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The doctor-doctor relationship
 

The doctor-doctor relationship

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The importance of a good doctor-patient relationship is an oft-repeated subject and often takes centre stage in discussions concerning what determines the quality level of healthcare services. However, the rapport between health professionals themselves is a matter that deserves to be highlighted as well.
 
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2 Sep 2016 - General
 
Every co-worker should have a comprehensive inter personal relationship between them to maintain the integrity of the work place. Much more than in other fields there should be much understanding among doctors. They should have a good communication which may facilitate a smooth flow of the duties. There are personal experiences too. In the ward I am working, there I have awesome co-workers. They are really really flexible. If I need a leave they volunteer to cover up the session I do not appear....
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Thank you for all the comments and I agree with everyone that we should act professional at all times and set aside out personal emotions or thoughts. Mark Edmon Tan We both studied in an environment that follows a strict caste system, so I'm sure we're both not fond of it because of out experiences. However, when I became a senior resident, I observed that there are some junior residents that would bene...
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The professional relationship between doctor-doctor in the healthcare settling is very important. As a professional colleague, we should respect each other. But, sometime, heated arguments did occur between doctors, and the use of derogatory words and rude remarks do happen. There are a lot of factors, like stressful working environment, fatigue, burnout, misunderstanding, intolerance can contribute to this. This should not occur in the hospital. I always believe that as a colleague in medical...
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The hospital is not a place for immature individuals. We are expected to act as adults even in instances of disagreement. It should be done in a professional way without a hint of condescending tone. That being said, personal rifts should never compromise a patient's management. On the topic of hierarchy and seniority, I am never an advocate of this set-up. Seniority fosters an insecure environment and tends to inhibit facilitating a nurturing of culture. Seniors should focus on harnessing t...
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"Disagreements happen, but they should not reach the extent of harming each other verbally or emotionally during arguments." I have had a senior doctor who always blamed the junior doctors for even the tiniest mistakes. We would most of the time stay silent and do as he says, but at times we also would loose our temper and talk back to defend ourselves. But it is really not nice to argue with another doctor in front of patients. When we do that we loose our dignity as doctors. When a p...
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"Negative sentiments and attitude often breed misunderstandings and intolerance."- We should strive to make good relationships among our colleagues and fellow members of the health care team just as how we strive to give the best for our patients. We do not need to be the best of friends because definitely we all have our differences and we won't see eye to eye on certain personal matters. Though as ...
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"The attitude of healthcare professionals is the cornerstone of providing high quality services to patients." - This is true. I think that the physicians should take the necessary steps in establishing a good working relationship with other specialist or any member of the healthcare team. Healthy arguments cannot be avoided within the medical community, most especially if everyone is striving for excellence. Various experiences and differing results in academic literature often leads t...
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