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Was it just in my head? (Part 2)

Although it was hard for me to share some of the details of my harrowing patient experience, I felt a strong calling to do so after I read @MattBurkeMD‘s article titled “It’s All In Your Head – Medicine’s Silent Epidemic“, which spoke about the growing trend of doctors dismissing their…

Was it just in my head? (Part 1)

Recently, I came across an amazing article in JAMA Neurology titled “It’s All In Your Head – Medicine’s Silent Epidemic”, written by @MattBurkeMD which really struck a chord with me. It was a beautiful and comprehensive article about the growing epidemic of doctors dismissing patients who present with unexplained symptoms…

Patient-centred care

We (healthcare professionals) have all heard it before – patient-centred care. That phrase is used so extensively in the healthcare industry that it is nearly impossible for you to not have come across it. We either have heard it in healthcare administrators’ speeches, read it in hospitals’ annual reports, or…

When a doctor becomes a patient

Let me introduce myself. My name is Aida Salam. I have been a doctor in Malaysia for over 10 years. I had spent my first 5 working years in Clinical Medicine and now serve as a Healthcare Administrator within the Ministry of Health. I have seen the workings of the…

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