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September 22, 2017 – 8:42 PM |

The recent data in the Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey 2012-2013 shows a high unmet need for contraceptives, although family planning programs have been in place in Pakistan since the late 1950s. The phenomenon presents …

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Articles by Saima Rajpali

Saima Rajpali is a registered nurse in Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan. Previously she has worked in the capacity of Nurse Instructor in Consulting Clinic, Assistant Head Nurse in Oncology Unit and as a Critical Care Nurse in bone marrow trasplant at the Agha Khan University Hospital, Karachi. She can be reached at [email protected]

Weighing the Pros and Cons: Should Chemotherapy be Given to Elderly Patients?

August 16, 2017 – 4:18 PM |

There are many challenging views on ethical dilemmas in the medical community, all of which take into account several interpretations and considerations that vary from one individual to another. In the world of cancer treatment, …

Cancer and End-of-life Care: Reflections of an Oncology Unit Nurse

May 1, 2017 – 2:55 PM |

Losing a loved one or seeing them suffer from severe illness is a difficult time in one’s life. When one family member has a terminal disease, the whole family suffers along with sick person. Cancer, …

The Entities of Psychologist and Psychiatrist: How Are They Different?

March 17, 2017 – 3:37 PM |

A psychologist and a psychiatrist are often confused as having the same designation. While both study the brain, emotions, feelings and thoughts, there is a distinct separation between the two fields of study. The primary …

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 …

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.

Coping with Epilepsy during Adolescence: The War Within

May 10, 2016 – 8:49 PM |

Adolescence is that phase of one’s life that is characterized by rapid physical, psychological and social changes. During this time, a child progresses with personal identity, reaches sexual maturity, and develops new intellectual and …