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Guest Blog: Good Medical Practice: Understanding the Patient in a Consultation

Guest Blog: Good Medical Practice: Understanding the Patient in a Consultation

In a Disease centric approach of medical consultation the patient comes with a disease and returns with a diagnosis. While in a Patient centric approach the patient is diagnosed for the disease and is also understood more as a person at the end of the consultation. It is documented, that in a consultation, usually a...
Guest Blog: Types of Patients encountered in Medical Practice

Guest Blog: Types of Patients encountered in Medical Practice

Every patient is UNIQUE. Reason being: Patients are people and they are all different. The same words will often mean different things to different people. What works for one patient probably would not work for another. Health Belief Model is a well researched description of patients’ beliefs about health and related matters. It has following...
Guest Column: Good Medical Practice Part 5: The Art of Patient Care

Guest Column: Good Medical Practice Part 5: The Art of Patient Care

“Handling a disease requires Knowledge…..“Handling a patient requires Wisdom”.   The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as “A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and does not consist only of the absence of disease or infirmity.” According to this definition, for a doctor to be referred to as a ‘Healthcare Provider’, he...
Guest Column: Good Medical Practice Part 4: New Age Medical Practice

Guest Column: Good Medical Practice Part 4: New Age Medical Practice

Among the challenges for an ancient profession in a modern world is the need to define and assure professional behavior in the rapidly changing health care environment.1 New Age Medicine is about Medical Professionalism. Today medicine is a specialized service industry. Adopting methods to improve patient experience has become essential. At the same time managing...
Guest Column: Good Medical Practice Part 3: Traditional Medical Practice

Guest Column: Good Medical Practice Part 3: Traditional Medical Practice

Managing Medical Practice has never been the subject of learning in medical education system. This has lead to lack of awareness among the medical practitioners regarding the philosophy and methodology of running a medical practice with formal skills and planning.  Typically, practicing medicine involves giving a diagnosis and prescribing a treatment for medical condition1 but...
Guest Column: Good Medical Practice Part 2: Changing Behavior of the Indian Patient

Guest Column: Good Medical Practice Part 2: Changing Behavior of the Indian Patient

                                 Today’s patient is an inquisitive patient.   Patient has become a healthcare consumer with demands similar to any other service industry consumer.  Knowledge and understanding of the needs of patients and their families now is more crucial than ever...
Guest Column: Good Medical Practice Part I-Healthcare, Doctor and the Patient

Guest Column: Good Medical Practice Part I-Healthcare, Doctor and the Patient

    Healthcare is one of India’s largest sectors, in terms of revenue and employment, and the sector is     expanding rapidly. It is going beyond its “institutional” role. {1} Healthcare is taking a transition from a “Disease-centric” to a “Patient-centric” approach. It is extending its role from treatment to prevention and up to healthy...