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Myths and Stigmas Regarding Mental Illnesses: Influencing a Social and Behavioral Shift

April 7, 2016 – 5:30 PM |

Mental health plays an important role in our life just the way physical health does. It develops resilience i.e. increased ability to cope with daily life changes. In addition, it provides emotional stability in order …

Matters of Note: Lack of Patient Education and Increased Suffering by the Patient

January 12, 2016 – 10:49 PM |

According to the American journal of infection control, lack of knowledge about infection rates and its prevention causes wound infection to the patient undergone caesarean section [AJIC], 2010). According to (Riley & Suda, 2012) the …

Effective Doctor-Patient Relationship – A Key to Clinical Success

October 19, 2015 – 7:26 PM |

A patient comes to a doctor, voices his complaints, gets his/her vitals checked and in the blink of an eye the doctor hands him a little piece of paper – the prescription. The patient often …

Management of Aggression in Healthcare Settings: Does it Receive its Due Attention?

August 14, 2015 – 2:11 AM | One Comment

A situation which I encountered during my clinical rotations has encouraged me to write about my feelings and perception regarding aggression. A young 17 year-old male was admitted with complains of aggression, violent and disinhibited …

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 …

How Policy Shapes Practice and Choice

January 14, 2013 – 2:29 PM |

The patient is a 45-year old man. When I enter the room with the resident, he is sitting on the edge of the exam table, wearing a poorly-constructed hospital gown. When I introduce myself, he …