Tag Archives: communication

One GOOD reason to switch off your phone when you’re with your Doctor.

In day-to-day practice, we come across amusing instances that stump the doctor for a moment. This was one of them. This will be understood better if read in the light of the common Indian sociocultural mindset regarding children and marriage. … Continue reading

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Thanks to the internet and self-treatment, today’s good ol’ family doctor has a more crucial role than ever!

A middle aged, middle class, slightly worried-looking couple walked in last month. The man had taken a general health check-up “package” and wanted to discuss the results with a doctor. Both of them were highly educated and worked in the … Continue reading

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Helping with end-of-life decisions: You’ll never forget your first time.

You never forget your first time. This narrative is about the first time I single-handedly helped a family with taking end-of-life care decisions for a loved one. Soon enough, I realised, that in end-of-life care, every single time is a … Continue reading

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