Monday, June 18, 2012
Here's an interesting theory, respect in the medical profession. And being respectful of others. Think of it this way. Happy patients are one's who are treated with respect by workers who are treated with respect by management who treats them with respect.
A patient who is happy is one who is not kept waiting, who is involved in decisions, is spoken to nicely by workers who are not arrogant or overtired. Workers who are happy are not overworked or treated badly by management.They are also more inclined to follow standard protocols such as washing hands between patients. And they are less likely to be injured on the job.
That is one part of it and here's another. Doctors need to treat patients and other medical staff with respect. They can't be allowed arrogance that the word is superior to that of others. However doctors are not taught to be team players but to function individually and make impactful decisions.
I did not come up with this concept but I am very impressed by it. This is take from an article on Dr Lucien Leape. I agree with a lot of what he says.
I also agree with the concept of respect in the rest of our lives. Just think if everyone was a bit more respectful overall, we would all be a bit happier.