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Walking in Patients' Shoes

Illness reactions

This blog is one of my many illness reactions. I created it almost a year after receiving my diagnosis. It was my chosen response to this new reality – the reality of being a patient. A few months before setting it up, I realised that as a doctor who has…

ED congestion: what gives?

I landed myself in an Emergency Department (ED) again several weeks ago because of acute cardiorespiratory symptoms. I was so close to not presenting myself to the ED that day just because it was a Saturday afternoon, right at the beginning of the flu season. Having analysed ED attendance pattern…

Chronic illness: what it means to me

Since my illness recurrence last November, I have been categorised as a patient with chronic illnesses (Read my article titled “Recurrence: a blessing in disguise” to find out more about what happened). Even though two months have passed, I found myself still grappling with the term. Hearing my doctors and…

EMR: a doctor-patient perspective

Electronic Medical Records (EMR) are digitalised clinical notes, which contain information such as patients’ general information, history, investigation results, diagnoses and treatment plans among others. It is all the rage in the healthcare industry, and Malaysia is adamant not to be left behind, especially by its South-East Asian counterparts. Currently,…

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