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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 59

Patient-doctor relationship…scale to soul


Editor in Chief, Journal of Interdisciplinary Dentistry, Professor and Associate Dean, Department of Periodontology, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Date of Web Publication5-Jan-2016

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Ashita Uppoor
Editor in Chief, Journal of Interdisciplinary Dentistry, Professor and Associate Dean, Department of Periodontology, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal University, Mangalore, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-5194.173231

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The decline in trust on both the sides in the patient-doctor relationship has recently become a disheartening trend, and it has raised a plethora of questions regarding the same. The negative involvement of the media and various public forums has further added on to the grimaces in the expression of this trust. The seepage of this parameter into the delivery of medical and dental services has a dire effect on the faith portrayed by the patient toward the same.

Does a scale exist to measure this bridge between the two players to vouch for “TRUST ” of deep rooted and intense magnitudes? There are scales which have a differing content and are limited in their testing…. But do we have a scale which comprehends the expressions of both the medical/dental professional and the patient? The intricate issues associated with this type of assessment are the very fact that the expression spoken about in the context is more emotional rather than professional in nature. Any expression or activity of a professional genre could be measured through various parameters prevalent in the corporate sectors in today's scenario. However, the expressions associated with emotional parameters are yet to be conceived or rather beyond conception.

Dealing with patients on a regular basis make us come in contact not only with their ailments, but also their real souls. Patients, in moments of vulnerability, bare their souls in our presence. This invisible string is what makes the bond very special to the extreme of terming it a “sacred ” one. By placing all their trust in us, the patient empowers us. The triad of ethics, communication, and a shared decision making helps us, with all due respect, to be true to this “sacred ” bond.




 

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