Global health – take care

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and its importance as a fundamental component of the doctor-patient relationship.

September 29, 4 p.m. GMT

Globally, about 50% of physicians experience significant burnout. This depletes healthcare resources and compromises the quality of patient care. Of particular concern, a similar proportion of medical students are under such great pressure that they exhaust themselves in the profession before they even enter it. What is the evidence for this? What to do to face this crisis? When will healthcare professionals understand the importance of taking care of each other in the pursuit of better patient care?

Join Mr. Babulal Sethia and Professor Dame Parveen Kumar as they discuss the importance of care, a fundamental part of the doctor-patient relationship.

Professor Dame Parveen Kumar & Mr. Babulal Sethia

Professor Dame Parveen Kuman is professor of medicine and education at Barts and the London School of Medicine, Queen Mary University of London, and gastroenterologist. She has held several national and international positions. She has served as president of the British Medical Association and the Royal Society of Medicine. She co-founded ‘Kumar and Clark’s clinical medicine‘, and co-edited with Mr B Sethia, the’Global Health Essentials‘, written by 127 international medical students. She has traveled extensively in the LMICs. She received the DBE in 2017 and is the recipient of numerous honorary degrees and awards.

Mr. Babulal Sethia was a consultant in congenital heart surgery at the Royal Brompton Hospital until 2019 and a past president of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) in London. He was an examiner for the Royal Colleges of Surgery in the UK for many years and throughout his career maintained a strong commitment to the training of congenital heart surgeons. He has also worked with a number of international charities to promote health education and delivery of congenital cardiology services to children living in resource-poor countries. At RSM, he helped develop a Global Health program. He has contributed to over 60 peer-reviewed publications, made over 150 presentations at national and international meetings and co-edited, with Professor Parveen Kumar, a book titled ‘Global Health Essentials‘(Elsevier 2018).


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