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Psychological Impact of Work Place Harassment on the Nursing Community and Why We Must Firefight It

October 30, 2016 – 12:10 AM |

Harassment is defined as “any unwelcome sexual advance, request for sexual favors or other verbal or written communication or physical conduct of a sexual nature, or sexually demeaning attitudes, causing interference with work performance or …

The Inimical Effects of Rumination: Exploring and Finding Solutions

October 28, 2016 – 11:52 PM |

It is normal to reflect over negative experiences to reach new understandings of the situation that allow us to move forward.  But most of the times this process of self-reflection goes wrong and instead of attaining an …

Let the Healing Begin: Therapeutic Milieu as an Adjunct to Pharmacological Treatment in Psychiatry

October 27, 2016 – 12:24 AM |

Therapeutic milieu is defined as “a structured and modified environment which aims to teach psycho-social skills and limit disturbing and maladaptive behavior of mental health patients.” (Stuart, 2013) Another definition of therapeutic milieu is that …

Geriatric Care: Rising Life Expectancy as a Harbinger of Opportunity and Hope

October 9, 2016 – 12:13 AM |

Recent studies suggest that future generations born within the next two decades can expect to live 100 years or longer. Today the average lifespan of a woman is 81 years and that of a man …

Physical Restraint in Health Care: Is Paternalism Justified?

September 25, 2016 – 11:15 AM |

Ethical dimension of care is an integral part of health practice. Therefore, ethical reflection is essential for healthcare practitioners to make balanced decisions.For over centuries, practitioners have argued over how to treat mentally retarded people.  …

Helping Patients Cope with Grief: Creating a Niche for Nurses

July 4, 2016 – 5:49 PM |

In the past, nursing students learnt about anatomy and physiology of a system, dealt with an infected toe, a brain with infarcts, a heart with surgeries etc. but nowadays, students are learning about the wholeness …

Challenges in Nursing Practice: Provision of Effective Patient Education

June 19, 2015 – 12:49 AM |

Patient education is one of the fundamental aspects of holistic nursing care. It empowers people and encourages them to seek health improving behavior and self care leading to a healthy life and smooth recovery. Patient …

Nurses: Changing Psychological Deadlines to Lifelines

August 29, 2013 – 11:12 PM |

As soft as sponge, in a bony crunch, form blood cells and fight with infection cells. “The bone marrow” which produces body’s blood cell including red blood cell as oxygen carrier, white blood cells as …

Will Nursing Get the Same Respect as Male Dominated Professions?

August 1, 2013 – 11:10 PM | 2 Comments

Women in particular, have taken on the hardest life challenges for hundreds of years in order to be seen as equal to that of their male counterparts. Since the time of Enlightenment in the 18th …

Effects of Social Media on Nursing

July 30, 2013 – 11:59 PM |

1. Introduction
 
Healthcare is one of the most promising and fastest growing industries today. Every day, we witness new drugs and medical technologies coming into the market. We can see different advancements in technology sprouting out …

Doctors and Nurses: The Fractured Relationship – Reducible or Irreducible?

October 17, 2012 – 10:37 AM | 5 Comments

It is a well-known fact that there are often two teams in hospital – the doctors and the nurses. What should be a cohesive relationship is often reduced to a war-like situation where differences in …