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Doctors say relations with patients ‘more complicated than ever’

THE SLOVAK Medical Chamber (SLK) wants to restore trust between doctors and patients, admitting that relations between the two have never been as complicated as they are now.

THE SLOVAK Medical Chamber (SLK) wants to restore trust between doctors and patients, admitting that relations between the two have never been as complicated as they are now.

THE SLK held a session over the weekend and in a statement to citizens, it said that good relations between doctors and patients are the basis for good healthcare.

“Mass media hungering for the mistakes of doctors, and consequently exaggerating them; open attempts to criminalise doctors from the part of politicians; and we must openly say, also the approach of some of our colleagues, have resulted in the state where the actual core of the medical profession is doubted,” the statement reads.

The SLK views the current atmosphere as a campaign against the medical profession, therefore the chamber’s prime efforts should be to renew trust, said SLK head Marian Kollar, speaking at a press conference on September 30, as reported by the TASR newswire.

The SLK also called for making membership in the chamber compulsory for doctors, as is the case in most European countries. In Slovakia, chamber membership had been compulsory until 2004, TASR wrote.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Michaela Terenzani from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information
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