• 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.
  • The impacts of the PSS Practice Guide for Minor Ailments for pharmacists
    In 2016, the Pharmaceutical Society of Singapore (PSS) published "The Practice Guide for Minor Ailments”, a collection of guidelines for the 14 most commonly encountered minor ailments in Singapore. This is the first ever local compilation of the sort.
  • Nurses: How to empower patients in managing chronic diseases
    Chronic diseases have, in recent years, developed into the leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Beyond the obvious physical suffering that results, chronic diseases can also affect a patient’s familial relationships, increase cost of healthcare and reduce quality of life and productivity. As such, it is important to equip patients with the ability to mange chronic diseases, and nurses are the key link in empowering this.
  • Patient confidentiality in Singapore: When is this ethically breakable?
    Confidentiality between patients and their doctors is one of the most essential pillars of medicine; ensuring that a patient’s private details are protected is not only respecting him, but also crucial in retaining the trust of the patient. This article takes a closer look at the state of patient confidentiality in Singapore.
  • How to work well with a nurse preceptor
    By definition, a preceptor refers to a teacher or instructor. However, the responsibilities of a nurse preceptor go far beyond that definition as he/she acts as both a practitioner and an educator in nursing.
  • For the love of the profession - or something more?
    It is not new news that becoming a doctor is no easy task, and being a doctor, even more so. Nonetheless, despite all the obvious deterrent factors, the number of medical graduates continues to rise from year to year, and here we take a look at some of the primary driving factors behind this.
  • The role of pharmacy technicians in pharmacy practice
    A pharmacy technician (PT) plays a critical operational role in pharmacy practice. Traditionally, they work under the direction of a pharmacist to fill prescriptions, answer phone enquiries, collect data as well as manage inventory and cash flow. As the health care landscape shifts and transforms, many PTs are seeing significant changes in their roles and responsibilities.