(incorporating eIMA News)
27th March 2016
Editorial (Dr SS Agarwal, Dr K K Aggarwal)
Dentist Beaten to Death - Impulsive behavior
Yet another incidence of impulsive behavior and another life taken, this time of a dentist in Vikas Puri lost. The trigger, a cricket ball.

Impulsive behavior is an action done without thinking of the consequences of that action.
Sometimes acting on impulse may make a difference between life and death. If you are walking across a road and a car is speeding toward you, you have to act without thinking.

But in most situations one must “Think First, Act Later”. Such situations are when you are angry with someone, listening to a friend’s emotional secrets, taking an exam, you are on a job, you are on a first date, you are drinking or with people who are drinking or you are shopping or gossiping, among others.

  • In distress, open the eyes of your mind and ask yourself the options.
  • When faced with multiple options, open the eyes of your heart, and choose the one, which gives you comfort i.e. a conscience-based decision.
  • Follow Buddha’s principle of right speech: Before you speak, ask yourself: Is it the truth? Is it necessary? Is it kind? If the answer to any is ‘no’, do not speak.
  • Follow Buddha’s principle of right action: Before doing any action ask yourself: Is it the truth? Is it necessary? Will it bring happiness to me? Will it bring happiness to others? If the answer to any is ‘no’, do not do that action.
  • You can also choose three different ways: Think of an opposite solution, think of a different solution or think of a positive solution.
  • Stress is the acute or chronic reaction of the body and/or the mind to the interpretation of a known situation. So either change the situation, or make it not known to you, or practice a lifestyle in a way that stress does not react on you.
  • Do not get upset. Remember that even in people growing in higher states of consciousness, the experience of anger can be frequently triggered by minor incidents
  • Practice STOP principle.
                - S: Stop
                - T: Take a deep breath and smile 
                - O: Observe how you feel
                - P: Proceed with awareness
  • The best solution is to practice chanting of ‘UUUUMMMM” with a speed of 4-5 per minute (slower and deeper parasympathetic breathing).
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With the suspension of two doctors by the Maharashtra Medical Council: IMA educates its 2.5 lakh members on the ethics that govern them​ 
New Delhi, March 26, 2016: With the suspension of two doctors by the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) for three months on account of putting up advertisements; the IMA educated its 2.5 lakh members about what is allowed and what is a clear violation of medical ethics under the Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) Regulations, 2002.  

As per Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) Regulations, 2002, doctors cannot solicit patients directly or indirectly. No doctor can make high claims about any procedure. The Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1954 is an  Act of the Parliament of India. It prohibits advertisements of drugs and remedies that claim to have magical properties, and makes doing so a cognizable offence.

According to the recent decision of the MMC,  both suspended the doctors provided infertility treatment and claimed guarantee of treatment and offered to return money to patients if they don’t not get the results.
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