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Viewpoint of Specialist Doctors in Spending time with the Patients for Treatment

Journal of Organization and Human Behaviour

Volume 2 Issue 4

Published: 2013
Author(s) Name: Anjali Ganesh, Ganesh K | Author(s) Affiliation: Prof. Anjali Ganesh is working with St. Joseph Engineering College, Mangalore, India
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Abstract

Patients normally expect a fair treatment by the doctors. The doctors also need to be unbiased in treating the patients. Doctors strongly feel that the loyalty factor amongst the patients is declining due to more affordability, long waiting hours with the specific doctor, lack of patience in the younger generation, lack of trust, and also due to unavoidable circumstances like geographical barriers and time constraints. Doctors may have to spend different amount of time with different types of patients due to the type of the sickness, severity, and complications. Some patients may feel that doctors do not pay equal attention to all the patients. This is to say that the treatment by the doctors does not only comprise of administering the medicines but also involves satisfying the communication gap, interpersonal relationship, counselling and education regarding the disease. The communication gap that arises due to multiple factors also creates a situation of unequal exchange. There are certain intangibles such as culture and values and tangibles such as status and wealth of the patients which certainly impact doctorpatient relationship. Doctor-patient connection is one of the highest forms of human relationships. The human relationship that binds faith, trust, confidence, support, and respect becomes the core of the equal treatment to patients. The awareness of the human limitation is vital in encompassing any relationship in general and doctor-patient relationship in particular.

Keywords: Unequal Exchange, Communication Gap, Educational Qualification, Interpersonal Relationship

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