In recent times, the doctor-patient relationship has suffered lack of trust and perhaps empathy, and the connection seems to be much less than it used to be. While earlier, doctors used to be treated as god, these days there are unfortunate news of conflicts between doctors and society. In fact, even the incidence of violence against doctors has increased.
Today, patients have easy access to information that makes it easier for them to second-guess their doctors as internet allows them to do their own research, diagnoses and treatments. This desire for immediate treatment has also contributed to disturbance in the sanctimony of the relationship and the development of a distance between patients and doctors.
It is vital to revive and strengthen the bond of trust to create better communication and health care decisions. Dr Debraj Shome and Dr Aparna Govil Bhasker, narrate a book titled Dear People, With Love and Care, Your Doctors to give a sneak peek into the world of medicine, and motivate millions to maintain faith in the doctor-patient relationship.
The book, published by Bloomsbury, has been written in a short story format. An easy to read book, it contains heartfelt stories written by patients and doctors about their experiences with health and healing. The book also contains chapters from renowned doctors from across the world.