• The challenges of medical volunteering abroad
    Medical volunteering in foreign countries allows one to hone their medical skills and gain exposure. However, there are several issues surrounding it, which may even cause more harm than good.
  • How healthcare providers can balance medical work and parenting
    In a field of work that requires unwavering devotion, healthcare professionals often have to make sacrifices with other commitments. However, this can prove to be difficult, especially for those who have young children under their care.
  • Nurses, here’s how you can be more assertive at work
    The lack of confidence among nurses in expressing their own views within a multidisciplinary team is one of the biggest issues in care settings.
  • Are bedside handovers still necessary for nurses?
    Handovers are a common nursing task used to transfer accountability and responsibility to incoming nurses on the next shift, and is still prevalent in clinical settings. But is it becoming outdated in today’s modern healthcare system?
  • More than a loud sleeper: 5 interesting findings on snoring
    Snoring is a common problem and can affect even healthy individuals. However, there is more to this condition than most know, and it could be an indicator of various health conditions. 
  • 4 nursing careers in high demand
    The employment outlook for nurses has never been better with global changes in population profiles, and within the broad spectrum of nursing are opportunities where nurses can diversify their portfolio and develop their career beyond general clinical roles.
  • ‘Super nurses’ may be the future of elderly care
    Countries around the world are increasingly utilising nurse practitioners and physician associates to deal with care of the elderly.
  • Finding a cure for his own disease: A doctor battles with Castleman disease
    Doctors were unable to diagnose the unusual symptoms of a 25-year-old medical student. Now a young doctor himself, he is determined to find a cure for the rare disease that nearly killed him five times. 
  • The birth of the Apgar Score and the woman behind it
    All medical students, nurses and doctors know of the Apgar score, but the woman behind it is less known. Virginia Apgar was an anaesthesiologist and the first woman to become a full professor at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University.
  • Transition to practice programme contributes to the success of fresh graduate nurses
    Employers who are hiring such nurses should first place this group of nurses into the transition to practice programme (TTP) prior to the real work environment as a way to aid the challenges that they may encounter.
  • Why patients do not comply with medication instructions
    Poor adherence to medication results in less effective treatment outcomes and increased patient mortality. Here we look at the various reasons behind medication non-compliance among patients.
  • Why some patients refuse to be sedated under the knife
    Sedation does not appeal to all patients, as it can - with side effects such as nausea and vomiting - interfere with patient safety and even result in the boredom due to the monotony of the actions within the surgical process.
  • Patient honesty: How it can be improved
    Patients often tend to refrain from fully disclosing what they perceive to be information that is private as well as non-medical related. Here we look at how doctors can respect their privacy and yet improve patient honesty over medical information.