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Ann Lopez Aziz

Ann Lopez Aziz
Ann is a CaregiverAsia Powerpuff girl by day, mother by night. And a prudent Caregiver who believes balance is key. When not training for her next IRONMAN race, she scourers the neighbourhood for tasty epok-epok. Good thing she likes to share ‘cause sharing is caring!

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Top Recommended Online Courses for GPs

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 10, 2017 7:56:07 PM / by Ann Lopez Aziz posted in Freelancing

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General practitioner continuing medical education is important to both Singapore doctors and the public. Doctors graduate from medical school into a challenging world of general practice armed with immense knowledge. They, however, still need more of the skills that will help them adapt to their new role. They need to learn how to connect with their colleagues and their patients, how to properly manage problems rather than just provide a cure, and how to encourage patients to share in decision-making.

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A Locum Doctor’s Tax and Financial Concerns

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 26, 2017 11:43:47 AM / by Ann Lopez Aziz posted in Freelancing

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The financial concerns of a locum doctor differs from that of a salaried GP. Locum doctors can earn more by working longer hours or choosing hospitals that pay more. This is, in fact, one of the advantages of working as a locum doctor.

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6 Signs You Are Ready To Be a Locum GP

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 19, 2017 7:56:44 PM / by Ann Lopez Aziz posted in Freelancing

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Some patients dislike seeing locum doctors even though many locums are as qualified as regular GPs. Many negative things are heard about locum GPs even though many are able to save livesThere are many benefits to locum practice, but how can you handle the negatives that come with it? You need to have the qualities that can tell you’re ready to become a locum doctor in Singapore.

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4 Advantages of Working as a Locum Doctor

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 12, 2017 6:31:58 PM / by Ann Lopez Aziz posted in Freelancing

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The advantages of working as a locum doctor can’t be denied. Quite a number of General Practitioners (GP) are now choosing to work as locum rather than remaining a partner or staying in a salaried role.

Locum practice is an excellent alternative to a permanent position. It can also serve as a source of additional income if you take on part time locum shifts. As a locum GP, you will cover manpower shortage when demands for doctors are high. There are also opportunities for long-term work such as a maternity leave cover.

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What Makes a Good Locum Doctor? 6 Must-Have Qualities

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 8, 2017 5:35:47 PM / by Ann Lopez Aziz posted in Freelancing

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There’s no question as to the attractiveness of a locum practice. But what qualities must a good locum general practitioner (GP) possess to succeed in the field? What makes a good locum doctor? According to Prof. David Haslam, chairman of The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, GPs need to be able to “shut up, listen, care, and know something”. Those may be desirable traits, but defining a good locum doctor is a formidable task.

A study done by Mayo Clinic where they surveyed patients from 14 medical specialists reveals seven desirable traits of a good doctor. Soliant Health – a healthcare staffing giant in the USA – collated and aggregated rankings of the top 10 quality of highly effective doctors. The most common characteristic of a good locum doctor seems to be the ability to confront all causes of pain and suffering while inspiring total confidence in patients. Yes, that’s some heavy burden. Fortunately, skills can be cultivated.

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Hypnotherapy: An Alternative Therapy to Help with Depression

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 25, 2017 1:38:04 PM / by Ann Lopez Aziz posted in Testimonials

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Hypnotherapy may be an unknown territory for many. For John (not his real name), this therapy that involves a form of hypnosis technique has helped him control his emotions, namely anger and pride, and brought him out of the darkness.

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Why Every Mother Needs a Confinement Nanny

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 18, 2017 11:16:50 AM / by Ann Lopez Aziz posted in Testimonials

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She engaged a confinement nanny again when she had her second baby so she could get more rest. “Every mother needs a confinement nanny so they can recuperate and rest well after pregnancy.”

There’s a common notion that confinement nannies are more beneficial to new moms than experienced ones. Some say moms who are experienced do not need to engage confinement nannies because they’re already knowledgeable in handling and breastfeeding newborns. Brenda Lee begs to differ.

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Need Urgent Help at Home? Part Time Caregiver Could be the Answer

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 4, 2017 4:23:25 PM / by Ann Lopez Aziz posted in Testimonials

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Valerie Lim needed day and night nurses to watch over her mother, who was terminally ill.

Like many families who are looking for urgent help at home, the housewife searched and scanned the internet for nurses to care for her elderly mother. “She was already under home hospice care with the Assisi team, but I needed help to bathe her, administer injections, and watch her through the night,” Valerie said.

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Lifting Techniques From Seated to Standing Printable

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 4, 2017 9:50:06 AM / by Ann Lopez Aziz posted in Printables

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Here are points to remember when assisting someone to stand from a seated position. Get your lifting techniques from seated to standing printable here!

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Take 5: Tips for Communicating with Someone who has Dementia

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 26, 2017 8:18:00 PM / by Ann Lopez Aziz posted in Take 5 Tips

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As their Dementia progresses, your loved one may find it hard to articulate their thoughts and find words in speech, as well as have difficulty to write, read, and even listen. They will also find it challenging to express their emotions. So how do you communicate with a loved one who suffers from Dementia without feeling exasperated? We have some tips for communicating with someone who has Dementia.

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