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OBJECTIVES

Shifa International Hospital (SIH) is a well-reputed, tertiary care center with the most modern facilities. It is geared to offer state-of-the-art health care to the masses and quality postgraduate training to those doctors who have cleared FCPS-I.

  • The main goal of the training program is to prepare the postgraduate fellows in the practice of tertiary care discipline with an emphasis on the development of:
  • An understanding of the core and advanced concepts in anesthesiology
  • An attitude of self-directed, life-long learning
  • Professional behavior reflective of our society and culture
  • Competencies which will fulfill the highest quality of care required by the discipline and the disable
  • Academic excellence by transforming knowledge to practice
  • Professional and academic leadership
  • Researchers who are well aware of the science of research and who have a mindset where scientific inquiry and evidence based decisions are norms of life
  • Professional who are well aware of the principles of andragogy so that they are willing and able to transfer their knowledge and competencies to others    

EMPHASIS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES AND BEHAVIOR

In line with CPSP recommendations, and keeping the international emphasis in view, SIH is deeply committed to the development of good professional competencies and behavior.

The following attitudes (adopted from booklet Requirements for Fellowship training by CPSP) are promoted at SIH.

The educational strategies which will be used to inculcate these attributes are:

  • role modeling,
  • role plays
  • group discussions and
  • regular, formal and informal feedback:

Towards Patients

The candidates will be able to:

  • Establish a positive relationship with all patients in order to ease illness and suffering.
  • Facilitate the transfer of information important to the management and prevention of disease.
  • Demonstrate awareness of bio-psycho-social factors in the assessment and management of a patient.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity in performing internal examination. It is important to explain to the patient why an intimate examination is necessary and what the examination will involve. The patient's permission must be obtained and, where possible, the patient should be invited to bring a relative or friend. The patient should have privacy to dress and undress. The discussion should be kept relevant and avoid unnecessary personal comments. Questions and feedback should be encouraged.
  • Consistently show considerations of interests of the patient and the community as paramount with these interests never subservient to one's own personal or professional interest.

Towards self-development:

The candidate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate, consistently respect for every human being irrespective of ethnic background, culture, socioeconomic status and religion.
  • Deal with patients in a non-discriminatory and prejudice-free manner.
  • Deal with patients with honesty and compassion.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to adjust appropriately to changing circumstances.
  • Foster the habit and principle of self-education and reflection in order to constantly update and refresh knowledge and skills and as a commitment to continuing education.
  • Recognize stress in self and others.
  • Deal with stress and support medical colleagues and allied health workers.
  • Handle complaints including self-criticism or criticism by colleagues or patients.
  • Understand the importance of obtaining and valuing a second opinion.

Towards Society:

The candidates will be able to:

  • Understand the social and governmental aspects of health care provision.
  • Offer professional services while keeping the cost effectiveness of individual forms of care.
  • Apply an understanding of hospital and community-based resources available for patients and care givers in rural areas.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of health service management and health economics in rural areas.
  • Understand the use of 'telemedicine' in practicing health.

   
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