Saturday, October 29, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
I tried to figure out what I want to do in the future.
The truth is, funnily enough, we live in today's world, thinking of tomorrow.
We sacrifice health, for work, for money.
We then sacrifice money, for health, for continuation of ability to work, to get more money, to be sacrificed for recuperating health we lost in search of money.
We live in today's world, keep thinking of the past, and worrying of the future.
Perhaps the best thing to, is to keep going, keep going, keep going.
I dont believe in the : when the going gets tough, the tougher gets going.
The toughest makes tougher calls, and toughest call, is to change, not doing the normal way.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Shift work may affect housemen’s training, says Abdul Hamid
PETALING JAYA: The creation of shift duties to ease the long working hours of housemen in public hospitals may affect their training.
Physicians for Social Responsibility vice-president Datuk Dr Abdul Hamid Abdul Kadir voiced concern that training and supervision would be affected for those on the night shift because senior doctors only come when on call.
“New graduates require special attention and the shift system will not help train new house officers (HOs),” he said in an interview.
In his Budget 2012 speech on Friday, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said that the Government had introduced a flexible schedule with an average of 60 working hours per week for housemen to ease the workload of doctors who had to work for up to 120 hours per week.
He said that they would be paid a Special Flexible Working Allowance of RM600 a month effective Sept 1 this year, replacing the on-call allowance.
Dr Abdul Hamid said the over-crowding of housemen in most government hospitals had led to a lack of supervision and the night shift would only make the situation worse.
Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said they would still be taught during overlapping shifts when housemen from both shifts would be present.
“We will make sure they get the exposure they need,” he said.
Liow said shifts and reduced hours were needed to prevent on-calls that were extended for long without rest.
training to trace result?
training to refer social workers?
training to trace CT Scan?
training to escort pt to the other hospital 20 mins away?