Resilience and efficient doctor-patient relationship nowadays


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This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Marina Ferreira Martins, a 19-year-old studying medicine at Centro Universitário de Votuporanga- UNIFEV, localized in Votuporanga-SP. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor The European Sting’s one.

In the century of debates about resilience, which is the someone´s capacity to get a fast and natural adaptation in difficulties or handling delicate situations, the role of health professional is questioned because it is involved in many bad and complicated situations, compromising the quality of care.

A lot is discussed about how the doctor should behave and which speech should be used to convince a patient that it´s welfare comes in the first place. But not all medical schools are prepared to convince the students, about this fact at all.

The modern world requires more than patient treatment, it requests a medical professional to educate, simplify and offer, necessarily, the kind of individual autonomy for each patient. As consolidated by the Curricular Guidelines of the Medical Course (2014), the graduation must prepare academics to deal with problems, to manage and attend, requirements that related to abilities to increase people’s welfare and reduce the frequency and intensity of damages by using patient´s empowerment.

Nevertheless, getting away from the common scenes, a good doctor is someone that can keep compassion and the efficiency of its knowledge no matter the place or circumstances, making sure that a patient should be able to transform the enduring´s conscience about life, become a modifying and active agent of their own life, claiming their rights, fighting every day for their own well-being, physically and mentally.

Furthermore, trust’s transcendence moves human relationship, establishing a complicity between the doctor and the client, and not only responsibility from the medical part, as once said in the past. Must be remembered yet, that the doctor- patient relationship value is most of the time put at risk at big and small hospitals during crowded  and unwholesome situations that goes around the country.

Apart from technology, that tend to affect this relationship negatively, used to diffuse access can reduce lines and wait, it builds barriers in human contact, socially and economically affecting the closer human approach and determining the access to healthcare. After all, an excellent professional nowadays is the one who succeed keeping quality in service for help and minimize carefully each patient’s suffering, in the meantime, capable of transforming through love and caring.

About the author

Marina Ferreira Martins is a 19-year-old studying medicine at Centro Universitário de Votuporanga- UNIFEV, localized in Votuporanga-SP, where she lives with her family. This semester she will start in the third period and does not yet know which specialty to follow, but is very interested in the researching field. At university, she is into the academic center, where she acts in management of the products and selling
section. She is also active in their local IFMSA Committee, working on medical education and helping in the marketing section. Her interests are linked with research and publication, she has already published an article in a Medical Congress as an author of a Literature Review.

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