Creating Waves of Awareness
If the clinic can have a basic questionnaire seeking a feedback to gauge their satisfaction level then we can perhaps ensure that they don't leave and if they leave they are not extremely unhappy.
I also feel that it is important to have a patient education session from time to time so that you can enlighten him on the subject from time to time. This will empower him and make him realize that the doctor is working with him towards his cure.(Participative Program).
If the doctor find that the case is not progressing he should not hesitate to refer the case or take help from his colleagues or senior and not allow his ego to stop from taking advise. (Nash and many others always talk of them taking advise from other homeopaths )
In Ireland, it is normal to just leave without any explanation. People come and go -- often I was told later, that things worked out fine, and they simply did not feel the need to contact me again.
here in Finland it is the very same as in Ireland. People are not used to come back because their symptoms have gone away. They can come back after few years and tell new symptoms. They say that "Maybe you can solve this too, because the old one was cured so fine earlier".
This is fine situation, and I am sure we all are looking for that.
I think it is like our Dr. Samuel Hahnemann has said - we should help the patient, if there is something which is forbidding patient's life in physical- or emotional- or spiritual level.
So I think we have done the best choice when people are happy to have a free life without any harm.
all the best Helena
In Ireland, Finland, and all other lands, the mentality of the patient is same. That is the reason why same materia medica amd remedies works everywhere!