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The Distance between Doctors and Psychiatric Patients: A Subtle Form of Discrimination against the Mentally Ill?

July 20, 2017 – 9:11 PM |

If we consider the word “reject”, it means to not give someone the attention, love and care they want and expect. It also means to keep a distance and refuse to give sufficient care. Normally …

A Clandestine Affair of Medical Negligence

October 30, 2016 – 12:10 AM |

A seven year old girl presented to emergency department (ED) with an insect bite. She received a full evaluation in ED, and was continuously crying during treatment. The Consultant ordered the resident to administer an …

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, …

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 …

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 …

The Ethical Quagmire of Medicine: How Deeply Submerged are We?

December 4, 2015 – 5:58 PM |

The medical world and its ethics have undergone a considerable change since the last two decades. There was a time when doctors were the second most revered creatures after teachers, and the ones famously venerated …

Reflections: Transition from Nursing Student to Novice Nurse

July 23, 2014 – 6:50 PM |

Before starting the journey of senior elective course, there were few pre-conceived ideas in my mind from the comments which I got from senior students; “this is the time to get the best learning experience” …

Professionalism in Medical Practice – A Declining Trend?

March 14, 2013 – 6:33 PM |

Is professionalism in medicine on the decline? A few months ago I saw a new patient who had transferred from another practice because the physician there wore sweat pants to the patient’s last appointment. This was hard to believe …