Changing doctor patient relationship in India: a big concern
Keywords:Doctor, Patient, Violence, Mistrust
AbstractSince time immemorial doctor’s service to mankind was considered as one of the noblest profession and doctors were treated as next to God with highest respect in the society. With the struggle of development, the modern society has become intolerant and impatient leading to change in this sacred relationship. This deterioration is not only affecting the social relationship but also the treatment of patients as there is a feeling of mistrust and concealment of facts. This article elaborates about the factors for such deterioration and also the ill effects both on patients and doctors. This article further suggest the measures to be taken on timely bases by all the stakeholders i.e. the doctors, the patients and society as well as by governments for improving this mandatory relationship.
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