Sahel Medical Journal

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: 2003  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 29--32

The ideal qualities of a good consultant: Who does the cap fit?


KI Airede 
 Department of Paediatrics,Usmanu Danfodio University Teaching Hospital, P.M.B. 2370, Sokoto, Sokoto State, Nigeria

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K I Airede
Department of Paediatrics,Usmanu Danfodio University Teaching Hospital, P.M.B. 2370, Sokoto, Sokoto State
Nigeria

The ideal qualities of a good Consult ant defy definition , and a full description of one is difficult to completely proffer. Such a description , would also depend on which «SQ»Camp«SQ» or «SQ»School«SQ» you belong to. To a junior doctor, a good Consultant is easily accessible , approachable, friendly, with the patience of a Saint, and the sense of humour of an undergraduate . However, I consider the most important quality to be «SQ»availability«SQ» or «SQ» presence«SQ» - at least on the end of a phone! Tolerance , empathy and understanding are the other basic ideal qualities of a good Consultant. As regards health-care delivery , the good Consultant should have a passionate concern to maintain basic standards of Pat ient Care . H e or she should want his or her . colleagues to adopt the same standard and approach towards their Government patients, as they would to their Private patients. The good Consultant never writes «DQ»I have given the patient a supply of my formula for asthma«DQ» or denies access to simple tests like fundoscopy nor audiogram. , the Consult ant can still change his or her characteristics to fit the «DQ»Ideal«DQ» , if there are more significant negative attributes when you complete reading through this viewpoint on Ethics of Medical Practice.


How to cite this article:
Airede K I. The ideal qualities of a good consultant: Who does the cap fit?.Sahel Med J 2003;6:29-32


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Airede K I. The ideal qualities of a good consultant: Who does the cap fit?. Sahel Med J [serial online] 2003 [cited 2022 May 24 ];6:29-32
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