In reality, the human body is organized in a manner that orients it to some essential functions without which normal body functions are lost. Here, the loss can either be partial or even complete (Alejandro, 2017). With regards to disability, is the need to understand the impact they pose to victims. In line with the definition above, it is clear that disabilities have the potential to deny an individual the capability to perform certain activities. In effect, the limitations mentioned above. In short, this article responds to thoughts about disabilities and ways to accommodate their existence, with the sustenance of life.
By definition, the inability to do certain activities implies that the person affected may need extra assistance to be able to carry out regular duties. In their book, Glembocki and Fitzpatrick (2013) reason that the most critical aspect of disabilities is the perception that the society may have concerning the occurrence. For this reason, it becomes even more significant in cases where the people affected are placed in situations that demand their attention. An example of this kind of scenario is a case where a challenged individual goes to the hospital to seek healthcare services. According to Branscombe (2008), the approach to such people is important in their satisfaction with the services offered, as well as their ultimate wellbeing, after the encounter with the medical healthcare provider.
The healthcare providers, therefore, have to take a keen interest while attending to people with disabilities. As a result, this activity aids their service delivery as well as improving the response by the challenged patients, with regards to treatment options, adherence and even the general rapport between the two parties. At this point, the first step to achieving this important goal is to understand the implications of the disability that a patient may present with (Branscombe 2008). Such activities are helpful to the healthcare professional to develop the appropriate measures to ensure that the patient receives the most efficient form of treatment.
Alejandro (2017) notes that the presentation of a disabled patient may be tricky to analyze, since such patients may not be in a position to even express their condition of health, their chief complaints and by extension, their opinion about the presenting illness. This scenario emphasizes the need to have complimentary mechanisms to ensure these particular patients receive as much healthcare as they would receive in their standard conditions. Given the statistics about the numbers of the people living with various forms of disabilities, the need to have this understanding is indispensable, if healthcare delivery to them is to remain paramount. The approach here also makes the service delivery patient-centered, which improves service delivery by large scales.
An example of the necessary things to consider practicing is to speak into the unaffected ear of a patient having a partial loss of hearing (Branscombe, 2008). This procedure tries to restore the functions of the ear, even in the partial absence of their duties. In doing so, the patient can take part in the treatment process, and even probably give suggestions, which is a fundamental aspect of patient-centered healthcare delivery. Understanding the challenges in such cases is important to ordinary people; as it could enable them to visualize the potential that lies in their normalcies, unlike in the challenged individuals (Glembocki & Fitzpatrick, 2013). However, this procedure does not limit the capabilities of the disabled persons but intends to make people appreciate what they have as normal humans.
In his 2017 review, Alejandro notes that the persons who do not have disabilities rarely appreciate the activities they can perform, because every one of them easily considers their situations to be casual and a routine. In this case, the deeper understanding of the various extents and forms of disabilities equally enables a more specialized healthcare provision, which in these cases, target the particular challenges seen, and evade their limitations in the process of healthcare delivery. It is for this reason that every individual need to be understood in his or her context, with critical insight into their particular challenges. With such approach, the limitations of disabilities are canceled (Branscombe, 2008). Moreover, the service delivery in healthcare provision, as in other sectors, is kept at scales that are both pleasing and satisfactory to the people seeking them.
It is also important to point out that if such considerations are taken, there is a lot of ease experienced in the process of service delivery, as a healthcare provider can effectively empathize with the presenting patients who have some forms of disabilities. Empathy per se is paramount in ensuring that patients receive satisfying and comfortable healthcare services. The fact that a patient can discern a special attitude in a healthcare provider helps to build a certain level of rapport that is not achievable by other means available. The result is that the patients can feel more at ease with the service providers, hence more confidence and also trust, which are two important requirements in the recovery process. Glembocki and Fitzpatrick (2013), explains that the understanding of people with disabilities should, therefore, be a priority for every single medical student, so that at their time of practice, they can be able to put in such kind of considerations so as to improve the healthcare delivery.