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Interview: AIIMS should develop newer areas in medicine and bring them to the fore — Dr Randeep Guleria

Dr Randeep Guleria, a renowned pulmonologist, was recently appointed as director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. In an exclusive interview with India Medical Times, Dr Guleria shares his views on the challenges being faced by the AIIMS and improvements he wants to bring in as director of the premier medical institute.

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Opinion: Cultural competency and cultural safety help provide better patient care?

‘Culture’ refers to integrated patterns of human behaviour that include the language, thoughts, actions, customs, beliefs, and institutions of racial, ethnic, social, or religious groups. ‘Competence’ implies having the capacity to function effectively as an individual or an organization within the context of the cultural beliefs, practices, and needs presented by patients and their communities.

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Opinion: The overworked doctor and decaying empathy in patient care

It’s obvious why the hospital has turned into a multi-storey pressure cooker that can extract every bit of empathy out of an empathetic doctor and instil every desire to escape this seraphic temple of patient care.

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