IS CLINICAL ACUMEN A DYING SCIENCE?
CONTEMPORARY MARKET BASED MEDICINE
MEDICINE ART OR SCIENCE?
MEDICINE is a science for some.
In truth it is the scientific interpretation of art
clearly confusing ?
- logic does not apply to medicine.
- derivations and calculations defy statistics.
- common sense helps to a certain extent.
so medicine is an art.
- patiently accumulated observation
- decision making
- selective use of investigative modalities,
- noninvasive methodologies
- minimally invasive procedures, transparency and ethics
- further follow up
all the above collectively make the pratice of medicine an art
SWOT analysis of medicine
- APPEALS TO EMOTIONALLY BALANCED
- still investigations are the back bone in best best hands if selectively used
- consensus approach
- dedicated and devoted professionals still present
- modern appliances sans market
REPEALS TO EMOTIONALLY VULNERABLE
DOUBTING MIND DOES NOT BENEFIT
lack of trust , lack of cure
IMPRISONED in intensive care
- MARKET BOOM
- AGGRESSIVE SURGERIES
- INDUSTRY GADGETS
- IRRELEVANT TESTS
- - INSURANCE
- INDUSTRY DIKTAT
- EROSION OF CLINICAL SKILLS
- NEGLIGENCE OF CLINICAL ACUMEN
what is clinical acumen?
clinical acumen distinctly demarcates the great doctor from the good doctor.
A GOOD DOCTOR TREATS THE DISEASE
A GREAT DOCTOR TREATS THE PATIENT
those with clincal acumen, ponder ,decide and find out the root cause which is diagnosing unlike the modern day medical pundits who plot in software and derive at a diagnosis.
the noun and the verb sets apart the best
clinical acumen is like your basic clothing like a skirt or trousers or shirt. the modern day gadgets and tools are like pearl and diamond necklaces. on top of a good dress sense they glitter. but by themselves though valuable and expensive they are of no use alone. no body wears just diamond necklace and walks about.so clinical acumen is the art and gadgets and tools are accessories.
PLEASE OPT FOR CLINICAL ACUMEN AS FIRST PRIORITY WHEN CHOOSING A DOCTOR.