Slave to culture

Working in the healthcare sector is wonderful. Meeting and interacting with people from different places and learning from the patient, staff members and personal growth is what makes the experience that much more worthwhile. However in this interaction, relationships are built, and with that comes boundaries and invisible lines which need to be drawn in …

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Tattoos only go skin deep

There are a few qualities a health care professional should possess to optimise their ability to perform well within their field; having communication skills, being empathetic, being passionate and forthright, respectful, knowledgeable, thorough and lastly being professional (O'Donnel, 2015). Professionalism is not clearly defined in the dictionary, but in the medical field, it is generally …

Neglect, what is it doing to our brothers and sisters?

Patients need health care facilities to be a safe and reliable place to receive treatment. In fact, all hospitals are required to implement effective systems to prevent all forms of neglect of patients. Is it happening? Are affective systems in place? Is this really a concern? I ask myself. High-profile scandals have made patient neglect …

Human rights

Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, no matter your nationality, place of residence, gender, ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status (Ohchr.org., 2017). Us as human beings are all equally entitled to our human rights without discrimination. These rights are all interrelated, interdependent and are indivisible (Ohchr.org., 2017). Universal human …