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Assertiveness in Healthcare – Standing up to Authority, For All the Right Reasons

July 20, 2017 – 8:44 PM |

Clinics are a key learning medium for medical and nursing students. As a nursing student in my third year clinical rotation at a maternity center, I encounter many clients daily, some of whom are faced …

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 …

Medication Errors: The Fine Lines between Palliation and Tribulation

April 7, 2016 – 9:42 PM |

The incident took place on my clinical placement in a busy ward in a government hospital. A 3rd year student nurse was assisting his mentor with the morning drugs and doctors round was also being …

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 …

Disclosing Medical Errors to Patients – To Do or Not to Do?

July 15, 2014 – 9:25 PM |

Disclosure of medical errors has become a controversial issue in different hospital settings. The matter of declaration of mistakes is considered destructive but it is better to disclose and settle error at its root before …

Medical Errors: An Unpleasant Reality of the Healthcare System

March 23, 2013 – 9:58 PM | One Comment

The modern world is a slave of future trends. Despite of the frequent violence going on, Pakistan still manages to move forward like every other country. Social networking has become the top most favorite activity …