You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Some people today prefer to get advice for medical problems and do not want to visit a doctor. Why is this? Is this a positive or a negative development?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.
Nowadays it is very common to see that many are abstaining from visiting doctors and seeking advice for various medical ailments. There are three major reasons behind this, and at no point one can say that it is a positive development.
The most likely reason behind this trend is because of the huge expense which is involved in the consultation of a doctor and the diagnostic tests which might follow in addition to the cost of treatment. Instead many find it convenient to seek expert medical advices online or via live television programmes, which they think is more reliable than consulting a doctor. For example, issues like black heads and acnes are very often seen treated by the people themselves watching online videos. Apart from these two factors, today’s doctors lack reliability. For instance, the treatment regimen of a particular doctor would be far different from another of the same rank, and often patients might get confused because of this.
When analyzing the trend whether it is positive or negative, there is no genuine evidence to prove it in the first way. This is because the information which is obtained from a non-medical professional might mislead the person who avails his service, and might be fatal at times. For example, if a person initiates treatment for his back pain by taking some over-the-counter medications, his pain might subside. However, it would be too late for him for an effective treatment later in his life when he is informed by a doctor that the actual reason for the pain was due to kidney problems.
To conclude, there may be multiple reasons other than those mentioned above for the popularity of abstaining a doctor’s service. However, it does not appear to be a positive trend.
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