Ethics And Justice: What Can We Do When Ethics Don’t Produce Justice As Its Final Outcome?

I am emotional. But I am emotional about principles and facts. I know,  I cannot always behave like “it’s either my way or the highway.” But some things are so obviously wrong and when people defend it, I go ballistic.  But I flip out when people don’t get their priorities and their facts right. In …

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Why Doctors Are Losing In The Social Media Game

I welcome the statement made by our esteemed DG regarding the use of social media by health professionals. I agree in parts. Disagree in others. Neutral in some. I agree that ethics and professionalism need to be maintained in the use of social media when it comes to certain aspects of our work. When it …

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In Support Of The Doctor Who Speaks Up For All Of Us

The above was the Facebook status of a very bright, young doctor relating about one aspect of the many ironies in life that a doctor experiences in the course of her work in the society. I read her status, and it cheered my day. I felt vindicated and validated on behalf of many doctors working …

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Black, White and Shades of Grey : My Very Amateurish Reflection On Dichotomous Thinking

I have been reading on Psychology these days and I came across the concept of dichotomous thinking. It made me pause on my reading and reflect on it. There were occasions when I was ‘accused’ of dichotomous thinking, myself. But there were also times when I was accused of being too philosophical, too ‘loose’, too …

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Polygamy: A Discussion, My Perspective

Being a PSY MO is a privilege. Strangers you have never met before sit in front of you, tell you their personal life stories and bare their emotion to you in a manner that humbles you to the core. I, for one, can never be that emotionally naked with anyone. I am that much of …

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Abraham Maslow Hierarchy of Needs In Relation To Housemanship: A (not exactly evidence-based) Theory

Lately, people have been talking about how ridiculous it is to have matrons and nurses monitoring housemen in wards. I agree with their sense of the absurd. But to be fair, let’s take a wait-and-see attitude before commenting further. This article is going to be my amateurish take of Maslow Hierarchy of Needs in relation …

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Action- Reaction: Newton’s Third Law (With A Psychiatric Spin)

Nope. I am not trying to discuss Newton's Third Law of Motion which basically goes something like this when applied to two colliding objects: "... in every interaction, there is a pair of forces acting on the two interacting objects. The size of the force on the first object equals the size of the force on the …

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