Dr Nikunj Jani,
Starting Over, New Beginnings and the Road Ahead…
“I.C.R. has been most active: last two years.
Thanks to the learners, lay as well as from the profession. Who try their best to teach us most critically, what we know not: that despite our best efforts and beliefs, they are finding it as difficult as ever to learn!
For us, that is the best thing that can happen: it launches us on better innovations, representations, explanations and so forth.
Our close friends: brand us as selling old wine in new bottles dazzling bright with shapes fantastic and diverse! It is difficult: even for us: to have new wine bubbling forth from the fountain-head of Totality.
Our appreciation remains the same as ever.
We respond to the demand,
Law –abiding that we are: our supply reflects the Learner, ever changeable.
Good teaching demands accommodation: on our part.
Hence a new PRESENTATION: of TOTALITY and its ESSENCE. We have found it useful as a device in promoting better clarity.
We hope you find it likewise.”
– Dr. M. L. Dhawale, Perceiving 1
It’s been too long since we took the time
No-one’s to blame, I know time flies so quickly…
…It’s time to spread our wings and fly
…It’ll be just like starting over
– John Lennon
After a long hiatus, there is a journal coming out of the ICR stables. Just like what MLD sir wrote in Perceiving, MLDMHI has been quite active in these years in the areas of education, patient care, research and community care. There was a long-felt need to present our work to the profession and hence the idea of the Journal of Integrated Standardized Homoeopathy (JISH) was born.
Today an individual is inseparable from his “device”; all across the globe print media has been slowly downing shutters and online is now the new print. Hence it was decided that we come out with an e-journal rather than a printed one.
The Journal of Integrated Standardized Homoeopathy (JISH), an e-Journal of the MLDMHI, is planned as a Quarterly publication of the MLDMHI which intends to provide an opportunity to the students & the staff of the Institute (PG and UG), Alumni and our Associates to publish their clinical experiences, results of their pilot research projects, reports on innovative methods of education and to communicate academic and social events to all within the Institute.
Great advances in Homoeopathy are occurring, but the world today talks of evidence. At JISH, we have a vision to bring out the best possible research based articles on Homoeopathy. We will also try and bring out interesting case reports and studies which will enhance our knowledge. MLDMHI has been practicing a lot of innovations in Educational Methodology and Teaching. We will try and bring well-researched articles on educational methodology so that we may help enhance the teaching methodology in Homoeopathic colleges.
In this very first issue itself, there is a well-researched Educational Methodology paper which will demonstrate the utility of Multimedia for enhancing observational skills during Homoeopathic case-taking in Homoeopathic post-graduate students.
We also bring to you an original research paper based on our work in the interior and tribal area of Bhopoli and Vikramgarh, which explores the role of Homoeopathy in the management of malnutrition in children in the age group of 1 year to 4 years.
We also have a few interesting case reports and wonderful papers on the impact of our community initiatives and their benefits to the community at large both in Bhopoli and Karjan. Along with this there is campus news, updates and much more.
So, with the rains and the dark clouds receding, the sun shining and the festive season already started, we hope the newer beginnings of the launch of this Journal will add to your learning and celebration.
We are at the start of a new journey and hope to have you along with us on this ride. While I write this, two things strike me: one is this lovely painting titled ‘Lancaster County’ by a popular contemporary American artist Karin Jurick.
The beautiful road must be leading to a destination which is bound to be equally attractive. Hope and positivity
at the beginning of the journey is what I am sure all of us are filled with which appears to be symbolically represented in this painting.
And two, the wonderful song by the famous Irish composer Van Morrison (Sir George Ivan Morrison), which goes like this:
“When all the dark clouds roll away
And the sun begins to shine…
…Well it shines so bright and it gives so much light
And it comes from the sky above
…And it seems like (seems like), yes it feels like (feels like),
A brand new day”.
All of us at the JISH have enjoyed creating this new journal. Hope you enjoy reading it as well.
A happy festive season to you and all your loved ones!
Dr Manoj Patel, M.D. (Hom)
Professor and Head, Dept. of Psychiatry & Director, Community Health Services,
Dr. M. L. Dhawale Memorial Homoeopathic Institute, Palghar
Dr Anoop Nigwekar, M.D. (Hom), MBA, Adv. Dip Mgmt,
Professor and Head, Dept. of Repertory & Director, Projects, Dr. M. L. Dhawale Memorial Homoeopathic Institute, Palghar
Dr Shama Rao, M.D. (Hom),
Professor and Head, Dept. of Medicine, Dr. M. L. Dhawale Memorial Homoeopathic Institute, Palghar
Dr Mihir Parikh, M.D. (Hom), MBA (Education Mgmt),
Professor and Head, Dept. of Organon of Medicine &Campus Director, Smt. Malini Kishore Sanghvi Homoeopathic Medical College, Karjan
Dr Ami Majmundar, M.D. (Hom), MBA (HR),
Professor and Head, Dept. of Homoeopathic Pharmacy,Smt. Malini Kishore Sanghvi Homoeopathic Medical College, Karjan
Dr Amita Agrawal, M.D. (Hom)
Reader, Dept. of Homoeopathic Materia Medica, Smt. Malini Kishore Sanghvi Homoeopathic Medical College, Karjan
EDITORIAL ADVISORS AND PRINCIPALS
Smt. Rohini Belsare, M.A., M.Ed.
Advisor, Publications, Dr. M. L. D. Trust
Dr Kumar Dhawale, M.D. (Psych Med), DPM, M.F. Hom (London),
Former Principal & Professor, Dept of Psychiatry, Dr. M. L. Dhawale Memorial Homoeopathic Institute, Palghar
Dr Bipin Jain, M.D. (Hom), MBA (Education Mgmt)
Principal & Academic Director, Professor and Head, Dept. of Homoeopathic Materia Medica, Dr. M. L. Dhawale Memorial Homoeopathic Institute, Palghar
Dr Hitesh Purohit, M.D. (Hom), MBA (Education Mgmt),
Principal, Professor and Head, Dept. of Homoeopathic Materia Medica, Smt. Malini Kishore Sanghvi Homoeopathic Medical College, Karjan
Dr Bhavik Parekh, M.D. (Hom),
Reader, Dept. of Homoeopathic Materia Medica & Head, Clinical Academics, Dr. M. L. Dhawale Memorial Homoeopathic Institute, Palghar
Dr Dilip Nandha, M.D. (Hom), MBA (Education Mgmt)
Professor and Head, Dept. of Medicine, Head, Clinical Services & Hospital Superintendent, Smt. Malini Kishore Sanghvi Homoeopathic Medical College, Karjan
Dr Prashant Tamboli, M.D. (Hom),
Reader, Dept. of Repertory & Head, Research and Medical Informatics, Dr. M. L. Dhawale Memorial Homoeopathic Institute, Palghar
Dr Shruti Palaye, M.D. (Hom), ELS,
Freelance Medical Editor and Content Writer
Dr Nikunj Jani, M.D. (Hom),
Reader, Dept. of Repertory,
Dr. M. L. Dhawale Memorial Homoeopathic Institute, Palghar
Dr Bharat Panchal, M.D. (Hom),
Vice- Principal, Professor and Head, Dept. of Anatomy, Smt. Malini Kishore Sanghvi Homoeopathic Medical College, Karjan
Dr Madhavi Tamboli, M.D. (Hom),
Lecturer, Dept. of Repertory, Dr. M. L. Dhawale Memorial Homoeopathic Institute, Palghar
Dr Pankaj Bhatt, M.D. (Hom),
Professor, Dept. of Homoeopathic Pharmacy, Smt. Malini Kishore Sanghvi Homoeopathic Medical College, Karjan
Ms Sayli Walke, BFA (Applied Art), PGDM (Strategic Design)
Manager- Marketing, Dr M. L. Dhawale Memorial Organizations
The journal shall be published quarterly in the second week of the month. The manuscripts must be primarily the work of the authors and must not have been previously published or under consideration of any other journal.
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