IELTS Writing Task 2 : Different medical traditions

IELTS Writing Task 2

A number of different medical traditions are now widely known and used: Western medicine (using drugs and surgery), herbal medicine, acupuncture (using needles at certain points of the body), homoeopathy (using minute doses of poisons), and so on. How important is the patient’s mental attitude towards his/her treatment in determining the effectiveness of the treatment?

Write at least 250 words.

Model Essay 01 :

Today, plenty of medical methods are used by professionals to cure humans. These methods have different impacts via different mechanisms to control the development of each disease. I believe that bonding between patient and doctor is extremely important because it can raise the level of confidence between them, and the patient will receive a more accurate therapy.

Apparently, despite using modern medication introduced by developed countries, alternative medicine, hypnotism or other traditional methods have not been forgotten yet. In this way, in China, traditional medicine has been used by many professionals teaching medicine in university, and different methods are applied to cure debilitated humans, like putting needles on different parts of feet to relieve musculoskeletal pains.

In addition, doctor-patient communication is a very important factor and positive reinforcement is a leading strategy that many health professionals usually use to enhance the level of reliability of each medical treatment. Clearly, having a better self-confidence, a medical doctor can show his or her abilities to cure diseases and become prosperous in finding the causes of their patients’ problems. In particular, an experienced psychologist can relief the symptoms of a depressed patient better when he is supported mentally by using some hypnotism techniques. His physician can explain the mechanism of this type of medical induction in detail and raise the trustworthy between them.

Another factor why a patient should be familiar with the process of his treatment is that he will become more punctual in using of drugs. Definitely, to reach the maximum of influence of each medication, including modern or alternative medicine, people must use prescribed drugs accurately. A perfect healthcare employee must value his or her patients’ opinions and give the detail of procedure as long as ethical issues of therapy are not being missed. For example, a one being diagnosed with a progressed cancer must be informed how much some alternative medicines might be important than chemotherapy, and their oncoming side effects must precisely be explained to the patient. As a result, this patient will be able to select these therapies instead of usage of chemical therapies.

In conclusion, reliability is an essential factor for receiving a better healthcare service. From my point of view, knowing about the details of treatment and having mutual relationship between doctor and patient, are the two important reasons that increase the speed of improvement of diseases.

Model Essay 02 :

These days all most all of the people are curious and concern about their health. So do I. I think it is because of the number of different medical traditions which are now, widely known and used.

The topic or argument which I will discuss today is, “A number of different medical traditions are now widely known and used: Western medicine (using drugs and surgery), herbal medicine, acupuncture (using needles at certain points of the body), homoeopathy (using minute doses of poison), and so on. How important is the patient’s mental attitude towards his or her treatment in determining the effectiveness of the treatment?”

I think it is very important for the patient to have good mental attitude towards his or her treatment in determining the effectiveness of the treatment. It is because of a number of different medical traditions which are widely know or used.

After time by time, because of new or advanced technology, a lot of different medical treatments are coming out or invented from the doctors. And not all the people are aware or concern about that, the people, who do not believe, will get bad mental attitude and deny the treatment. If so, the doctors will have hard time determining the effective treatment. If that is the case, what could you do?

And one more thing which I want to tell is when the doctors or scientists make or invent new medical treatment, they should check many times before they will announce so that there will have trust between doctors and the patients. Most of people do not believe the effectiveness of new medical treatment because they are thinking it has not had full experiences with other people.

Because of the reasons above, I strongly believe that it is very important for the patient to have good moral attitude towards his or her treatment in determining the effectiveness of the treatment.

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