Save the Junior Doctors: Primum Non Nocere

It seems like an age old saga of woe and misery. Once again the media and mob seem to have ransacked and attacked on duty junior doctors in Bankura Sammilani Medical College, one of the premier teaching tertiary care hospitals in the state. Although at the outset I must admit that I have heard of this event through some of my colleagues working there and … Continue reading Save the Junior Doctors: Primum Non Nocere

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Teenage Pregnancy: An Ethics Question

You-know! This post on Not House’s blog set me thinking about an ethically dicey question (Medical ethics has always been one of my pet peeves): Teenage Pregnancy and Consent. In this post, I am going to state an ethics issue, to which you may feel free to post your views/comments on (regarding the ethical implications of the same).  I am taking this case directly from … Continue reading Teenage Pregnancy: An Ethics Question

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House MD and the professional guinea pig (via Humanities and Health)

A very interesting post with a poignant question to round it off: A must read for all concerned with health policies and the like. Whilst this post is not intended to be an answer to the question raised here, I must say that someday I intend to come back to it and write about it, especially since this is one of the areas I am … Continue reading House MD and the professional guinea pig (via Humanities and Health)

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You Don’t Have To Be Straight To Shoot Straight: Down with #DADT

A rather long and tortuous post title, I know, but one I strongly believe in. I know the Obama administration has been under the cosh for several reasons, including the way in which the healthcare reform and economic meltdown were being managed. But at the same time, it has brought to an end several rather discriminatory policies. It started with the end of ban on … Continue reading You Don’t Have To Be Straight To Shoot Straight: Down with #DADT

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World AIDS Day: A Short History

On the eve of one of the most popular days in the medical calendar, the World AIDS Day, let me dwell on a short history of this day. Celebrated on 1st December every year, the World AIDS Day is dedicated to raising awareness, funding and acceptance of HIV/AIDS and the 35 million people worldwide living with it. In August 1987, Thomas Netter and James W. … Continue reading World AIDS Day: A Short History

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WAD 2010: What Are YOU Doing?

1st December is widely celebrated as the World AIDS Day: to raise funds, awareness and support and acceptance of this killer disease and its sufferers. On that particular day, I am supposed to attend a workshop right from early morning to late in the night. However, I have pledged my support to this cause and I will be blogging about it regularly here in order … Continue reading WAD 2010: What Are YOU Doing?

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