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Impact of Societal Stigma on the Mentally Ailing

March 9, 2017 – 4:50 PM |

Stigma is a set of labels imposed by society on an individual and can lead to their isolation because of avoidance of social situations and fear of rejection. Patients with mental illness have always faced …

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 …

A Clandestine Affair of Medical Negligence

October 30, 2016 – 12:10 AM |

A seven year old girl presented to emergency department (ED) with an insect bite. She received a full evaluation in ED, and was continuously crying during treatment. The Consultant ordered the resident to administer an …

Physical Restraint in Health Care: Is Paternalism Justified?

September 25, 2016 – 11:15 AM |

Ethical dimension of care is an integral part of health practice. Therefore, ethical reflection is essential for healthcare practitioners to make balanced decisions.For over centuries, practitioners have argued over how to treat mentally retarded people.  …