Why does a physician’s neglect woman who are in severe pain?
Women’s pain is a significant health problem that affects more than 20 percent of the adult population. Often doctor’s don’t give the same importance to women’s pain as men’s pain. A woman’s pain should be described as her pain. It should not be taken lightly in any manner. Pain is described as subjective data; there are several factors that influence a person’s pain such as whether they take antibiotics or not. With the two text’s “My sister Becky” and “Thousands of Canadian women” both are written in a two different perspective but with the same meaning. In the article “My Sister Becky” the sister is advocating for her sister. While “Thousands of Canadian women” the article describes how women are neglected by the doctors due to their female counterparts. I personally feel doctor’s in today’s era are trying to treat more patients but not effectively. Everyone who goes to the doctor feels rushed because they are trying to treat more patients in the time of their shift. However, I feel women’s are more neglected because doctors assume women’s don’t know about the condition they may be facing.
In the article “Thousands of Canadian Women” by Talia Woolridge; Gail talk about her daughter Lisa who suffered from Interstitial Cystitis also knows as IC is a medical condition indicated by chronic pain in the pelvic region and heavy pressure in the bladder. Lisa’s pain manifests in sharp, shooting pain, and spasms in the bladder as well as the lower back. Talia describes her pain as “Caring bowling ball with knives in it.” Lisa dealt with her pain her whole life before committing suicide. Lisa saw 10 specialists before her pain was validated by a doctor. Often most of the doctors were not able to identify the cause of Lisa’s pain. The doctor who validated her pain thought the cause of her pain was due to nerve damage. To help calm her pain the doctor inserted a sacral neuromodulator, which is a device surgically implanted to send a mild electrical pulse to the nerves in the lower back. However, the procedure did not work for Lisa, so later Lisa’s device for removed.
In the article “Thousands of Canadian Women” author uses Pathos to get readers to sympathize her mother and daughter who committed suicide. The author also uses Logo’s across the article, for example when the women twisted her fallopian tube is not taken seriously but instead identified it as a kidney stone. I agree with the author’s views because the author is trying to convince the readers by using Logo’s throughout the article.
In the article “My Sister Becky” Becky’s sister is trying to advocate for her sister who passed away due to cancer. Becky was graduated Kinesiology Degree holder who was very organized. She knew exactly was she wanted from the doctor every time she went to see the doctor. Becky got several tests done such as CT scan in order to detect what problems she was facing that was causing her this pain. Often the doctor’s neglected her pain and received fake reassurance. In fact, them was one doctor who stated there was “nothing suspicious.” However, when her pain got serious Becky was taken to an emergency room where she came to find out she was only going to live for 20 months. Becky’s pain was severe, her organs and body parts around her cancer were also affected. After her birthday celebration, Becky was still strong women who said “I’m still here fighting” Later, Becky went into Coma from which she never woke up.
In the article “My Sister Becky” written by Madeleine Aggeler author uses Pathos to evoke emotional feelings this is observed particularly when Gail states “There is a moral responsibility by our medical system to turn their sight towards people who are giving up on life” I agree with Gail’s statement because being in a Medical professional one should take full responsibility of the patient whether that people may be a male, female or any other gender. Everyone is entitled to treat with the same care and respect. Often in today’s world, we see professional’s trying to escape from patient’s problems if they are not sure of the problem. I question why? It is the professional’s job to find out the answer to their patient’s concerns. The author also used Logo’s throughout the article, the author portrays logos by using different people’s point of view to provide a different perspective. Females should not be rejected care due to their gender. As I mentioned above every female is entitled to be treated the same way a man would be treated.
All in all, both article’s describe women’s main in two different perspectives. In the articles “Thousands of Canadian Women” and “My Sister Becky” both articles’s the author is trying to describe how women feel when their pain is neglected by the doctors. In the article “Thousands of Canadian Women” Lisa committed suicide from the pain she was going through, doctors were not able to diagnose what was causing her pain instead they often told Lisa “it was all in her head.” In the article, “My Sister Becky” Becky’s sister is advocating for Becky’s Pain. In this article, the doctor’s were giving false assurance to Becky instead of diagnosis Becky’s pain. In fact, one doctor was refusing to treat her pain. Overall, no women should be neglected to be treated by medical professionals. Everyone is entitled to be treated the same way regardless of what gender one person may be. It is important for doctors to take full responsibilities of their patients. From both these articles, one main message that I have learned is no women should be rejected based on their gender. Women have the same right as men to voice their opinions.
Beaton, K. (2018, September 20). Our Sister Becky What if Doctors Had Listened to her? The Cut. doi:https://www.thecut.com/2018/09/what-if-the-doctors-had-listened-to-our-sister-becky.html
Wooldrige, T. (2017). Thousands of Canadian women are dismissed by their doctors — because of their gender. Retrieved from https://this.org/2017/04/11/thousands-of-canadian-women-are-dismissed-by-their-doctors-because-of-their-gender