Category: Research Articles
Public health perspectives on mental health: Reflections from…
The mental health discourse in India has been primarily viewed through a biomedical lens that often overlooks the cultural context and social inequalities. To ensure equitable access to preventive, promotive, curative, and rehabilitative mental healthcare, India needs practitioners who combine a ...
The impact of Covid-19 pandemic on the research…

Background: The Covid-19 pandemic led to an unprecedented impact on many sectors globally including research. We assessed the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the research portfolio, and on the approval turnaround time for research protocols subm...

Power, policy, and transgender identities: A case study…

Background: Transgender individuals seeking gender-affirming surgeries (GAS) are often denied or delayed by mental health professionals (MHPs). Studies on the gatekeeping of GAS have been mainly conducted in the Global North and primarily focus on the perspectives of health professionals. This...

A multi-dimensional exploration of care extractivism in India
Maya John, Christa Wichterich, editors, Who Cares? Care extraction and the struggles of Indian health workers, Zubaan Academic, New Delhi, 330 pgs, Rs. 895, ISBN: 978 93 90514 03 8 (paperback)
“Doing bioethics” in an era of nationalism: The…
The Vaccine War, Producer: Pallavi Joshi, Director and Writer: Vivek Agnihotri. 2023, 2 hrs, 30 mins. Hindi.
A quantitative analysis of publication trends in Iranian…

Background: Evaluating publication trends in a research area helps assess organised scientific efforts in the particular academic field. This study aims to evaluate and compare trends in medical ethics publications in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMRO) countries.

Methods: A sco...

In Clinical Trials Registry-India, the classification of sponsors…

Background: In recent years, there has been a big push to register trials, but there are a number of problems with the data in public clinical trial registries. Here, we describe a cross-sectional study of the classification of the primary sponsors of all Phase 2, Phase 2/3, and Phase 3 interv...

The professionalism of clinical teachers in clinical education
Background: Professionalism has long been recognised as a core competency for clinical teachers as role models and educators. The present study aimed to evaluate the adherence to professionalism of clinical teachers from the perspectives of resident doctors and undergraduate medical students.
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Patients’ preferences on breaking bad news: a cross-sectional…

Background: The sensitivity and skill of care providers, especially physicians, while communicating bad news to patients can improve patients' acceptance of treatment and their emotional adjustment. We aimed to determine how to break bad news to cancer patients and consider their preferences i...

Ethical issues in m-Health applications in community health…

Background: Mobile phone-based interventions are being increasingly used in community health work in India. The extensive use of mobile phones in community health work is associated with several ethical issues. This review was conducted to identify the ethical issu...

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