Seminar at DUHS

Value of Wellbeing & Goal setting
in a Professional’s Life

KARACHI: National Institute of Diabetes & Endocrinology, Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) organized a Seminar on “Value of Wellbeing and Goal Setting in Professional’s Life” at Ojha Campus of DUHS recently. Renowned writer Mr. Qasim Ali Shah was invited as guest speaker in the seminar. In this seminar Vice Chancellor Prof, Mohammad Saeed Quraishy, Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof. Khawar Saeed Jamali, Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof. Mohammad Masroor, Director NIDE Prof. Akhtar Baloch and other senior faculty members and students attended were present.

Prof. Mohammad Saeed Quraishy, Vice Chancellor DUHS presenting a Bouquet to Qasim Ali Shah.

Mr. Qasim Shah in his presentation stated that most of the doctors do not have knowledge about any other thing except their profession. He opined that we have got much success in our life while we are still unhappy and trying to get it. There are many people in the world, who are always worries about future and all the time think about it. We need to identify problems of others peoples of the society, they would be grateful. We need to love peoples near us, forgive their mistakes, learn knowledge about everything which is important rather than one’s profession alone, help other in terms of professional and as well as other in other situations, do not do back biting of others, perform your duties with honesty and dedication and accept your mistake. Empty your mind of bad things. This will help you to get peace and happiness in your life. You need people to celebrate your success and happiness, so you should make some friends as well. Continuing he said that one should provide services to others in the society to help them, whether these services are professional or not. Perform your responsibilities with dedication and honesty. You will not only get success but you will become famous and your name will always be remembered. His advice was that one should spend time with the family and friends; spare more time for yourself.

Vice Chancellor-DUHS Prof. Mohammad Saeed Quraishy thanked the speaker for sharing his personal experience, precious time for the University. In the end, he presented Certificates and bouquet to the Guest speaker. (PR)

World Suicide Prevention
Day meeting at JPMC

KARACHI: World Suicide Prevention Day 2017 was organized by the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences JPMC on 8th September. It is observed every year on 10th September across the globe. The theme of this year was “Take a Minute, change a life”.

This global event was attended by the renowned psychiatrist, psychologist, media persons, medical students, nurses and other medical and paramedical professionals from Karachi, besides layman. Executive Director of JPMC, Dr. Seemin Jamali was the guest of honor.

Dr. Jawed Dars, Assistant Professor of the Department, gave the history of JPMC and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science. He briefly talked about the special clinic “Promotion of Mental Health and Prevention of Harm” and the services it provides to the community, especially for the prevention of suicide in an environment contusive to a healthy mind, named after Prof. Shafique Ahmed as Gosha-e-Afiyat.

Dr. Chooni Lal, Assistant Professor of the Department, talked about “How to Assess a Patient with Suicide Risk”. There was also a skit, prepared and performed by the Postgraduate Trainees and the House officers of the department in relation to the theme. It conveyed the message that giving a minute to someone and listening them in a non-judgmental and empathetic way can make a huge difference and save a life. The skit was highly appreciated by the honorable house.

Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Afridi in his presentation emphasized on the importance of this day. The role of media in the prevention of suicide was addressed by Mr. Jahangir Syed, who is a senior journalist. He emphasized that contrary to the current trend of media for promotion, responsible reporting is yet to be done in a better way.

During the question answer session, the panelists cleared the myths in the society about suicide. They also drew the attention of the audience to the newly emerging game “Blue Whale” which is propelling the young generation towards self-harm and suicide. The bottom-line of the event was that suicide is still underreported and no one is immune to it. However, good social communication and strong family support can serve as protective factors. Despite the fact that the Muslim countries have a deterrent affect due to their religion which strongly prohibits this act, suicide has become a major health problem. (PR)

Seminar on Stress
Management at DUHS

KARACHI: Ms. Farah Nasim was the guest speaker at Dow Medical College’s guest speaker session held recently and she spoke on Stress Management. The aim of this seminar was to raise awareness about, how stress can be managed in our daily life. Principal Dow Medical College Prof, Karter Dawani, Senior faculty members and large number of students participated in the seminar.

Ms. Farah Nasim said that the first step in managing stress is recognizing it in your life. Everyone feels stress in a different way. Stress management refers to the wide spectrum of techniques and psychotherapies aimed at controlling a person's levels of stress, especially chronic stress, usually for the purpose of improving everyday functioning. She further stated that there are many practical stress management techniques available, some for use by health professionals and others, for self-help, which may help an individual reduce their levels of stress, sharing with friends, family and other trustable person is very good stress management, provide positive feelings of control over one's life and promote general well-being. She also talked about quick and easy way to release the stress from one’s body and mentioned to take a few minutes to breathe deeply. Inhale deeply through your nose, then release the breath slowly through your mouth while you count down backwards from five to one.

She added that do not let stress get in the way of being social. Spending time with family and friends can help you feel better and forget about your stress. Confiding in a friend may also help you work out your problems. Later on, Prof. Karter Dawani Principal, Dow Medical College thanked the guest speaker and participants of the seminar. (PR)

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