Oct 16, 2010

Bedside manner


Doctors often talk about patients as if they're subjects of discussion, but we always forget that they're also humans.. With feelings and emotions..

Dr. Jerome Groopman M.D in his book 'Second Opinion' told about how a doctor asked his colleague whether is it a 'good case', referring to Groopman's sick child.

So try to master not only clinical skills, but also people skills =) It's what we call 'bedside manner', which is the attitude and conduct of a physician in the presence of a patient.

Would u rather be treated by a world-class physician with poor attitude or a fairly good doctor with world-class attitude? =)

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