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Doctor’s Perspective: Who is the Patient in Your Eyes?

May 5, 2017 – 3:37 PM |

This patient in the hospital lies here in bland robes, inside sterile, square walls — patient number 9. There is too much white here: white curtains, white beds, white vases, white hair, white phlegm, glassy white …

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 …

Hesitancy and Miscommunication on the Part of Novice Nurses: An Incident That Chastised Me for Life

January 9, 2017 – 4:58 AM |

During my third year of nursing school, while on a Reproductive Health rotation, I was assigned to the labor room to deal with antenatal clients. Under supervision of the faculty staff, I was introduced to …

Of Male Nurses and Nursing’s Epistemological Status

September 10, 2016 – 3:08 PM |

Nursing is viewed as a female-oriented profession, indeed the idea of any attending nurse being a Male seems aberrant. This Gender Controversy is well documented in the Literature and influences the Gender Epistemology in nursing, …

HealthTech Success: Electronic Records Have Improved Patient Care

September 10, 2016 – 2:54 PM |

Doctors have an expression that diagnosis is 85% history. In other words, knowing what has previously gone on with the patient’s health is a very reliable indicator of what may be happening right now.

Healing the Scars Through Palliation

February 17, 2016 – 11:01 PM |

During my palliative course clinical, I encountered a 41 year old male patient in Aga Khan University Hospital. First he came to the emergency with the complaints of hypotension, fever and a decrease in oral …

The Dawn of a New Age: Leveraging Technology for an Integrated Healthcare System

February 1, 2016 – 10:53 PM |

The definition of the term ‘technology’ changes as technology itself advances. It refers to the practical application of scientific skills and knowledge by humans in order to solve a need. The current world is packed …

The Orthodontist: Let’s Not Forget the Dentist behind the Dazzling Smiles!

January 12, 2016 – 9:43 PM |

It was a bright Sunday and I was working at the dental emergencies as part of my college studies in Paris. While I was working, I met this eight-year-old girl who had deep cavities on two primary …