Vol IV, Issue 4 Date of Publication: November 06, 2019
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20529/IJME.2019.056

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The deteriorating patient-physician relationship in India: Is it time to look within?

Shreyak Sharma
The patient-physician relationship in India is in a state of rapid decline with fresh incidents of violence highlighting the scale of the problem. The medical fraternity needs to reflect on certain issues plaguing its conduct with patients and colleagues and embark on steps to address them. In this article, I highlight some major points which could help us arrest the deteriorating trust and heightened violence in hospitals.

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©Indian Journal of Medical Ethics 2019: Open Access and Distributed under the Creative Commons license ( CC BY-NC-ND 4.0),
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