Medicine as a science is also going through a serious crisis, and therefore, medical activity.
Rick Carlson (13), proposes seeking to improve “unhealthy life” rather than extend health service systems, and “de-professionalize” Western medicine. We thus observe a crisis in medicine, a utilitarian conception, more oriented towards treating the symptoms of the disease instead of the person as such.
The attempts to “demonstrate” that the practice of medicine is more technical, based on objective and “statistically correct” data (only a partial definition of what evidence-based medicine really is (14)) has dehumanized it, showing its multiple limitations. (fifteen).
Today it is accepted that “medical errors” constitute a public health problem (16), with the deteriorated doctor-patient relationship as one of the most important causes. Empathy with the other can reduce errors in medicine, since seeing the patient, as a person equal to the doctor, can improve the quality of care.
One of the origins of this problem is the deficiencies in the formation of the doctor
At university, the students themselves consider themselves untrained or qualified to practice medicine, with a negative assessment of clinical, social, communication and management “skills” (17). In postgraduate studies, there are deficiencies in research and clinical training that should be improved (18).
- The complex problems of medical science and modern science in general, require a rethinking of the training of doctors and health professionals that has as its center the human person, their freedom and their gifting capacity.
- For this, it is necessary to turn to a solid “transcendent anthropology” and an adequate “theory of knowledge” that is capable of integrating the interdisciplinarity of the knowledge that defines man and his growth in a contemporary context, taking into account the advances that science presents us.
It is a very important need to think, review and reformulate the integral formation of the doctor of the 21st century in order to a new health culture that integrates the medical efforts in the human person, and in which they must participate: faculties or schools of medicine with its teachers and authorities, accrediting entities, institutions that provide health services and society in general.
Modern Medicine: How Does It Apply to Your Practice?
1. Invest in disease prevention
2. Offer humanized service
3. Discover the innovations in the health area
Modern Medicine: How is it applied in your office?
The article “Modern Medicine: Towards Prevention, Cure, Well-Being and Longevity”, published in the Revista Latinoamericana de Psicopathology Fundamental, defines modern medicine as an action focused on palliative treatment, seeking to control diseases and emergencies.
Still, it also points out that the path that must be followed is one of prevention and cure. To take all this to your office and modernize your service, we brought you some tips!