This site contains comments and articles on current issues affecting us,Malaysians.
They views expressed are my own, gained through experience over the years,as an ordinary citizen who worked as a doctor and then a surgeon and retired as such.
This short story a mother and her
teenage daughter highlights the unconditional love of a mother for her
rebellious daughter who runs away from home, in search of freedom. Despite
being hurt so much, the mother still did everything for her out of the love she
had for her.
Runaway Daughter Finds A
Strange Kindness, Finds Her Way Home
need to give me some space!" she cried out.
She was sick of her mother's nagging. One day, she decided
enough was enough and took the extreme step -- she ran away from home. With nowhere to go, and no money in her pocket, she met a
kind stranger. A stranger who cooked her a meal for free. A meal that seemed a bit too familiar. How did this
stranger know her likes and dislikes? Why was she so kind? And then the stranger told her about someone even kinder
than her. Someone we often take for granted. Someone who has always been there
for us from the moment we were born. Someone who loves us, cares for us, puts
her own needs aside, and always thinks of us first. Someone who deserves a little
more kindness and consideration than what she usually gets. We all know that someone is none other than our own mother. The following video is a reminder of a mother’s love for
her child that cannot be matched by any other. It is touching and inspiring.
our lives there is only person in the world who for certain be willing to lay
down her life for us, and that is none other than our mother. There is no
greater love than that of a mother. However bad you are and however badly you
hurt her, she is the one and only person who will forget and forgive everything
and continue to sacrifice for you and for your return.
There is never a feeling of revenge in her heart for her children. Till her
last breath she will go all out to serve you as she did from the time she gave
birth to you, feed you and shed tears when you cried in pain.
She is the first face of God in our lives. She brought you into the world
enduring so much pain, don't make her life painful and let her leave the world
with such pain too.
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all mothers wherever they are and in whatever state they
may be in.
As we celebrate Nurses Day, the profession that was known
for its noble services to the sick and dying is facing its greatest challenges
that threaten the very founding principles the institution. These are two-fold.
The first is the effects of technological advancements in the treatment of the
sick and the second is the concurrent commercialization of the medical and
healthcare services. In fact these two factors have not only made healthcare
costs to become beyond the reach of the vast majority of people but regrettably
also resulted in the loss of personal and humane touch to care of the sick and
Sophisticated modern technology
has drastically revolutionized the way the sick are treated today. It has made
diagnosis easier and treatment more appropriate leading to faster and more
complete recovery from many diseases that were deemed incurable just decades
ago. Unfortunately these advances in diagnosis and treatment have become too
costly to benefit the ordinary man on the street especially in developing
Furthermore the highly “mechanized” and "corporatized" healthcare
system has also eroded the human touch in the management of patients where
nurses traditionally played a crucial role. This new profit-motivated system
has little or no consideration for experience and emotional values and many dedicated
nurses with experience and right aptitude are sidelined. In many institutions a
nurse is reduced to just an extra pair of hands in the wards and clinics, implementing
standard operating procedures without fully understanding them.
We tend to forget that patients are just humans with
emotions and feelings that are unique to each individual. We subject patients
to extensive investigations and sophisticated treatment but we forget they also
need compassion and moral support during their illness. This can only be
provided by nurses who have the heart not technology however sophisticated it
may be. Unfortunately such nurses are becoming a rarity in our highly mechanized
and commercialized healthcare business. We are all familiar with slogans like ‘Service
with a smile’, ‘Service a heart’, ‘We care’ and so on but do we really live up
to these slogans?
Nurses today work under great difficulties and are under
tremendous pressure from within and without. The demands on them are
tremendous, at times almost unreasonable. Amidst these limitations we salute
those who still hold on to the age-old tradition of offering a smile and a
personal touch which the sick and dying need it most.
The adage, “Doctors diagnose nurses cure” highlights the
extremely vital role nurses play in the total care of the sick. While the
technical aspects of the profession may change with progress, the basic needs
of the sick, love and concern, will forever remain unchanged.