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The MIMS Interviews channel features stories and insights shared by industry experts. Read on to learn how these healthcare professionals weigh in on some of the most pressing issues in the field of medicine.
From the public to the healthcare community: Addressing the shortage of psychiatrists in Malaysia
From the public to the healthcare community: Addressing the shortage of psychiatrists in Malaysia
Recently, the Mental Health Promotion Advisory Council of Malaysia has urged the government to provide more registered psychiatrists, to cater to the needs both in public and private healthcare in the country. Consequently, this also highlighted the lack of focus on the mental health of the public – especially the younger generation. MIMS sits down with two prolific psychiatrists, to seek their professional views on this matter.
Support, upgrade and equalise: Nursing experts call for healthcare transformation
Support, upgrade and equalise: Nursing experts call for healthcare transformation
From discussing nursing education to work-life balance to gender bias, local nursing experts share their take on the country’s nursing scene in this exclusive interview with MIMS.
Specialist Spotlight: Emergency Physicians
Specialist Spotlight: Emergency Physicians
Emergency medicine (EM) is a fast-paced, team-oriented specialty that could create a tremendous impact on patients. EM doctors are experts on diagnosing and managing the acute, undifferentiated patients. In this issue of Specialist Spotlight, we scooch over for a chat with our next guest, Dr Alzamani Mohammad Idrose. A Consultant Emergency Physician and Disaster Medicine Specialist at Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL), Dr Alzamani—or fondly known as Dr Alza among his patients and colleagues—fills us in on the type of challenges his job as an emergency physician entails – and what keeps him going in this field.
In conversation: Geriatrician Dr Carol Tan speaks about the dangers of polypharmacy in elderly patients
In conversation: Geriatrician Dr Carol Tan speaks about the dangers of polypharmacy in elderly patients
Geriatrician at Mount Alvernia Hospital, Dr Carol Tan, notes that elderly patients are particularly susceptible to polypharmacy issues not only because ageing affects how their body handles medications, but because they take more medications than younger patients.
Dr Meredith Garcia-Trinidad on the role oncologists play in a cancer patient’s treatment journey
In Conversation: Dr Meredith Garcia-Trinidad on the role oncologists play in a cancer patient’s treatment journey
MIMS recently spoke with Dr Meredith Garcia-Trinidad, consultant medical oncologist, and Faculty Member at the Lyceum-Northwestern University, Dagupan, to discuss some of the key roles that medical oncologists play in guiding their patients through their cancer treatment journey.
Will BMA’s proposal to “decriminalise abortion-on-demand” go through; how will it affect Malaysian laws?
Will BMA’s proposal to “decriminalise abortion-on-demand” go through; how will it affect Malaysian laws?
The British Medical Association (BMA) has proposed for the complete decriminalisation of abortion – and for women to have access to terminations on demand. While this has clearly sparked a heated debate among the British medical community, we wanted to find out if the law could translate over ̶ would the proposed changes be accepted by the British government, ultimately. We spoke with a few medical and legal experts, to get their views about this matter.
“Drop Out Club”: Explore the alternatives – Part Two
“Drop Out Club”: Explore the alternatives – Part Two
Drop Out Club (DOC) has offered over 37,000 healthcare professionals from numerous countries a solution after having left their conventional careers. A representative from the organisation itself, Heather Clisby, shares a little about DOC’s background and what’s in the pipeline for the organisation with MIMS in this exclusive two-part interview.
“Drop Out Club”: Explore the alternatives – Part One
“Drop Out Club”: Explore the alternatives – Part One
Drop Out Club (DOC) has offered over 37,000 healthcare professionals from numerous countries a solution after having left their conventional careers. A representative from the organisation itself, Heather Clisby, shares a little about DOC’s background and what’s in the pipeline for the organisation with MIMS in this exclusive two-part interview.
Director of CUHK’s Nethersole School of Nursing shares her take on manpower and maximising the role of nurses in Hong Kong
Director of CUHK’s Nethersole School of Nursing shares her take on manpower and maximising the role of nurses in Hong Kong
In June 2017, the government released its long-awaited Strategic Review on Healthcare Manpower Planning & Professional Development report. According to the report’s best guestimate, there will be a shortage of 1,669 general nurses by year 2030. In this exclusive interview, Professor Sek-Ying Chair, Director of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)’s Nethersole School of Nursing (No. 1 School of Nursing in Hong Kong), sits down with MIMS for an in-depth discussion on the manpower issue—and her insights into alternatives to maximise the role of nurses in the city.
In conversation: Dr Nieh Chih Chiang discusses some common health risks of frequent travelling
In conversation: Dr Nieh Chih Chiang discusses some common health risks of frequent travelling
Dr Nieh Chih Chiang, part-time tutor at National University of Singapore and instructor for Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS), shared some of the most common travel-related diseases one may be infected of.
Otolaryngologist Dr José Florencio Lapeña, Jr on snoring caused by the obstructions in the nose and throat
Otolaryngologist Dr José Florencio Lapeña, Jr on snoring caused by the obstructions in the nose and throat
MIMS spoke to Dr José Florencio Lapeña, the Professional Regulation Commission’s Most Outstanding Professional in Medicine for 2017 and Overall Outstanding Professional 2017 – 6th Eric Nubla Excellence Awardee, to discuss some of the most common causes of snoring in Filipinos.
Specialist Spotlight: Otorhinolaryngologists
Specialist Spotlight: Otorhinolaryngologists
Managing three out the five basic human senses is only a handful of the aspects that encompass the highly challenging and gratifying field of otorhinolaryngology. In our latest Specialist Spotlight, we sit down with Dr Shailendra Sivalingam, an ENT expert – to gather his views on achieving success in this avenue.
Ethnic minorities and ASRs in Hong Kong: How to achieve equal health care for all?
Ethnic minorities and ASRs in Hong Kong: How to achieve equal health care for all?
Although Hong Kong is often depicted as an affluent and international city, ethnic minorities, as well as asylum seekers and refugees (ASRs), still encounter all forms of health inequities in accessing healthcare services. In this exclusive interview with MIMS, Dr Ning Fan, Chairman of Health In Action (HIA), a humanitarian organization with the vision to eliminate health inequity in societies, illustrated the health care disparities amongst ethnic minorities and ASRs in Hong Kong, and their vision of HIA in reaffirming the principle which the WHO also proclaims: Health is a fundamental human right that every human being shall enjoy. 
Speaking of Public Health… Dr Gia Sison talks about the healthcare causes she supports
Speaking of Public Health… Dr Gia Sison talks about the healthcare causes she supports
Occupational medicine specialist, Dr Gia Sison imparts her views on the timely health issues in the Philippines, and the many healthcare advocacies she supports.
Behind the scenes of the first-ever micro movie on hospital pharmacists in Hong Kong
Behind the scenes of the first-ever micro movie on hospital pharmacists in Hong Kong
The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Hong Kong (SHPHK) released a micro-movie featuring hospital pharmacists this March, receiving overwhelming responses within the healthcare community. In this exclusive interview, MIMS sits down with William Chun-Ming Chui, President of SHPHK, Cherrie Li, Resident Pharmacist and Ellen Lai, Clinical Pharmacist—as our guests share about the reason and driving factor behind the decision to produce the movie from the very start, and more behind-the-scenes sneak peeks and actions.
In conversation: Gynaecologist Dr Tan Toh Lick sheds light on polycystic ovarian syndrome among adolescent girls
In conversation: Gynaecologist Dr Tan Toh Lick sheds light on polycystic ovarian syndrome among adolescent girls
Dr Tan Toh Lick, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Thomson Women’s Clinic, and Thomson Wellth Clinic Singapore, shares the complexities of diagnosing polycystic ovarian syndrome in adolescent girls
In conversation: Public health activist, Dr Gia Sison clarifies common misconceptions about occupational medicine
In conversation: Public health activist, Dr Gia Sison clarifies common misconceptions about occupational medicine
Dr Gia Sison, occupational medicine specialist and core collaborator of #HealthXPh, tackles the most common misconceptions about occupational medicine. She also gives emphasis on the importance of evidence-based research and diagnoses in practicing this area of medicine.
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