Dr. Williams Case Study

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Dr. Williams’s actions and behaviors presented a multitude of negative aspects that had a damaging effects on the way he delivered care to his patients and their families. Consequently, this also had harmful effects on the healthcare of his patients. Dr. Williams can be viewed as being cultural incompetent and because of his actions he is beginning to jeopardize his patients’ treatment. Initially, Dr. Williams makes a fundamental mistake of not addressing the underlying cause of why he is experiencing communication difficulties with his patients. Dr. Williams is aware of his cultural incompetence, but does not take the time to address this issue. Instead, he uses his lack of time as an excuse for not learning about the cultures of his patients. Two out of the three patients he has seen on this day clearly have very different cultural backgrounds and to avoid acknowledging this fact is detrimental to the care he provides. Dr. …show more content…
Williams’s views on African Americans are prejudice. He views African Americans as people who have low adherence to treatment plans and less comprehensive insurance. Unfortunately, Dr. Williams does not comprehend that there are many socioeconomic factors that make Medicaid the only feasible healthcare option for some families despite its many disadvantages. Dr. Williams also makes the assumption that Mr. Waleed is choosing to not work and live off the system. He does not take into consideration that Mr. Waleed may work nights or if he’s unemployed due to work shortages. It is because of Dr. Williams’s lack of insight and poor attitude that he recommends questionable solutions to his patient’s issues. For instance, when he realizes the Waleeds do not have health insurance, he dismisses their concerns, withholds certain treatments and suggests that they utilize the emergency room if their son’s condition worsens. Dr. Williams could have suggested that they try the day time sleep lab which may not have been

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