Patient expectations from a modern medical care…!

In the modern healthcare world, keeping head above water is not an easy job. The twirling currents of healthcare regulations, increased demands from patients, overhead concerns and changing models of medical practice have lead many doctors and other medical care professionals exhausted. What’s more, those currents have taken some of the playfulness out of practicing healthcare and ineluctably patients feel the ripples. To get back some control, some saneness and possibly some of the sense of family that many do once had, start with some pragmatic time savers and team spirit enhancers.  The betterments will not only be felt by doctors, other healthcare professionals however provide good results on patient’s health and on their satisfaction level.  According to the World Health Organization (WHO) – Health as “A state of complete physical, mental and social eudaimonia and doesn’t comprise only of the absence of disease.” On the grounds of WHO, for a physician or doctor to be referred to as a “Medical care Provider,” a doctor should furnish care for the overall health of the patient, instead dealing only the disease. It is more about dealing the patient as a “whole.” Nothing but humanism in medicine “Is the doctor’s decisions, positions and activities that manifest concern and respect for the patient and that covers their concerns and values. These usually linked to patients’ psychological, social, and spiritual domains” by JAMA (2001).

Therefore, to handle a patient, the physician or specialist or a surgeon would required to go outside of medical knowledge to the holistic step towards of patient care. The destination medical service has to medical wellness with haleness. This would be to perceive the kinship among the body, mind and soul of the human.

Patients Vs. Medical doctors

On consultation with a doctor the patient talks about the sickness or a malady, having ideas, expectations however the doctor understands the patient condition based on history and medical investigations.

In healthcare service the relationship between doctors – patient is a special bond, where a patient tries for medical advice, medical care and treatment of a doctor, while specialist/physician has concentration on the disease process. The patient peps up to be took heed and understood, at the same time the doctor looks at the patient with chop-chop latest health science.

For an instance:

Patient to a medical specialist: I am having light headedness after the medication.

Reply from Medical practitioner 1: Might be your HB has gone down. That’s fine. (The practitioner has seen many similar patients).

Reply from Medical practitioner 2: Not at all to worry, get your CBC report and I will look further what to be done.

The patient is satisfied with the answer from a second doctor. Ground being the 2nd doctor has been listened as per patient expectation. This is the difference among dealing a malady and managing with a patient. Finally, the human dimension of medical care is of utmost prominent in these days.

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