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Human factor in mental health and healing

Khan, Umeed Ali and Ismail , Haji M. and Musa, Ramli and Abdullah, Kartini and Ali, Syed Masroor and Helaluddin , Abul Bashar Mohammed (2010) Human factor in mental health and healing. In: 3rd International Conference on Advancement in Science and Technology (iCAST) 2010, 26-29 Nov 2010, Vistana Hotel, Kuantan, Pahang.

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Abstract

The medical discipline is considered to possess two components. Its first component is scientific in nature and the other is artistic. The latter pertains to the relationship between the doctor and patient. The importance of doctor-patient relationship is illustrated by the phrase that ‘the treatment of a patient begins from the very first moments of the meeting with the doctor’. And also, more than half of the patients of those doctors who are confident of being most caring towards their patients, remain unsatisfied with the received care from such doctor’s. This article describes the author’s most rewarding experience with two of his psychotic patients with whom he attempted to optimize his relationship in the opening phase of his first interview with them. The emotionally touching appreciation expressed by these two patients was academically least expected and hence subsequently impacted the author’s approach to such patients in a remarkably significant way. A brief literature review is presented on the topic of the importance of human relationship in both mental health and healing.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech/Talk)
Additional Information: 2824/11047
Uncontrolled Keywords: Doctor-Patient relationship, Psychosis, Mental Health
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Psychiatry
Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Depositing User: Dr. A. B. M. Helal Uddin
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2013 07:07
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2013 07:08
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/11047

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