In , Dr. Franz Ingelfinger, one of the most respected physicians of the modern era, wrote an essay on arrogance shortly before his death by. Arrogance. Creator. Ingelfinger, Franz J. Bibliographic Citation No Thumbnail [ %x] · Arrogance . Ingelfinger, Franz J. (). Thumbnail. Yet, at the same time there is a belief that doctors are arrogant and misbehave. But in his essay on arrogance, Franz Ingelfinger, MD, noted a.
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Granted, I met a few physicians who could use some interpersonal skill coaching. Life and career [ edit ] Ingelfinger was born in DresdenGermany. The Ingelfinger Rule Revisited.
The Arrogance of Doctors
We were dealing with numerous variables and options. However, some specialties are another story. Ingelfinger called this sort of interaction “beneficially arrogant. The way people view physicians is a little confusing these days. He believed that the patient must see their physician as a benevolent authoritarian figure with the experience and competence to recommend advice they will accept.
We all purportedly desire to actively participate in our care, but I don’t think this means that we want a physician who will serve us a cafeteria line of options and tell us to take our pick. But, for the most part, they were caring, “normal” people. If this is the case, what is it about the health care system and the experience with a physician that brings out negative feelings? He served as president of the American Gastroenterological Association.
Role models are critical to maintain a healthy attitude during training, and I was fortunate to have two spectacular role models early in my medical education. While some physicians may still behave poorly, I believe that physicians are no more vain or insolent than any other group of people.
Franz J. Ingelfinger
The current health care system depersonalizes the doctor-patient relationship and “created a kind of ‘ system arrogance’ in which the patient is seen not as a person but merely as a job to be done cost effectively. Mere mortals like yourself, or confident, skilled physicians ingelfingef the experience to make the right decisions that will alleviate your illness. Most likely, you want to believe that the people surrounding you have special abilities that will relieve your crushing pain, prevent a heart attack and save your life.
Reflecting back on my long career, I don’t think I ever met an arrogant pediatrician.
For more by Richard C. After all, patients trust their doctors to take care of them and to have experience and competence so that they can recommend treatment and advice.
Franz J. Ingelfinger – Wikipedia
A lack of respect and ingelinger manners towards staff and patients. With the increasing use of hospitalists and physician extenders, it is more difficult to form a one-on-one relationship, which promotes the perception of the provider’s arrogance. I am a physician, and I don’t think I am more arrogant than non-physicians. The physician’s knowledge of the body and ailments places them in a potential position of dominance. That arrogance may manifest itself as:.
This stipulation for authors and the related press embargo were designed to ensure that the articles published were original and “newsworthy. Senelick, MD, discussed why he thinks physicians are perceived as being arrogant.
Yet, at the same time there is a belief that doctors are arrogant and misbehave. A recent Gallup poll found that people still routinely rank physicians amongst the top three most respected professions. I recently went through the ups and downs of the health care system with my wife, who was ungelfinger ill. In addition to my long career in medicine, my family and I just spent four months intimately involved with physicians and the health care system.
This page was last edited on 23 Julyat That arrogance may manifest itself as: At the start of this new year we should try on a little bit of humility. Franz Joseph Ingelfinger August 20, — March 27, was a German-American physicianresearcher and journal editor.