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Results for the JPMS International Writing Contest 2015

April 17, 2016 – 8:39 PM | One Comment

The JPMS International Writing Contest returned in December 2015 to join in the winter festivities and bid farewell to another glorious year for JPMS. In keeping with the previous years’ trends, we received a heartwarming response …

Palliative Care in Chronic Renal Failure: When the Sun Sets Upon the Horizon of Life

March 12, 2016 – 5:48 PM |

‘Would I be totally dependent upon others?’ ‘What about the hospital expenses?’ ‘Would I able to continue my spiritual, social and physical life in a usual manner like before?’ ‘Is my disease is a punishment …

All is Not Lost: Public Health Challenges and their Solutions

February 17, 2016 – 11:11 PM | 5 Comments

Health is a basic right of everyone in this world and must not be misunderstood to be a privilege. As Nelson Mandela said “Health cannot be a question of income; it is a fundamental human right”.

Healing the Scars Through Palliation

February 17, 2016 – 11:01 PM |

During my palliative course clinical, I encountered a 41 year old male patient in Aga Khan University Hospital. First he came to the emergency with the complaints of hypotension, fever and a decrease in oral …

Early Marriages and their Consequences in Pakistan – A Social Menace

February 17, 2016 – 11:00 PM | One Comment

A nine years old girl was married to an old man because her father was unable to return a loan that he had taken from her husband.  At twelve years of age, she was divorced …

Essentials for Healthy Living: Effective Methods of Coping with Academic Stress

February 13, 2016 – 7:10 PM |

Stress is a universal condition and it is faced by every person around the globe, without any difference of age, gender or socioeconomic background. The variable aspect of stress is the stressor faced by an …

In Pursuit of Equity: Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights of Women

February 10, 2016 – 10:24 PM |

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) include every individual’s right to decide for their sexual well-being and reproduction without any discrimination, violence, and compulsion. Moreover, SRHR ensure an individual’s ability to choose whether, when, …

The Dawn of a New Age: Leveraging Technology for an Integrated Healthcare System

February 1, 2016 – 10:53 PM |

The definition of the term ‘technology’ changes as technology itself advances. It refers to the practical application of scientific skills and knowledge by humans in order to solve a need. The current world is packed …

Medical Ethics 101- How to Fill in the Gaps and Avoid Failing Humanity

January 31, 2016 – 9:50 PM | 46 Comments

“There isn’t any other option available … we have to go for surgery …”
 
These words of a well-known Neurosurgeon, practicing in a recognized hospital, under whose consultation my father was admitted came as a shock …

The Power of the Mind – No Health without Mental Health

January 31, 2016 – 7:59 PM | 2 Comments

Caring for the mind is as important as caring for the body. In fact, one cannot be healthy without the other”, writes Sid Garza-Hillman in his book “Approaching the Natural: A Health Manifesto.”
 
Most of us understand …

Importance of Clinical Examination Skills in Paramedical Training

January 31, 2016 – 7:10 PM |

During clinical rounds, medical house officers discuss patients with the consultant. These discussions include patient’s history, their present complaints and supporting labs to reacha specific diagnosis. I found these rounds very knowledgeable because we can …

The Largely Ignored Third Gender: Issues Faced by Hermaphrodites in Pakistan

January 31, 2016 – 4:58 PM | One Comment

It is a fact that every person living in the world is considered a human no matter male or female, on the basis of which every person qualifies to enjoy all the human rights such …

In Focus: The Damaging Effects of Alcohol on the Body

January 30, 2016 – 7:48 PM |

Knowing the severity of alcohol’s negative effects on the body will definitely make you think twice about going to that party or getting yourself a bottle of beer. What starts out as harmless fun can …