Category: Research Articles
Does India’s Menstrual Hygiene Management Scheme exclude the…
The Menstrual Hygiene Scheme of the Government of India wishes to generate awareness among adolescent girls, and provide them with hygienic and affordable sanitary napkins. The scheme has been criticised for many reasons by various reviewers. However, we draw attention to a hitherto unaddressed g...
Documenting the Indian response to Covid-19: too little,…
The Indian Journal of Medical Ethics had commissioned a review of this book and sent me a copy on October 7, 2021, after a previously invited reviewer was unable to complete it. As I started reading it, the preface gave me the feeling that this book was about the Indian “success story” in control...
6-6-2020: A date that went viral among ophthalmologists
6-6-2020 was a landmark date for the ophthalmology community, not only because of the normal visual acuity connotation of 6/6 and 20/20, but because it genuinely reflects every ophthalmologist’s dream to bring back perfect vision for every patient. The Covid-19 pandemic had forced ophthalmologist...
COMMENT: “All in this together”: the global duty…
This paper explores the unique realities and effects of Covid-19 as experienced in the global North and global South with special reference to Canada and sub-Saharan Africa; it also examines the moral responsibilities countries have towards their own people and the duty they have to work together...
Positive impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on dental…
This letter describes some positive effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on dental education in India. The apex body of dental education, the Dental Council of India (DCI) has formulated some universal guidelines based on those of the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention, about the use of pe...
A writer’s suicide: On creativity, mental health, gender…
The correlation between creativity and mental illness has been at the centre of ongoing debates for quite some time. This has its roots in the Romantic era (late 18th to mid-19th century), when melancholia and madness were considered to be the signs of creativity and genius. Because of this, writ...
Good Clinical Practice (GCP) – an alternative, unarticulated…
GCP has become the gold-standard for clinical research; initiated as a guideline pertaining to new drug development, it became a law in many countries, extending its scope to include all research. GCP is an excellent document that outlines the responsibilities of stakeholders involved in clinical...
Bonding through the mask
The appearance of healthcare professionals and their interaction with patients has always been the scaffolding of the relationship between the caregiver and patient. The Covid-19 pandemic has challenged this with its need for masking and distancing. The duty bound frontline worker in the midst of...
Continue with ICU care – she is a…
This case study discusses a dispute between the healthcare team and the patient’s surrogate decision maker at a cancer centre. While the healthcare team deemed further care to be futile, the patient’s husband argued that they should continue to try to reverse his wife’s acute decline. This case s...
An analysis of invitations for article submission received…
Predatory journals charge publication fees from authors and publish without an adequate peer review, and often do not provide editorial and/or publishing services. Our objective was to evaluate e-mail solicitations received by authors in a defined time period to identify attributes of these solic...
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