UP Manila says ‘No’ to Medical Cannabis Legalization in the Philippines

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

No to HCP shaming

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

Thematic Analysis: Brief Psychotic Disorder

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

Top Rank!

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!