Few secrets behind good medical practice...
Good communication among medical practitioners and patients is highly necessary for high-quality medical care services.
According to few patient experience surveys, communication with medical practitioners ranked 5th out of 8 categories in terms of coefficient of correlation with overall patient satisfaction. In spite of that, in these modern days, getting an effective communication to line up the care giver- care taker relationship has become a serious challenge especially in India: Due to a lack of personal knowledge or information about scientific or medical terminologies, Poor health literacy and many other reasons, therefore many patients find it difficult to know and comprehend the meaning of and follow basic health information given to them by healthcare professionals or medical practitioners.
In addition to these reasons, time constraints impoverish the medical physician and medical staff of owning purposeful discussions with their patients. According to the few industry sources, many times, the medical practitioners in developing countries, typically, pay out less than a minute in prescribing medicines and give details of the dosage regimen to their patients.
Patient complaints about medical professionals often concenter, not on a lack of clinical competency as such; however instead on a sensed failure of communication and an inability to an adequate degree to take a sense of medical care.
Various recent surveys shows that a large number of patients go out the medical consultation without getting medical opinions about things that are bothering them or simply patients do not receive satisfactory response what they regard. Failing to address such concerns often led to specific problems like major misunderstandings, not wanted medical prescriptions and non-use of prescriptions.
The surveys observed that significant shares of adverse events (AE) are caused due to lack of communication between medical professionals or medical practitioners and patients. Patients who have trouble reading or understanding their medical practitioner have a longer average continuance of stay and a higher fatality rate.
Medical communication problem have also constituted an important factor causing to medical litigation. Poor communication amongst medical practitioners and patients seriously leads a breakdown in medical care, and many patients even change over their doctor. Essentially, there emerges a lack of reciprocal understanding among the two, which results to degradation of faith. Thus, efficacious communication is the prominent supporter of healthcare or medical care consultation.
To sufficiently read the patient, the communication among the patient and the medical practitioners requires being oriented to the patient’s medical problems and their expectations. This necessitates the medical practitioners to be filmable to different forms of medical communication i.e. constituting to conscious of the verbal and non-verbal cues of the patient and it could be essential channel of taking or collecting more detailed data or medical history about the patient.
Taking indeterminate questions allows the patient sufficient time to think and detailed medical problems, instead simply ending the medical consultation by providing them a medical advice. To conclude, good medical communication can: (a) facilitate patients analyze or realize complex information (b) help in taking suitable treatment choices for them (c) produce more cognizance of the side effects and possible medical hazards of some operations (d) bestow clearness to likely therapeutic agents and the purpose of medical treatments.
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