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Should Physicians mind their “Webside Manners”?

The traditional physician-patient interaction in the clinical setting is governed by a set of attributes, behaviour or communication skills called "bedside manners". Studies have shown that bedside manners ultimately affect delivery of care. The entry of information technology into actual patient-physician interaction clearly changes too the clinical setting. Perhaps this is an opportune moment for examining how effective a physician's manners are in the light of information technology or maybe, we need to expand our concept of manners.

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Should Physicians mind their “Webside Manners”?

The traditional physician-patient interaction in the clinical setting is governed by a set of attributes, behaviour or communication skills called “bedside manners”. Studies have shown that bedside manners ultimately affect delivery of care. The entry of information technology into actual patient-physician interaction clearly changes too the clinical setting. Perhaps this is an opportune moment for examining how effective a physician’s manners are in the light of information technology or maybe, we need to expand our concept of manners

Politics and healthcare

With much gratitude, I accepted the invitation to host this Saturday’s #HealthXPh tweetchat. Our tweetchat this Saturday will be

Burnout and Stress in Medical Students

Most medical students start medical school armed with passion and idealism to become instruments of healing. This idealism can

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The Face of Bipolar

“Maganda ka naman.” (You’re pretty) This is the response I got from an HMO representative. I asked her if she