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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 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 …

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 …

Three Per Hour: Exploring the Stark Realities of Maternal Mortality

June 19, 2016 – 4:15 AM |

In 2015, the Millennium Development Goals were drafted as eight international targets for the time-bound eradication of poverty in all its dimensions. Pakistan happens to be one of the unfortunate countries that have failed to achieve two …

Zika Virus: A Pandemic in Progress

June 13, 2016 – 6:38 AM |

Declared as a ‘Public Health Emergency of International Concern’ by the WHO, Zika virus is rapidly gaining attention world over. WHO has already claimed the emergence of Zika virus to be as serious a threat …

Are we Prepared Enough?: Dealing with the Psychological Aftermath of Natural Calamities

April 16, 2016 – 10:04 PM | One Comment

All over the world, people are facing a number of humanitarian crises which pose a threat to them and their quality of life. They live out their lives according to these drastic changes regardless of …

The Importance of Screening and Early Diagnosis in Congenital Disorders

April 7, 2016 – 3:38 PM |

A 40 year old pregnant woman, gravida 2 and para 1 was diagnosed with pregnancy-induced hypertension and gestational diabetes mellitus during her antenatal visits to a private hospital. Routine fetal ultrasounds were performed during first …

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”.

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 …

Behavioral Therapy for Psychogeriatric Patients: The Role of Positive Reinforcement

January 21, 2016 – 10:03 PM |

It is a common prejudice that older people are very innocent and behave like children; perhaps, both are more or less the same with respect to their behavior and dependency. Moreover, it is considered as …

The Principle of Respect and Ethics: A Pillar of Psychiatric Nursing

January 11, 2016 – 8:37 PM | One Comment

The nursing profession works on a set of ethical guidelines in order to maintain a standard of holistic care for patients. Similarly, in psychiatric settings, as patients cannot fully express their own rights and decisions …

Violence against Healthcare in Pakistan: Social and Humanitarian Implications

January 5, 2016 – 10:51 PM |

The world health organization defines violence as ‘’ the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, which either results in or has …

Teenage Pregnancies: An Issue Calling for Closer Attention

December 21, 2015 – 8:54 PM | 10 Comments

Teenage is the period of transition from childhood to adulthood that in girls aids in   physical, functional and psycho-social development to prepare for motherhood. According to WHO, teenage pregnancy is the conception of an unplanned …