Patients are healthier if they have a polite doctor
When hiring new doctors, healthcare organisations should take into consideration the politeness of the applicant, a US surgeon believes.
Andrew Klein, a liver specialist at the Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles is claiming that the best doctors are those who are well-mannered.
He believes that doctors who are respectful of their colleagues and are not rude to them influence more positive outcomes in operating theatres.
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Klein’s post in the Archives of Surgery journal noted a number of previous studies, the results of which coined this theory of politeness.
One of the studies discussed by Klein found gracious doctors and surgeons were more likely to perform surgical procedures more successfully than others, with less complications and fatalities.
Klein said: “Often, surgeons get hired on the basis of their knowledge, training and technical accomplishments.
“But operating rooms are social environments where everyone must work together for the patients' benefit.
“When a surgeon, who is in the position of power, is rude and belittles the rest of the staff, it affects everything.”
Dubai's new smart neuro spinal hospital: need to know
We take a look at Dubai's new smart hospital.
What: The Neuro Spinal Hospital and Radiosurgery Centre is a new hospital featuring state-of-the-art technology for spinal, neurosurgical, neurological, orthopaedic, radiosurgery and cancer treatments. The 700 million AED hospital, (equivalent to £138 million), has 114 beds, smart patient rooms, and green spaces for patient rehabilitation, and is four times the capacity of its former premises in Jumeirah. It is also the UAE’s first hospital to have surgical robots.
Where: The hospital is located in the Dubai Science Park. Founded in 2005, Dubai Science Park is home to more than 350 companies from multinational corporations in life sciences, biotechnology and research; over 4,000 people work here each day.
Who: The UAE's Neuro Spinal Hospital and Radiosurgery Centre was first established in Jumeirah in 2002 by Dr. Abdul Karim Msaddi, as the first as the first "super-specialty" neuroscience hospital.
Why: With advanced diagnosis and robotics, the hospital will provide care across neuroscience, spine, orthopaedics and oncology for people residing in the UAE, as well as international patients.
Prof. Abdul Karim Msaddi, Chairman and Medical Director of the hospital, said: “We are proud to bring world-class healthcare services to Dubai and believe our next-generation hospital will be a game-changer for the emirate’s and the region’s medical industry.
"It will not only significantly increase the availability of specialist neuroscience and radiosurgery treatments and provide better patient care but help attract and develop local and international talent. Investing in the new centre represents our continued faith in the resilience of the region’s economy, as well as a testament to our ongoing drive towards healthcare innovation in the UAE.”