Doctors that practice conventional medicine argue that their technique of therapy is superior. Practitioners of alternative medicine assert that their method of medicine is superior. Both of these statements are correct.
New Hope Unlimited’s medical procedures for cancer, ALS, lupus, and other cancers combine scientifically sound, research-proven therapies from both fields of medicine to create a truly holistic therapy alternative that is effective while having fewer adverse side effects.
You have numerous cancer treatment options available. Unfortunately, when many people with cancer speak to an oncologist, the doctor often does not want their patient to receive anything other than chemotherapy. Some physicians consider persons who refuse traditional therapies to be “problem patients.”
People who refuse traditional therapies are not always problem patients but rather a separate group of self-directed, confident, and engaged individuals that have given considerable thought to cancer’s significance and possible treatments.
People Are Being Guided by Both Science and Their Wisdom
Patients are increasingly choosing to forego standard cancer treatment. Almost invariably, these patients devote considerable time to investigating their treatment alternatives. Their sources of information reflect the combination of the best available evidence from systematic research, professional judgment, and patient values.
Patients should make treatment decisions in this evidence-based environment, consistent with their values, beliefs, and expectations, and supported by the clinical knowledge of conventional and alternative practitioners. Individual authority and life experiences also serve as valuable information sources for many patients. This is one reason why patients may elect to forego some or all traditional cancer therapies.
What appears to be an unreasonable decision in a medical context results from a patient’s personal context being balanced over time. Patients desire to be in charge of the treatment decision-making process and believe in their ability to exert influence over life events successfully. These cancer patients are more open (creative, imaginative, intelligent) than the general population and desire a more active role in decision-making.
Despite the essential recommendations that patients have provided regarding the role of health professionals in decisions related to conventional care and alternative, other factors need to be considered. Patients’ treatment decisions are not made at one point in time. A variety of elements influences them. For example, in a prostate cancer trial, it was discovered that some men eventually elected to take some type of traditional treatment during the three-year follow-up period.
The need for practical, compassionate, open-minded, and respectful communication between the doctor and cancer patient is essential. It is critical to alleviate patient fears about conventional cancer therapies, explain the potential supportive function of conventional and alternative treatments, and be aware of patient preferences and decision-making personality features.
Refusing Conventional Treatment
Poor communication is one reason for declining conventional treatment. Recognizing who these patients are and their motives will aid in communication. It’s critical to remember that most patients want to discuss concerns with their physicians and prefer to maintain contact.
The decision to forego treatment does not always reflect a lack of trust in the medical system or the care obtained thus far. Still, it can be a reflection of intensely personal factors. Doctors who acknowledge and respect the uniqueness of patients who decline traditional therapies will foster rich patient-provider relationships, transforming “problem” patients into care partners.
The Alternative Medicine Resistance
Some think that only health professionals are permitted to make comments on health issues. The rest of society must accept their practitioner’s statements without reservation. They are not permitted to seek an opinion from anybody else or discuss treatment alternatives with anyone other than an authorized practitioner.
This may have worked in the past, but it will not function in the future. Sick folks converse about their condition. Individuals offer advice and share their personal experiences. This cannot be prevented, and people are already concerned enough to deal with their disease without worrying about the medical and skeptic police.
We frequently hear about medical breakthroughs that will transform the field. Typically, these announcements appear to be made near the conclusion of a research project and in preparation for submitting fresh grant applications. The media also plays a role, with emotionally charged headlines claiming that a cure is imminent. Often, the breakthrough is forgotten.
The health consumer has heard it all, yet most individuals can name multiple family members or acquaintances who died while receiving traditional treatment for a condition declared “curable” by the medical industry.
Taxpayers have invested billions of dollars in medical research, but most aren’t very meaningful to people. In the absence of a remedy “just around the bend,” desperate individuals will go elsewhere. Certain individuals will take traditional medicine only when absolutely required.
Calling them “anti-medicine” or “anti-science” is counterproductive and inaccurate. They have generally considered their options and chosen the best course of action for them.
Not everyone wants to endure severe chemotherapy if they are destined to die anyway. Thus, cancer patients should be permitted to pick their own route.
Physicians must view their patients as partners. It is critical to be candid about treatment alternatives and the possibility of success. Communication that’s effective, empathetic, open-minded, and courteous is critical. Mocking, insulting, or criticizing someone for their medical or political opinions does not foster open dialogue or trust.
The current attitude of “either you’re with us, or you’re against us” does nothing but breed divisiveness and conspiracy theories. Consumers require reliable information given in a nonthreatening manner.
Hope at New Hope
At New Hope Unlimited, we do not believe in passively accepting a cancer diagnosis or adhering to antiquated orthodox treatment techniques that can occasionally cause more harm than good. Instead, our team of highly skilled and experienced medical professionals devotes significant time and effort to researching and pursuing the most sophisticated holistic cancer treatment alternatives available.
At New Hope Unlimited, we work closely with each patient to build a completely personalized cancer treatment approach that employs the patient’s biologicals to combat cancer as unique as the patient.
Contact us, and we will communicate intelligently with you and be considerate of your opinion in your treatment method. “Problem patients” is not in our vocabulary. Call 480-696-5312 now!