Housemen dilemma : A tad too late?

by Dr Timothy Cheng,

In response to an article in The Star, “Waiting list for housemen positions at government hospitals“.

It is with amusement as I read the article – Waiting list for housemen positions at public hospitals, June 21, 2014.

The health ministry is ‘in discussion’ with the education ministry to review minimum qualification for entry to medical schools. I believe we are years too late.

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Palliative Medicine: More Than Just Morphine (Part II of III)

Poppy and Periwinkles
by Maria Kamal
Assessment and management of patients with advanced cancer involve physical, cognitive, psychosocial and spiritual aspects. A holistic approach would ensure that the aim of care is achieved. Much of the assessment would require the physician to spend time with the patient, asking relevant open-ended and specific questions, listening to the related as well as seemingly non-relevant answers. Effective communication skills will point us towards the hints and signals that the patients give away.

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