THE ESSENTIAL ROLE OF MEDICAL PSYCHOLOGY IN THE MEDICINE UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM: A BRAZILIAN PERSPECTIVE
Maria De Lourdes Ferreira Medeiros De Matos, Lucas Ramos Crizóstomo, Manila Bastos Da Silva, Milena Trintim Dos Santos, Antonio Neres Norberg*, Maria Geovana Teixeira de Carvalho Meireles
Medical psychology purposes to study the psychological aspects of the student, the physician, the relationship between them, the family, and the institutional context of these relationships. The objective of this manuscript was to present the importance of medical psychology in the undergraduate course of medicine reporting the process of humanisation, the perception of anxieties and depression, empathy and a good understanding between doctor and patient. A systematic review of the literature and the deductive method was performed, which, through analysis and study of articles, inferred the importance of medical psychology in the medical course, selecting 18 articles for analysis. The formation of the humanised professional consists of countless factors; not only his theoretical knowledge, but also his observation, his practice, and his mental health will make him a better professional. Medical psychology has its importance in the personal life of the doctor and the doctor in training, in addition to building a service where humanisation and empathy are prioritized, creating a doctor-patient relationship necessary for the current times.
Keywords: Medical Psychology, Doctor-Patient Relationship, Humanisation, Medicine Undergraduate.
[Full Text Article]