• What does a hospice nurse do?
    The fundamental objective of hospice care is to comfort patients, to let them feel at ease as death approaches. To help these patients live as comfortably as possible, the responsibility of the hospice nurse is to lessen the patient’s pain and avoid any burdensome interventions.
  • Hong Kong to usher in more non-locally trained doctors, yay or nay?
    The Policy Address emphasised the need to recruit non-locally trained doctors on a “needs basis” under the condition of limited registration. To enhance the flexibility of non-locally trained doctors working in Hong Kong, it proposed extending the validity period for this from one year to three years.
  • Nurses: Developing and enhancing professionalism
    Professionalism is considered as a paramount factor of success in the career of a nurse. Throughout their career, nurses can develop professionalism by following standardised practices and demonstrating appropriate behaviours, as befitting of the profession.
  • Factors to consider in choosing the ideal nursing environment for you
    Among the many factors to consider when looking at a nursing career, work environment is actually one of the main ones a nurse should think about. Here are some guidelines to consider which nursing environment is likely to be the best for you.
  • Pay-for-performance incentives do not work in healthcare
    Increasing numbers of studies are showing that while paying doctors’ bonuses sounds like a way to improve patient care, in fact they end up being less incentivised by pay-for-performance policies.
  • Sorry may be the hardest word, but it can avoid medical malpractice suits
    Recently, there have been increased incidences of medical malpractices. Patients, and their attorneys, admitted that they were suing in response to the wall of silence around the medical world’s “deny and defend” policy.
  • Pharmacists: 5 interesting truths about working in Singapore’s community hospitals
    With the establishment of more community pharmacies today, we see an influx of pharmacists joining community hospitals. What are some of the myths about being a community hospital pharmacist?
  • Palliative care: Why patients deserve the truth
    In caring for patients, doctors often forge relationships with them. Thus, to avoid causing perceived pain to those patients, or perhaps to avoid their own discomfort – it is not difficult to imagine that doctors would gloss over the topic of death.
  • Medical marriages: A match made in heaven?
    Doctor-doctor and doctor-nurse pairings seem to be typical portrayals of couples in movies and on television, or natural pairings arising in the workplace. There are a few pros and cons that should be considered when it comes to starting a serious relationship with and eventually marrying a fellow healthcare professional.
  • Keen on becoming a school nurse?
    For nurses, working in hectic environments such as hospitals and clinics can be overwhelming. They may hence prefer to be a school nurse, where it is slower paced and less stressful.
  • Nurses: 5 tips to relate better to your patients
    Since nurses spend a lot of time with their patients, they directly affect patient experiences of care. It is important for patients to be reassured that their nurses are able to understand and relate to them, especially when they share of their experiences with the nurse.
  • Doctors: How to avoid theft at your medical practice
    Theft or misappropriation by employees can happen in any industry. As doctors focus on treating their patients, most of them leave the other administrative tasks or operational matters to their employees.
  • 4 habits that negatively impact patient care
    Being hospitalised can be dreadful; it is up to healthcare providers to not only care for their patients, but to also try their best to make sure that they have a good experience at the hospital.