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Nursing Practice in Pakistan: Holding aloft Professional Ideals through Thick and Thin

August 1, 2016 – 5:44 PM |

There is quite a bit of literature that critiques the profession of Nursing as a discipline essentially tied up with many other fields of study. It is widely considered that nursing knowledge is borrowed from …

Spirituality and Religiosity in Mental Health Patients: A Major Roadblock in Healthcare

July 4, 2016 – 6:05 PM |

“Spirituality is a quest for the meaning in life.” It is something that connects you with something bigger than yourself (Verghese 2008,). Too much of a good thing, can turn something pleasant into unpleasant because …

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 …

The Principle of Respect and Ethics: A Pillar of Psychiatric Nursing

January 11, 2016 – 8:37 PM | One Comment

The nursing profession works on a set of ethical guidelines in order to maintain a standard of holistic care for patients. Similarly, in psychiatric settings, as patients cannot fully express their own rights and decisions …

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 …

Caring for the Caregiver: Are We Healthy Enough to Care for Others?

July 7, 2015 – 4:54 PM |

Being surrounded by life and death and working for long hours on duty in the hospital setting is not an easy task. Being caregivers by profession and often by nature, nurses have a tendency to …

Managing Impulsive Behavior in Patients with Psychiatric Illnesses

June 26, 2015 – 8:39 PM |

A 33 year old female was admitted to the Baitul Sukoon Cancer Hospital with complaints of pain, and lump in her left breast. She was diagnosed as having a malignancy in her left breast. She …

The Ramifications of Ineffective Communication with Elderly Clients

March 28, 2015 – 8:15 PM |

Communication is one of the most important ways to deliver your thoughts to others, verbally or non-verbally in an easy and clear way so that the person next to you can understand and benefit from …

Obstacles to Provision of Good Nursing Care: Language Barriers in Communication with Patients

March 15, 2015 – 7:54 AM |

Language serves as a means by which an individual accesses the health care system, learns about services provided, and accordingly takes decisions about his or her health behaviors (Woloshin, Schwartz, Katz, & Welch, 1997). Moreover, …

Selling Health – Making Medicine a Business and the Patient a Customer

October 28, 2014 – 6:19 PM | 2 Comments

Dr. Ahmed (Resident Physician): “Mr. Shahid, the test did not reveal the cause of your disease. We will have to conduct another test for a diagnosis.”
Mr. Shahid (The Patient): “Doctors these days are busy minting …

Insight: Should Family Members be Allowed During a Patient’s Resuscitation?

August 3, 2014 – 11:02 PM |

A new controversial challenge that health care providers are facing is of allowing family members in room during resuscitation. Though this subject has brought a lot of discussion but I believe that family should not …

Insight: Removing a Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter

June 25, 2014 – 1:15 AM |

Many of the clinical procedures have been undertaken daily for the treatment of many undesirable diseases,thus providing a great help to the medical professionals. Many types of catheters have played a main role in these …