24-SEP-2019: MEU organises workshop on 'Communication Skills in Medical Ethics'
Aligarh, September 24: For an effective communication between health care providers and patients, the Medical Education Unit (MEU), Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) organised a workshop on 'Communication Skills in Medical Ethics' for the post-graduate medical students.
The resource persons, Dr Ali Jafar Abedi, Dr Safia Habib, Dr Sufia Naseem, Dr Jameel Ahmad, and Dr Adil Raza edified the participants and honed their essential skills of communication with patients, building rapport with them and improving empathy quotient. The workshop also focused on communication with families of the patients, general public and colleagues and the documentation of medical records among other topics.
Prof S C Sharma, Dean, Faculty of Medicine stressed that efficacious communication between doctors and patients leaves the latter satisfied.
"Health professionals work tirelessly, but if the patients come across doctors who listen to them carefully, pays proper attention to their problems, they definitely feel better," said Prof Seema Hakim, Coordinator, MEU and Organising Chairperson of the workshop.
Prof S Manazir Ali, Co-coordinator, MEU pointed out that since doctors and medical students have to deal with people from different backgrounds, it is imperative for them to be good at their communication skills.
Prof Zulfia Khan, Observer of the workshop emphasised that soft skills are essential component of medical education, which pave way for successful diagnosis and treatment.
Prof Sangeeta Singhal, Prof M Athar Ansari, and Dr Deoshree Akhouri coordinated the workshop; while Dr Saira Mehnaz was the Organising Secretary.
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