Creating Waves of Awareness
Of course, every patient has the right to know what he or she has to take. But, as people like to read about themselves, based upon their character, they will look for information about the remedy on internet and everywhere else. They will find a lot of information which may not be "nice," or even terrifying. Perhaps they will also get afraid reading finding out what is actually their remedy. The sickness itself, an excretion from a tuberculos sick person or similar information. In general, they will get too occupied with the information about the remedy and less with the healing process and looking what is happenning in them. What are your experiences?
My answer to this question varies as per the patient.
Category 1 -If a patient is a common men who does not know homoeopathy and if he wishes to know the name i usually tell the name at the end of the treatment,
Another category - If he knows little about homoeopathy and has some friend or a well wisher who is also a homoeopath and he wishes to know i tell the name to the doctor who wanted to know by which medicine the patient got cured.
3rd Category If a patient is a Homoeopathic doctor i always discuss the selected medicine with the Doctor.
4th Category -If a patient did not ask about the name of the medicine i always keep his case in my record for future reference if needed.
Joy Lucas always has great comments :-)
I do believe the person has "a right to know."
However, with some people, knowing can almost be a barrier to cure.
Which is the higher ethical calling? I will choose NOT telling them vs. their right to know, if I deem it useful .. and I have also made the promise of disclosure as treatment progresses.
A similar debate goes on about placebo .. I follow Hahnemann's example of not mentioning it; as clearly in a great majority this would obviate the usefulness (although I do remember one story .. probably one of Julian Winston's anectdotes .. about someone insisting to their homeopath that they should be given "a dose" when the homeopath was clear "not" .. after some banter, the homeopath said that he could only in good conscience give placebo .. the client readily accepted ;-)