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The definition of violence by World Health Organization (WHO, 2010) is actual or threatened violence done intentionally and unintentionally by using physical force, against any person leading to death, harm, injury and maladaptive behavior or deprivation.

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Autophagy: A hot topic of research in 2016

February 12, 2017 – 11:15 AM |

The year 2016 almost comes to an end as I brainstorm this piece of writing. If we look back at the major science events related to the field of physiology or medicine, autophagy leftovers are …

Offering Hope in Healthcare: An Important Nursing Reality

February 12, 2017 – 10:39 AM |

 Hope is an important nursing reality as most patients need hope to cope with their stressors and improve the quality of life (Hammer, Mogensen, & Hall, 2009; Alidina & Tettero, 2010). Hope is mainly needed …

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.

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 …

Rising Divorce Rates in Pakistan – Its Impact on the Individual and Society

January 26, 2017 – 9:33 PM |

Home is ideally a place where a person receives protection and psychological satisfaction. Everyone needs this love and sense of security; without it one’s daily life problems would seem burdens too big to bear. Marriage …

Mental Illness and Manifestation of Loneliness: A Nursing Perspective

January 9, 2017 – 5:21 AM |

The word “loneliness” in Oxford Learning Dictionary is defined as, the fact of being without companions (loneliness-definition of loneliness in English l Oxford Dictionaries”, 2016). Similarly in Psychology loneliness can be defined as an aversive …

The Pediatric Special Care Unit: A World to Behold

January 9, 2017 – 5:09 AM |

Working in a Pediatric Special Care Unit, I came to know through an array of experiences that special care is, in fact, not so special. Coming across different situations everyday in such an environment made …

Artificial Sweeteners—Are They Really Sweet?

January 9, 2017 – 5:08 AM |

Would you like to hazard a guess at one of the biggest struggles of a diabetic? It is, in fact, to refrain from sugary items. Now, however, with the development of such a wide variety …

Family Suicide in Pakistan: Our Collective Societal Concern

January 9, 2017 – 5:00 AM |

Family suicide – bluntly stated, is a mess for someone else to clear up; these are murder-suicides in which the perpetrator takes their own life plus the lives of their family members (Byard, 2005). In …

Hesitancy and Miscommunication on the Part of Novice Nurses: An Incident That Chastised Me for Life

January 9, 2017 – 4:58 AM |

During my third year of nursing school, while on a Reproductive Health rotation, I was assigned to the labor room to deal with antenatal clients. Under supervision of the faculty staff, I was introduced to …

Early Marriage: Dealing an Irrevocable Blow to Children’s Physical and Psychosocial Well-being

December 31, 2016 – 8:49 PM |

According to World Health Organization, early marriage refers to a formal or informal marital union where either one or both partners are below the age of 18. It affects more girls than boys globally (UNICEF, …

Nursing in Neonatal Wards: Time for Top-Notch Team Work!

December 31, 2016 – 7:30 PM |

One essential component of a good healthcare system is a supportive learning environment for the healthcare providers. To facilitate team work among the medical staff is to ensure quality patient care and swift provision of …

Adverse Blow of Internet Addiction on Student Lifestyle

December 31, 2016 – 6:35 PM |

Due to globalization, children are now becoming more and more attracted to electronic media and spending more of their time on social networking websites, video games, television shows and action movies. On one hand, the …