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Stigmatization of Substance Abuse: The Story After Rehabilitation

February 23, 2017 – 6:12 PM |

To begin this article, I would like to bring your attention to an organization I visited as part of my clinical objective—AAS, the Alleviate Addiction Suffering trust. AAS is a nonprofit organization that serves to …

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Stigmatization of Substance Abuse: The Story After Rehabilitation

February 23, 2017 – 6:12 PM |

drug abuseTo begin this article, I would like to bring your attention to an organization I visited as part of my clinical objective—AAS, the Alleviate Addiction Suffering trust. AAS is a nonprofit organization that serves to provide treatment, rehabilitation and aftercare to both adult and younger victims of substance abuse. Read the full story »

A Light of Hope for Preemies: How to Ensure their Attachment and Support

February 20, 2017 – 7:18 PM |

Many hospitals today are still trapped in the murky ages where they mostly emphasize the medicinal aspect of a newborn’s health, keeping ‘nature and nurture’ aspects firmly on the back-burner.
 
During my clinical rotations, I once …

Is Your Child Protected? The Anti-Vaccine Movement: Bad News for Children Everywhere

February 19, 2017 – 2:30 PM |

Imagine this scene: you are being bombarded everywhere by misguided research and maniacal parents, all urging you to give up on vaccinating your child because of clearly unscientific reasons. You look at your little angels, …

Food Safety, from Farm to Fork: Are We Being Careful Enough?

February 18, 2017 – 2:38 PM |

Food is not only a basic need for human survival, but also an unparalleled source of pleasure for many people in the world. Hence, a dilemma is presented when this very means to sustain life …

Should Practice Ever be Fully Based on Evidence and Science?

February 18, 2017 – 11:36 AM |

Evidence-based practice has become a buzz word these days, particularly in the healthcare system. One of the questions I would like to draw attention to is about evidence-based practice (EBP). It often compels me to …

A Study on Prostitution: Its Causes and Complications

February 17, 2017 – 4:35 PM |

Prostitution is defined as the industry in which a person provides sexual service to others in exchange for money (Goodlin, 2009), and the person who provides these sexual services and receives payment is hence known …

Sexually Transmitted Infections – Break the Silence to Protect Your Health

February 16, 2017 – 5:16 PM |

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs/STDs) are a serious cause of ill health prevalent around the world. According to WHO, over 1 million STIs are acquired daily globally (Newman et al., 2013). Lack of awareness is one …

Cerebral Palsy: How to Help These Stars Shine

February 15, 2017 – 6:26 PM |

It is hard to describe the feelings of a mother who has delivered a child with cerebral palsy (CP). During pregnancy, a mother fantasizes carrying a normal, healthy and smiling baby to love and cuddle. …

The Swinging See-saw of Roles: Addressing Gender Issues of Adolescents

February 15, 2017 – 3:08 PM |

The words ‘gender’ and ‘sex’ are often used interchangeably, but this self-created interchange of terms becomes troublesome for those who eventually bear circumstances pertaining to them in practical lives. In addition, many of us are confused …

Lack of Insight in Psychiatric Patients: How it Affects Mental Health

February 14, 2017 – 4:07 PM |

Insight in mental illness is defined as the ability of people to demonstrate awareness or understanding of the disease process (Chakorbatoy & Basu, 2009). The DSM-IV-TR (APA, 2000) reports that majority of persons with schizophrenia …

Autophagy: A hot topic of research in 2016

February 12, 2017 – 11:15 AM |

The year 2016 almost comes to an end as I brainstorm this piece of writing. If we look back at the major science events related to the field of physiology or medicine, autophagy leftovers are …

Offering Hope in Healthcare: An Important Nursing Reality

February 12, 2017 – 10:39 AM |

 Hope is an important nursing reality as most patients need hope to cope with their stressors and improve the quality of life (Hammer, Mogensen, & Hall, 2009; Alidina & Tettero, 2010). Hope is mainly needed …

Chemotherapy in Advanced Age – Weighing a Hefty Cost against Slim Odds of Success

February 12, 2017 – 10:01 AM |

Elderly patients are predicted to represent, in the near future, the largest group of cancer patients.

Relying on Restraints in Psychiatric Settings: Distasteful yet Necessary?

February 12, 2017 – 9:33 AM |

In a medical context, restraint is defined as “forcible confinement or control of a subject, as of a confused, disoriented, psychotic, or irrational person”. Counsel and Care UK, (2002) calls it the “intentional restriction of …