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The Entities of Psychologist and Psychiatrist: How Are They Different?

March 17, 2017 – 3:37 PM |

A psychologist and a psychiatrist are often confused as having the same designation. While both study the brain, emotions, feelings and thoughts, there is a distinct separation between the two fields of study. The primary …

Health Care Redefined: Underscoring the Pivotal Role of Nursing in Oncology

October 26, 2016 – 1:09 AM |

Cancer and termites have one thing in common—they both cause destruction. Many patients suffering from cancer ultimately end up with death. Cancer is sorted into different types which affect people rigorously with respect to their …

How to Make a Child Healthy: Effects of Authoritarian vs Authoritative Parenting Styles on Children

July 31, 2016 – 4:29 PM |

Psychology often addresses the question of nature versus nurture. Some contend that an environment can shape a child’s way of life, identity, self-concept, etc. while others trust that these things are inherit in the child. …

The Consequences of Bullying: On How the Roots Go Deeper Than We Deem

June 19, 2016 – 4:15 AM |

In today’s world, the reported cases of violence among the youth have been escalating in our society. These cases of violence may present in a range of different forms, of which one of the most …

Myths and Stigmas Regarding Mental Illnesses: Influencing a Social and Behavioral Shift

April 7, 2016 – 5:30 PM |

Mental health plays an important role in our life just the way physical health does. It develops resilience i.e. increased ability to cope with daily life changes. In addition, it provides emotional stability in order …

Matters of Note: Lack of Patient Education and Increased Suffering by the Patient

January 12, 2016 – 10:49 PM |

According to the American journal of infection control, lack of knowledge about infection rates and its prevention causes wound infection to the patient undergone caesarean section [AJIC], 2010). According to (Riley & Suda, 2012) the …

Influencing Behavioral Change – A Challenge in Family Health Practice

January 8, 2016 – 9:37 PM | One Comment

Prevention is of great significance in improving health of families and communities at every level of health services (CDC, 2014). In this regard, “behavior change” is a necessary aspect to look into, because it has …

Re-evaluating our Goals Towads Patient Empowerment

December 2, 2014 – 2:35 AM |

I have keenly observed in my psychiatric clinical rotation that intentionally or unintentionally, the right to give respect to patients is being violated by healthcare professionals. This is the case of a 33 years old …

Coping with Hopelessness: A Mental Health Quandary

September 20, 2014 – 8:22 PM |

An 18 years old female patient was admitted in AKUH with the diagnosis of severe depression and suicidal ideation. She was admitted with complains of severe headache, anorexia and insomnia, lack of motivation and interest …

Dealing with Difficult Students: A Psychological Approach

June 30, 2014 – 6:58 PM |

Introduction/ Scenario
The scenario that instigated me to reflect on was when I was observing my preceptor during her session with the graduate students. It was a four hours session and I noticed that one of …