• Patient acuity system: A means to optimise patient care
    Patient acuity systems are used to promote equitable nurse-patient assignments. Here, we will look at how this has enabled patient outcomes to be considerably improved.
  • Britain’s trainee medical professionals at risk of burnout
    Trainee medical professionals are under such severe risk of burning out in the NHS, that many are now skipping meals, experiencing affected physical and mental health and having to work for many hours after their shift has ended.
  • 6 non-clinical nursing career options
    The nursing field offers several diverse and meaningful career paths, and many modern nurses now work in non-clinical fields. Here are the various non-clinical nursing careers that nurses can undertake.
  • Hazards in the pharmacy: A guide to staying safe
    Pharmacists need to be aware of the potential hazards that may arise in their workplace and how to deal with them. Here are some of the common hazards that pharmacists encounter at work.
  • Research pharmacists are a growing career prospect in Malaysia
    The role of research pharmacists is gaining importance in Malaysia. For those who are seeking a career in this field, here is what you need to know.
  • Sabbaticals for doctors: Should physicians take time off of work?
    Doctors are frequently overworked and rarely have the time to take care of themselves, but with increasing work demands stretching all healthcare providers to the limit, is it reasonable for doctors to take sabbaticals?
  • Design thinking: an out-of-the-box approach to healthcare solutions
    The use of design thinking to evaluate current processes in healthcare operations may offer new insights and ideas, as well as improve end-to-end processes.
  • The subspecialities of hospital medicine: Useful precision or waste of resources?
    Introducing the admitologist, the proceduralist, the surgicalist, and more. While hospital medicine is slowing growing in the West, will this be translated to other countries, especially low- and middle-income ones?
  • A look at the new field of hospital medicine
    With an increase of underperforming hospitals around the world, there is a need to recognise that clinical care is very different from hospital care. In recognising the problem, the US, Canada and UK have redefined hospital care as its own specialty.
  • Why be a nursing home nurse?: Viewpoints from the other side
    Despite what is commonly seen to be a dour outlook for nursing home nurse prospects, if managed well, there can actually be a bright future for these nurses, as the number of elderly that require care in these facilities will increase in the years to come.
  • Pharmacy technicians in Singapore: A need to standardise competency levels
    The demand for pharmacy technicians in Singapore is expected to rise, due to population ageing and the growth of pharmaceutical research and biomedical sciences. As such, there is a corresponding need to standardise the competency levels within this group to ensure the proper distribution of skills where they are most needed.
  • Are strikes by healthcare workers ethical?
    Increasing numbers of doctors and nurses are going on strikes around the world, raising the argument on whether they harm patients or work to improve care delivered to patients. But are they ethical?
  • Healthcare delivery paradigms female doctors can inspire in male counterparts
    A Harvard study found that elderly hospitalised patients cared for by female doctors were less likely to die or be readmitted. The researchers even estimated that if male physicians could achieve the same outcomes as female physicians every year, 32,000 fewer patients would die. Just what are the traits here that make this difference?