• 6 signs a healthcare career is for you
    Regardless of profession, the healthcare industry is about restoring life and hope so before you decide to embark on a career in this field, check yourself with these 6 prompts.
  • Infographic: Survey results of HCP working hours in Malaysia and Singapore
    Experts have long debated whether the workloads of healthcare professionals are reasonable, and if such long hours are harmful to patients – or to healthcare professionals themselves. MIMS decided to ask its readers to share their views.
  • Is the clinical importance of empathy overrated?
    Many good things have been ascribed to the possession of empathy – that intangible trait so often defined as the capacity to feel, and thus understand, the emotions of others. It has even been likened to an art, but is it really a key clinical skill?
  • Speech pathologists: Addressing communication conditions
    A speech and language pathologist shares her experiences as a professional, insights on the problems that the industry is facing right now, and the rewards that make all of these worth it.
  • The need to develop a culture of research in nursing
    In recent times, the ageing of populations has become a forefront concern in many countries. Likewise, Malaysia is also experiencing an increase in the elderly population, as a result of the increase in life expectancy, low mortality and decline in fertility. Demographic projections have placed Malaysia as the fourth fastest ageing country in the world, and 15% of the total population will be elderly by 2035.
  • Can pharmacy still be considered a great career in Malaysia?
    Over the past few years, the pharmacy profession in Malaysia has undergone several challenging situations. Aspiring pharmacists should take a step back and reassess if previous rosy views of a career in pharmacy still hold true.
  • The Imposter Syndrome: What it is and how it can be treated
    Imposter syndrome refers to persistent feelings of inadequacy in spite of evident success. People with imposter syndrome suffer from chronic self-doubt. They also experience a sense of intellectual fraudulence that takes precedence over any feelings of success or proof of their competence. This syndrome is found in most professions, and healthcare is no exception.
  • How to fix a staff’s chronic tardiness
    Chronic tardiness is an ugly habit, and in the world of medicine, being late for work is all the more unacceptable. If any member of your medical practice is always late, it is no small issue, and needs to be dealt with swiftly and effectively before more serious consequences result from it.
  • Health professionals:  4 Tips to deal with information fatigue
    According to the Oxford Dictionary, information fatigue is a condition of apathy, indifference or mental exhaustion due to being exposed to too much information. Information fatigue is also sometimes referred to as information overload.
  • Knowing when to let go of a medical staff
    Getting fired is a very unpleasant thing, but it is equally hard to be the person who has to perform the termination. However, in the tough working world, the fact remains that when it is necessary to let an employee go, there is no choice other than to settle it as peaceably as possible.