Case presentation We report the case of a 26-year-old Caucasian male who presented to Accident and Emergency (A&E) after snorting a large amount of Ivory Wave. Issues of race , ethnicity, and culture in caregiving research : A 20-year review (1980-2000). Well-being, appraisel, and coping in Latina and Caucasian female dementia caregivers: Finding from the REACH study. Stress appraisal, coping and social support as predictors of adptational outcome among dementia caregivers. What is it about doctors using the word ‘patient’ that health managers and non-medical therapists find so irritating and difficult to accept?
He presented with severe agitation, paranoid delusions, and auditory and visual hallucinations. Perhaps the answer lies in the doctor-patient relationship, akin to the attorney-client privilege afforded to the legal profession, so loathed by the judicial system.
He also complained of breathing difficulty and involuntary movements of his limbs. We are being swept along on a current of neutral, incongruous words such as ‘client’ (the most popular at present), ‘service user’ (this applies across the board), ‘consumer’ (Consuming what? ), ‘customer’ (Do I get a warranty with this service? ) Better still, ‘ambulatory health seekers’ (the walking wounded) and ‘punters’ (a day at the races).
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This improved after approximately a week as the paranoid delusions and hallucinations wore off. The term ‘user’ often denotes one who exploits another; it is also synonymous with ‘junkie’ and a myriad of other derogatory terms for those dependent on illegal drugs; ‘client’ has ambiguous overtones, and ‘people’ refers generally to the population or race, not to individuals receiving treatment. A customer is a person who purchases goods or services from another; it does not specifically imply an individual patient buying treatment from a clinician.