Physician duties to self and the profession ( by Prof. Omar Kasule)

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Physician duties to self and the profession ( by Prof. Omar Kasule)

  1. 1. DUTIES OF A PHYSICIAN TO HIMSELF AND TO HIS PROFESSION Lecture to 4th year medical students at the Faculty of Medicine King Fahad Medical City Riyadh by Dr. Omar Hasan Kasule Sr MB ChB (MUK), MPH (Harvard) DrPH (Harvard) on 27th February 2012
  2. 2. <ul><li>I cannot trust that doctor to operate on me. I saw him beating his son very cruelly and abusing his driver </li></ul><ul><li>I am not willing to follow that doctor’s instructions. I saw him driving through a red light more than once. How can I trust that he is careful in his prescriptions </li></ul><ul><li>I am not bothered about the doctor's personal life as long as he performs his work well </li></ul>Dr. Omar Hasan Kasule Sr. 27 February 2012 DISCUSSION 1: BASIC CHARACTER Duties of a Physician to Himself and to his Profession
  3. 3. <ul><li>What concerns me as a doctor is my technical efficiency. My character may be good or bad. It has nothing to do with my profession </li></ul><ul><li>The doctor is already an adult and his character is set. We just have to appreciate what is positive and put up with what is negative </li></ul><ul><li>A good doctor leaves his social problems at home. Home life whether good or bad has no impact on professional performance </li></ul>Dr. Omar Hasan Kasule Sr. 27 February 2012 DISCUSSION 2: PHYSICIANS DUTY TO HIMSELF: SELF IMPROVEMENT Duties of a Physician to Himself and to his Profession
  4. 4. <ul><li>I have divided my life into two phases and will never allow the two to interfere with one another. I will start by getting education and training. Then I will start making money. </li></ul><ul><li>Attending medical conferences is a good excuse for tourism. The academic discussions that take place have no relation to the real work of practicing medicine </li></ul>Dr. Omar Hasan Kasule Sr. 27 February 2012 DISCUSSION 3: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Duties of a Physician to Himself and to his Profession
  5. 5. <ul><li>Our consultant told us to do what he said and not what he did </li></ul><ul><li>A healthcare team is a hierarchical system led by a dictator </li></ul><ul><li>Interns and medical students learn best when they fear the consultants </li></ul>Dr. Omar Hasan Kasule Sr. 27 February 2012 DISCUSSION 4: PHYSICIANS DUTY TO HIMSELF: ETIQUETTE Duties of a Physician to Himself and to his Profession
  6. 6. <ul><li>A neurosurgeon should live within his means and never take any debt because financial stress will affect his judgment </li></ul><ul><li>Stress is needed for good practice. A relaxed doctor is likely to make mistakes </li></ul><ul><li>A doctor in stress should never seek psychological help because he may lose his license </li></ul>Dr. Omar Hasan Kasule Sr. 27 February 2012 DISCUSSION 5: PHYSICIAN DUTY TO HIMSELF: DEALING WITH STRESS Duties of a Physician to Himself and to his Profession
  7. 7. <ul><li>My duty is taking care of patients I do not want to be bothered by administrative work </li></ul><ul><li>We have so much clinical work to do we should not be bothered with research; we should be consumers and not producers of knowledge </li></ul>Dr. Omar Hasan Kasule Sr. 27 February 2012 PHYSICIAN’S DUTY TO THE PROFESSION: Duties of a Physician to Himself and to his Profession
  8. 8. <ul><li>Iman </li></ul><ul><li>Taqwat </li></ul><ul><li>Amanat </li></ul><ul><li>Akhlaq </li></ul>Dr. Omar Hasan Kasule Sr. 27 February 2012 PHYSICIANS DUTY TO HIMSELF: BASIC CHARACTER Duties of a Physician to Himself and to his Profession
  9. 9. <ul><li>Character development </li></ul><ul><li>Self-improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Taking charge </li></ul><ul><li>Social development </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development </li></ul>Dr. Omar Hasan Kasule Sr. 27 February 2012 PHYSICIANS DUTY TO HIMSELF: SELF IMPROVEMENT Duties of a Physician to Himself and to his Profession
  10. 10. <ul><li>Etiquette of teaching & learning in the health care team </li></ul><ul><li>Etiquette of care delivery in the health care team </li></ul><ul><li>The health care team: general group dynamics </li></ul><ul><li>The health care team: special group dynamics </li></ul>Dr. Omar Hasan Kasule Sr. 27 February 2012 PHYSICIANS DUTY TO HIMSELF: ETIQUETTE Duties of a Physician to Himself and to his Profession
  11. 11. <ul><li>Definition of stress </li></ul><ul><li>Mention of stress in the Qur’an </li></ul><ul><li>Causes of stress </li></ul><ul><li>Reaction to stress </li></ul><ul><li>Coping with stress </li></ul>Dr. Omar Hasan Kasule Sr. 27 February 2012 PHYSICIAN DUTY TO HIMSELF: DEALING WITH STRESS Duties of a Physician to Himself and to his Profession
  12. 12. <ul><li>Contentment with what Allah has provided </li></ul><ul><li>Control the tongue </li></ul><ul><li>Seeking knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Perform religious duties </li></ul><ul><li>Good intentions and sincerity </li></ul><ul><li>Take care of appearance </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain high moral standards </li></ul><ul><li>Join scientific societies </li></ul><ul><li>Act earnestly and diligently </li></ul><ul><li>Take care of physical and psychological health </li></ul><ul><li>Protect himself from medical malpractice risks </li></ul><ul><li>Abide by professional rules and regulations </li></ul><ul><li>Seek advice from senior doctors </li></ul><ul><li>Know the limits of his professional ability </li></ul>Dr. Omar Hasan Kasule Sr. 27 February 2012 PHYSICIANS DUTY TO HIMSELF: OTHERS [1] Duties of a Physician to Himself and to his Profession 1 Ethics of the Medical Profession by the Saudi Council for Medical Specialties
  13. 13. <ul><li>Service </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Research: Developing a scientific culture: </li></ul>Dr. Omar Hasan Kasule Sr. 27 February 2012 PHYSICIAN’S DUTY TO THE PROFESSION: Duties of a Physician to Himself and to his Profession
  14. 14. <ul><li>Personal conduct, personal appearance, and devotion to the profession </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid actions that cause contempt for the profession </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute to the scientific and practical development of the profession </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid misusing the profession for personal gain </li></ul><ul><li>Respect standards of behavior in the conduct of the work </li></ul><ul><li>Observe standards of the medical profession </li></ul><ul><li>Take appropriate measures when a member of the profession does not follow accepted standards </li></ul><ul><li>Honesty and integrity in dealing with patients </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid hasty decisions in risky procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid seeking fame at the expense of the profession </li></ul>Dr. Omar Hasan Kasule Sr. 27 February 2012 PHYSICIAN'S DUTY TO HIS PROFESSION: OTHERS [2] Duties of a Physician to Himself and to his Profession 2 Ethics of the Medical Profession by the Saudi Council for Medical Specialties
  15. 15. Thank you…

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