Dentist patient relationship

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Dentist patient relationship

  1. 1. Dentist patient relation ship Treatment of whole human
  2. 2. Dentist patient relation ship <ul><li>Connection, association, or involvement between two people </li></ul><ul><li>Competency – knowledge and skill </li></ul><ul><li>Accountability </li></ul><ul><li>Fair treatment </li></ul><ul><li>Difficult patients </li></ul><ul><li>Harassment: sexual, verbal, physical, psychological </li></ul><ul><li>Abiding / observingprofessional ethics </li></ul>
  3. 3. Legal status <ul><li>Islamic concept: physician patient relationship fits into mould of contract of hiring / employment </li></ul><ul><li>ijarah (employ services of a person against some consideration to be paid). </li></ul><ul><li>Employer/mustajirEmployee /ajir </li></ul><ul><li>Validity: conditions = services, consideration </li></ul><ul><li>To exclude disputes </li></ul><ul><li>Definite - nature of services and deadlines </li></ul><ul><li>Hadith: The one who employs someone should let him know the remuneration </li></ul>
  4. 4. Charging the patients <ul><li>Controversy of ijara or not </li></ul><ul><li>Sh abu zahrah 1. all elements of ijara not present 2. distress – so forced to pay </li></ul><ul><li>Farz-e-kafaya </li></ul><ul><li>Govt should remunerate </li></ul><ul><li>Charge to extent of necessity </li></ul><ul><li>If more than haram </li></ul><ul><li>Either to consider Efforts or outcome of treatment </li></ul><ul><li>Signing of contract </li></ul>
  5. 5. Analysis and comments <ul><li>Jurists allow remuneration in this collective obligation without exploitation </li></ul><ul><li>Prophet SAW approved receiving of payment for treating a patient. Abu said al khudri </li></ul><ul><li>Usual check up or cosmetic surgery is not a distress </li></ul><ul><li>If t/m does not work he is not bound to return payment </li></ul>
  6. 6. Confidentiality <ul><li>Trust worthy </li></ul><ul><li>Hadith: matters discussed in a meeting are confidential and must not be disclosed beyond that meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Disclosure is his judgment. Can not be forced to do. Only if it threatens others interests </li></ul><ul><li>Liable for punishment and make good for harm done </li></ul><ul><li>Specific cases: genetic disorder, infertility, birth of illegitimate child, cause of depresssion etc. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Telling the truth <ul><li>Dying patient: return to god, repent, will, debt, creditors </li></ul><ul><li>Side effects of drug </li></ul><ul><li>Experimentation </li></ul><ul><li>Out come of procedure </li></ul><ul><li>Saving life at cost of right to information </li></ul><ul><li>Risk must never be more than expected benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Competency of dr and his colleagues </li></ul>

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