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Walking in Patients' Shoes

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…

Can you please clarify this?

Throughout the years that I have been a patient, I have had many doctors and medical subspecialty teams looking after me. The most I had in a single hospital admission was 7 (subspecialties). Yup, that’s a lot. A lot of doctors to interact with and a lot of information and…

Being pleasant

Many moons ago, as I lie in the hospital bed feeling slightly sorry for myself (haha), I noticed there were doctors and nurses who were exceptionally pleasant while they go about their clinical duties. They never fail to smile even if it was a long and hard day at work.…

Constructive Criticism

I am inclined to write this post after reading a recent article written by a respected Paediatrician in Malaysia, Dr Amar Singh, which alluded to the fact that the child health services in the nation are struggling due to lack of financial and human resources. I am not going to…

Full disclosure

During the antenatal period of my last pregnancy, I developed multiple complex medical conditions on top of my long list of co-morbidities. As the pregnancy unfolds, it gradually became tougher. It became a very complicated and tumultuous pregnancy, riddled with uncertainties at the turn of every trimester. But, my doctors…

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