Bhagavad gita for the physician

Sanjay Kalra, Ameya Joshi, Bharti Kalra, Vivekanand G. Shanbhag, Rajib Bhattacharya, Komal Verma, Manash P. Baruah, Rakesh Sahay, Sarita Bajaj, Navneet Agrawal, Ashim Chakraborty, Yatan Pal Singh Balhara, Sandeep Chaudhary, Deepak Khandelwal, Sameer Aggarwal, Nanik Ram, Jubbin Jacob, Sandeep Julka, Gagan Priya, Shelley BhattacharyaKomal Dalal

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This communication presents verses from the Bhagavad Gita which help define a good clinician's skills and behavior. Using the teachings of Lord Krishna, these curated verses suggest three essential skills that a physician must possess: Excellent knowledge, equanimity, and emotional attributes. Three good behaviors are listed (Pro-work ethics, Patient-centered care, and Preceptive leadership) and supported by thoughts written in the Gita.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)893-897
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2017


  • Chronic illness
  • compassion fatigue
  • emotional equipoise
  • equanimity
  • health care
  • patient-centered care
  • physician burnout
  • physician stress


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