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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905652/-conflicts-of-interest-in-nephrology
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Sofía P Salas, Antonio Vukusich, María Isabel Catoni, Andrés Valdivieso, Emilio Roessler
Since doctors disposed of effective tools to serve their patients, they had to worry about the proper management of available resources and how to deal with the relationship with the industry that provides such resources. In this relation-ship, health professionals may be involved in conflicts of interest that they need to acknowledge and learn how to handle. This article discusses the conflicts of interest in nephrology. Its objectives are to identify those areas where such conflicts could occur; to help to solve them, always considering the best interest of patients; and to help health workers to keep in mind that they have to preserve their autonomy and professional integrity...
August 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900995/smartphone-application-wechat-for-clinical-follow-up-of-discharged-patients-with-head-and-neck-tumors-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ke-Xing Lyu, Jing Zhao, Bin Wang, Guan-Xia Xiong, Wei-Qiang Yang, Qi-Hong Liu, Xiao-Lin Zhu, Wei Sun, Ai-Yun Jiang, Wei-Ping Wen, Wen-Bin Lei
BACKGROUND: Nowadays, social media tools such as short message service, Twitter, video, and web-based systems are more and more used in clinical follow-up, making clinical follow-up much more time- and cost-effective than ever before. However, as the most popular social media in China, little is known about the utility of smartphone WeChat application in follow-up. In this study, we aimed to investigate the feasibility and superiority of WeChat application in clinical follow-up. METHODS: A total of 108 patients diagnosed with head and neck tumor were randomized to WeChat follow-up (WFU) group or telephone follow-up (TFU) group for 6-month follow-up...
2016: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891020/preventing-medico-legal-issues-in-clinical-practice
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REVIEW
Bevinahalli N Raveesh, Ragavendra B Nayak, Shivakumar F Kumbar
The medical profession is considered to be one of the noblest professions in the world. The practice of medicine is capable of rendering noble service to humanity provided due care, sincerity, efficiency, and professional skill is observed by the doctors. However, today, the patient-doctor relationship has almost diminished its fiduciary character and has become more formal and structured. Doctors are no longer regarded as infallible and beyond questioning. Corporatization of health care has made it like any other business, and the medical profession is increasingly being guided by the profit motive rather than that of service...
October 2016: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891018/legal-challenges-in-neurological-practice
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REVIEW
Sita Jayalakshmi, Sudhindra Vooturi
Clinical neuroscience has made tremendous advances over the last century. Neurology as a discipline is still considered challenging and at times risky due to the natural history and progressive course of few of the neurological diseases. Encouragingly, the patient and their caregivers are now increasingly willing to be actively involved in making decisions. The patients' relationship with the doctor is a reflection of the society. A society that is orienting itself toward "rating" and "feedback" has made this doctor-patient relationship, a consumer-service provider relationship...
October 2016: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888946/difficult-doctors-difficult-patients-building-empathy
#5
Patricia F Anderson, Elise Wescom, Ruth C Carlos
Effective doctor-patient communication facilitates the therapeutic relationship, promotes patient physical and mental health, and improves physician satisfaction. Methods of teaching effective communication use a range of techniques, typically combining didactic instruction with simulated communication encounters and reflective discussion. Rarely are patients and physicians exposed to these instructions as colearners. The evidence for the utility of graphic stories, comics, and cartoons to improve patient comprehension and self-regulation is small but encouraging...
December 2016: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883355/-patient-doctor-relationship-from-perspective-of-the-karpman-drama-triangle
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REVIEW
Anna Samborska-Sablik, Zbigniew Sablik
Patients' confidence in doctors has been decreased for last years despite successes of Polish medicine. It seems to be related to particular conditions of patient - doctor relationship and patient's negative emotions may frequently burden it from the beginning. They may allow an interpersonal game, the Drama Triangle, to appear in the relationship. 3 persons are typically involved in the game: a victim, a persecutor and a rescuer. All of them neither feel guilty about the situation nor their activities are aimed at solving the crucial problem...
November 25, 2016: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881120/a-scoping-review-of-medical-professionalism-research-published-in-the-chinese-language
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Xin Wang, Julie Shih, Fen-Ju Kuo, Ming-Jung Ho
BACKGROUND: The Chinese Medical Doctors Association (CMDA) adopted the Charter of Medical Professionalism in the New Millennium (Charter) and published the Chinese Medical Doctor Declaration (Declaration). This is an important step to re-building medical professionalism in China at a time when the commercialization of health care has led to a decline in physician accountability and public trust in the profession. In response, authors have begun to examine and promote medical professionalism in China...
November 23, 2016: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878602/-he-is-not-that-important-anymore-general-practitioners-in-a%C3%A2-specialized-palliative-home-care-setting-from-a%C3%A2-patient-s-point-of-view
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Sven Schwabe, Gülay Ates, Benjamin Ewert, Jeroen Hasselaar, Michaela Hesse, Lisa Linge-Dahl, Birgit Jaspers, Lukas Radbruch
BACKGROUND: The outpatient medical care of palliative patients (PPs) has always fallen within the duties of general practitioners. Since the specialized palliative out-patient care (SAPV) legislation in 2007 palliative home care teams (PCTs) were established, providing holistic medical, nursing, and psychosocial support for patients with life-limiting illness and their care providers. OBJECTIVES: The article explores the role of GPs in palliative home care settings with PCTs from the patient's perspective...
November 23, 2016: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870086/health-care-for-nfl-players-upholding-physician-standards-and-enhancing-the-doctor-patient-relationship
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Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
Beginning my third year with the Kansas City Chiefs and being also a medical student at McGill University, I was at first a little reluctant to comment on Glenn Cohen et al.'s critique of the National Football League's structure involving player health and team doctors, but the opportunity to provide a perspective as both a football player and a medical student was too much to forgo. Because of my athletic and academic background, I am often asked what I think about injuries in professional sports and about the role of sports medicine physicians, and Cohen et al...
November 2016: Hastings Center Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870081/preventing-conflicts-of-interest-of-nfl-team-physicians
#10
Mark A Rothstein
At least since the time of Hippocrates, the physician-patient relationship has been the paradigmatic ethical arrangement for the provision of medical care. Yet, a physician-patient relationship does not exist in every professional interaction involving physicians and individuals they examine or treat. There are several "third-party" relationships, mostly arising where the individual is not a patient and is merely being examined rather than treated, the individual does not select or pay the physician, and the physician's services are provided for the benefit of another party...
November 2016: Hastings Center Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869571/enhancing-health-communication-outcomes-among-ethnic-minority-patients-the-effects-of-the-match-between-participation-preferences-and-perceptions-and-doctor-patient-concordance
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Sanne Schinkel, Barbara C Schouten, Richard L Street, Bas van den Putte, Julia C M van Weert
Ethnic minority patients are less participative in medical consultations compared to ethnic majority patients. It is thus important to find effective strategies to enhance ethnic minority patients' participation and improve subsequent health outcomes. This study therefore aimed to investigate the relation between the match between patients' preferred and perceived participation and doctor-patient concordance in preferred doctor-patient relationship on patient satisfaction, fulfillment of information needs, and understanding of information among Turkish-Dutch and Dutch patients...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860037/the-impact-of-physicians-communication-styles-on-evaluation-of-physicians-and-information-processing-a-randomized-study-with-simulated-video-consultations-on-contraception-with-an-intrauterine-device
#12
Martina Bientzle, Tim Fissler, Ulrike Cress, Joachim Kimmerle
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed at examining the impact of different types of physicians' communication styles on people's subsequent evaluation of physician attributes as well as on their information processing, attitude and decision making. METHOD: In a between-group experiment, 80 participants watched one of three videos in which a gynaecologist displayed a particular communication style in a consultation situation on contraception with an intrauterine device. We compared doctor-centred communication (DCC) vs patient-centred communication (PCC) vs patient-centred communication with need-orientation (PCC-N)...
November 18, 2016: Health Expectations: An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855992/-initial-experience-in-robot-assisted-colorectal-surgery-in-mexico
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Eduardo Villanueva-Sáenz, Moisés Marino Ramírez-Ramírez, Gregorio Zubieta-O'Farrill, Luis García-Hernández
BACKGROUND: Colorectal surgery has advanced notably since the introduction of the mechanical suture and the minimally invasive approach. Robotic surgery began in order to satisfy the needs of the patient-doctor relationship, and migrating to the area of colorectal surgery. An initial report is presented on the experience of managing colorectal disease using robot-assisted surgery, as well as an analysis of MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted in order to review five patients with colorectal disease intervened with a robot-assisted technique during one year in the initial phase of the learning curve...
November 14, 2016: Cirugia y Cirujanos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847849/assessment-of-decisional-conflict-about-the-treatment-of-trigger-finger-comparing-patients-and-physicians
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Michiel G J S Hageman, Anne-Carolin Döring, Silke A Spit, Thierry G Guitton, David Ring
BACKGROUND: As an early step in the development of a decision aid for idiopathic trigger finger (TF) we were interested in the level of decisional conflict experienced by patients and hand surgeons. This study tested the null hypothesis that there is no difference in decisional conflict between patients with one or more idiopathic trigger fingers and hand surgeons. Secondary analyses address the differences between patients and surgeons regarding the influence of the DCS-subcategories on the level of decisional conflict, as well as the influence of patient and physician demographics, the level of self-efficacy, and satisfaction with care on decisional conflict...
October 2016: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847592/a-preliminary-survey-on-the-religious-profile-of-brazilian-psychiatrists-and-their-approach-to-patients-religiosity-in-clinical-practice
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Maria Cecilia Menegatti-Chequini, Juliane P B Gonçalves, Frederico C Leão, Mario F P Peres, Homero Vallada
BACKGROUND: Although there is evidence of a relationship between religion/spirituality and mental health, it remains unclear how Brazilian psychiatrists deal with the religion/spirituality of their patients. AIMS: To explore whether Brazilian psychiatrists enquire about religion/spirituality in their practice and whether their own beliefs influence their work. METHOD: Four hundred and eighty-four Brazilian psychiatrists completed a cross-sectional survey on religion/spirituality and clinical practice...
November 2016: BJPsych Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844506/a-comparison-of-pre-dropout-and-temporary-rupture-sessions-in-psychotherapy
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I Volkan Gülüm, Gonca Soygüt, Jeremy D Safran
: Although numerous studies have investigated the relationship between the therapeutic alliance and dropout, most have focused on the relationship between alliance quality and psychotherapy outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To compare sessions with therapeutic alliance ruptures and two sessions prior to treatment dropout (pre-dropout) in terms of rupture subtypes, psychotherapists' behavior, attitudes, and session content. METHOD: We implemented quantitative methods to select the sessions and qualitative methods to analyze them...
November 15, 2016: Psychotherapy Research: Journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843819/palliative-care-role-of-family-physicians
#17
REVIEW
R P J C Ramanayake, G V A Dilanka, L W S S Premasiri
Palliative care is the holistic approach to provide relief to patients suffering from life threatening diseases and their families throughout the disease. This is mainly through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification, comprehensive assessment and management of physical, psychosocial and spiritual problems. With the rise of elderly population in the world patients needing palliative care will also increase. Family physicians who are closest to the community and easily accessible has a major role to play in providing palliative care...
April 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843510/medication-related-self-management-behaviors-among-arthritis-patients-does-attentional-coping-style-matter
#18
Lorie L Geryk, Susan J Blalock, Robert F DeVellis, Joanne M Jordan, Paul K J Han, Delesha M Carpenter
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between the attentional coping styles (monitoring and blunting) of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA) patients and: (a) receipt of medication information; (b) receipt of conflicting medication information; (c) ambiguity aversion; (d) medication-related discussions with doctors and spouse/partners; and (e) medication adherence. METHOD: A sample of 328 adults with a self-reported diagnosis of arthritis (RA n=159; OA n=149) completed an Internet-based survey...
2016: Open Rheumatology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836231/patient-satisfaction-e-health-and-the-evolution-of-the-patient-general-practitioner-relationship-evidence-from-an-italian-survey
#19
Sabina De Rosis, Sara Barsanti
BACKGROUND: Scientific and public interest in the use of the Internet for health-related purposes has grown considerably. Concerns regarding its impact on patient-doctor relationship and risks for patients have inflamed the debate. Literature provides scarce evidence in this field. This paper investigates whether a patient's decision to use the web also depends on previous experience and satisfaction with healthcare. METHOD: Statistical analyses were conducted using data from a survey of more than 1700 citizens in Tuscany (Italy)...
September 24, 2016: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833455/a-decision-support-system-dss-for-municipal-nurses-encountering-health-deterioration-among-older-people
#20
Annica Kihlgren, Fredrik Svensson, Conny Lövbrand, Mervyn Gifford, Annsofie Adolfsson
BACKGROUND: This study is part of a larger project called ViSam and includes testing of a decision support system developed and adapted for older people on the basis of M (R) ETTS (Rapid Emergency Triage and Treatment System). The system is designed to allow municipal nurses to determine the optimal level of care for older people whose health has deteriorated. This new system will allow more structured assessment, the patient should receive optimal care and improved data transmission to the next caregiver...
2016: BMC Nursing
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