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The Quandary of Aggression Among Children: Prevalence, Predictors and Consequences

October 26, 2017 – 9:53 PM |

Childhood is a part of life where one learns all the moral aspects of life, which is why research has shown that the values learned in early childhood, i.e. the period from infancy to childhood, …

Adoption in Pakistan: Stigma around a Noble Deed?

October 23, 2017 – 12:17 AM |

Giving a child your name and shelter over their heads, by way of legal adoption is a noble gesture. I fail to understand why it is a stigmatized phenomenon in Pakistan to this day. No …

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 …

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 …

Creating Support Systems for the Ill and Elderly: The Crucial Role of Family

October 26, 2016 – 12:20 AM |

During my clinical rotation at a senior citizen home in a local community in Karachi, I got a chance to meet and interview an 80 year old female patient. She had been admitted in the …

Of Shrunken Leaves and Bowed Down Trees: Loneliness and Depression in Old Age

October 26, 2016 – 12:06 AM | 2 Comments

“Do you know that a simple phone call will make them happy? A simple hello can make them smile? You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be …

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. …

Struggling to Save the Chronically Ill: The Battles between Love and Difficult End-of-Life Decisions

January 12, 2016 – 5:23 PM |

Running like tigers, pulling crash carts, yelling for help, generating rush calls, keeping a distressed family’s uncontrolled aggression on an even keel – all this had become routine for the hospital’s medical unit staff. Looking …

Dealing with Societal Pressure and its Impact on Mental Health

September 20, 2014 – 8:23 PM |

In my clinical rotation I came across a 50 year old woman diagnosed with schizophrenia. She had a history of learning disability, jaundice and head trauma. For this purpose her mother took her to Pakistan …

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 …

Insight: Should Family Members be Allowed During a Patient’s Resuscitation?

August 3, 2014 – 11:02 PM |

A new controversial challenge that health care providers are facing is of allowing family members in room during resuscitation. Though this subject has brought a lot of discussion but I believe that family should not …

Reflections: Rheumatic Heart Disease Stole Him while Asthma Bore the Blame

August 1, 2014 – 9:34 PM | One Comment

My brother was born three years earlier than me; yet when we joined kindergarten; I appeared his senior by physique. Matters were not improved by his decision to abscond classes leading him to repeat the …

Care of Breast Cancer Patients: Psycho-social and Spiritual Domains of Palliative Nursing

January 4, 2014 – 11:16 PM |

Every human being desires to live a healthy life and die without suffering from any pain. But for many terminally ill people their diagnosis and treatment becomes obstacles in the fulfillment of their wishes. These …