Student Instructor Course Date Should I Accept Significant Gifts From My Patients? Healthcare workers have a rare privilege of assisting people in their difficult times. They often do so with utmost dedication and genuine sympathy and regards to the wellbeing of the patients. In so doing they create a connection with the patients and the patient may feel the need to respond to the gestures by offering favors in the form of cash or material items. In a study conducted in Britain in 1980s a fifth of the interviewed doctors admitted having received gifts from patients in the last three months (Levene & Sireling 1980). The gifts were often small tokens such as a chocolate bar a bottle of wine and at times cash. In spite of the fact that the issue of material gifts and favors from the patient raises pertinent to protect and preserve the integrity of the facility and as well of the pharmacist professionals. Thus one should only accept gift items that are not extravagant and that influence them in giving preferential treatment to the patients. Works Cited Brown C. and H. B. Trangsrud. "Factors associated with acceptance and decline of client gift giving." Professional Psychology: Research and Practice vol. 39 no. 5 2008 pp. 505-511 doi:10.1037/0735-7028.39.5.505. Caddell Andrew and Lara Hezelton. "Accepting gifts from patients." Dec. 2013 www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3860914/. Dolan M. B. "Accepting Patients' Gifts." The American Journal of Nursing vol. 94 no. 12 1994 p. 15 doi:10.2307/3464596. Hall J. R. et al. "The Link between Cognitive Measures and ADLs and IADL Functioning in Mild Alzheimer's: What Has Gender Got to Do with It?" International Journal of Alzheimer's Disease vol. 2011 2011 pp. 1-6 doi:10.4061/2011/276734. Levene M. I. and L. Sireling. "Gift giving to hospital doctors--in the mouth of the gift horse." BMJ vol. 281 no. 6256 1980 pp. 1685-1685 doi:10.1136/bmj.281.6256.1685. [...]
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