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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 …

Aggressive Behavior in Patients with Schizophrenia – What Causes It?

April 23, 2017 – 9:43 AM |

The definition of violence by World Health Organization (WHO, 2010) is actual or threatened violence done intentionally and unintentionally by using physical force, against any person leading to death, harm, injury and maladaptive behavior or deprivation.

Intimate Partner Violence during Pregnancy: An Issue Undermined in Pakistani Society

December 31, 2016 – 5:54 PM |

Pregnancy, a singularly life altering, and also trying period in a woman’s life, should be a time of great joy, but in most instances, that is not the case. A 38 year old woman belonging …

Understanding the Story of Violence in the Name of Honour

August 11, 2016 – 9:00 PM | One Comment

In an Honour-based community, the man is defined as the head of family. He is the defender of the family’s Honour; it’s his responsibility to defend against any behaviour that might be seen as shameful …

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 …

Matters of Note: Psychological Impact of Exposure to Social Violence on Children

January 12, 2016 – 10:51 PM |

Nowadays violence is the major issue in our country which adversely affects each and every individual of the society including children, youth, adults and elderly people. Most of the time, people ignore the feelings of …

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, …

Violence against Healthcare in Pakistan: Social and Humanitarian Implications

January 5, 2016 – 10:51 PM |

The world health organization defines violence as ‘’ the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, which either results in or has …

Honor Killings in Pakistan: Sociocultural and Ethno-Legal Domains

November 21, 2015 – 1:36 PM |

A barbaric incident of honor killing was reported from Islamabad in Dawn (2012, March 12); a nineteen year old, four months pregnant girl, initially presumed to have committed suicide was confirmed by police investigation to have …

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 …

A Rampant Crime of the Intimate: Domestic Violence against Women in Pakistan

November 27, 2014 – 12:30 PM | 2 Comments

It is well known that women are helpless to many forms of violence, and domestic violence signifies the collective term. Violence against women is one of the crucial social mechanisms by which they are forced …

Aggression in Children – Causes, Behavioral Manifestations and Management

November 16, 2014 – 7:25 PM |

Aggression in children is the first step on the slippery slope to the misbehavior. Occasional outbursts of aggression in children are normal but if it occurs frequently in a pattern it is considered as a …

One-stop Crisis Center of Dhaka Medical College Hospital

June 11, 2014 – 1:05 PM |

Violence against Women has become a national issue in Bangladesh and it is a daily and often deadly fact of life for millions of women and girls. Sadly most of these crimes are being unpunished. The one-stop …