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Births – a basic comparison

Births are a common occurrence at the hospital. In fact in the Maldives, the most births occur either at IGMH or at ADK Hospitals. During the first six months of this year, a total of 2119 births, of which 855 (40%) occurred at ADK Hospital and 1264 (60%) occurred at IGMH. When we look at […]

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The time factor: my doctor is in a hurry!

Many a time when we go and see a doctor, there is a feeling that the doctor is in a hurry or rushed, distracted or doesn’t really care about the patient. Health systems are increasingly facing the issue of inadequate time being given to patients by doctors. It is a global phenomenon. Proper interactions between […]

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Alignments with new OPD protocols

Continuous efforts to orient our services and care to a patient centred one, in April 2012, we have developed and implemented a new set of protocols to ensure better OPD services provided at ADK Hospital. The purpose of the protocol is to ensure that patients who seek out patient consultations at ADK Hospital get an […]

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Clinical Incident Management

In the healthcare setting more and more people are treated safely and successfully everyday and there is no exception here in the Maldives.  However, despite the dedication and hard work of the teams of healthcare professionals, in the complex health system things can and do go wrong placing patients at risk or harm. According to international […]

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Code of Professional Conduct

Patients are entitled to good doctors. Good doctors make the care of patients their first concern; they are competent, keep their knowledge and skills up to date, establish and maintain good relationships with patients and colleagues, are honest and trustworthy and act with integrity. According to the American Medical Association (AMA) the medical profession has […]

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Respect for colleagues …

An organization’s work doesn’t revolve only about what is done in the organization. Having guidelines and protocols on how to do things in an organized manner is no doubt an important part of any organization to optimize its efficiency and output. It seldom though that organizations, especially in these parts of the world including Maldives, […]

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Hospital Waste Management

In a hospital, most of the time, everyone is occupied with the services that is being provided and how good they are delivered to the service seeker. Well this would be true for any service for that matter. Often, one important aspect of service delivery that does not get enough attention, but equally important, the […]

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Clinical nurses’ experiencing occupational burnout within the health care setting

This article was contributed by Ms. Niyaza Abdul Rahman to the ADK Hospital Newsletter “TeamTalk” Issue 2o, November 2011. With her permission I share this article on my blog. This is a systemic review based on selected ten research papers out of 100 papers for which the aim was to find out answer for the question […]

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Hospital Observation Services

In hospitals, observation services are mainly referred to as The use of a bed and periodic monitoring and/or short term treatment by a hospital’s nursing or other staff  (BCBSNC) Observation is a reasonable and necessary process to evaluate a patient’s condition to determine whether there is a need for the patient to be admitted hence […]

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Clinical Audit

This article was contributed by Dr. Nitin Srinivasan to the ADK Hospital Newsletter “TeamTalk” Issue 2o, November 2011. With his permission I share this article on my blog. Audit is well recognized as a fundamental and compulsory part of clinical practice for quality assurance to attain international standards. To achieve this there must be a […]

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