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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525464/the-cardiac-rehabilitation-model-improves-fitness-quality-of-life-and-depression-in-breast-cancer-survivors
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Lianne B Dolan, Danielle Barry, Teresa Petrella, Lindsay Davey, Ann Minnes, Allison Yantzi, Susan Marzolini, Paul Oh
PURPOSE: Exercise is a demonstrated, therapeutic strategy for cancer survivors to minimize many treatment-induced side effects and may decrease risk of recurrence. Nonetheless, structured programs that combine exercise and education are not yet standardized within cancer care. The Health, Exercise, Active Living, Therapeutic lifestyle (HEALTh) program is a clinical exercise program based on the established cardiac rehabilitation model, but customized for female breast cancer survivors...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522923/the-use-of-supportive-communication-when-responding-to-older-people-s-emotional-distress-in-home-care-an-observational-study
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Linda Hafskjold, Vibeke Sundling, Sandra van Dulmen, Hilde Eide
BACKGROUND: Responding to older people's distress by acknowledging or encouraging further discussion of emotions is central to supportive, person-centred communication, and may enhance home care outcomes and thereby promote healthy aging. This observational study describes nursing staff's responses to older people's emotional distress, and identify factors that encourage further emotional disclosure. METHODS: Audio-recorded home care visits in Norway (n = 196), including 48 older people and 33 nursing staff, were analysed with the Verona Coding Definitions of Emotional Sequences, identifying expressions of emotional distress and subsequent provider responses...
2017: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510760/what-factors-hinder-the-decision-making-process-for-women-with-cancer-and-contemplating-fertility-preservation-treatment
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Georgina Jones, Jane Hughes, Neda Mahmoodi, Emily Smith, Jonathan Skull, William Ledger
BACKGROUND: Although fertility preservation (FP) treatment options have increased, the existing evidence suggests that many women with cancer do not feel well supported in making these decisions, but find them stressful and complex and fail to take up fertility care at this crucial time. Whilst existing reviews have all made important contributions to our understanding of the FP decision-making process, none of them examine solely and specifically these processes for women of reproductive age with a diagnosis of any cancer, leaving a gap in the knowledge base...
May 16, 2017: Human Reproduction Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509335/dignity-conserving-care-actions-in-palliative-care-an-integrative-review-of-swedish-research
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Carina Werkander Harstäde, Karin Blomberg, Eva Benzein, Ulrika Östlund
BACKGROUND: Previous research has proposed that persons in need of palliative care often have a loss of functions and roles that affects social and existential self-image. Moreover, these individuals also commonly suffer from complex multisymptoms. This, together with the situation of facing an impending death, can lead to a loss of dignity. Therefore, supporting these persons' dignity is a crucial challenge for professional nurses. The 'Dignity Care Intervention' addresses the multidimensionality of dignity by identifying patients' dignity-related concerns and suggests care actions to address them...
May 16, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502218/recommendations-to-reduce-inequalities-for-lgbt-people-facing-advanced-illness-accesscare-national-qualitative-interview-study
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Katherine Bristowe, Matthew Hodson, Bee Wee, Kathryn Almack, Katherine Johnson, Barbara A Daveson, Jonathan Koffman, Linda McEnhill, Richard Harding
BACKGROUND: Lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or trans (LGBT) people have higher risk of certain life-limiting illnesses and unmet needs in advanced illness and bereavement. ACCESSCare is the first national study to examine in depth the experiences of LGBT people facing advanced illness. AIM: To explore health-care experiences of LGBT people facing advanced illness to elicit views regarding sharing identity (sexual orientation/gender history), accessing services, discrimination/exclusion and best-practice examples...
April 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497868/person-centred-care-dialectics-inquired-in-the-context-of-palliative-care
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Joakim Öhlén, Sheryl Reimer-Kirkham, Barbara Astle, Cecilia Håkanson, Joyce Lee, Marjukka Eriksson, Richard Sawatzky
Although a widely used concept in health care, person-centred care remains somewhat ambiguous. In the field of palliative care, person-centred care is considered a historically distinct ideal and yet there continues to be a dearth of conceptual clarity. Person-centred care is also challenged by the pull of standardization that characterizes much of health service delivery. The conceptual ambiguity becomes especially problematic in contemporary pluralistic societies, particularly in the light of continued inequities in healthcare access and disparities in health outcomes...
May 12, 2017: Nursing Philosophy: An International Journal for Healthcare Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494774/expanding-conceptualizations-of-harm-reduction-results-from-a-qualitative-community-based-participatory-research-study-with-people-who-inject-drugs
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L M Boucher, Z Marshall, A Martin, K Larose-Hébert, J V Flynn, C Lalonde, D Pineau, J Bigelow, T Rose, R Chase, R Boyd, M Tyndall, C Kendall
BACKGROUND: The perspectives of people who use drugs are critical in understanding why people choose to reduce harm in relation to drug use, what practices are considered or preferred in conceptualizations of harm reduction, and which environmental factors interfere with or support the use of harm reduction strategies. This study explores how people who inject drugs (PWID) think about harm reduction and considers the critical imperative of equity in health and social services delivery for this community...
May 12, 2017: Harm Reduction Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494663/what-is-person-centred-care-and-can-it-be-achieved-in-emergency-departments
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Chloe-Jane Kennedy
Contemporary nursing in all disciplines focuses on the concept of person-centred care, and how this improves patients' experiences. This article defines person-centred care, and considers whether it can be upheld in emergency departments, which are facing unprecedented pressures, and in which staff resilience and morale are challenged continually.
May 12, 2017: Emergency Nurse: the Journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493647/the-liminality-of-the-patient-with-dementia-in-geriatric-rehabilitation-hospitals
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Robin Digby, Susan Lee, Allison Williams
AIM: The aim was to explore the experiences of people with dementia in sub-acute geriatric rehabilitation hospitals to critically evaluate the care received by such patients. BACKGROUND: Globally the number of people with dementia is growing and is expected to impact progressively more on health systems. People with dementia can become deconditioned and deteriorate in cognitive function while in hospital. The unfamiliar environment and people can cause the person to become disorientated which then leads to behavioural symptoms which complicate care...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493595/empathy-in-pediatric-intensive-care-nurses-part-1-behavioral-and-psychological-correlates
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Margot Latimer, Philip L Jackson, Fanny Eugène, Emily Macleod, Tara Hatfield, Etienne Vachon-Presseau, Pierre-Emmanuel Michon, Kenneth M Prkachin
AIM: To determine if differences exist between pediatric intensive care nurses and allied health professionals in empathy, secondary trauma, burnout, pain exposure and pain ratings of self and others. Early and late career differences were also examined. BACKGROUND: Nurses are routinely exposed to patient pain expression. This work context may make them vulnerable to adverse outcomes such as desensitization to patient pain or a compromise in personal wellbeing. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489153/changes-in-nursing-practice-to-improve-patient-safety
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Andréia Guerra Siman, Maria José Menezes Brito
Objective: To identify changes in nursing practice to improve the quality of care and patient safety. Method: A case study conducted at an inpatient unit with professionals from the patient safety centre and a nursing team, totalling 31 participants. Data were collected from May to December 2015 through interviews, observations recorded in a field journal, and documentary analysis, followed by content analysis. Results: The changes observed in the nursing practice included the identification of care and physical risks, especially the risk of falls and pressure injury, with the use of personal forms and the Braden scale; notification of adverse events; adoption of protocols; effective communication with permanent education and multiprofessional meetings...
April 27, 2017: Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488507/how-to-assist-patients-with-sit-stand-transfers
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Janice Taylor
Rationale and key points This article discusses optimal methods for assisting patients with sit-stand transfers where moving-and-handling equipment is not required. The article explains the importance of effective mobility care in optimising patients' rehabilitation and enhancing their independence. » The term 'assistance' is used in this article to refer to the support nurses can provide to patients during sit-stand transfers, but excludes manual assistance. Nurses should attempt various 'hands-off' mobility-enhancing strategies to assist the patient, such as the use of verbal, visual or light manual cues...
May 10, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487349/patient-centred-innovations-for-persons-with-multimorbidity-funded-evaluation-protocol
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Moira Stewart, Martin Fortin
BACKGROUND: The high prevalence of multimorbidity necessitates rethinking of the health care system. The overarching goal of the Patient-Centred Innovations for Persons with Multimorbidity program is to build on existing structures and find and evaluate patient-centred innovations relevant to multimorbidity. METHODS: We describe the protocol for a proposed multijurisdictional (Quebec and Ontario) concurrent triangulation mixed-methods study. In both provinces, a qualitative descriptive study will be used to explore innovations in patient-centred multimorbidity care...
May 9, 2017: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486693/oncologists-views-on-the-importance-of-general-practitioners-for-cancer-patients-a-qualitative-interview-study-from-germany
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Jennifer Engler, Insa Kone, Christine Holmberg, Walter Baumann, Andrea Siebenhofer, Corina Güthlin
Background.: Integrated cancer care requires cooperation between specialists and general practitioners (GPs). Mutual understanding of each other's tasks and responsibilities is essential if cooperation is to be successful. While GPs' opinions about oncologists have been addressed in previous studies, less is known about oncologists' views on the role of GPs' in cancer care, especially with regard to GPs' patient-centred, communication-based tasks. Objective.: To assess oncologists' views on the importance of GPs for cancer patients...
May 9, 2017: Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485693/rapid-assessment-of-facilitators-and-barriers-related-to-the-acceptance-challenges-and-community-perception-of-daily-regimen-for-treating-tuberculosis-in-india
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Himanshu Negandhi, Ritika Tiwari, Anjali Sharma, Rajesh Nair, Sanjay Zodpey, Ramesh Reddy Allam, Ganesh Oruganti
INTRODUCTION: The Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program (RNTCP) is the largest tuberculosis (TB) control program in the world based on Directly Observed Treatment Short-Course (DOTS) strategy. Globally, most countries have been using a daily regimen and in India a shift towards a daily regimen for TB treatment has already begun. The daily strategy is known to improve program coverage along with compliance. Such strategic shifts have both management and operational implications...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485462/hearing-loss-amongst-the-elderly-in-a-southeast-asian-population-a-community-based-study
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Jek Chong Lee, Adrian Noel Danker, Yu Han Wong, Ming Yann Lim
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of hearing loss amongst the elderly population attending community services in Singapore. The usefulness of the Hearing Handicap Inventory for the Elderly Screening version (HHIE-S) in detecting hearing loss was also investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pure-tone audiometry was carried out on a randomly recruited cohort of people (n = 338) over 60 years old and who were attending rehabilitation and social day care services for senior citizens at St Luke's Elder Care centres located throughout the city...
April 2017: Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482968/resilience-and-extensively-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-the-unlikely-ally
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E Delgado, I Monedero, R Bhavaraju
Despite recent advances and well-known treatment options, cure rates for resistant tuberculosis (TB) cases remain extraordinarily low. We present in first person the case of a patient who suffered from TB for over 7 years, and travelled to four countries in search of a cure. This experience shows how resistance patterns worsen under poor programme conditions and illustrates many of the obstacles faced by patients to obtain appropriate care: late diagnosis, lack of experienced care capacity and drug availability, and absence of psychosocial support during toxic and lengthy regimens...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478857/a-qualitative-study-of-the-post-treatment-experiences-and-support-needs-of-survivors-of-lymphoma
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Leanne Monterosso, Karen Taylor, Violet Platt, Elizabeth Lobb, Meinir Krishnasamy, Toni Musiello, Caroline Bulsara, Kendall Stratton, David Joske
PURPOSE: To explore the post-treatment experiences and preferences for follow-up support of lymphoma survivors. METHODS: Two focus groups were conducted with 17 participants to explore informational, psychological, emotional, social, practical and physical needs, 6-30 months post-treatment for lymphoma. Perceptions regarding a potential model of survivorship care were also elicited. RESULTS: Thematic content analysis revealed five key themes: Information; Loss and uncertainty; Family, support and post-treatment experience; Transition, connectivity and normalcy, and Person-centred post-treatment care...
June 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476211/-patient-centred-prescription-model-to-improve-adequate-prescription-and-therapeutic-adherence-in-patients-with-multiple-disorders
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Joan Espaulella-Panicot, Núria Molist-Brunet, Daniel Sevilla-Sánchez, Javier González-Bueno, Jordi Amblàs-Novellas, Núria Solà-Bonada, Carles Codina-Jané
Patients with multiple disorders and on multiple medication are often associated with clinical complexity, defined as a situation of uncertainty conditioned by difficulties in establishing a situational diagnosis and decision-making. The patient-centred care approach in this population group seems to be one of the best therapeutic options. In this context, the preparation of an individualised therapeutic plan is the most relevant practical element, where the pharmacological plan maintains an important role...
May 2, 2017: Revista Española de Geriatría y Gerontología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472945/personal-and-environmental-factors-associated-with-the-utilisation-of-maternity-waiting-homes-in-rural-zambia
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Cephas Sialubanje, Karlijn Massar, Davidson H Hamer, Robert A C Ruiter
BACKGROUND: Although the association between the presence of maternity waiting homes (MWHs) and the personal and environmental factors that affect the use of MWHs has been explained in qualitative terms, it has never been tested in quantitative terms. The aim of this study was to test the association between the presence of MWHs and personal and environmental factors that affect the use of MWHs. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted using an interviewer-administered questionnaire from 1(st) July to 31(st) August, 2014 among 340 women of reproductive age in 15 rural health centres in Kalomo district, Zambia...
May 4, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
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