Doctor-Patient Conflict series: 2. Barriers #AtoZChallenge

There are two critical barriers to a rewarding interaction of the lay world with the medical community – Physical and Informational. There are many other barriers too but most of those are emotional and subjective. The information barrier is the gigantic elephant at the heart of much of the conflict and I hope to deal […]

Doctor-Patient Conflict series: 1. Apathy #AtoZChallenge

So, here we are on day one and, at A Patient’s perspective: What a Patient sees/feels: Apathy Physicians hear this word frequently from lay people whenever the subject of interactions with the medical community comes up in conversation. What does the term suggest; what are people trying to convey? Pathos is a Greek word for […]

Doctor-Patient Conflict series: Introduction #AtoZChallenge

This topic has been on my mind for a long while now. Over the past few days, it has moved back to the forefront following the disturbing news of an assault on a doctor by the family members of a patient and the consequent strike by doctors in Maharashtra, India. The strike has since been called off […]