How is the relationship between the doctor and patient in your city?

@xiaobing (235)
China
February 28, 2012 2:15am CST
In my city the relationship is not very well between the doctor and patient. The average salary is lower than the developed country, but the price of the medicine is not. So it is easy for patient to hate the doctors, especially when they are not totally cured and have spend all of their money. In fact, it is very normal that the patients are not saved in the hospital. If they have serious illness, there is some kind of risk to die. However, relationship has been influenced by the high price of medicine. What do you think of this problem? Do you agree with me? Or do you have some other viewpoint for the bad relationship between the doctor and patient? share your views.
10 responses
@Olleenz (3398)
• Indonesia
28 Feb 12
In my country poor people not allow to sick. When they sick, they not afford to pay modern medical expenses. Their life depend on traditional medicine (sometimes they not afford it either) For rich people when they feel their doctor can't help them, they can easily change their doctor or go to foreign country to cured their illness. Poor people not have that option. Some of rich people in my country when they sick, they tend to to cured them self in foreign country (mostly on Singapore, Australia or China). They found fact that cost medical expenses are cheaper and possibility to be cured higher than their own country.
@xiaobing (235)
• China
28 Feb 12
It is very sad. It is unfair for the poor people to get the health back.
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@Olleenz (3398)
• Indonesia
28 Feb 12
But that life, we must deal with it
@sishy7 (27233)
• Australia
29 Feb 12
You are so right. It's another sad example of 'you have to be somebody to be regarded as a person' in your country. It's almost like you don't deserve the basic human rights if you are just average person, let alone for those who are under privilege.
@lampar (7587)
• United States
29 Feb 12
Relationship between Doc. and his/her patient remain strictly businesslike for many folks in my city, so long as the patients pay up front instantly for their clinic visitation and personal consultation fee before met with the doctor, the relationship remain cordial for most people. A few of the patients may have very high expectation from their doctor, they want their ailments and sickness be cured instantly the minute they left the clinic, so occasionally they may acted out in a childish manner and out of line without any civility at all. For those patients, they always equate doctor as some sort of an all powerful divine being that can cure and treat every sickness and disease in this world with just one prescription and in a matter of day or even minute for them to recover from all the pain and suffering. Go figure why these people exist among us....blaming doctor for whatever disease and sickness they get during their life time.
@xiaobing (235)
• China
1 Mar 12
Your response is so reasonable. I appreciate the manner you look at the relationship between doctors and their patients. We understand the situation that some patients are suffering from the sickness, but they should not equate the doctors as some sort of an all powerful divine being. By the way, maybe it is efficient that the relationship between doctors and patients remain strictly businesslike, and I think this kind of relationship just exists in the developped country.
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@kukueye (1760)
• Malaysia
29 Feb 12
Hmm, it depends if it is the high subsicied governemnt hospital then the service and doc nurse and patient relationship is rock bottom. While if it is private where the patient treatmnet is bore individual then the doc nurse relationship is much better.Doc are human and sometime they treat patient like non human and without emotion too.Maybe it for the patient good.
@xiaobing (235)
• China
29 Feb 12
I find that the difference between the public and private hospital impressed you guys, because there is few private hospital in my city.
@zandi458 (28107)
• Malaysia
28 Feb 12
The healthcare facilities in my country is good. We pay nothing if we go to government hospitals. But private hospitals charge quite expensive for consultation and medicines. I go to government hospitals to avoid paying high charges.
@xiaobing (235)
• China
29 Feb 12
You should be grateful for your country. In our country, 80 persent of the people is living in the villages, and they don't have been employed by the companies. So they have to pay for the medicines themselves.
@hunibani (720)
• Philippines
28 Feb 12
As I am working in hospital as an intern, seeing and observing each patient and doctor conversation and point of view, I can see it is average. Maybe because the hospital I'm in is private hospital. But in I've been in public and I've seen a lot of patients and significant others complaining a lot to the doctors, well I am not surprised.
@xiaobing (235)
• China
29 Feb 12
It is not easy for them to get along well. The illness is a serious issue, and the patient pay a lot of attention on them, and they expect a perfect cure from their doctors. That result in the complaining of the patients.
@GemmaR (8517)
28 Feb 12
I don't think that I have a very good relationship with my doctor, but I don't know whether that would change if I made the effort to go to see them more regularly. In our town, we only get an appointment time of ten minutes per person with our doctor, and this means that you only have the time to talk about what is wrong with you, rather than stopping to take the time to discuss other things with your doctor, such as your life. In the past, in smaller villages, I have had fantastic doctors, but that just isn't the case where I am at the moment.
@xiaobing (235)
• China
29 Feb 12
Fortunately you have had fantastic doctors before. My girlfriend is a doctor, so maybe I am in the doctor side when discussing. Anyway the doctors and patients should be able to get along well with each other. At the same time, the doctors should try their best to improve their knowledge and skills, and the patients should callaborate with their doctors and be confident in them.
@nurseclare (2209)
• Philippines
28 Feb 12
I really don't want be in detail for this is a very crucial topic, I am in the said community and I have seen how patients suffer and I can verify that there are also patient that benefited well from doctors. All i could say is that choose carefully your doctor, someone that is worth entrust your life into.
@xiaobing (235)
• China
29 Feb 12
I hope there will be a WIN-WIN situation between the doctor and patient. If the patient trust in the doctors and do what the doctors ask them to do, the doctor will be more confident and trying their best to cure them.
@ebook_freak (1511)
• India
28 Feb 12
In my area doctors are treated with respect. Some class of people consider doctors to be sort of living God. Even if the surgery went wrong they don't blame the doctor much. I'm just telling a general scenario, there are many exceptions to it. either way medical profession is generally treated with respect.
@xiaobing (235)
• China
28 Feb 12
In fact, my girlfriend is a doctor. I can not imagine that the doctors will be considered to be sort of living God in my country. The patients always think doctors as the one who take a lot of money from their pocket.
@amitpro (75)
• India
2 Mar 12
Here again friend you are observing the things very keenly and correctly. Doctor's lust for money and high price of medicine has affected the relationship between the patient and doctor in my city. Though doctors are able to get a very good sum monthly but even then it is not as it was in old times when treating a patient was not a cause for money but in the name humanity.
@ebook_freak (1511)
• India
28 Feb 12
In my area doctors are treated with respect. Some class of people consider doctors to be sort of living God. Even if the surgery went wrong they don't blame the doctor much. I'm just telling a general scenario, there are many exceptions to it. either way medical profession is generally treated with respect.