• Ethical practices vs practical medical decisions: The debate presses on for Singapore
    In the Singapore context, the need for medical treatment for both chronic and general illnesses such as cancer, pneumonia and ischaemic heart diseases have been on the rise. The more cases there are, the more ethical dilemmas are bound to arise, which leads to more constant questions about whether the Hippocratic oath can sometimes be bypassed for practical purposes, in order to suit the population’s needs. 
  • Are there any perks to hiring millennial healthcare professionals over experienced ones?
    Millennials are getting a lot of flak these days, from nicknames like 'Strawberry Generation' to the bad rep of being seemingly 'self-entitled and spoiled'. More than this when it comes to the workplace though, is that millennials are commonly thought of to lack experience, a crucial component that managers everywhere in the healthcare industry will look for when hiring to expand a team. Yet all is not lost, and times are changing as educational institutions gradually realise the importance of real-world experience and attempt to inculcate this.
  • Business tips to build a successful private medical practice
    Opening up a private medical practice is a lengthy, detailed process that requires the utmost attention and care every step of the way. In order to build a truly successful private medical practice, there are many important business-related tips that can be taken from business experts.
  • Nurses: 5 tips for providing good patient education
    Providing patient education is an essential aspect of nursing care. In fact, the success of the individual has been found to be greatly impacted by the quality of the nurse’s support and instruction.
  • Nurses and delegation: 5 tips to ensure an effective exchange
    At some point in every successful nurse's career, being overwhelmed with tasks will require you to learn the delicate art of delegation in order to function more effectively. Delegation is the transfer of responsibility for the performance of a task from one person to another, and if carried out well, will afford you the required space and time to concentrate on more difficult patient issues and deal with them successfully.
  • The community pharmacist's vital role in supporting caregivers
    Community pharmacists are not only an important point-of-contact for patients, but also individuals who are caregivers. They are the health professionals who are most accessible to the public, hence carry the weightiest role when it comes to patient and caregiver relationship-building, as well as advising on medication adherence.
  • Health Professionals: The importance of accepting your own vulnerability
    Vulnerability refers to the state of being open to being physically, mentally or emotionally hurt due to certain situations or the actions of others. In the context of healthcare, healthcare professionals may also be subject to vulnerability at the workplace, and this condition can present itself in many forms.
  • The nuances of dealing with difficult patients
    The bane of the regular doctor's day is to encounter a particularly difficult patient who contradicts everything and agrees to nothing, as these encounters tend to leave them overwhelmed and frustrated. There are many nuances in learning to deal with these patients, which need to be mastered in order to deal with them confidently.
  • How important is LinkedIn to the healthcare provider?
    LinkedIn is well-known as a social networking service for professionals; it is business and employment oriented and operates via websites. Its reach in many industries is undoubtedly strong, and this holds true for healthcare as well - It was reported that in 2013 that there were 1 million doctors and nurses in the United States that use LinkedIn. 
  • The new nurse's handy guide on dealing with anxiety
    The independence of finally becoming a full-fledged registered nurse is exciting, but essentially also means that you now on your own. The transition from nursing school to actual nursing work is a drastic change, where studies and exams are replaced with the real-life responsibilities of caring for patients and new obstacles to overcome. This sea change is likely to cause anxiety for the newly- or non-initiated, and this guide is intended to help address this.