Vol VIII, Issue 3 Date of Publication: July 02, 2023
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20529/IJME.2022.081

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What it means to be a patient: An introspection into doctor–patient communication

Raahat Kapur
Anoush Sardesai Sadat
In this essay, we talk about the importance of the relationship between doctors and patients, and the need for patient-centric communication rather than that with a paternalistic approach. Training of a medical student should include communication skills besides technical training in healthcare. As patient care evolves, communication becomes more crucial; therefore, it is important to understand the repercussions of poor communication skills and how improvement in this vital area can be beneficial.

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©Indian Journal of Medical Ethics 2022: Open Access and Distributed under the Creative Commons license ( CC BY-NC-ND 4.0),
which permits only non-commercial and non-modified sharing in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited.

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  1. Muhammad Haroon Stanikzai
    Kandahar University , Afghanistan
    04 November 2022

    Thank you for this. Really helpful for new graduates.

    • Affiliation: Kandahar University
    • Country: Afghanistan
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