by The Welthi Bureau | 30 NOV 2017
Indian Medical Association has carried out a survey on how happy and satisfied are doctors - the results are astonishing. Due to the increasing pressure of work, lots of medical information on the internet, demanding patients and relatives who want the best of outcomes, the life of a doctor is not that easy.
Many of them suffer from professional pressures which are getting them in the disease zone of hypertension, diabetes, anxiety and also social drinking due to their work pressures.
In order to get a insight into the doctors life and also help them cope with it, IMA has carried out a survey to find out ways and means in which they can be helped.
Results of the survey:
Total 1781 responses were received and following were the observation:
Only 37.7% of doctors were satisfied
Only 45.1% doctor’s got complete 7 hours sleep.
82% doctors felt stressed out
34.5% doctors had high blood pressure
18.6% doctors had diabetes
61.6% doctors had a fear of violence while giving consultation.
56.5% doctors had thought of hiring security in their clinic premises.
Only 8% doctors had 1st choice for their children to become doctor
75.6% doctors had anxiety.
26.4% doctors indulged in social drinking.
45.4% doctors were afraid of possible violence
24.6% doctors were afraid of being sued.
13.5% doctors were afraid for criminal prosecution
Patient doctor relationship
Total 1425 responses.
Over 81% said they would like their doctors to greet them in first consultation; 98% patients wants their doctors to listen to them in great detail in the first visit; 96% patients want their doctor to explain about all drugs and investigations in detail; 88% patients wants their doctors to recheck what they have understood and 62% patients want their doctor also to thank them after consultation.
IMA has time and again been asking doctors to exercise, meditate and also maintain a cordial and professional relationship with patients where they have to understand that doctors are treating a diseased physical body.
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