A Validated Search Assessment Tool: Assessing Practice-Based Learning and Improvement in a Residency Program (Report)

A Validated Search Assessment Tool: Assessing Practice-Based Learning and Improvement in a Residency Program (Report)

INTRODUCTION The acquisition of strong information-searching skills is one of the many building blocks upon which medical knowledge and clinical skills are built. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has listed practice-based learning and improvement (PBLI) as a core competency, defining PBLI as the ability to (1) investigate and evaluate the care of […]

Detection of Dengue Viral Infections in Aedes Mosquitoes: An Essential Tool for Epidemiological Surveillance (Commentary)

Detection of Dengue Viral Infections in Aedes Mosquitoes: An Essential Tool for Epidemiological Surveillance (Commentary)

Dengue fever (DF) and dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF) are important mosquito-borne viral diseases of humans and recognised as important emerging infectious diseases in the tropics and subtropics. (1) There has been a considerable increase in the geographic spread, number of cases and severity of the disease in the past four decades, since there is a […]

Social Construction of Self for Persons with Aphasia: When Language As a Cultural Tool is Impaired.

Social Construction of Self for Persons with Aphasia: When Language As a Cultural Tool is Impaired.

This article addresses the impact of aphasia on construction or storying of self, particularly the way in which one’s ability to manipulate one’s social/cultural tool kit is impaired when language as a tool is disrupted. If language is essential to the construction of the self, how does one participate in self-construction in the face of […]

Azadirachta Indica As a Public Health Tool for the Control of Malaria & Other Vector-Borne Diseases (Commentary)

Azadirachta Indica As a Public Health Tool for the Control of Malaria & Other Vector-Borne Diseases (Commentary)

Neem-based products from Azadirachta indica have been successfully used for pest control in agriculture and gardening since long in India and more recently in European countries and in the USA (1). The seed kernels, particularly rich in bioactive azadirachtin and other limonoids (tetranortriterpenoids), are the main source for a large number of products used for […]

Culture As a Management Tool for Medical Groups (Group Practice Management)

Culture As a Management Tool for Medical Groups (Group Practice Management)

Yet surprisingly little is known about these cultures and how they influence physician behavior. There are several reasons for this disparity. First, while culture as a social construct has a rich heritage in anthropology and sociology, the concept of organizational cultures is less well articulated and the application to medical practices is just starting to […]