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Should Practice Ever be Fully Based on Evidence and Science?

February 18, 2017 – 11:36 AM |

Evidence-based practice has become a buzz word these days, particularly in the healthcare system. One of the questions I would like to draw attention to is about evidence-based practice (EBP). It often compels me to …

A Clandestine Affair of Medical Negligence

October 30, 2016 – 12:10 AM |

A seven year old girl presented to emergency department (ED) with an insect bite. She received a full evaluation in ED, and was continuously crying during treatment. The Consultant ordered the resident to administer an …

Ethical Dilemmas in the Practice of Oncology: Is Resuscitation Always the Sole Rational Decision

June 13, 2016 – 6:41 AM |

Ethical dilemmas are present when there is a tension between two or more moral values. Identification of the existence of an ethical dilemma initially requires an awareness of ethical issues. The nurse must be the …

Negligence: An Ethical and Legal Issue in Psychiatric Healthcare Setting

January 12, 2016 – 8:07 PM |

Seeking holistic care in a hospital setting is the basic need of every patient and providing such care is the ultimate goal of each health care provider, but errors are part of human nature. Some …

The Principle of Respect and Ethics: A Pillar of Psychiatric Nursing

January 11, 2016 – 8:37 PM | One Comment

The nursing profession works on a set of ethical guidelines in order to maintain a standard of holistic care for patients. Similarly, in psychiatric settings, as patients cannot fully express their own rights and decisions …

Organ Donation – Your Tryst with Immortality

January 8, 2016 – 9:20 PM |

“A single human body can save up to 8 lives”.
I was first introduced to the concept of organ donation during the first year of medical school. Our anatomy professor very ardently spoke about the growing …

The Ethical Quagmire of Medicine: How Deeply Submerged are We?

December 4, 2015 – 5:58 PM |

The medical world and its ethics have undergone a considerable change since the last two decades. There was a time when doctors were the second most revered creatures after teachers, and the ones famously venerated …

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 …

Children with Autism – Trapped in a Different, Misunderstood World

November 19, 2014 – 7:22 PM |

Salma emptily stares out of her glass window; her fingers gripping the window rods and her eyebrows furrowed as she tried to make out the distant conundrum from the wide playfield in front of her …

To Err is Human, to Blunder is Sin

September 8, 2014 – 11:09 PM |

Medical profession is very exciting. Everyday a new case comes wirh its own mystery. New discoveries are made very readily and one has to keep himself apprised of the recent developments. From students to residents, …

Stem Cell Research and its Moral and Ethical Dilemmas: How Far Have We Come?

July 3, 2014 – 10:57 PM |

Stems cells are those biological cells that have the potential to differentiate into many types of specialized cells in developing stages. They are present in multicellular organisms. In several tissues they mimic a type of …

Medical Practice on Screen: The Other Side of the Picture

June 25, 2014 – 1:22 AM |

Media has the power to catch attention. Various researches establish that mass media shapes people’s ideas about health issues, and that entertainment plays a bigger and better role in this process than factual output. Particularly …

In Perspective: Implications of Using Physical Restraints in Clinical Settings

January 22, 2014 – 7:40 PM |

This argumentative essay is directed toward the healthcare professionals and especially the nurses who are most of the time in contact with the patients and are better aware of their needs and feelings. Based on …