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Copy of Quackery [Report in Health IV]
Transcript of Copy of Quackery [Report in Health IV]
Report in Health IV
WHAT IS QUACKERY?
WHO IS THE QUACK DOCTOR?
10 Ways to Determine and Identify a Quack Doctor
THE VICTIMS OF THE QUACK
I D E N T I F I E D
SELF MEDICATION & SELF - DIAGNOSIS
treatment of individual's health without consulting a doctor or physician.
* do-it-yourself treatment
*NEVER SELF-MEDICATE WHEN SYMPTOMS ARE SEVERE, UNUSUAL, PERSISTENT OR RECURRING BUT CONSULT A COMPETENT PHYSICIAN
Effects of Being Under the Hands of a Quack
terribly ill person may die
the placebo effect
money is wasted. condition will not improve under a quack.
false hopes of the family in the patient's healing
some medicines relieve symptoms but do no cure ailment. if symptoms persist, consult a doctor
some individuals are more adversely affected by medicines than others
combination and overdosage may be unsafe. be aware of prescriptions and of OTC drugs you are taking
find out effective & safe time span for the medicine
FACTORS TO WHEN IN MEDICATION
n. practicing medicine or other healh professions by a dishonest person with little or no experience to do what he claims he can.
It uses methods or remedies o cure diseases that are not scientifically accepted.
[QUACK DOCTOR. n. people who perform quackery]
promises quick & easy cure
[case stories] to impress people
clamors constantly for medical investigation & recognition
uses "secret formula"/ machines that,
he claims, will cure diseases
he says his methods
are better than
and the like
he is always in
performs operations regardless of sanitation
utters vague prayers/ incantations when treating a patient
in all kinds
people who suffer from serious illness like cancer
people who are afraid of doctors, sugeries and operations
although they are advised to do so
suffers severe pain
premium vanity, poverty
illness may prolong