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24th January 2017
"Main Hoon Na": Always be there for your patient

When a patient comes to a doctor, he does so with the hope that the doctor would help cure his illness and with a belief that the doctor would listen to his complaints without being judgmental or critical. He is going through a gamut of emotions – he is apprehensive, he is anxious and may become frustrated at times, if he has a long-standing illness.

 

Communication is not just about expressing our thoughts and ideas. To be a good listener is as important. The benefits of listening for a doctor are tremendous. This is especially true regarding a doctor-patient relationship. A good patient history gives clues and sets the course for investigations and treatment.

 

Listen to what the patient has to say about his illness, his concerns and then respond accordingly. Don’t be judgmental or critical if the patient slips up at times.  Stay calm and patiently explain to him the necessity of compliance to treatment prescribed. This way the patient is reassured and will be more inclined to follow your instructions; he will come back to you instead of seeking a second opinion.

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New Delhi, Jan 23, 2017: Aging is defined as a series of progressive changes with the passing of one's lifetime. At present, India has around 11 crore people aged above 60 years.

 Padma Shri Awardee Dr. K.K Aggarwal, National President Indian Medical Association (IMA) and President Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) and Dr RN Tandon - Honorary Secretary General IMA in a joint statement said that, "Staying healthy and maintaining overall wellbeing is important irrespective of age.. Old age is a time when one undergoes major life changes both personally and professionally. How smoothly you handle these transitions is the key to staying healthy." 
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