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Child Sexual Abuse: A Stinging Predicament

September 25, 2016 – 12:24 PM |

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Child Sexual Abuse: A Stinging Predicament

September 25, 2016 – 12:24 PM |

types_sexual_abuse“There is no single universal or
uniform impact of sexual abuse”
-Anonymous Read the full story »

Child Molestation: Be the Voice and Break the Impasse

September 25, 2016 – 12:24 PM |

 
“They sexually abused me in front of secret cameras … they came back a week later and showed me the video, and said if I did not do what they wanted, they would show it …

Physical Restraint in Health Care: Is Paternalism Justified?

September 25, 2016 – 11:15 AM |

Ethical dimension of care is an integral part of health practice. Therefore, ethical reflection is essential for healthcare practitioners to make balanced decisions.For over centuries, practitioners have argued over how to treat mentally retarded people.  …

Of Male Nurses and Nursing’s Epistemological Status

September 10, 2016 – 3:08 PM |

Nursing is viewed as a female-oriented profession, indeed the idea of any attending nurse being a Male seems aberrant. This Gender Controversy is well documented in the Literature and influences the Gender Epistemology in nursing, …

HealthTech Success: Electronic Records Have Improved Patient Care

September 10, 2016 – 2:54 PM |

Doctors have an expression that diagnosis is 85% history. In other words, knowing what has previously gone on with the patient’s health is a very reliable indicator of what may be happening right now.

Waging War Against Cancer: A Peek into Immunotherapy

September 5, 2016 – 10:39 PM |

Recent years have seen the emergence of cancer as a globally feared and somewhat mysterious leading cause of death among populations. Certainly, its insidious nature crafts an unforgiving view in the eyes of the common …

A Closer Look at Disinhibited Behavior in Mental Illness

September 2, 2016 – 12:53 AM |

Disinhibited behavior is the failure to inhibit inappropriate responses to immediate situations (Spaulding, Sullivan & Poland, 2003). It includes acting without thinking about consequences, disrupting social norms, disrespecting others, oversharing personal information and hyper sexuality …

Eradication of Rabies in Pakistan – Still a Handspan Away

September 1, 2016 – 10:35 PM |

Every morning on the way to work through this hustling bustling city of Karachi, I look around and find fresh looking youngsters, others looking worn and wearied; some in full swing of life and others …

Social Isolation: An Exacerbating Factor in Mental Health Problems

September 1, 2016 – 10:31 PM |

Too often taken for granted, our social interactions are central to living a full life, helping us to articulate and ventilate our thoughts. When these interactions begin to fail, a person may then fall into …

The Promise of Technology: Good Days Ahead in the Future of Healthcare

September 1, 2016 – 9:43 PM |

In terms of regenerative medicine, it should be noted that the human body has limited regenerative potential, mostly restricted to the liver and some stem cells scattered among tissues that allow for minor regeneration. This …

Dysbiosis: A Game Changer in the Body’s Overall Health Regulation

September 1, 2016 – 9:10 PM |

In my last blog post about the gut, I mentioned the role that our GIT bacteria play in regulating various physiological processes. Current research reveals that the influence they have on our body is unfathomable; …

Coping with Mental Illness: A Closer Look at Psychoeducation

August 11, 2016 – 10:13 PM |

Case Scenario                               
A 30 year old female, admitted at Karachi Psychiatric Hospital, in Pakistan, with the diagnosis of Schizophrenia since 2006. She had multiple history of hospitalization due to relapse of the disease, divorced 10 …

In Focus: Self-Awareness in Nursing Students in Psychiatry

August 11, 2016 – 9:47 PM |

“Understanding of another human being begins with understanding of self” (Jones & Learning, 2005). Everyone has different strategies to know their inner feelings, thoughts and realities. Understanding of self can help people to differentiate their …

Understanding the Story of Violence in the Name of Honour

August 11, 2016 – 9:00 PM | One Comment

In an Honour-based community, the man is defined as the head of family. He is the defender of the family’s Honour; it’s his responsibility to defend against any behaviour that might be seen as shameful …