South Wales Evening Post 19/03/2010
Students learn vital lesson that communication is key
A PIONEERING surgical procedure on a Swansea Metropolitan University academic has initiated a guest lecture on the importance of communications between medics and patients.
Consultant Ophthalmic and Cornea surgeon, Mr Mohammed Muhtaseb, visited the university’s Townhill campus this week to talk to students.
The visit follows a unique operation performed by Mr Muhtaseb on the head of the Centre for Psychology and Counselling at Swansea Met, Professor Ann Edworthy.
Professor Edworthy underwent the surgery in 2008 to rectify a problem with her sight. She was so impressed with the surgeon’s communication skills she invited him to the university to talk to students.
Professor Edworthy said: “I was overwhelmed with the level of communication I received from Mr Muhtaseb. He would spend hours explaining the procedure to me, contacting me whatever way he could via emails and telephone calls. I feel this communication between patient and medic is crucial and I wanted my students to understand its importance to help them with their studies”.