One Summer in Limerick

One Summer in Limerick

When loneliness
and the homesickness
fades away into the ether

Shannon decant
its fluid gently
into the Atlantic Ocean

The reflection
of the quays are well
visible on its smooth surface

Then the peaceful
riverbank walk gives
a scenic backdrop at sunset

Imperfectly Perfect

Isn’t it weird that some of the flaws we usually found in others actually exist in us? Whether in the past, present or it might appear in the future, and it might not be on the same level. That’s why it is bad to judge other people. In fact, those flaws is what make us unique, and we must be aware that human nature generally is defective; let that sink in.

Fear Is Illusion

Fear is an unpleasant emotion—which can be rational or irrational—caused by the threat of danger, pain or harm. At some points in life fears that seems irrational must be eradicated. Fear is nothing but illusion which is blocking you from seeing the reality, thus you’re actually stronger than your fear – whatever it may be. This article will discuss the most common types of fears that people face on a daily basis and how to see beyond them, in order to experience a wonderful and fulfilled life.

Fear of confrontation, fear of saying “NO” and people pleasing attitudes are irrational, these types of fear will make you vulnerable to conformity and manipulation. If you have these types of fear manipulators can spot you from a mile away, and once they play their tricks on you and it works, they will continue pulling your strings. But if you don’t want to be a victim, the best method of countering these types of fear is to stay true to yourself and be yourself no matter the situation. Keep your head up wherever you found yourself, do your things in a way that satisfy your soul, and never allow the fear of failure, error, and rejection to paralyse your being.

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Take the Wheel

There’s a powerful and amazing maxim that says, “if it is to be, it is up to me.” That’s accountability at its best. Therefore, stop blaming others for your predicaments and start taking responsibility for your life. Your destiny is in your hands and you’re superior to your circumstances. Most aspect of your life are your responsibility, stop playing blame game and take control of your life.

Healthcare Ethics

Autonomy in General Internal Medicine and Sport Medicine

Autonomy is the personal ability to make decisions concerning one’s life, and such decision must be free from other interference and personal limitation. Besides, someone acting autonomously may be doing what they wants to do at will, but it must also be on the basis of conscious thought and reasoning. In this article, I will discuss autonomy and paternalism in healthcare by focusing on general internal medicine and sport medicine.

Respect for autonomy is a basic ethical principle in healthcare. This requires health professionals to do their best to preserve and enhance the autonomy of their patients. They must not interfere or constrain the autonomy of their patients, unless the exercise of such autonomy will harm others. Also, to mislead patients is to fail to give them the necessary information required to make autonomous choices. Besides, knowledge is an essential component of autonomy. A patient may have little understanding of the cause and effect of their medical conditions and the treatment they will receive; thus such patient cannot make an autonomous decision. Also, illness can have a disorienting effect on the individual, especially if it has obvious psychological consequences. In that case, patient may have little or no ability to make an autonomous decision.

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