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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052342/supported-housing-for-adults-with-psychiatric-disabilities-how%C3%A2-tenants-confront-the-problem-of-loneliness
#1
Myra Piat, Judith Sabetti, Deborah Padgett
The objective of this study was to examine the experience of loneliness among people with psychiatric disabilities after moving from custodial housing, including group homes, boarding homes, and family-type residences to independent, supported apartments in the community. Qualitative research methods guided by a naturalistic/constructivist framework were used. Data collection occurred between May 2014 and July 2015 and consisted of individual semi-structured interviews with 24 tenants residing in five supported housing sites across three Canadian provinces; interviews were also conducted with a designated family member for each tenant and with their service providers...
October 19, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024211/the-impact-of-holiday-clubs-on-household-food-insecurity-a-pilot-study
#2
Michael A Long, Paul B Stretesky, Pamela Louise Graham, Katie Jane Palmer, Eileen Steinbock, Margaret Anne Defeyter
This research investigates whether holiday clubs have the potential to reduce food insecurity among households in the United Kingdom. We survey parents (n = 38) of children attending seven different holiday clubs to estimate the percentage of children in those programmes who come from food insecure households. Results suggest that 42% (16 out of 38 respondents) of children come from households defined as "food insecure" and 24% (9 out of 38 respondents) come from households that are "food insecure with hunger...
October 10, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990292/investigating-the-impact-of-the-universal-healthcare-coverage-programme-on-community-pharmacy-practice
#3
Andi Hermansyah, Erica Sainsbury, Ines Krass
The introduction of Universal Healthcare Coverage (JKN) in 2014 has changed the landscape of the Indonesian healthcare and affected the community pharmacy sector. This paper investigates perceptions of healthcare and pharmacy stakeholders about the impact of JKN on the practice of pharmacists and pharmacy in both public (Puskesmas) and private (Community or Retail pharmacy) settings. In-depth, semi-structured interviews were conducted from February to August 2016 involving 29 participants representing key stakeholders from different provinces in Indonesia...
October 9, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990248/exploring-the-collaboration-between-formal-and-informal-care-from-the-professional-perspective-a-thematic-synthesis
#4
REVIEW
Aldiene Henrieke Hengelaar, Margo van Hartingsveldt, Yvette Wittenberg, Faridi van Etten-Jamaludin, Rick Kwekkeboom, Ton Satink
In Dutch policy and at the societal level, informal caregivers are ideally seen as essential team members when creating, together with professionals, co-ordinated support plans for the persons for whom they care. However, collaboration between professionals and informal caregivers is not always effective. This can be explained by the observation that caregivers and professionals have diverse backgrounds and frames of reference regarding providing care. This thematic synthesis sought to examine and understand how professionals experience collaboration with informal caregivers to strengthen the care triad...
October 9, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984074/availability-of-comprehensive-services-in-permanent-supportive-housing-in-los-angeles
#5
Benjamin F Henwood, Taylor Harris, Darlene Woo, Hailey Winetrobe, Harmony Rhoades, Suzanne L Wenzel
Studies have often described a specific model or models of permanent supportive housing (PSH), yet few studies have systematically examined what services are typically offered to PSH tenants in any given service system and how those services are offered. Using telephone surveys from 23 PSH agency supervisors and qualitative data collected from 11 focus groups with 60 frontline providers and 17 individual interviews with supervisors from a subset of surveyed agencies-all of which were completed between July 2014 and December 2015-the goal of this study is to better understand what services are being offered in PSH organisations located in Los Angeles and what barriers frontline providers face in delivering these services...
October 6, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980423/asian-americans-concerns-and-plans-about-alzheimer-s-disease-the-role-of-exposure-literacy-and-cultural-beliefs
#6
Yuri Jang, Hyunwoo Yoon, Nan Sook Park, Min-Kyoung Rhee, David A Chiriboga
Responding to the increase of the Asian American population and the growing imperative to address issues on Alzheimer's disease (AD) in diverse populations, this study examined Asian Americans' concerns about AD (both concerns about one's own development of AD and about becoming an AD caregiver) and plans for AD. Focus was given on exploring the role of AD exposure, AD literacy and cultural beliefs about AD in predicting AD-related concerns and plans. Using data from 2,609 participants in the 2015 Asian American Quality of Life survey (aged 18-98), logistic regression models of three outcome measures (concerns about one's own development of AD, concerns about becoming an AD caregiver and plans about AD) were estimated...
October 4, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980405/improving-the-effectiveness-of-interpreted-consultations-australian-interpreter-general-practitioner-and-patient-perspectives
#7
Nancy Sturman, Rebecca Farley, Fernanda Claudio, Patricia Avila
Healthcare consultations with patients lacking English proficiency are challenging for all parties, even in Australian primary care where the engagement of interpreters is encouraged and fully subsidised. Our objective was to understand these challenges from the perspectives of interpreters, patients and general practitioners in order to improve the effectiveness of interpreted consultations. Our investigator team approached the interpreted consultation as an interprofessional collaboration. A convenience sample of seven general practitioners, eight health interpreters and six representatives from culturally and linguistically diverse communities (representing the patient perspective) participated in three separate focus group discussions, lasting 60-90 min each, exploring participant experiences with healthcare consultations in which interpreters were present...
October 4, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980359/australian-homeless-persons-experiences-of-social-connectedness-isolation-and-loneliness
#8
Marlee Bower, Elizabeth Conroy, Janette Perz
Both loneliness and a lack of social integration are associated with serious physical and psychological health issues. One population highly susceptible to social isolation and loneliness are individuals who are homeless, who also experience high rates of mental disorder and relationship breakdown. Despite this, little research has explored how social networks, isolation and loneliness are experienced for those with a history of homelessness. In-depth, semi-structured interviews were used to get a nuanced understanding of how social networks and isolation are experienced and understood by individuals experiencing homelessness...
October 4, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940775/the-impact-of-the-arts-in-healthcare-on-patients-and-service-users-a-critical-review
#9
REVIEW
Melanie Boyce, Hilary Bungay, Carol Munn-Giddings, Ceri Wilson
This review provides an updated evaluation of the emerging body of literature on the value of the arts in healthcare settings. Internationally, there is growing interest in the use of the arts in the healthcare context supported by the number of research studies reported in the nursing and medical literature. There is evidence that arts interventions have positive effects on psychological and physiological outcomes on patients in a hospital environment. A critical review of the literature between 2011 and 2016 was undertaken...
September 20, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929540/diabetes-management-in-a-foreign-land-a-case-study-on-chinese-australians
#10
Tammie S T Choi, Karen Z Walker, Claire Palermo
The aim of this study was to understand the experience of Chinese migrants living with type 2 diabetes in Australia and explore their culturally specific diabetes management needs, habits and expectations in the Australian context to help shape an Australian Chinese diabetes service. A case study approach was employed across two Australian cities (Melbourne and Sydney), using participant-observations and qualitative interviews. Purposive sampling was used to find diabetes education sessions for observation and facilitators for interviews before snowball technique was used to identify relevant clinicians...
September 19, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905485/public-expenditure-costs-of-carers-leaving-employment-in-england-2015-2016
#11
Linda Pickard, Derek King, Nicola Brimblecombe, Martin Knapp
In the context of global population ageing, the reconciliation of employment and unpaid caring is becoming an important social issue. The estimation of the public expenditure costs of carers leaving employment is a valuable measure that is of considerable interest to policy makers. In 2012, the Personal Social Services Research Unit estimated that the public expenditure costs of unpaid carers leaving employment in England were approximately £1.3 billion a year, based on the costs of Carer's Allowance and lost tax revenues on forgone incomes...
September 14, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891219/the-health-and-well-being-of-children-and-young-people-who-are-looked-after-findings-from-a-face-to-face-survey-in-glasgow
#12
Sharon Vincent, Michael Jopling
Evidence suggests children and young people who are looked after (LACYP) may have poorer health outcomes than children and young people in the general population, particularly in relation to mental health. This paper discusses findings from a survey of the health and well-being of LACYP in Glasgow. A structured questionnaire used in the 2010 Glasgow Schools Survey (GSS) was adapted and administered in face-to-face interviews with 130 young people aged 11-18 in 2014-2015 to investigate various aspects of health and well-being including physical activity, diet and sleep, smoking, alcohol and drugs, health feelings and worries, behaviours, attitudes and expectations...
September 11, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891109/strengthening-community-mental-health-competence-a-realist-informed-case-study-from-dehradun-north-india
#13
Kaaren Mathias, Jeph Mathias, Isabel Goicolea, Michelle Kermode
Few accounts exist of programmes in low- and middle-income countries seeking to strengthen community knowledge and skills in mental health. This case study uses a realist lens to explore how a mental health project in a context with few mental health services, strengthened community mental health competence by increasing community knowledge, creating safer social spaces and engaging partnerships for action. We used predominantly qualitative methods to explore relationships between context, interventions, mechanisms and outcomes in the "natural setting" of a community-based mental health project in Dehradun district, Uttarakhand, North India...
September 11, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872723/working-atmosphere-job-satisfaction-and-individual-characteristics-of-community-mental-health-professionals-in-integrated-care
#14
Katja Goetz, Katja Kleine-Budde, Anke Bramesfeld, Constance Stegbauer
Working requirements of community mental healthcare professionals in integrated care are complex. There is a lack of research concerning the relation of job satisfaction, working atmosphere and individual characteristics. For the current study, a survey evaluating job satisfaction and working atmosphere of mental healthcare professionals in integrated care was performed. About 321 community mental healthcare professionals were included in the survey; the response rate was 59.5%. The professional background of community mental healthcare professionals included nursing, social work and psychology...
September 5, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872213/handovers-in-primary-healthcare-in-norway-a-qualitative-study-of-general-practitioners-collaborative-experiences
#15
Ann-Chatrin Linqvist Leonardsen, Lilliana Del Busso, Vigdis Abrahamsen Grøndahl, Lars-Petter Jelsness-Jørgensen
Worldwide demographic development increases the pressure on healthcare services. In Norway, municipal acute wards (MAWs) have been established as a 24-hr acute healthcare service as a primary healthcare alternative to hospitalisation. General practitioners (GPs) are key holders of referrals to different healthcare service levels, yet studies of GPs' experiences with these wards are sparse. Suboptimal handovers could lead to hospital readmissions, avoidable morbidity and even mortality. The aim of this study was to explore GPs' experiences with patient handovers to MAWs as well as to hospitals...
September 5, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872210/community-health-workers-experiences-of-using-video-teaching-tools-during-home-visits-a-pilot-study
#16
Bronwyné Coetzee, Hannah Kohrman, Mark Tomlinson, Nokwanele Mbewu, Ingrid Le Roux, Maya Adam
Innovations in health, such as the use of tablet computers, show promise in broadening the scope of work of community health workers (CHWs), and play an important role in keeping CHWs and their clients up to date with advancements in health. While the use of mobile phones and tablets is innovative, the applicability of these technologies in different contexts remains poorly understood. Furthermore, little is known about the acceptability and feasibility of the use of video teaching tools on such devices across diverse contexts...
September 5, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868804/prevalence-and-socioeconomic-characteristics-of-alcohol-disorders-among-men-and-women-in-the-eastern-cape-province-south-africa
#17
Lena M C Andersson, Akwasi Twum-Antwi, Carin Staland-Nyman, Dalena Rm van Rooyen
There is growing concern about alcohol problems in low- and middle-income countries. More research is required, particularly among the younger generation. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of alcohol disorders and associated socioeconomic characteristics among young men and women living in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. This was a cross-sectional population-based study of 977 participants (52% male and 48% female) aged 18-40, the majority of whom lived in low-income areas. Data collection was carried out in 2012 by trained fieldworkers...
September 4, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868664/profile-of-consumers-and-their-partners-of-a-perinatal-and-infant-mental-health-pimh-service-in-australia
#18
Dominiek Coates, Christine Saleeba, Deborah Howe
The perinatal period is a time of great vulnerability for many women, in particular those with a range of psychosocial vulnerabilities and mental health risk factors. This paper outlines the psychosocial and mental health profile of consumers and their partners of a perinatal and infant mental health (PIMH) service in Australia. To establish the consumer profile, we analysed client vulnerabilities and demographical information maintained over a 6-year period for 406 consumers. Consumer information, including mental health problems, psychosocial vulnerabilities and demographical information, was entered into a standalone database by the allocated clinicians upon service allocation and throughout treatment...
September 4, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857339/qualitative-analyses-of-lived-experience-for-residents-in-the-elderly-care-departments-at-the-community-health-service-centres-in-southwestern-china
#19
Dan Wang, Huilan Zhang, Hui Ren, Yu Luo
With its huge ageing population, China faces an enormous challenge for its elderly support and care. One of the proposed solutions was to diversify the elderly support systems. Towards this goal, setting up the Elderly Care Departments in the community health service centres is one of such new Chinese endeavour. This qualitative study was conducted among the residents enrolled in existing Elderly Care Departments established at the community health service centres in Chongqing, a Southwestern Chinese city, to evaluate the lived experience of the residents and to find strategies for improvement...
August 30, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795463/social-work-generated-evidence-in-traumatic-brain-injury-from-1975-to-2014-a-systematic-scoping-review
#20
REVIEW
Andy Mantell, Grahame Kenneth Simpson, Martha Vungkhanching, Kate Fiona Jones, Thomas Strandberg, Patti Simonson
The International Network for Social Workers in Acquired Brain Injury (INSWABI) commissioned a systematic scoping review to ascertain the social work-generated evidence base on people with traumatic brain injury (TBI) of working age. The review aimed to identify the output, impact and quality of publications authored by social workers on this topic. Study quality was evaluated through assessment frameworks drawn from the United Kingdom National Service Framework for Long-Term Conditions. In the 40-year period from 1975 to 2014, 115 items were published that met the search criteria (intervention studies, n = 10; observational studies, n = 52; literature reviews, n = 6; expert opinion or policy analysis, n = 39; and others, n = 8)...
August 9, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
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