• The remarkable duties of an Infection Control Nurse (ICN)
    Infection Control Nurses (ICNs) are responsible in preventing the spread of these infectious diseases that could imperil the patient, community and healthcare workers.
  • Holistic care providers: The role of medical social workers
    Despite the vastly different nature of their jobs in comparison to doctors and nurses, the efforts and contributions of medical social workers must be acknowledged. They are a crucial part of the healthcare system.
  • The challenging duties of flight nurses
    Flight nurses are equipped to deal with highly traumatic situations and critical rescues. They can be found working in hospitals, in the military or in remote areas that have few medical options.
  • Foreign nurses appeal for lower language bar to work in the UK
    Language competence remains the main obstacle that many qualified nurses face in getting hired overseas. The issue of lowering language requirements has also spurred debates among recruitment agencies and healthcare professionals.
  • Has it become easier for the disabled to pursue medicine?
    Although most medical programmes in Singapore and Malaysia require students to go through a medical examination prior to admission—limited information is provided on what kinds of disabilities can be accommodated.
  • Patient death rates increase with doctors’ age, new study suggests
    As a new research study finds, there is an emerging trend that reveals the increase of patient death rates when the doctor treating the patient is older.
  • 4 top nursing specialties
    Nursing can be hectic and demanding, yet the satisfaction that one gets cannot be computed in numbers. Opportunities abound for the nurse who is willing to expand her horizons, or courageous enough to move into more acute specialties like the ER or something vastly different as in academia.
  • Palliative care: The need to act now
    The healthcare system is in dire need of competent and well constructed palliative care. The demand for it is also projected to escalate by the next half century, as ageing populations and associated non-communicable diseases are on the rise!
  • 5 more alternative career options for nurses
    A nursing degree does not necessarily limit one’s career path to the hospital. Here are 5 alternative job options for nurses.
  • Why healthcare providers should master sign language
    For a long time, the community of deaf persons has faced significant hurdles when accessing health services due to a lack of professional medical workers who know sign language.
  • How to manage patients with adverse medical reactions
    Some physicians worry that explaining potential side effects of adverse drug reactions to patients may increase their occurrence. However, if potential risks are clearly explained in advance, patients will have fewer concerns and hence handle them better.
  • 5 common yet "unofficial" lessons from medical school
    The unofficial stories of medical education are reflected in comics, which are known as “graphic medicine” in academic circles.
  • How doctors can be retained in the public healthcare sector
    Turnovers in the public healthcare sector result in reduced efficiency of the healthcare system. Here are some of the reasons behind this trend in Singapore, and what can be done to reverse it.