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There are many challenging views on ethical dilemmas in the medical community, all of which take into account several interpretations and considerations that vary from one individual to another. In the world of cancer treatment, …

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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 …