In the eyes of a patient, a doctor is no less than the divine. Doctors through their knowledge and skills aid in saving lives and bringing patients out of the turmoil of ill health. However, apart from the healing touch of doctors, a lot depends on the zeal of the patients themselves. This includes their approach towards the situation and their attitude. Jagavegali Manasa Jagavegalya Goshti is an inspirational book written by the famed Dr. Sushma Deshmukh, a renowned Gynaecologist. In this book, the writer sumptuously sketches the trust and faith that patients repose in the doctors.
A doctor-patient relationship forms the central part of the health care sector. It also happens to be one of the pillars of contemporary medical ethics. On the other hand, the dominance of greed and unethical practices in medical industry has dwarfed the ethos of human values. However, the book highlights how humanity hasn’t completely disappeared from the face of the earth. In spite of such malicious and malignant situations prevailing, the author’s depictions bring out the concrete hope that everything is not lost.
The writer through this book shares inspirational stories of patients who were struggling with serious health issues but were tough-spirited and held a positive attitude towards life. The book speaks about how to live life with a clear mind and how to fight diseases by defying the odds. It also showcases the uniqueness of human approach in rendering the ‘healing touch’ of love and care by including actual descriptions of the characters, their experience and their undying zest for life. This blend with humanistic consideration renders the book a unique and realistic approach. Certainly, this book can be called an exemplary record by Dr. Sushma Deshmukh that envisages the qualities expected out of the first contact physician when treating a patient in addition to throwing light on how to live the life with a clear mind and how to fight diseases by defying the odds.