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Coping with Mental Illness: A Closer Look at Pschoeducation

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 …

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Coping with Mental Illness: A Closer Look at Pschoeducation

August 11, 2016 – 10:13 PM |

2-psychoeducationCase 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 years back, her relationship with family was not good, sleeping excessively, not talking to anyone, physically weak, and aggressive, concerned with her aggressive behavior and was willing to know about coping strategies. Read the full story »

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 …

BioArt – When Life Becomes Raw Material

August 10, 2016 – 10:52 PM |

Anyone who has ever peered down a microscope at a histological slide; or has felt the itch to reach out and touch that cancer cell in a 3D SEM image; or has been blown away …

Neuroregulatory Functions of The Gut – Meet the Second Brain!

August 10, 2016 – 10:31 PM |

Most of us are quite happily aware of being controlled by our cerebral cortex – that grooved and fissured grey matter that bends the body to its will, regulating all the physiological functions that sustain …

Child Sexual Abuse – An Everlasting Trauma

August 10, 2016 – 9:35 PM | One Comment

Children are a gift to this globe and ought to be treated with consideration. They ought to be regarded, minded, protected, cared for and shielded. Unfortunately, this is not generally the situation. Thousands and millions …

Accidental Exposure to Chemotherapeutic Agents: An Occupational Health Hazard for Oncology Nurses

August 10, 2016 – 8:37 PM |

Cytotoxic drugs, also known as anti-neoplastic or cancer chemotherapy drugs are expressly designed to kill or arrest the growth of living cells. They have been the mainstay of treatment of certain cancers but are also …

Nursing Practice in Pakistan: Holding aloft Professional Ideals through Thick and Thin

August 1, 2016 – 5:44 PM |

There is quite a bit of literature that critiques the profession of Nursing as a discipline essentially tied up with many other fields of study. It is widely considered that nursing knowledge is borrowed from …

Landing in the Vicious Circle of Abuse: The Making of a Bully

July 31, 2016 – 6:01 PM |

Ever found yourself stammering in response to a simple question asked by a professor? Felt your pulse racing merely at the prospect of delivering a presentation? Or you’ve been asked to demonstrate a physical exam …

How to Make a Child Healthy: Effects of Authoritarian vs Authoritative Parenting Styles on Children

July 31, 2016 – 4:29 PM |

Psychology often addresses the question of nature versus nurture. Some contend that an environment can shape a child’s way of life, identity, self-concept, etc. while others trust that these things are inherit in the child. …

A Closer Look at the Dynamics of Depression – A Defect or a Dose?

July 5, 2016 – 5:25 AM |

Dil e nadan tujhe howa kya hai (Silly heart, what has happened to you?)
Akhir is dard ki dawa kya hai? (What is the remedy for this heartache, afterall?)
 
Depression was not discovered by a Professor of …

One begets the Other: The Importance of a Child’s Self-esteem for Good Mental Health

July 5, 2016 – 2:08 AM | One Comment

Ryeng, Korger and Martinussen(2013) define self-esteem as an emotional evaluation of valuing our self-confidence, knowledge of own potentials, the capacity to accept mistakes and good sense of individual limitation. High level of self-esteem is related …

Health Seeking Behaviour in Pakistan’s Women and the Role of Community Nursing

July 4, 2016 – 11:40 PM |

In Pakistan women’s health has been a withdrawn spectacle but nowadays the emerging trends are mounting health seeking behaviour as a crucial component of public healthcare in developing countries. Shaikh, Haran and Hatcher, (2008) evaluated …

Spirituality and Religiosity in Mental Health Patients: A Major Roadblock in Healthcare

July 4, 2016 – 6:05 PM |

“Spirituality is a quest for the meaning in life.” It is something that connects you with something bigger than yourself (Verghese 2008,). Too much of a good thing, can turn something pleasant into unpleasant because …