EDITION 24 : THE HIPPOCRATIC OATH - DO NO HARM

THE HIPPOCRATIC OATH

DO NO HARM

While the Hippocratic Oath bounds us to do no harm, the recent escalations in the violence against health care workers has pushed us to think about where we stand on the converse situation. While a doctor's hospitality towards the patient is essential, the patient's behavior towards the doctor shouldn't be overlooked. This edition deals with the ever changing attitude of the patients towards the doctors and what has and can be done to deal with it. Compiled by the directors, Dr. Priyanka Manghani and Anushka Reddy Marri.

Foreward

With the advances in  medical science , there have been great innovations in the field of health care and medicine globally. We've moved past...

The Broken Health System – A doctor’s perspective vs. the Patients’...

Dr Ankit Sharma Senior Resident Anaesthesiology and Critical Care UCMS, New Delhi The world is an unfair place. We see serial killers and rapists evading capital punishment, and...

DEFINING VIOLENCE

  Mannat Kaur Bhatia Final year Mbbs Government Medical College, Patiala The World Health Organisation defines violence as “ the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened...

EFFECT OF VERBAL/PHYSICAL ABUSE ON THE QUALITY OF WORK

Dr Shivani Vakilwala Stop violence against doctors!! Medical practitioners’ worry, little action taken!!! Doctors on roads to protest against physical assault at work!!!! Yes, these have been the...

Arbor Vitae - Strengthen your Roots

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Save our Saviors

Aditya Mohanti When the bad news broke The pleas for help suddenly became snarls Tears dried up in eyes red with anger Screams of anguish turned into roars...

THE LEGALITY AND ETHICAL ASPECTS OF WORKPLACE VIOLENCE: WHERE DOES INDIA...

Dr Geeta Sundar According to the World Health Organization, violence is the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against a person,...

Hospitals and Guns: An overview of hospital shootings in a developed,...

Dr. Ankit Raj Intern Kasturba Medical College Manipal   On 11th September, at the anniversary of 9/11, Charleston Area Medical Center, West Virginia’s largest hospital was put on a...

Shouts and Murmurs

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The anxious on-call intern

Madhava Sai Sivapuram Final Year Dr Pinnamaneni Siddhartha Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Foundation   Little did I know that my duty as a causality...

The Crossword

By- Kishore Kumar ACROSS Step into your patient’s shoes. (7) Don’t care? Go to jail. (7) Kinder, maybe? (7) Will keep diseases away, not mobs....

Hanging in the balance- A bright future or the doctor’s safety?

Anushka Reddy Marri Final Year Part II Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences Adilabad   India is a developing country facing several health hazards and a high deficit in...

Unintentional Physical ‘Abuse’

Dr. Raviteja Innamuri Consultant Psychiatrist Christian Medical College-Vellore   As post-graduate trainees at the department of psychiatry, we had a well-known dictum- “When a patient assaults: The attender...

The White Coat – A Crown of Thorns?

Dr Ekansh Debuka, KGMC Lucknow   The colour white is inherently positive and is symbolic of goodness, purity and cleanliness. As such, the white coat became the...

Are the healthcare workers growing to accept violence as a part...

  Ripudaman Singh Bajwa Final Year, GMC Patiala As I switched on the television on Sunday evening, I was welcomed with a hashtag #SaveTheDoctors glistening over the...

“Health is Wealth” to “Wealth from Health”

  Natasha Tungare Pursuing internship Sancheti Institute College of Physiotherapy "A doctor got attacked by 6 people in the ward who seemed to be the relatives of a...

Lexi Amma - Pure motherly love

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Are the policy makers only focusing on expanding public health services...

Dr.Priyanka Manghani Post Graduate Student Prasanna School of Public Health Manipal Academy of Higher Education “The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that...

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