Application of Management Principles in the Management of a Patient
Reynaldo O. Joson, MD
September 3, 2006
Do you remember what I told you before?
Let me repeat what I said before. The concept of “management” is applicable to any situation and anything in life.
Thus, there can be management of self, management of a group of people, management of a project, and management of an organization.
There is also the management of a patient. The general principles of management are applicable to the management of a patient. In fact, I would like to tell you that if you apply the principles of management when you manage a patient, your tasks in managing a patient will be more structured and systematic and more rational.
I will show you how you can and should apply the management principles (particularly the planning function) in the management of a patient .
First, look at the diagram below that shows the essential steps in the management of a patient.
See linked file.