Involvement in creative writing will help medical professionals develop a humane approach towards their work, said novelist Na. D’Souza.

He was speaking after inaugurating the State-level Vaidya Sahitya Sammelan, a convention on medical literature at the Karnataka Sangha here on Sunday.

Those engaged in medical professions get an opportunity to interact in an intimate manner with persons hailing from different socio-cultural backgrounds, he said.

By using these interactions as sources, it is possible to compose interesting novels and short stories, the novelist said.

Increased dependence

Owing to changes in lifestyle, the dependence on doctors has increased in recent times.

Failure to handle emotions is also said to be a reason for many health complications. At present, awareness is lacking on problems related to lifestyle and emotions.

Doctors should author books on precautions that can be taken to avoid these diseases in simple language that can be understood easily, the novelist said.

The programme was organised by the Kannada Vaidya Sahitya Parishat. President of the Shimoga chapter of the Indian Medical Association Vani Kori and psychiatrist K.A. Ashok Pai were among those present.

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