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Differentials: How Are They Affected by Personal Biases?

April 11, 2017 – 10:26 PM |

The Hourglass:
Do but consider this small dust,
Here running in the glass
By atoms moved;
Could you believe that this
The body was
Of one that loved?
And in his mistress’ flame, playing like a fly,
Turned to cinders by her eye?
Yes; …

Relying on Restraints in Psychiatric Settings: Distasteful yet Necessary?

February 12, 2017 – 9:33 AM |

In a medical context, restraint is defined as “forcible confinement or control of a subject, as of a confused, disoriented, psychotic, or irrational person”. Counsel and Care UK, (2002) calls it the “intentional restriction of …

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 …

Gene Therapy: Can ‘Revolutionary’ and ‘Controversial’ Go Together?

April 7, 2016 – 6:09 PM |

By definition, a state of disease is objectively perceived as an abnormal condition characterized by a disorder of a certain function or structure. In the bigger picture, our understanding of disease can become a stairway …

Use of Restraints in Psychiatric Patients: An Ethical Dilemma

April 6, 2016 – 9:09 PM |

In general terms, to restrain is to limit someone’s liberty. According to Gaten (2007), restraint in medical practice can be anything or any method which is use to restrict a client’s movement or to control …

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 …

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 …

Mind over Matter: Is Your Gadget Better than Your Brain?

August 26, 2013 – 8:58 PM |

Nothing is wrong about the rapid growth of the electronic media, the internet and different types of modern gadgets. All of them are for the sake of human pleasure and comfort. But when those gadgets …

Implication of Social Media in Healthcare Practice

August 14, 2013 – 10:44 PM |

Introduction
 
Technology advancements have transformed our way of living, way of working, and way of interacting. E-health can be defined as the promotion of the health, comfort, and well-being with every individual and their families to …

Is “All Right” All Wrong?

January 21, 2013 – 6:13 PM |

“Case of electric shock, age 27, married and no vital signs when we got there. We immediately intubated him!” exclaimed the paramedical team while pushing the stretcher into the CPR room.