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Malaysia’s public healthcare sector is facing a shortage of staff – especially specialists. Many doctors and nurses are encouraged to go abroad to upgrade their skills, yet the government is not providing them unpaid leave for that purpose. There is also no mention of a guaranteed job when they return. Can Malaysia get out of this catch-22 situation?


The Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Malaysian Human Rights Commission (SUHAKAM) are working on the details to set up a Custodial Medical Unit (CMU), aimed at providing round-the-clock healthcare services – to bring down the number of custodial deaths.


An annual increase of resignations from the government sector is due to the public-private sector income disparity and lack of prospects for promotion and progress in their career, according to Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam


In a growing trend, locums are hired to cover for doctors’ sick days, vacation, or staff vacancies. But, are they able to provide the same level of care as the doctors they are filling in for?


Healthcare is a non-stop 24-hour industry that holds people's lives in balance. While workers in many sectors of the economy can leave their desks if an emergency arises, the same cannot be said for an ICU nurse who knows that she is leaving the unit short staffed.


When patients malign their doctors with negative online reviews, it can turn ugly. This article explores the reasons doctors are in uniquely tricky situations when they are faced with criticisms—and the ways they can best respond to them.


MIMS sits down with Mr Rezi Riadhi Syahdi, B. Farm., M. Farm. – and finds out the reasons behind his decision to why he didn’t pursue community pharmacy; instead, immersed into an academic career path – ultimately, becoming a lecturer in Pharmacy Faculty of University of Indonesia in Pharmaceutical Chemistry subject, specialised in Computational Chemistry (Molecular Docking and Virtual Screening).


Nurses are the patient’s most ardent supporters – they never walk out when patients are down and out; they celebrate when they are up and going. Although, they are the caregivers who have the most contact with patients, the recognition for the worth of their work is somehow, still lacking.


The World Medical Association (WMA) has recently approved a newly revised version of the Hippocratic Oath, at the 68th World Medical Association General Assembly, in October 2017—after a decade of stagnancy.


Burnout, a complete depletion of energy or strength, is one of the most widely used terms or descriptions; particularly, in recent years—as far as doctors are concerned. Despite the growing numbers among doctors who experience burnout, the issue has yet been properly addressed.


NHS can no longer afford to lose overseas staffs due to Brexit, NHS Providers reports. It calls on UK government ministers to take immediate measures in boosting overseas recruitment for NHS staffing and persuading existing EU staffs to remain.
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To love or not to love: Debating a romantic HCP-patient relationship

Can healthcare professionals (HCPs) date patients? The simple answer is: no. The complex answer is: maybe, it depends. To a HCP – if the lover is a patient – it can be complex and unethical. But, should society be more liberal to this? MIMS Today sits down with a few experts to discuss this issue.