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The Public Service Department (PSD) has been urged to review the salary scheme for medical officers (MOs) – both doctors and nurses – to encourage them to remain in Malaysia. This is due to a recent rise in the number of medical officers migrating abroad for higher salaries.

A video showing Alex Wubbels, a nurse at University of Utah Hospital, Salt Lake City, being violently dragged across the hall and handcuffed by a police officer has gone viral – all for refusing to take a blood sample from an unconscious patient.

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.

The new building for the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine has officially opened – and it teaches students to serve with “heart”, in a way that fosters collaborative learning.

A recently released poll has indicated that British people are aware of the shortage crisis among nurses. What worries them more is the inadequate supply of nurses to take care of patients in hospitals.

Problems on non-adherence among teens and adolescents are often overlooked. Compared to elderly patients, our young patients present a different set of challenges, when it comes to taking pills – diligently and consistently.

Dr Marshall Klaus advocated for early attachments between mothers and their newborns during his lifetime career as a neonatologist. His noble cause came about from observing babies in neonatal care units who struggled to bond with their mothers due to the separation after birth. Dr Klaus later created a new community of women who empower mothers before, during and after births – called doulas – who have changed birthing experiences for many women.

The Malaysian healthcare scene has had its fair share of courageous individuals who have given their lives in service to their fellow men. Let’s take a look at the heroic stories of these unsung heroes – many of whom are women, mind you – who heard the call of duty and went above and beyond.

The Malaysian Society of Nephrology (MSN) hosted the 1st Asia Pacific AKI CRRT congress recently—mirroring the annual San Diego event—which took place from 20 – 23 August 2017, at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC). Here, we bring to you a small recap of what we learnt from the inaugural congress, held in conjunction with MSN’s 33rd Annual Congress in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.

Recently, hospitals globally are facing an impending shortage of qualified nurses—causing them to compromise care towards patients due to various causes; such as, delay in delivering medications or documenting patient notes.

Nurses treat all patients, regardless of the patients’ history and background. Although violence perpetrated by patients are a rare encounter – ‘prisoner-patients’ is one category of patient that requires special attention. How do nurses equip themselves when caring for prisoner-patients?
Researching the genetics of suicide

Individuals who commit suicide struggle with mental illness. However, not all individuals who struggle with mental illness commit suicide. Other factors such as genetics, too, are at play. A recent collaboration between University of Utah Health and pharmaceutical giant, Janssen seeks to uncover the link – possibly giving birth to new suicide prevention medication.