• A guide for dealing with difficult customers in the pharmacy
    The customer may not always be right, and pharmacists need to know when they have crossed the line and how to stand up for themselves or their colleagues.
  • Pharmacists: 4 strategies to effectively manage a drug shortage
    There is no effective solution that can completely eradicate the problem of drug shortages; however, pharmacists can implement different measures to its impact on the healthcare system.
  • Staff shortage in obstetrics and gynaecology (O&G) in Hong Kong: A parents’ worst nightmare
    A pregnant mother was sent to Prince of Wales Hospital, anticipating the baby’s arrival after experiencing episodes of contraction. However, her newborn baby in Hong Kong passed away just four days later after suffering from hypoxia prior to the delivery. The incident has once again rung the bell of a staff shortage in obstetrics and gynaecology (O&G) in Hong Kong, which jeopardise the healthcare quality and risking the public’s health.

  • Non-medical knowledge for a doctor - Part 1
    For doctors to be great at what they do, learning other skills that are indirectly related to healthcare will be useful. Here we look at the 5 skills that they can master.
  • Boy left effectively blind after adverse reaction to OTC medication
    A 10-year-old boy suffers from long-lasting damage to his lungs and photophobia, after developing Steven-Johnson Syndrome from an over-the-counter medication for children.
  • A staggering amount of medical supplies are wasted in hospitals
    Tremendous amounts of money are lost each year simple because perfectly usable medical supplies are thrown away, but NGOs are now starting to send these supplies where they are needed most: developing countries.
  • Crowd-sourcing medical diagnoses: A possible future of healthcare?
    A San Francisco-based company aims to reduce the timeline of a diagnosis for rare diseases by crowd-sourcing medical diagnoses across a platform made up of 20,000 doctors, nurses, medical students and others - with no formal healthcare credentials – and claims to be an economically effective option for patients and insurers. But is it?
  • Nurses can play a part in preventing patient falls
    While focusing on the risk factors of falls are important in developing fall prevention methods, nurses may need to modify current practices for better patient safety.
  • Resusci Anne: The Mona Lisa of Seine and the face of CPR mannequins
    The face of the mannequin which 300 million people around the world have learned CPR on, CPR Annie, was based off a real Frenchwoman who drowned in River Seine - or so the story goes. But was the Inconnue actually dead in the first place? What if her face was taken from a live model?
  • The increasing importance of qualitative research in the healthcare sector
    Qualitative research is important as research in healthcare is more than just a solution-seeking practice – it is concerned with how things occur, how individuals make sense of things and how issues unfold in reality.
  • The medicalisation of crime
    People who are on trial are sometimes subjected to medical testing as there is a need to determine if they had performed the crime due to a medical condition.
  • Pharmaceutical companies refuse calls for transparency in price hikes
    A faith-based investor group’s attempt to learn more about drug pricing was blocked by several pharmaceutical companies who have been manipulating shareholder votes on the issue.
  • Advantages of transitioning to hybrid concierge medicine
    As a growing trend, more doctors are taking on concierge patients while maintaining their patients in the traditional practice.