• 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.
  • 5 recommended blogs by Asian doctors
    Here we look at five active blogs started by doctors based in Singapore or Malaysia. Apart from being platforms to provide healthcare-related information, these may inspire other healthcare professionals to start a blog.
  • How hobbies can help pharmacists boost their career
    Pharmacists that enjoy a wide range of out-of-work hobbies are said to have an improved work-life balance, benefitting both pharmacists and employers.
  • Specialist Spotlight: Plastic Surgeons
    A career in plastic surgery offers endless opportunities for the budding surgeon in having to reconstruct, repair and replace patient’s abnormalities or ‘imperfections’.
  • Doctors in New Delhi to be given taekwondo training in case of violent attacks
    Following increasing reports of violence against them, physicians in some Indian hospitals are being given martial arts training to defend themselves from any future attacks.