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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 …

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 …

Obstacles to Provision of Good Nursing Care: Language Barriers in Communication with Patients

March 15, 2015 – 7:54 AM |

Language serves as a means by which an individual accesses the health care system, learns about services provided, and accordingly takes decisions about his or her health behaviors (Woloshin, Schwartz, Katz, & Welch, 1997). Moreover, …

A Rampant Crime of the Intimate: Domestic Violence against Women in Pakistan

November 27, 2014 – 12:30 PM | 2 Comments

It is well known that women are helpless to many forms of violence, and domestic violence signifies the collective term. Violence against women is one of the crucial social mechanisms by which they are forced …