In the realm of medicine are many members who have forgotten what the term "bedside manner" means. While extensive in credentials, they somehow lack ideas of patient doctor relationship. Yes, privacy and confidentiality is important. But more relevant is answering questions in an easy to understand way. Considering patient''s feelings count as high in rank too. Recovery goes smoother when an ill party knows an honest open prognosis to his or her malady.
But for those lacking cordial attitudes, they may have too much on their schedule. Maybe if they saw less patients, thier moods may change. Children especially are affected by the tone of a doctor''s voice. Talking down to a child fails to aid in his getting better. While they may be quite aggressive and difficult to deal with, youngsters are full of fear. Soft spoken attendants may not solve all their problems, but help.
Adults, on the other hand, want answers and solutions. They see loved ones in pain and feel helpless. Here, most importantly is where good communications count. Sensing the feelings of those ill and their families listen and pray. Hearing clear concise replies makes transitions easier. Familiy members suffering from terminal illnesses want to have reassurance comfort is available during hard times.
Nurses also fall into the medical pool. Since they have intial contact wtith patients in most cases, their demeanor sets the stage for the doctor to enter. Physicians with over sized egos can be spotted a hundred yards away. No one wants him or her handling their case. Being too sweet has a similar result.
Good bedside manners mean acting professionally, being sincere, and making the patient at ease. Not all patients recover. Some will die. It is not always the doctor''s or hospital''s fault. And there are ones with minor injuries taking little time to treat. In either case, each person deserves being treated as a person first and last. Thankfully that''s what they get.