Healthcare Gazette

PONSIST offers the world of Healthcare an array of articles that address thought provoking topics concerning their profession Articles feature in-house writers and guest authors

Reflections on a Pandemic - Letter by Paddy Palmer

Paddy Palmer and Hugh Palmer - January 18, 2022

True effects of a lockdown seen through the eyes of a 91 year old mother and her son. In 2020 family members were forcibly separated by locking up the elderly for a prolonged period of time for the sake of protecting them against a virus. Is this approach in the best interest of mankind?

Censorship in the Medical Field ⎟Who decides what misinformation is?

Andrea Kane - January 10, 2022

An aspiring doctor describes the censoring that's continuously happening in the online world and the conflicting effect it has on the medical real world. 'Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?' (freely translated from Latin meaning 'who watches the watchmen?'), is a legitimate question.

How To Keep Up With Ever Evolving Knowledge In Medicine?

Dr. Alishba Kainaat - December 14, 2021

The medical profession is always advancing, today's latest information is challenged tomorrow. Eager to learn Dr. Alishba Kainaat takes the reader on her never ending quest for knowledge and shares her best tips to on top of most recent medical evolvements.

Expanding Knowledge Beyond Old-school Medicine

Alissa Kivan - October 07, 2021

When bright young minds look at the status quo in Healthcare and Medicine with a fresh pair of eyes and an open mind, a more inclusive and holistic view is the result. Alissa Kivan, 4th year medical student, shares her thoughts on our current medical system.

Treating COVID-19: How Science is Tackling the Deadly Pandemic

Jannis Delaan - September 20, 2021

There's still a lot to learn about treating Covid-19 and because there's a vast amount of scientific output on a daily bases, we have summarised several Covid-19 treatment options. Our preliminary findings are based on researching current publications for our readers.

Covid-19 effects on Mental Health of Medical Professionals

Dr. Muhammad Arsalan Sharif - September 01, 2021

Mental health remains one of the bigger elephants in the medical professional room. Dr. Sharif, a young and eager Urology resident from Pakistan, shares his painful experience during the Covid-19 pandemic. He describes the unsettling stress factors of working in Healthcare that result in serious mental health concerns.

Thai equivalent of the Family Doctor is non existent

Peter B. Dunki Jacobs MD, PhD - July 03, 2020

An interesting story on how foreign doctors are positively impacting the Healthcare system in Thailand seen through the eyes of a retired Surgical Specialist and consultant Quality of Care and Innovation.

Essential Knowledge for Healthcare Workers on Respirator Masks

Alinda Jansen - March 12, 2020

During the Covid-19 outbreak it is crucial for Healthcare Workers to stay safe. Prevent these commonly made mistakes when using Respirator Masks and optimise your protection gear.

Prevalence of back pain in UAE residents tops 60%, says expert

Jannis Delaan - January 23, 2020

Leading professor of orthopaedic surgery and neurosurgery has highlighted lower back pain in the region as the number one condition of disability. Globally, statistics have revealed 90% of people will suffer from back pain at least once in their lifetime, with 60% continuing to experience the symptoms a year later.

Little Hero

Chantal Bout - January 03, 2020

There's a big blank when it comes to the medication you prescribe your patients and you are probably not aware of it. Interesting read about a little hero that could be your best friend.