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One of the major cause of medication error in Pakistan is the immediate dispensing of medication within few minutes or almost instantly.

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Honor Killings in Pakistan: Sociocultural and Ethno-Legal Domains

November 21, 2015 – 1:36 PM |

A barbaric incident of honor killing was reported from Islamabad in Dawn (2012, March 12); a nineteen year old, four months pregnant girl, initially presumed to have committed suicide was confirmed by police investigation to …

Nursing from 8-5: The Ethical Dilemma of Nursing within Bounds

October 19, 2015 – 6:01 PM |

The Author acknowledges the contributions of Dr Rozina Karmaliani and Dr Robyna I. Khan.
Every year, more than 5 million people die because of injuries; of which 25% are due to road traffic crashes. It is estimated …

Infertility in Women: Psychological Effects and the Grave Social Stigma

September 23, 2015 – 11:15 PM |

“Infertility is a major negative life event which has deleterious effects on women’s and men’s subjective well-being.”
-Journal of Marriage and Family (Abbey et al., 1992)
Becoming a mother is one of the greatest blessings in a …

Deciphering Avoidant Personality Disorder: Inner Demons Unleashed

August 31, 2015 – 10:47 PM |

“There’s only two ways to be completely alone in this world: lost in a crowd or in total isolation.”
-Jeff Lemire

Management of Aggression in Healthcare Settings: Does it Receive its Due Attention?

August 14, 2015 – 2:11 AM | One Comment

A situation which I encountered during my clinical rotations has encouraged me to write about my feelings and perception regarding aggression. A young 17 year-old male was admitted with complains of aggression, violent and disinhibited …

Curbing the Tobacco Menace in Pakistan

July 23, 2015 – 11:38 PM |

According to a recent report, the rate of tobacco consumption is increasing globally despite extensive efforts and widespread anti-smoking campaigns. In the report, it was also highlighted that Pakistan is one of fastest growing market …

Cycling in Karachi despite the Troubles: An Ode to the Wheels Within

July 23, 2015 – 10:34 PM |

It was just another rough day at the hospital when my friend invited me to a cycling endeavour on the streets of Karachi. I thought to myself, “cycling, in Karachi? Why would someone pursue cycling …

Schizophrenia: Myths Busted

July 22, 2015 – 9:57 PM |

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder which affects the way a person thinks, acts and sees the world. They may hear things that do not exist except in their own mind, they talk in strange and …

Management of Addictions: What could be the Most Effective Approach?

June 26, 2015 – 9:10 PM |

Addiction has become a major public health problem. It is a condition that makes an individual tolerant and dependent to a substance or object, which results in maladaptive behaviours, conflicts in relationships and impairs cognition. …

Managing Impulsive Behavior in Patients with Psychiatric Illnesses

June 26, 2015 – 8:39 PM |

A 33 year old female was admitted to the Baitul Sukoon Cancer Hospital with complaints of pain, and lump in her left breast. She was diagnosed as having a malignancy in her left breast. She …

Of a Look That Lasted too Long

May 30, 2015 – 9:13 PM |

A walk along the disheveled corridors of Civil hospital is far from exhilarating. On a lucky day, there will only be a few drains freely discharging along the walkways to tiptoe around, and the stench …

Sexual Health: Talking Taboo

May 30, 2015 – 8:44 PM |

Recently, I got selected to participate in an international youth conference by the Youth Champions Initiative (YCI), implemented by the Public Health Institute (PHI) of California, with support from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. …

The Ramifications of Ineffective Communication with Elderly Clients

March 28, 2015 – 8:15 PM |

Communication is one of the most important ways to deliver your thoughts to others, verbally or non-verbally in an easy and clear way so that the person next to you can understand and benefit from …