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Feb 2018 // read more
Treating Loved Ones and Yourself : When to Step Aside
Dr Neeta Satku
Almost every doctor has a story about how the course of a loved one’s illness has influenced the direction of their career, often in the hope of being able to one day change the outcome of their disease. When we finally find ourselves in a position to use our expertise for the benefit of those...
Category: Medical Practice

Jan 2018 // read more
Intellectual Disability and Mental Capacity Assessment
Dr Giles Tan , Dr Bhavani Sriram , Dr Wei Ker-Chiah , Dr T Thirumoorthy
Introduction Intellectual disability (ID) is a lifelong condition that occurs during an individual’s developmental years and can impair decision-making capacity. Other terms that are often used interchangeably include “mental retardation”, “mental handicap”, “d...
Category: Professionalism
Topic: Medical Education

Nov 2017 // read more
Professionalism in Medical Education - What Makes For An Effective Student-Faculty Relationship
Dr T Thirumoorthy
Introduction There is significant literature on professional ethical codes of conduct, charters and declarations on the doctor-patient relationship both in clinical care and medical research, but relatively few in medical education on the student-faculty or resident-faculty relationship. There...
Category: Professionalism