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Power and money exert control in all spheres, and healthcare is no exception. This issue has authors showing how the powerless are affected in myriad…
Research Articles
A quantitative analysis of publication trends in Iranian medical ethics and a comparison with EMRO countries
Power, policy, and transgender identities: A case study of gatekeeping by mental health professionals in accessing gender affirming surgeries in India
The impact of Covid-19 pandemic on the research portfolio and approval turnaround time at the Kenya Medical Research Institute
“I pray to God that greed never sets in”: Community health workers’ reflections on “care” during the Covid-19 pandemic
Awareness and practice of Revised Code of Dental Ethics and Consumer Protection Act among dental practitioners in Andhra Pradesh: A cross sectional study
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I’d like to die only once
So, what if I smell, speak and look different,

So, what if I am drugged and obtunded?

I can still sense

My emotions are not blunted.

The Occasional Human Sacrifice: A testament to moral courage
Carl Elliott. The Occasional Human Sacrifice: Medical Experimentation and the Price of Saying No. WW Norton & Company, May 14, 2024. 368 pages. ISBN-10: 1324065508, ISBN-13: 978-1324065500
Maxillofacial defects following road traffic accidents should be included in the disability spectrum

In India, 21.20% of annual road traffic accidents (RTA) result in maxillofacial injuries, with most victims being young adults aged 18-45 years. Such RTAs cause personal losses to individuals and families and adversely impact the country’s health system facilities....

Intensive care unit guidelines for admission and discharge, 2023.
The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), India, has released guidelines for intensive care unit (ICU) admission and discharge [1] to guide intensivists and registered medical practitioners (RMPs) in an Expert Consensus Statement (ECS). This is based on the recommendations of 24 experts ...
Prison systems must embrace disability rights as a human rights imperative
For decades, India has been a staunch supporter of the human rights regime. However, lately, its positive role has been jeopardised by glaring instances of human rights violations against prisoners, especially those with disabilities. Since the edifice of the Convention on the Rights of Persons w...
Steady undermining of the UK National Health Service underlies industrial action by doctors and other staff
Erosion of standard of healthcare in the United Kingdom underlies the industrial action taken recently by staff in the publicly provided National Health Service. Underfunding and understaffing, largely as a consequence of neoliberal government “austerity” policies implemented following the 2007-0...
Korsakoff Psychosis following involuntary treatment for alcohol use disorder
Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) are a major cause of global mortality and morbidity. In India, Alcohol Use Disorder is among the most prevalent of these [1]. Inadequate knowledge about the illness and its treatment, lack of resources, and regressive government policies (criminalisation of drug us...
“Research paper mills”: A factory outlet for dubious research
The primary objective of any research, regardless of its domain such as health, technology, psychology, or any other subject, is to enhance the overall well-being of individuals. Rigorous processes are involved in conducting research ethically and in communicating its outcomes to society. However...
The five hundred rupee note
This reflective piece deals with the challenges of healthcare delivery in a resource-constrained setting. The narrative is set in an emergency room and the story follows a doctor's desperate efforts to save a young girl suffering from disseminated tuberculosis, whose condition is exacerbated by e...
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