Medicine 09

TOPIC

Overmedication: Are people relying too much on medicine?
(過度な医療:人は薬に依存しすぎか?)

(上記TOPIC、英語で意見を論理的に述べる技術とトレーニング第7章より引用)

Advocate

Advocate: I think some people are relying too much on medication and there are the following two major reasons and solutions.
(主張:薬に依存しすぎな人も中にはいる)

Why?

@: some people see several doctors.
(複数の医師に通っている人がいる)

In these cases, the solution is to tell the each doctor that you see different doctors and what kind of medications they prescribe so that you can avoid getting same kind of medications and getting overmedicated without noticing.
(この場合は、それぞれの医師に複数の医師にかかっているその状況を説明して気付かずに同じ種類の薬を服用するのを避ける)

A: some patients or doctors have fear of discontinuing medication.
(患者や医師の中には薬の服用をやめることを怖がる者がいる)

in these cases, the solution is to reduce the doses gradually and discontinue use of medication last of all.
(この場合は、徐々に量を減らしていき最終的に止める)