BY: ARFA MASIHUDDIN, M.B.B.S., BATCH XX ARTWORK BY: SAFA YOUNIS, M.B.B.S., BATCH XXI When the same eyes that have once looked at you with adoration haze into a struggle for recognition, it does a little more than break your heart, … Continue reading Dementia & Us
BY: DR. EJAZ AHMED VOHRA, DIRECTOR POSTGRADUATE STUDIES (CLINICAL); CHAIRMAN, DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE, ZIAUDDIN UNIVERSITY. Earnest Appeal; How to promote caring physicians & humanistic medicine. The modern healthcare system provides limited opportunities for doctor-patient relationships. Introduction of third parties (insurance … Continue reading Humanistic Medicine
PHOTO BY: ZAINAB RABAIL, M.B.B.S., BATCH XXII. “Don’t start your day with the broken pieces of yesterday. Every morning we wake up is the first day of the rest of our life.” ~Zainab Rabail. Continue reading The Start of Me.
BY : ARFA MASIHUDDIN, M.B.B.S., BATCH XX. Emotions are funny companions. They twist and turn the peace of your mind and drive you dangerously through life. Much like an over-excited bus driver racing his queen (you know the one with some eye-catchy Urdu poetry adorned on its back? Yes, that one!) through the broken roads of Karachi, jamming to the latest Bollywood song. This picture that you see here isn’t something extraordinary. It’s a very mundane moment captured as an expression of disguised vulnerability. This man – his back to us – may have a family back home that awaits … Continue reading You learn the names of the galaxies as you recite His ninety-nine names.
BY : DR. AMSH SAIF, M.B.B.S., BATCH XVIII. Distinguished Guests, Faculty, beloved Family, Friends and finally my Fellow Graduates. Good morning and As Salaam Alaikum. Time is a slippery thing isn’t it? It passes so very slowly if you’re aware of its presence, and all too quickly if you’re unaware of it ! It seemed only Yesterday, that the emerald envelope was delivered to us. How our trembling hands undid the seal; the frantic way we weaved through line after line of text, and the wave of relief that washed over us as the word ‘accepted’ came into focus. I’m … Continue reading Valedictory Speech, Convocation’18 Ziauddin University.
BY: DR HAIDER A. NAQVI, PROFESSOR AT THE DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY, ZIAUDDIN UNIVERSITY. Bereavement counselling. “Its a privilege for me that you have shared your grief of loosing a loved one with me. Thankyou. Grief is such a personal thing. It’s what you tell yourself, not what others tell you, which makes a difference. Though five stages have been defined but people pass through them at various pace based on their individual make up. Some have denial, others are fixated on anger (at health care providers) or barganing if this or that could have been done. Ultimately grief work need … Continue reading Psychotherapy session # 16
BY : DR. SADIA SHAFAQ, D.P.T., BATCH III. “Warmest congratulations to all the graduates of 2017 from Ziauddin University.” Asalam o Alaikum, Today, we were gathered to celebrate this momentous convocation for our graduates from different colleges of Ziauddin University. Before I delve into how amazing this experience has been, I would like to request the audience to give a great round of applause to all the achievers of Ziauddin University for surviving through this tough ride and emerging victoriously. Life at Ziauddin has been a combination of several highs and lows. But what makes this institution distinguished as a … Continue reading Thoughts on graduating by Dr. Sadia Shafaq
BY: SYED USMAN ZIA, M.B.B.S., BATCH XX. As a child, he was diagnosed with High Functioning Autism. At first when doctors informed them, his mom was in denial. She kept on holding to her false belief that it was just another fancy term in the ever-changing dictionary of medicine. Like, some people believe that ADHD is nothing but just an excuse for those who don’t pay attention. There is a feature of this disorder that is termed ‘meltdown’ which is a nightmare for the one who experiences it. One day in school, he had a meltdown. His first ever out-of-control … Continue reading A Beautiful Mind.
BY: DR. HAIDER A. NAQVI, PROFESSOR AT THE DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY, ZIAUDDIN UNIVERSITY Readers are leaders in life. Most leaders have cultivated the habit of benefiting deeply from the experience of others. In a limited lifetime, you can gain unlimited … Continue reading God is in the Words
BY : RAAMIZ NAEEM, M.B.B.S., BATCH XXIII. I look around me, and I cannot tell if I carry about a gaping hole, or an insatiable inlet. It seems to me that we are born incomplete, the final piece of our transcendence hidden beyond the womb. So forgive me if I laugh, at the arrogance of the world’s children, hastening to complete their own personal puzzle. But do any of them even realize that, united by one goal, they must be divinely segregated, according to the shape of their apertures? Let’s agree, then, to gaze into the hole is maddening. For … Continue reading FINDING THE PUZZLE PIECE.