Saturday, November 27, 2010
Patientology - the new science of medical practise
Patientology is the study of patients - and this is a core skill which all doctors need to learn, even though there is no textbook or syllabus for this !
One way all doctors can become better patientologists is by teaching their patients how to become better patients ! Good patients make for good doctors - and it's possible to provide patients with a toolbox of skills which they can learn to help themselves.
These tools include teaching patients :
how to keep good medical records
how to talk to doctors
how to ask questions
how to do their homework
how to take care of themselves when they are in hospital