In , Dr. Franz Ingelfinger, one of the most respected physicians of the modern era, wrote an essay on arrogance shortly before his death by. Arrogance. Creator. Ingelfinger, Franz J. Bibliographic Citation No Thumbnail [ %x] · Arrogance . Ingelfinger, Franz J. (). Thumbnail. Yet, at the same time there is a belief that doctors are arrogant and misbehave. But in his essay on arrogance, Franz Ingelfinger, MD, noted a.
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Franz Ingelfinger, one of the most respected physicians of the modern era, wrote an essay on arrogance shortly before his death by cancer.
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Although medical schools are placing greater emphasis on teaching empathy, I like Dr. Senelick, MD, discussed why he thinks physicians are perceived as being arrogant.
I am a physician, and Arfogance don’t think I am more arrogant than non-physicians. If this is the case, what is it about the health care system and the experience with a physician that brings out negative feelings? The current health care system depersonalizes the doctor-patient relationship and “created a kind of ‘ system arrogance’ in which the patient is seen not as a person ingelfimger merely as a job to be done cost effectively.
Mere mortals like yourself, or confident, skilled physicians with the experience to make the right decisions that will alleviate your illness. Yet, at the same time there is a belief that doctors are arrogant and misbehave.
The physician’s knowledge arrotance the body and ailments places them in a potential position of dominance.
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And how would you go about changing this type of behavior? Life and career [ edit ] Ingelfinger was born in DresdenGermany. Ingelfinger, 69, Medical Editor; Progress at the Journal. This does not discount many of the complaints of arrogance, nor does it imply that there is no room for improvement. However, some specialties are another story. I am not convinced that, as a group, physicians are any more arrogant than lawyers, business men and women, politicians or university professors.
A failure to listen to a patient’s and family’s intelfinger. He added that bad behaviors are learned during training and then passed onto the rest of the health care team. By doing so, we are complicit in encouraging and promoting their behavior. What qualities would you like to believe that they possess? So, why the bad rap? After all, patients trust their doctors to take care of them and to have experience and competence so that they can recommend treatment and advice.
Role models are critical to maintain a healthy attitude during training, and I was fortunate to arrrogance two spectacular role models early in my medical education. The way people view physicians is a little confusing these days. Of course I want to hear the options, but then I want my physician to recommend the course of action arrigance he or she thinks will prove most effective. In addition to ingelfingger long career in medicine, my family and I just spent four months intimately involved with physicians and the health care system.
Thirty years ago, Dr.
I Don’t Think Physicians Are as Arrogant as You Do
In his recent column for Huffington Post, Richard C. Once a physician recognizes this, he or she may become arrogant. Ingelfinger was born in DresdenGermany. John Coulehan states that, “Today, I suspect that few students regard character formation as part of their medical education at all and even fewer consider humility an ingredient. We must speak up whenever we witness arrogance in medicine and other aspects of our life.
Ingelfinger called this sort of interaction “beneficially arrogant. Retrieved from ” https: The truth is that perhaps doctors have a little right to be arrogant and assured in being right.
The current health system has stopped viewing a patient as a person, but as a job to do cost effectively. Reflecting back on my long career, I don’t think I ever met an arrogant pediatrician. According to Senelick the following behaviors can safely be considered arrogance and not confidence: I guess I do know more than a few arrogant physicians.
That arrogance may manifest itself as:.