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Weighing the Pros and Cons: Should Chemotherapy be Given to Elderly Patients?

August 16, 2017 – 4:18 PM |

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, …

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 …

Healing the Scars Through Palliation

February 17, 2016 – 11:01 PM |

During my palliative course clinical, I encountered a 41 year old male patient in Aga Khan University Hospital. First he came to the emergency with the complaints of hypotension, fever and a decrease in oral …

Violence against Women in Pakistan: Targeting the Roots of this Plight

January 12, 2016 – 10:51 PM |

Violence against women is defined as “any act of gender based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or mental harm or suffering to women including threats of such acts, …

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 …

All the Colors: An Artistic Glimpse into Schizophrenia

January 12, 2016 – 6:29 PM |

‘It’s not what you painted in my head…’
 
Standing on the grassy ground, feeling the wind slice through every strand of my hair, I exhale out a breath that warmly glides out of me, and I …

Struggling to Save the Chronically Ill: The Battles between Love and Difficult End-of-Life Decisions

January 12, 2016 – 5:23 PM |

Running like tigers, pulling crash carts, yelling for help, generating rush calls, keeping a distressed family’s uncontrolled aggression on an even keel – all this had become routine for the hospital’s medical unit staff. Looking …

Hold Still and Let the Healing Begin

July 30, 2015 – 1:08 AM |

Entering medical school and admiring every aspect of it. A moment you had dreamt of , the joy of achieving the biggest aim of your life.It’s a priceless feeling, indeed.The journey of medical school begins …

Eternity in an Hour: A Doctor’s Mélange of Musings

June 26, 2015 – 8:20 PM |

I was born to doctor parents, in a family that had a multitude of doctors. So ingrained was the profession in our roots, that a typical family outing would comprise a trip to the local …

Euthanasia: A Question of Morals, Mercy and Justice

August 23, 2013 – 5:31 PM |

The family of a man who is in coma has waited for two years, loaning and investing on a person who is half dead. They are just not paying and crying but they are making …