Blessing of Knowledge-Based Empathy to Engender Prudent Prescriber

Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Community Medicine,2019,5,4,58-59.
Published:December 2019
Author(s) affiliations:

Mainul Haque*

Faculty of Medicine and Defence Health, Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia, (National Defence University of Malaysia), Kem Perdana Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA.


“It is the patient who carries the burden of illness, but the compassionate physician shares that burden, lifting it when possible and lightening it when that is all that can be done. This sharing of the burden has always been the hallmark of the medical profession”.[1]

The American University of Antigua, College of Medicine’s Admissions Committee and a few others fells that compassion, strong work ethic, professionalism, knowledge, confidence, humility, passion, empathy, being humane, respectfulness and thoroughness are indispensable prerequisites for a good physician to master.[2,3] Physicians require to own comprehensive and up to date medical knowledge that can be revoked at the drop of a hat.2 Updating medical doctors’ knowledge regularly is an essential necessity, as medical science is changing and progressing, especially the field of pharmacological intervention.[2,4-6] Hereafter, could argue against their acquired knowledge through undergraduate studies.[2] Henceforward, acquisitions and updating knowledge is a fundamental prerequisite to a good physician.[7-9]