and poor compliance with asthma treatment has continued to increase c
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INCREASING COMPLIANCE WITH ASTHMA PATIENTS IN PEDIATRIC CARE Name: Tutor: Course: College: Date: Compliance in healthcare refers to the extent to which a patient’s behavior coincides with medical and health advice. Compliance is also acknowledged as adherence, even though adherence is less critical and has less negative effects…
Meagre compliance puts pediatric patients in danger of more medical problem of continued disease. Non-compliance leads to difficulties in assessment of children’s condition. This is a cause for poor diagnosis and lowered quality of healthcare on the patient. Non-compliance causes the relationship between a patient and doctor to be complicated. For compliance to hold, it is important for the doctor to have a one on one relationship with the patient. Nearly a third of pediatric patients fail to comply with treatment in the short term. Non-compliance is not necessary dangerous or inappropriate in cases where patients fail to comply from fear of harm by the medication prescribed from their past experience and in cases where it is ‘intelligent non-compliance.’ Non-compliance takes various forms such as, failure to attend appointments, missing doses of medication. Patients may fail to make appropriate use of their inhaling device. Using an inhaling device wrongly could be intended or a mistake of competence on the patient’s part. Pediatric physicians are encouraged to ensure children patients are well advised on use of inhaling devices whether their parents or those in charge of them are available or not for the sake of emergencies. ...
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