Panel Discussions

Panel Discussions

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BRAIN DRAIN:
Reasons, Repercussions and Solutions in the era of Globalisation

Brain drain is defined as the migration of health personnel in search of the better standard of living and quality of life, higher salaries, access to advanced technology and more stable political conditions in different places worldwide. The past two decades have been marked by impressive growth in the migration of medical doctors. 


Talking about India, it is one of those countries where number of physicians produced are more than that absorbed resulting in poor doctor patient ratio.
Considering the global exposure and access to high-quality life and facilities, not only do the students become reluctant to return home, even the country’s skilled workforce decides to step out to match pace with their peers who are doing well abroad.


However, In a globally integrated knowledge economy, both the developing and developed countries benefited from the global circulation of skilled workers.

 

Thus, dilemmas of globalisation: the opportunities provided by the new knowledge economy and global labour markets on the one hand, and the perceptions of national and community loyalties on the other makes brain drain a topic of debatable concern and the policy makers should be made aware of both the facets of this particular phenomenon of human capital flight before strategies can be devised .

LGBTQ+ INCLUSIVITY IN HEALTHCARE EDUCATION

On 6 September 2018, the Supreme Court of India ruled that the application of Section 377 to consensual homosexual sex between adults was unconstitutional, "irrational, indefensible and manifestly arbitrary". In April 2014, the Supreme Court of India granted constitutional recognition to transgender people as the third gender, and any discrimination towards them was considered a violation of their constitutional rights. However, the dream of quality healthcare for LGBTQIAP+ community is far from reality.


When physicians encounter LGBTQIAP+ patients, they may lack knowledge about and sensitivity to the needs and challenges of LGBTQIAP+ patients, and such content is underrepresented in medical school curricula. It is important to educate health care professionals to effectively assess and manage LGBTQ+ patients without any prejudices and discrimination. The physician-patient relationship plays a vital role in improving the health of individuals.

 

Development of curricula on culturally sensitive and competent health care for LGBTQIAP+ patients has been advocated. In India, there are no such guidelines or curricula for care for LGBTQIAP+ patients in the healthcare system. Hence, we bring to you an in-depth panel discussion of eminent panelists who are experts in various fields to discuss about the need, current scenario and solutions of LGBTQ+ inclusivity in healthcare education.

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