• Medical professionals face harsh repercussions for taking selfies in the workplace
    Unprofessional behaviour in the workplace is never to be condoned, but those in the medical profession are commonly held to even higher standards by dint of their greater responsibility – they are expected to uphold patient confidentiality rights, protect patients’ personal data and adhere to ethical norms regulating the medical profession. Taking unpermitted ‘selfies’ in the workplace violates all of those responsibilities, and more.
  • Will a 6-hour work shift translate to more efficient nurses?

    Is a happy worker a better worker? MIMS weighs the pros and cons of the 6-hour work shift.

  • The differences between psychology and psychiatry
    Psychology and psychiatry are terms that are often used interchangeably. However, while it is widely known that both involve the study of the brain, behaviour, emotions and thoughts, there are significant differences between the two areas of study.
  • 6 signs a healthcare career is for you
    Regardless of profession, the healthcare industry is about restoring life and hope so before you decide to embark on a career in this field, check yourself with these 6 prompts.
  • Infographic: Survey results of HCP working hours in Malaysia and Singapore
    Experts have long debated whether the workloads of healthcare professionals are reasonable, and if such long hours are harmful to patients – or to healthcare professionals themselves. MIMS decided to ask its readers to share their views.
  • Is the clinical importance of empathy overrated?
    Many good things have been ascribed to the possession of empathy – that intangible trait so often defined as the capacity to feel, and thus understand, the emotions of others. It has even been likened to an art, but is it really a key clinical skill?
  • Speech pathologists: Addressing communication conditions
    A speech and language pathologist shares her experiences as a professional, insights on the problems that the industry is facing right now, and the rewards that make all of these worth it.
  • The need to develop a culture of research in nursing
    In recent times, the ageing of populations has become a forefront concern in many countries. Likewise, Malaysia is also experiencing an increase in the elderly population, as a result of the increase in life expectancy, low mortality and decline in fertility. Demographic projections have placed Malaysia as the fourth fastest ageing country in the world, and 15% of the total population will be elderly by 2035.
  • Can pharmacy still be considered a great career in Malaysia?
    Over the past few years, the pharmacy profession in Malaysia has undergone several challenging situations. Aspiring pharmacists should take a step back and reassess if previous rosy views of a career in pharmacy still hold true.
  • The Imposter Syndrome: What it is and how it can be treated
    Imposter syndrome refers to persistent feelings of inadequacy in spite of evident success. People with imposter syndrome suffer from chronic self-doubt. They also experience a sense of intellectual fraudulence that takes precedence over any feelings of success or proof of their competence. This syndrome is found in most professions, and healthcare is no exception.