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Good Doctor Patient relationship necessary to reduce Violence Against Doctors: Experts at IIM-A


Good Doctor Patient relationship necessary to reduce Violence Against Doctors: Experts at IIM-A

Ahmedabad: The violence against medical professionals on the field have grown so drastically that doctors are together sitting down to figure out how to tackle this growing evil. In a recent discussion organised by Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad’s (IIM-A) Centre for Management of Health Services (CMHS) on various domains of ‘Violence Against Doctors’, the experts were seen discussing the topic in details.

According to the analysis provided by the participating members in the discussion, the doctors, irrelevant of being in Government service or practicing in private, face violence at some point or the other.

Jayesh Lele, the national secretary of Indian Medical Association’s (IMA) informed that around 55 to 60 percent of resident doctors at government hospitals face violence as compared to the 30 to 40 percent private doctors facing violence.

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The panel while discussing the cause of the issue, came to the point where they marked ‘Communication Gap’ between doctors and patients as one of the major reasons for the growing incidence of violence against doctors.

Discussing about the other reasons regarding the issue, Dr Bharat Gadhvi, regional director, HCG Hospitals Gujarat, took a dig on the recent order issued on doctor-patient relationship, he told DNA, “There are a couple of reasons for increase in such incidents that include the recent order declaring doctor-patient relation as that of a consumer-service provider. Another reason is lack of clarity related to post-mortem. There is no availability of pathological post-mortem. Communication and counselling is also the key.”

The experts present in the discussion put forward their points for the solution to this epidemic matter.

Manoj Sashidhar, Inspector General of Police, Panchmahal range, Godhra, informed the Indian Express, “We can find ways to reduce doctors facing violence only when we have diagnosed the issue. For instance, in a hospital which spots are the most susceptible to violence against doctors — trauma centres or operation theatres. Only when we have diagnosed this will we be able to design hospitals in a way that reduces friction between doctors and patients.”

As a token of recommendation to MCI, advocate Harsh Rawal  told DNA, “Like we have moot-court events where law students have to face the entire judicial set-up and argue to understand the real situation in courts, even MCI should make demonstrations of aggressive incidents a part of the medical syllabus.”

Source: with inputs
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  1. Its good that other professions are seized of the issue. I always suspect that they have a financial motive to be involved .
    The policeman wants a diagnosis.. well now.. so do we.. but its our problem to make it.. so its his problem to reach one and ours to see if his diagnosis is correct or not. Its a law and order problem plain and simple not a communication issue.. have you ever tried reasoning with a goonda.. the violence is by professional gangs not agitated patients ..often with patronage

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    Dr RAMESHVARDHAN January 23, 2019, 2:12 pm

    All SUCH DISCUSSION ARE SOME WHAT LIKE 5 BLIND MEN NARRATING AN ELEPHANT. THE FIRST 1 TOUCHING IT\’S TRUNK , TELLS THAT ELEPHANT IS LIKE A BIG WATER PIPE, THE 2 ONE TELLS IT\’S LIKE A WALL, THE 3 Rd says it\’s like a pillar, 4 th it\’s like a rope, 5 th as a rod. Similarly so many people not really aware of the ground realities , keep on given all SUCH SUGGESTIONS hardly can be implemented. JUST IMAGINE THE B A PASSED OUT BABU ADVISING OUR COMBACT FORCES ,HOW TO CARRY ON SURGICAL STRIKE OR TELLING FIGHTER JET PILOTS TO FLY . PLEASE LEAVE IT REAL GUYS , WHY , HOW, WHAT , WHERE, WHEN IT/ VOILANCE CAN / WILL TRIGGER ? LET THE PEOPLE WHO ARE REALLY CONCERNED WITH IT , COME OUT SOLUTIONS. ( KEEP THOSE NON CLINIANS & CLINICIANS NOT CONCERNED WITH PATIENTS , AS WELL AS BABUS AWAY FROM THE POLICY MAKING FULLY). LET THE REAL PEOPLE FORM THEIR TEAM. KEEPING AWAY THE OVEROCCUPIED ( USELESS) PRINCIPAL, DEAN DIRECTOR, LET THE RMO, MS BE THE PART OF IT . PROVIDED THEY STAY IN THE CAMPUS ( NOT THE ONE\’S WHO ARE ON THE PAPERS/ DUMMY ).LET SO CALLED AUTHORITIES , GIVE THEM REQUIRED MONEY , MATIREAL AND MAN POWER AND ADMINISTRATIVE POWERS . THEN SEE THE RESULTS.