28-MAR-2019: Soft Skills workshop held
Aligarh, March 28: "It is essential for a doctor to communicate effectively with a personal touch," said Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Pro Vice Chancellor, Prof M H Beg at the inaugural function of a week-long workshop on 'Soft Skills for Medical Professionals' organised by the department of Munafeul Aza (Physiology), Faculty of Unani Medicine.
Better communication not only benefits the doctor in reaching appropriate diagnosis, but also reduces the chances of law suits against the doctors which are on the rise these days, he added.
Emphasising on the inclusion of soft skills in Unani Medicine curriculum, the Chief Guest, Prof Shameen Jahan Rizvi (Former Dean, Faculty of Medicine) said that the efficacy of medical treatment is often determined by communication and knowing how to relay information reliably and in a way that the other party will be open to receiving is key to success as a doctor.
Guest of Honour Prof Usha Singhal said that better communication and empathy are necessary for a physician as in the healthcare field; one is needed to empathize and sympathize with the difficult situations faced by others.
Prof Iqtidarul Hasan Zaidi, Chairman, department of Munafeul Aza delivered the welcome address, Dr Farooq Ahmad Dar (Organizing Secretary of the workshop) briefed about the objectives of the programme.
Dr Saba Zaidi conducted the inaugural function and Dr Aisha Aijaz proposed the vote of thanks.
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Related PicturesProf M H Beg with other guests at the workshop on soft skills for medical professionals