European migrant crisis and health systems

European migrant crisis

According to the UN Refugee Agency, more than 65 million people are estimated to be displaced worldwide, with European countries registering over two million asylum applications since January 2015. The number of people moving for economic reasons has also grown…

Breaking bad news to patients

bad news

Breaking bad news is always a complex and sensitive task that requires practice and a considerate, tactful approach. In addition to the verbal component of providing medical information, it also requires other skills such as responding to patients' emotional reactions, involving…

Employee well-being in healthcare systems

Employee well-being

Keeping employees healthy and happy is pivotal to ensure optimum performance and progression of any business, particularly in hospitals and healthcare systems. Common strategies that can be taken within a company may include free eye tests, healthy food options, and…

Should vaccination for children be mandatory?

vaccination for children

Vaccination for children has become a trending topic worldwide. The last Monthly Pulse of 2017 brought the M3 Global Research Community into the debate over vaccination for children. In the United States, according to data from 2015 published by the Organisation for…

Bullying, undermining and harassment at work

bulling

August’s Monthly Pulse question was about bullying, undermining and harassment at work. Around one in five doctors in the UK’s NHS say they have been bullied or harassed in the workplace, with the British Orthopaedic Trainee Association (BOTA) reporting that 73%…