Bhagvad Gita helps doctors in medical practice, says study

An international team of researchers including from Hyderabad has found a spiritual solution to various professional, cultural, personal and ethical issues faced by physicians and surgeons during their medical practice. The researchers have selected certain verses from the Holy Gita that could solve the problems of doctors including updating medical knowledge, management of anger, friendly behaviour with patients and development of preceptive leadership.
The study on the Bhagvad Gita and the solution it offers to the problems faced by modern day medical practitioners was published in the latest issue of the Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism. Interestingly, the research team included experts from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Maldives. A senior doctor from the department of endocrinology, Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad, was also part of the research group.

According to the study, the Holy Gita offers to physicians timeless solutions to modern challenges. It offers physician-friendly taxonomy including attributes of a good physician, excellent knowledge, equanimity, emotional equipoise shaping the behaviour of physicians and surgeons. They further revealed that Holy Gita also creates pro-work attitude, patient-centered care, and preceptive leadership in doctors. It is the best tool for anger management, they pointed out.

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