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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 98-99

Patient as teacher-innovator: An untapped potential

Department of Orthopaedics, Government Medical College, Haldwani, Uttarakhand, India

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Ganesh Singh Dharmshaktu
Department of Orthopaedics, Government Medical College, Haldwani - 263 139, Uttarakhand
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DOI: 10.4103/2455-5568.183326

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Patient-driven innovations are infrequent events in the healthcare system. Many times, careful assessment allows us to appreciate very creative and indigenous solutions to routine clinical problems in the form of simplified technique or devices. Proper identification and diffusion of some of these practices might prove beneficial to other patients. Besides it, these small sparks of creativity rekindle the need for a good option of turning our patients into a partner in healthcare with their out of the box thinking. The following core competencies are addressed in this article: Patient care, Interpersonal and communication skills, Communication, Improvement.

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