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There are many challenging views on ethical dilemmas in the medical community, all of which take into account several interpretations and considerations that vary from one individual to another. In the world of cancer treatment, …

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Doctor’s Perspective: Who is the Patient in Your Eyes?

May 5, 2017 – 3:37 PM |

This patient in the hospital lies here in bland robes, inside sterile, square walls — patient number 9. There is too much white here: white curtains, white beds, white vases, white hair, white phlegm, glassy white …

The Ethical Quagmire of Medicine: How Deeply Submerged are We?

December 4, 2015 – 5:58 PM |

The medical world and its ethics have undergone a considerable change since the last two decades. There was a time when doctors were the second most revered creatures after teachers, and the ones famously venerated …

Effective Doctor-Patient Relationship – A Key to Clinical Success

October 19, 2015 – 7:26 PM |

A patient comes to a doctor, voices his complaints, gets his/her vitals checked and in the blink of an eye the doctor hands him a little piece of paper – the prescription. The patient often …

Selling Health – Making Medicine a Business and the Patient a Customer

October 28, 2014 – 6:19 PM | 2 Comments

Dr. Ahmed (Resident Physician): “Mr. Shahid, the test did not reveal the cause of your disease. We will have to conduct another test for a diagnosis.”
Mr. Shahid (The Patient): “Doctors these days are busy minting …

Disclosing Medical Errors to Patients – To Do or Not to Do?

July 15, 2014 – 9:25 PM |

Disclosure of medical errors has become a controversial issue in different hospital settings. The matter of declaration of mistakes is considered destructive but it is better to disclose and settle error at its root before …

Twitter: A New Age In The Doctor Patient Relationship

August 28, 2012 – 1:58 PM | 3 Comments

When medicine met the Internet, there was a global expansion of medical information: some evidence based and accurate, others misleading and false; for professionals and patients alike to peruse and usurp. Soon, there were