REFLECTIVE THINKING IS A PART OF INTROSPECTION FOR A PHYSICIAN
Prof. Dr. Dhastagir Sheriff* and S.Omer Sheriff
Reflective thinking and practice have become the norms of medical practice. One of the common problems health workers and practitioners encounter is to deal with patients infected with HIV infection. The fear and social stigma still haunt many in field of Medicine. If a patient who has not disclosed his HIV infection when subjected to a surgical procedure, the surgeon comes into contact with the blood spilled on to his face. That spilling of blood from a HIV infected patient makes him reflect and evaluate the day‟s proceedings of his practice and the precautions he needs to take to avoid such contacts with a blood infected with HIV.
Keywords: Reflective thinking, practice, Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), AIDS.
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