âMedical profession is considered the noblest of all professions for it serves humanity by relieving or reducing pain: and that forms its core value. It was undoubtedly this passion that drove the youths of the yester generations into this profession of care and cure. With the major sweep of technological developments and the competitive commercialization, like in every field, has there been a distortion in its values? Has there been a dilution of the human touch to it. The answer to this is definitely yes, but the cause is not external, but deep within us. Amongst the multitude of human attributes, ego along with its misplaced awareness and misdirected energy is the prominent cause for this unfortunate dimension. Equally unfortunate is that, this same ego prevents us from identifying the problem, like a disease manifestation that prevents diagnosis. Ego is said to be the natural anesthetic that deadens the pain of being a fool. The antidote for this has been proven to be humility. How can we balance these two attributes that are extremely contradictory?â Ranjit, Ego and Humility-its role in medical practice.
General practice studies published in the journal attempts to explain how to overcome most of the serious problems faced by the practioners and doctors to become better doctors, and thus serve the most appreciable profession of medical cure.
Last date updated on June, 2014