Whola! it has been a while after my last post before I've decided to write something today..Enjoying my 'space' lately..hahaha.(Stop stalking on me)
I'm asking myself (if you want to respond to this question,go ahead to the comment section at the bottom of this entry) is it the doctor responsibility to explain the medicine (side effects and etc.) before prescribe it to the patient or it's our duty to ask the doctor?
I'm not really sure how far doctors are telling the truth when it comes to medical issues.(no offense)
For instance,doctor should explain the whole picture of the disease he diagnosed and give options to the patient (if any), and that does not being practiced by all physician.
Other scenario like medicine which have 'steroid' should be informed to patient since not all people accepting steroid (if there is other options of medicine instead of the steroid one).
There was a real situation where a patient asking a doctor about the side effects from prescribing a cholesterol pills and the doctor simply said nothing.As a 'layman' the patient turned out to be unsatisfied and look out the answer (the side effects actually) himself through his readings from internet,journals and medical articles.
At the end,he discovered that there are some side effects when taking those pills. (I'm not sure what it is but there are side effects)
The question here,is it our (layman/patient) duty to ask the doctor (even though doctors might not telling the truth and it made me so sad n doubtful to rely on them) or it is the doctor's responsibility to explain the whole picture to the patient?
*Those doctors out there who read this,please don't take it personal.No offense at all.It just a matter of question,doubtful,and confuse of a layman like me.