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Patient Modesty: Volume 38
As of the beginning of this Volume 38 dealing with patient modesty issues, it is the beginning of a new year, 2011, and it is time for everyone to consider their own the New Year Resolution. Such a resolution should be that the individual resolves to a change in behavior or action which was not previously attempted or completed but is possible of being followed during the remainder of the year and beyond. So, now, what should the resolution be about as written to this thread?
Well, we are all patients or potential patients and we all, at some time will or have in the past, been involved in the doctor-patient relationship. So let's think of a New Year Resolution, pertinent to this thread of patient modesty that the visitor as a patient will resolve now to follow to develop or improve such a relationship. Of course, the relationship is not one sided and the doctor also has responsibility to make the relationship the best, towards primarily the interest of the patient.
But without the product of your resolve, the relationship may never be fully satisfactory. What do you think? ..and what do you resolve? ..Maurice.
ADDENDUM 1/31/2011: WE ARE PUBLISHED ON AMA NEWS!
I want to announce that Doug Capra and myself have had our article
published today in the AMA News (weekly newspaper of the American
Medical Association) website. The article is titled “What can physicians and patients do to improve the medical encounter?”
It deals with both the doctor and patient making a New Year’s Resolution, the patient to “speak up” to the doctor and for the doctor “to listen and pay attention to the patient.” There is a scenario where the doctor and patient engage in a colloquy with the main concern of the patient..guess what? Patient modesty!
Go to the website and read the article and then return and post your comments here or on Doug’s and Dr. Sherman’s website and maybe you could write a comment directly to the editors of AMA News. ..Maurice.
NOTICE: AS OF TODAY FEBRUARY 18, 2011 "PATIENT MODESTY: VOLUME 38" WILL BE CLOSED FOR FURTHER COMMENTS. YOU CAN CONTINUE POSTING COMMENTS ON VOLUME 39.