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The Importance of Sex Education — Keeping Our Kids Safe!

August 23, 2017 – 10:16 AM |

Every single thought in this world has its own pros and cons. My claim to this world is: as long as any word or topic is considered taboo, the weight of its cons will be …

Staying Connected: Latest Innovations in Medical Technology for Seniors

May 21, 2017 – 7:24 PM |

Technology has been developing at a breakneck speed in recent years, and fortunately, it hasn’t left seniors behind. In fact, it’s been coming up with some amazing new gadgets designed to help seniors live more …

Alzheimer’s Disease: A New Perspective Towards Care

April 27, 2017 – 4:46 PM |

“Every few months, I sense that another piece of me is missing. My life… myself… is falling apart. I can only think half-thoughts now. Someday I may wake up and not think at all.”
From—A Loss …

Cerebral Palsy: How to Help These Stars Shine

February 15, 2017 – 6:26 PM |

It is hard to describe the feelings of a mother who has delivered a child with cerebral palsy (CP). During pregnancy, a mother fantasizes carrying a normal, healthy and smiling baby to love and cuddle. …

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 …

Parenting Essentials: Building an Infrangible Nexus of Warmth and Trust

October 30, 2016 – 12:13 AM |
Parenting Essentials: Building an Infrangible Nexus of Warmth and Trust

Two individuals from different backgrounds,upbringing,education,lifestyles and distinct personalities come together to make a family. A family which they, despite being disparate, dream to be an ideal one. Before life gives them a chance to understand …

Awaiting a Social Awakening: The Alarming Issue of Teenage Suicide

April 7, 2016 – 7:20 PM |

Along with all the other organs of the body, the human brain too undergoes many changes during the teenage. In the latest five years, specialists, using new progressions, have found that youth’s brains are far …

Male Reproductive Health Matters in Pakistan: A Sociocultural Perspective

April 6, 2016 – 9:20 PM |

Culture is said to be the backdrop to an individual’s development; and cultural beliefs and values are reflected in an individual’s behaviour. Unfortunately the pernicious nature of societal influence means that taboos and stereotypes are …

Medical Ethics 101- How to Fill in the Gaps and Avoid Failing Humanity

January 31, 2016 – 9:50 PM | 46 Comments

“There isn’t any other option available … we have to go for surgery …”
 
These words of a well-known Neurosurgeon, practicing in a recognized hospital, under whose consultation my father was admitted came as a shock …

Dealing with Taboo Socio-cultural and Health Perspectives on Menstruation

January 22, 2016 – 8:54 PM |

As girls progress towards puberty, they experience physical, psychological and hormonal changes in the body. One of the physical changes is menarche. Menarche is the beginning of menstruation. Menstruation is the monthly discharge of blood …

Effective Doctor-Patient Relationship – A Key to Clinical Success

October 19, 2015 – 7:26 PM |

A patient comes to a doctor, voices his complaints, gets his/her vitals checked and in the blink of an eye the doctor hands him a little piece of paper – the prescription. The patient often …

The Nurse as a Pedagogue: Shaking off the Manacles in Patient Education

August 31, 2015 – 1:24 AM |
The Nurse as a Pedagogue: Shaking off the Manacles in Patient Education

Communication plays a pivotal role in the deliverance of thoughts and perceptions to others, verbally or non verbally in an easy and clear way. Effective communication is critical countless times during the interaction of a …

Challenges in Nursing Practice: Provision of Effective Patient Education

June 19, 2015 – 12:49 AM |

Patient education is one of the fundamental aspects of holistic nursing care. It empowers people and encourages them to seek health improving behavior and self care leading to a healthy life and smooth recovery. Patient …