International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Capacity of the Teachers to Recognize the “Warning Lights” And Develop the “Drug Function” For the Benefit of the Patient
Fernanda Gerst Martins de Freitas, Gabriela Cunha Fialho Cantarelli, Rita Francis Gonzalez y Rodrigues Branco

An important aspect of the doctor-patient relationship is the emotional and psychological assumptions of the physician. In their book “Médicos com Emoções”, Salinsky and Sackin studied the defenses of doctors during consultations. These defense mechanisms, when inadequate, can cause damage to the professional or the professional interaction with the patient. Thus they defined warning lights as the set of perceptions that point to the organization of counterproductive defense mechanisms. The Pontifical Catholic University of Goiás (PUC Goiás) has introduced in its medical school curriculum the study of the Balintian theory, confirming the value of the bond between doctor and patient. Professors should be responsible for uniting Balintian theory with medical practices, reinforcing the academics aspects of a good doctor-patient relationship. This study aims to evaluate the ability of faculty experts of 7th semester of medical course to recognize the warning lights, serving as a “drug” benfit to the patient.

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