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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, …

Social Isolation: An Exacerbating Factor in Mental Health Problems

September 1, 2016 – 10:31 PM |

Too often taken for granted, our social interactions are central to living a full life, helping us to articulate and ventilate our thoughts. When these interactions begin to fail, a person may then fall into …

One begets the Other: The Importance of a Child’s Self-esteem for Good Mental Health

July 5, 2016 – 2:08 AM | One Comment

Ryeng, Korger and Martinussen(2013) define self-esteem as an emotional evaluation of valuing our self-confidence, knowledge of own potentials, the capacity to accept mistakes and good sense of individual limitation. High level of self-esteem is related …

A Closer Look at the Psychological and Social Aspects of Palliative Care

April 7, 2016 – 10:03 PM |

“It is difficult to accept death because of its unfamiliarity, despite the fact that it happens all the time but we never see it” (Ross, 1975). Palliative care is an integrated concept of multiple domains. …

The Power of the Mind – No Health without Mental Health

January 31, 2016 – 7:59 PM | 2 Comments

Caring for the mind is as important as caring for the body. In fact, one cannot be healthy without the other”, writes Sid Garza-Hillman in his book “Approaching the Natural: A Health Manifesto.”
 
Most of us understand …

Spreading Love through Volunteerism – Recognizing the Humanity in Each One of Us

January 20, 2016 – 8:40 PM |

“Through Love all that is bitter will be sweet, Through Love all that is copper will be gold, Through Love all dregs will become wine, Through Love all pain will turn to medicine.” – Rumi
 
Before …

Cycling in Karachi despite the Troubles: An Ode to the Wheels Within

July 23, 2015 – 10:34 PM |

It was just another rough day at the hospital when my friend invited me to a cycling endeavour on the streets of Karachi. I thought to myself, “cycling, in Karachi? Why would someone pursue cycling …