Friday, August 29, 2008

lollipop effect

Paediatrics is one subject where u simply cant extract a reasonable history and examine the patient without bribing them[children!-even they need it!]...this[bribing] not only makes the child cooperative but also the informant[usually the mother] who until then would have thought that we are concerned only about their history and not about their children...yesterday we[3 of us] saw a case where the child due to vitamin D deficiency had developed muscle weakness and was not unable to walk inspite of being 1.5 yrs old...and when we tried to examine it, it just refused in the form of crying....finally after giving a lollipop it calmed down and allowed us to examine it[that too with great difficulty]...thats called Lollipop effect..:)...
i still remember when i was younger the pediatrician near by always used to give me a toffee on my every visit and that one toffee really used to lift me up!!!...so when ever i see any child in the wards i make sure they don't go empty handed....

22 comments:

Pavi!!!! said...

lollipop effect ! haha! n was teh reference to the baby as "it" intentional?

i used to get bribed on my doc visits until i ws 13 or 14 !i loved my pedeatric so much...i hated it when i FINALLY had to stop visitin him:(

Princess Mia said...

yah i remember being bribed too.....infact kids these days need to be bribed for a hair cut, nail cut n what not

btw...guess what though i've grown up i still love lollyopops....my fav one i chupa chups

rantravereflect/ jane said...

bwuahhh :)
i'm a two year old :)
can i have my lollipop???

:)

Solitaire said...

Haha! They have a term for it? I am not surprised! We call it classical conditioning. :)

People are talking about lollipops on short and sweet today..Just of a different kind. Come take a look.

brocasarea said...

@ pavi....yeah:)...everyone remembers such a person!!...

@ princess..yeah..they are too intelligent also!....and i like lollipops too but ashamed to buy them in the shops:P

brocasarea said...

@ jane...yeah of course provided u are a patient!!:D

brocasarea said...

@ solitaire...yeah sure.:)..CC is a term usually used for training dogs no??..

Princess Mia said...

you have a dedication for ya at http://bloggersambrosia.blogspot.com/2008/08/feeling-horny.html
come check it out n make yur dedications. cheers!!

comfortably numb said...

seems such a small thing but goes such a long way in building trust!!!

brocasarea said...

@ princess....thanks:)..will check it out...

@ numb...yeah..little things do matter!!

Gagan said...

Haha....That reminded me of my Pediatrician....whenever I used to visit him for check ups and stuff....he used to give me a calcium tablet....it was sweet and sour in taste and I loved it....And sometimes....He used to give me as many as I asked for....and that is why I simply loved that doctor!!!!

P.S: I didn' know you were a doctor....and that too a child's doctor....this is so cool!!!!

Arun Kumar said...

dude...you referred to the baby as 'it'...i did it once while i was presenting a pediatric case n i was sent outta the class then n there...hard learnt lesson...

start practising 'he' or 'the patient'....

p.s. i usually use biscuit packets...it bribes both the child n the mother..

DrWiz said...

Haha...'lollipop effect' I loved the name. I think this should be added to standard textbooks of clinical methods :)

brocasarea said...

@ gagan...yeah those Ca tablets are really tasty...and am still a mbbs student..thanks for the compliment:)

@ arun..hm..while presenting we say he...and dude biscuit packets are not liked by most of them...i still prefer chocolate...

brocasarea said...

@ drwiz...thanks dude..haha:)

Princess Mia said...

Dont be ashamed yaar....n if its too bad just say yru buying for yur neice/nephew

brocasarea said...

@ princes.....well said:)

Veens said...

the docs were never able to bribe me :D

i was such a brat!!

but this is very sweet indeed!

brocasarea said...

@ veens...lol...i know how to tame such children!!!

priya said...

Chhoooo Sweeeet!! :)

~nm said...

Anirudh gets 2-3 toffees every time he has a pead appointment :)

Avanija said...

Ahem ahem.....is it also a way of helping your dentist friends get more patients