Wherever you are in the world, it is likely that you are working in an increasingly challenging environment.
Financial constraints in your workplace and changes to how healthcare is delivered, and by whom, are complex issues affecting many of today’s doctors. Globally the population is living longer and presenting with multiple comorbidities that demand increasingly complex interventions.
Patient expectations are growing – rightly patients expect high quality, safe care, delivered in a respectful, clearly communicated manner – but there has been a change in the doctor–patient relationship and this is something MPS has written about extensively. The patient is now a consumer and the health service has had to adapt accordingly.