Stop Child Abuse!!!


Assalamualaikum w.b.t and salam sejahtera..

Alhamdulillah today, saya baru je balik dari Seminar One Stop Crisis Centre anjuran OSCC Unit & SCAN team of HSB. This program is basically about how we as medical doctors cater child abuse cases. 

Regardless of the types of abuse, this seminar cover all aspect by giving some brief guideline how to manage patient that came to us with the chief complaint of abuse.Memang best!!!

Many of us regard a word ‘abuse’ as a taboo in our society. But as the time flies, the abuse cases especially related to child abuse are increasing day by day. It’s sad to know that people are reluctant to discuss this matter and they keep on closing their mind. So let’s have some anjakan paradigma starting from today by opening our mind and and have some knowledge what abuse is all about, ok? 


Abuse is defined as any sort of assault; maybe physical, sexual, emotional, negligence, exploitation or trafficking that might alter the health, life as well as the child’s dignity. Abuse is not only sexual ok! For example:

  • A mother who neglect the daily needs of her child; for example clothing, feeding, schooling is considered as abuse.
  • Pemerdagangan orang (like jual anak...jual isteri…) also considered abuse.
  • Menggunakan kanak- kanak untuk meminta sedekah di kira sebagai exploitasi which is also considered as abusive.
  • Rakan sekerja or boss kat pejabat yg suke usha lain macam and salu sentuh2 anda…or buat isyarat yg xsepatutnya ( u know what I’m saying…) di tempat kerja is consider sexual abuse.
So instead of understanding abuse as only sexual abuse, there are actually a lot of other types of abuse that we might encounter daily but we missed it. 

“the eyes cannot see what the mind do not know”’
So as for the seminar per se, there were 9 speakers which talks about physical and sexual abuse in children. The speakers came from various department; Pediatric, Obstetric & Gynecology, Forensic Medicine, Psychiatry. This seminar covers all aspect of management of abuse cases patients. 

There were even invited speakers from PDRM; DSP Choo Lily…memang best sangat dia punye talk. Dah macam Inspektor Aleeza dalam Gerak Khas pon ade. Theee (^^,)… Apart from that, we also have sessions with a speaker from JKM, a Psychologist from JKNS and the representative from All Women’s Action Society (AWAM).

We gain a lot of new information from the speakers today... thanks to Pediatric Specialist, Dr. Zahilah Filzah for the invitation.

Banyak sebenarnya hal berkaitan child abuse yang kita tak tahu, so dalam entry2 lepas ni I try my best to share some important examples of child abuse…insyaAllah (^___^).

So to put in a nutshell, child abuse is not a personal problem. It is a nationwide problem that needs all available hands to stop it spread further in the society. Say no to CHILD ABUSE!!!


P/S: Happy faces of my colleague after the seminar ends. Gonna write about “Shaken Baby Syndrome” later… astalavista!

Medical Textbook


Salam alaik and salam sejahtera…
I personally wanna congratulate all 1st year juniors as they already started their MBBS course this coming Monday. To other batches especially 3rd year, welcome aboard to clinical life where real things happen.

So basically this post is about question asked by my fellow juniors regarding textbooks. I hope this post may benefit us altogether. 

The standard international book will always be the same where ever you go. However there are some special preferences from each lecturer based on their own experience which surely will help us. As we are having a lot of lecturers abroad, so there are some books recommended by them and I personally find it so easy to use and easy to understand all the facts. Some notes regarding books:
  • 1st year
o   Anatomy they will have 4 types of books; Gray’s Anatomy textbook, Netter atlas (atlas is some sort of kamus bergambar), histology book as well as embryology book.
o   Physiology will use the Guyton.
o   Biochemistry using books by U Satranarayana but some other international book also can be use. 

  • 2nd year
o   Pathology usually we use Robbins and Cotran. We also had textbook from India. The author is Harsh Mohan. For Pathology u might need to have atlas as well.
o   Microbiology book is by Jawetz but I personally used Microbiology textbook by Chakraborty.
o   Forensic we can use Krishnan Vij. There is also another book written by Gautam Biswas which is a review of Forensic Medicine.
o   Pharmacology suggested book is Lippincott, Katzung as well as K.D Tripati.

  • 3rd year (during my time)
o   Medical we can use Kumar & Clark or Davidson.Some handbook like oxford handbook also will be easy to carry around and so helpful especially when we attend clinic session.
o   Surgery is either Browse or the best one is Bailey & Love.
o   For O&G we can use Obstetric and Gynecology by Ten Teachers.
o    For pediatrics, there are two books; Nelson and Illustrative Pediatric or the popular name is Sunflower book.We also must have a pediatric protocol by MOH.
o   PCM can use John Murtagh.
o   Psychiatry can use DSM IV book, Kaplan & Saddock as well as Psychiatry clerkship book.

 I hope that it may help some of you to choose which book to read. Beli dan bace ye? Jangan jadik mcm saya...having a stack of unread book at home. Haha..