Panel Discussion on Doctor-Patient Communication: Issues and Challenges
where representatives from the doctor community, hospital managers from both private and public sector hospitals, the general public, and academics would share their perspectives. The Panelists are: • Dr. Indu Arneja, Director, Indian Institute of Healthcare Communication, a psychologist, is involved in teaching and training doctor-patient communication. • Dr. Balaji Jaganmohan, In-charge of Apollo Sugar clinic in Bangalore, has been implementing communication strategies to educate diabetic patients about the importance of insulin therapy in diabetes and strict control. • Dr. Garga Chatterjee, an academician from ISI Kolkata, invokes quantitative methods to investigate the phenomenon. • Ms. Jyoti Raut from Gujarat State Network of People Living with HIV (GSNP+), a CBO working with the PLHIV, will highlight the patient's perspectives.