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Post-COVID Mantra for Health Profession: Combine “High Tech” with “High Touch”

BV Adkoli

Keywords : Human values, Online instruction, Professionalism, Virtual learning

Citation Information : Adkoli B. Post-COVID Mantra for Health Profession: Combine “High Tech” with “High Touch”. 2020; 9 (2):34-35.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10085-8129

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-12-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

The health profession today is facing challenging times wherein technology has dominated in running the systems for the sake of survival. Our lives are revolving around online patient care services or online instructions and virtual learning in education. The biggest casualty is the loss of human touch. The virtual world has affected the patient–doctor relationship, the very core element of the medical profession. It has also eroded the bondage of teacher–student relationship the core principle of learning. This article is an attempt to address the issue holistically. It identifies the causes of deficiency in the training of professional values. Furthermore, the challenges in strengthening professional values have been discussed along with suggested measures for improvement. The role of multiple agencies in tackling these complex issues has been highlighted.


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