I agree that: 1) further research on Cannabis' efficacy and safety should be done under strict protocols (provided by national institutions) to ensure patient safety and safeguard public health. 2) any policy, especially public health policies, should be evidence-based. "UP Manila says 'NO' to Medical Cannabis Legalization" Download whole document: https://www.upm.edu.ph/node/2264
Pt asks about procedure Pt: Sabi nung nurse... Pre-res: Wag kayo maniwala sa nurses. Sa amin ka maniwala, sa mga gaya kong naka-white coat. Conversations like this support the misconception that nurses are dumb and "alila ng doktor". Maybe we could simply correct the wrong statement (if indeed it's wrong) and do away with statements … Continue reading No to HCP shaming
I keep a record of the most memorable lines I hear in PGH. Some aren't funny, of course, but they remain to have an impact on me up to this day. To celebrate my first anniversary in PGH (08/01/17), I share with you the top ten lines I overheard at the Department of Neurosciences as … Continue reading Top Ten Lines Overheard at the Department of Neurosciences
There are times when I find myself crying inside my bedroom. I cry when one of my patients die. I cry when I feel alone. I cry when I think I could've done things better. More importantly, I cry when I realize I am lost. I am lost in the sense that at my young … Continue reading Lost, Not Yet Found
On January 26, my partner and I got tested for HIV. Here are few things you need to know about HIV and the test: A. What is HIV? HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. If left untreated, HIV can lead to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). Unlike some other viruses, the human body can’t get rid … Continue reading Know your status.
INTRODUCTION Mental disorder, as well as mental health, is a broad concept that is difficult to precisely define. However, for the purposes of academic discussion, we shall utilize the definition of renowned associations in the world. Mental disorder, as defined by the American Psychological Association (APA, 2000), is “a clinically significant behavioral or psychological syndrome … Continue reading Thematic Analysis: Brief Psychotic Disorder
December 18 marks the end of the first year of my Return Service. Amazing how time flies! During the past year, I've been able to do three things: (1) work as a research assistant, establish an organization of researchers, (2) teach nursing topics, (3) work as a hospital staff nurse. In the final year of … Continue reading RSA: 1 of 2
I am the newest staff nurse in the Department of Neurosciences, Philippine General Hospital. I thought I came well-prepared owing to the fact that I've had my clinical rotations in the same hospital and even in the same department. But a beginning nurse like me would know that there's so much to learn - knowledge, … Continue reading First 50 Duty Days
A schoolmate recently messaged me on Facebook to congratulate me. I reviewed our previous messages and found this: Way back when I was in high school, I've got but one dream which eventually turned out to be one of my life's goals. It is to pass the UPCAT and be a certified Iskolar ng Bayan. … Continue reading white garments
Whenever I recall the grueling review period, all I could remember is one question that all employees and lecturers frequently asked, "Magtotop ka ba?". Many would confidently shout and say, "yes!" but I remain there seated and silently say to myself, "Yes, Renz. You will." I wasn't part of our batch's Top 10 and did … Continue reading Top Rank!