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How you treat your patients is just as vital to your success as a doctor as your medical training is. Some patients will come to you for basic checkups, but others will come to you for more serious health complications, which means that patients may feel very vulnerable. 341 more words
- Chronic pain is a condition that affects millions of Americans.
- The standard way to treat it is by using opioid painkillers. But in recent years, especially as the opioid epidemic continues to hit the US, doctors and patients are looking for alternatives.
At Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH), volunteers have been taking some of the load off healthcare staff amid a manpower crunch.
From April to June, seven volunteers helped out at the hospital’s eye clinic, giving patients pointers for their visual field tests, recording their glaucoma eye-drop schedule and demonstrating the correct way to apply eye drops. 440 more words