Upcoming Webinar: CKD and Mental Health

Any chronic illness, like kidney disease, affects not only the physical wellbeing of an individual but also impacts the psychological and social state. While the physical illness is given its due importance by the healthcare team, as well as caregivers and society at large, the psychosocial aspects sometimes take a backseat, although it is also [...]

By |2019-12-06T16:08:00+00:00December 6th, 2019|Clinician's Corner, Mental Health|0 Comments

Non-verbal messages : They are everywhere

Taking your cue from non-verbal communication Last week, during my visit to the dialysis unit, I came across a nurse who was displeased with a patient. On further conversation, she explained that she was disturbed by the manner expressed his dislike of her. This patient always wears T-shirts with strange quotes indirectly aimed at her. [...]

By |2019-11-11T20:40:20+00:00November 11th, 2019|2019, Emotional Health|0 Comments

How to gain from your pain

An enormously distressing past event can have long lasting effects which may only become recognizable many years later. The traumatic event can be one time, such as an accident, injury, loss of someone close, or it can be due to an ongoing cause,  like illness. If you are feeling that you are on an emotional [...]

By |2019-11-05T05:56:39+00:00August 26th, 2019|2019, Emotional Health|0 Comments

The power of touch

The medical field is often best suited for individuals who can handle stressful situations with patience, compassion, as well as mental and physical stamina. There is a fine balance in maintaining and applying excellent communication technical skills. Doctors and nurses choose their profession with the hope of making patients feel better, both physically and emotionally. These efforts [...]

By |2019-08-06T18:40:47+00:00August 1st, 2019|2019, Clinician's Corner|0 Comments