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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730631/attractiveness-of-working-in-home-care-an-online-focus-group-study-among-nurses
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Kim De Groot, Erica E M Maurits, Anneke L Francke
Many western countries are experiencing a substantial shortage of home-care nurses due to the increasing numbers of care-dependent people living at home. In-depth knowledge is needed about what home-care nurses find attractive about their work in order to make recommendations for the recruitment and retention of home-care nursing staff. The aims of this explorative, qualitative study were to gain in-depth knowledge about which aspects home-care nurses find attractive about their work and to explore whether these aspects vary for home-care nurses with different levels of education...
July 20, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728553/supporting-and-retaining-village-health-teams-an-assessment-of-a-community-health-worker-program-in-two-ugandan-districts
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Daniel C Mays, Edward J O'Neil, Edison A Mworozi, Benjamin J Lough, Zachary J Tabb, Ashlyn E Whitlock, Edward M Mutimba, Zohray M Talib
BACKGROUND: Uganda's national community health worker program involves volunteer Village Health Teams (VHTs) delivering basic health services and education. Evidence demonstrates their positive impact on health outcomes, particularly for Ugandans who would otherwise lack access to health services. Despite their impact, VHTs are not optimally supported and attrition is a growing problem. In this study, we examined the support needs and existing challenges of VHTs in two Ugandan districts and evaluated specific factors associated with long-term retention...
July 20, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727537/state-health-agency-and-local-health-department-workforce-identifying-top-development-needs
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Angela J Beck, Jonathon P Leider, Fatima Coronado, Elizabeth Harper
OBJECTIVES: To identify occupations with high-priority workforce development needs at public health departments in the United States. METHODS: We surveyed 46 state health agencies (SHAs) and 112 local health departments (LHDs). We asked respondents to prioritize workforce needs for 29 occupations and identify whether more positions, more qualified candidates, more competitive salaries for recruitment or retention, or new or different staff skills were needed. RESULTS: Forty-one SHAs (89%) and 36 LHDs (32%) participated...
July 20, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702456/growing-pains-at-hospitals-opportunities-and-issues-of-service-expansion-in-maximum-care
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Juergen Hinkelmann, Joachim Paul Hasebrook, Thomas Volkert, Klaus Hahnenkamp
PURPOSE: Due to the demographic change morbidity raises the demand for medical hospital services as well as a need for medical specialization, while economic and human resources are diminishing. Unlike other industries hospitals do not have sufficient data and adequate models to relate growing demands and increasing performance to growth in staff capacity and to increase in staff competences. METHOD: Based on huge medical data sample covering the years from 2010 to 2014 with more than 150,000 operations of the Department for Anesthesiology at the University Hospital Muenster, Germany, comparisons are drawn between the development of medical services and the development of personnel capacity and expertise...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693573/a-qualitative-assessment-of-an-abstinence-oriented-therapeutic-community-for-prisoners-with-substance-use-disorders-in-kyrgyzstan
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Lyuba Azbel, Julia Rozanova, Ingo Michels, Frederick L Altice, Heino Stöver
BACKGROUND: Kyrgyzstan, where HIV is concentrated in prisons and driven by injection drug use, provides a prison-based methadone maintenance therapy program as well as abstinence-oriented therapeutic community based on the 12-step model called the "Clean Zone." We aimed to qualitatively assess how prisoners navigate between these treatment options to understand the persistence of the Clean Zone despite a lack of evidence to support its effectiveness in treating opioid use disorders. METHODS: We conducted an analysis of policy documents and over 60 h of participant observation in February 2016, which included focus groups with a convenience sample of 20 therapeutic community staff members, 110 prisoners across three male and one female prisons, and qualitative interviews with two former Clean Zone participants...
July 10, 2017: Harm Reduction Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692728/effect-of-a-baby-led-approach-to-complementary-feeding-on-infant-growth-and-overweight-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Rachael W Taylor, Sheila M Williams, Louise J Fangupo, Benjamin J Wheeler, Barry J Taylor, Lisa Daniels, Elizabeth A Fleming, Jenny McArthur, Brittany Morison, Liz Williams Erickson, Rhondda S Davies, Sabina Bacchus, Sonya L Cameron, Anne-Louise M Heath
Importance: Baby-led approaches to complementary feeding, which promote self-feeding of all nonliquid foods are proposed to improve energy self-regulation and lower obesity risk. However, to date, no randomized clinical trials have studied this proposition. Objective: To determine whether a baby-led approach to complementary feeding results in a lower body mass index (BMI) than traditional spoon-feeding. Design, Setting, and Participants: The 2-year Baby-Led Introduction to Solids (BLISS) randomized clinical trial recruited 206 women (168 [81...
July 10, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679430/practical-issues-regarding-implementing-a-randomized-clinical-trial-in-a-homeless-population-strategies-and-lessons-learned
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Olamide Ojo-Fati, Anne M Joseph, Jed Ig-Izevbekhai, Janet L Thomas, Susan A Everson-Rose, Rebekah Pratt, Nancy Raymond, Ned L Cooney, Xianghua Luo, Kolawole S Okuyemi
There is a critical need for objective data to guide effective health promotion and care for homeless populations. However, many investigators exclude homeless populations from clinical trials due to practical concerns about conducting research with this population. This report is based on our experience and lessons learned while conducting two large NIH-funded randomized controlled trials targeting smoking cessation among persons who are homeless. The current report also addresses challenges when conducting clinical trials among homeless populations and offers potential solutions...
July 5, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673521/addiction-consultation-services-linking-hospitalized-patients-to-outpatient-addiction-treatment
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Paul Trowbridge, Zoe M Weinstein, Todd Kerensky, Payel Roy, Danny Regan, Jeffrey H Samet, Alexander Y Walley
BACKGROUND: Approximately 15% of hospitalized patients have an active substance use disorder (SUD). Starting treatment for SUD, including medications, during acute hospitalizations can engage patients in addiction care. In July 2015, the Boston Medical Center Addiction Consult Service (ACS), began providing inpatient diagnostic, management, and discharge linkage consultations. We describe this implementation. METHODS: The ACS staff recorded SUDs diagnoses and medication recommendations and tracked follow-up data for affiliated outpatient office-based addiction clinics and methadone maintenance programs...
August 2017: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650227/facilitators-and-barriers-to-participation-in-prep-hiv-prevention-trials-involving-transgender-male-and-female-adolescents-and-emerging-adults
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Celia B Fisher, Adam L Fried, Margaret Desmond, Kathryn Macapagal, Brian Mustanski
Despite the disproportionate burden of HIV facing transgender youth, they continue to be under-represented in studies to provide an empirical basis for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) programs that can meet the unique needs of this population. This study examined facilitators and barriers to participation in a PrEP adherence study, determined through an online survey administered to 90 transgender male and 60 transgender female 14-21-year-olds attracted to cisgender male sexual partners. Approximately 50% reported likely to participate in the PrEP study...
June 2017: AIDS Education and Prevention: Official Publication of the International Society for AIDS Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645553/a-mixed-methods-evaluation-of-an-integrated-medication-management-program-and-implications-for-implementation
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Shira H Fischer, Courtney K Armstrong, Erin L Duffy, Peter S Hussey
BACKGROUND: Improving medication adherence is a common and challenging issue. Taking medications as prescribed becomes particularly difficult for individuals with multiple chronic conditions. Poor adherence can lead to exacerbated health issues and prolonged disease severity. Medication Therapy Management is increasingly being used to help clinics improve medication adherence and reduce adverse events, but factors that enable implementation of such programs are not well identified. OBJECTIVE: To describe the factors associated with implementation of an innovative pharmacy program and to measure the impact of the intervention...
June 10, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635480/leadership-styles-in-nursing
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Vicki Cope, Melanie Murray
Nurses are often asked to think about leadership, particularly in times of rapid change in healthcare, and where questions have been raised about whether leaders and managers have adequate insight into the requirements of care. This article discusses several leadership styles relevant to contemporary healthcare and nursing practice. Nurses who are aware of leadership styles may find this knowledge useful in maintaining a cohesive working environment. Leadership knowledge and skills can be improved through training, where, rather than having to undertake formal leadership roles without adequate preparation, nurses are able to learn, nurture, model and develop effective leadership behaviours, ultimately improving nursing staff retention and enhancing the delivery of safe and effective care...
June 21, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618095/a-qualitative-formative-evaluation-of-a-patient-centred-patient-safety-intervention-delivered-in-collaboration-with-hospital-volunteers
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Gemma Louch, Jane O'Hara, Mohammed A Mohammed
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests that patients can meaningfully feed back to healthcare providers about the safety of their care. The PRASE (Patient Reporting and Action for a Safe Environment) intervention provides a way to systematically collect feedback from patients to support service improvement. The intervention is being implemented in acute care settings with patient feedback collected by hospital volunteers for the first time. OBJECTIVE: To undertake a formative evaluation which explores the feasibility and acceptability of the PRASE intervention delivered in collaboration with hospital volunteers from the perspectives of key stakeholders...
June 15, 2017: Health Expectations: An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599637/recruitment-of-racial-ethnic-minority-older-adults-through-community-sites-for-focus-group-discussions
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Mary E Northridge, Michele Shedlin, Eric W Schrimshaw, Ivette Estrada, Leydis De La Cruz, Rogelina Peralta, Stacia Birdsall, Sara S Metcalf, Bibhas Chakraborty, Carol Kunzel
BACKGROUND: Despite a body of evidence on racial/ethnic minority enrollment and retention in research, literature specifically focused on recruiting racially/ethnically diverse older adults for social science studies is limited. There is a need for more rigorous research on methodological issues and the efficacy of recruitment methods. Cultural obstacles to recruitment of racial/ethnic minority older adults include language barriers, lack of cultural sensitivity of target communities on the part of researchers, and culturally inappropriate assessment tools...
June 9, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599596/transitioning-hiv-infected-adolescents-to-adult-care-at-14-clinics-across-the-united-states-using-adolescent-and-adult-providers-insights-to-create-multi-level-solutions-to-address-transition-barriers
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Morgan M Philbin, Amanda E Tanner, Brittany D Chambers, Alice Ma, Samuella Ware, Sonia Lee, J Dennis Fortenberry, The Adolescent Trials Network
HIV-infected adolescents have disproportionately low rates of care retention and viral suppression. Approximately half disengage from care while transitioning to adult clinics, in part due to fragmented care systems and lack of streamlined protocols. We conducted 58 qualitative interviews with social service and health care providers across 14 Adolescent Trials Network clinics (n = 28) and 20 adult clinics that receive transitioning adolescents (n = 30) from August 2015-June 2016. We used the constant comparative approach to examine processes, barriers, and facilitators of adult care transition...
June 9, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589252/manifestations-of-hiv-stigma-and-their-impact-on-retention-in-care-for-people-transitioning-from-prisons-to-communities
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Rebecca Kemnitz, Theresa C Kuehl, Karli R Hochstatter, Emily Barker, Anna Corey, Elizabeth A Jacobs, Michael D Repplinger, William J Ehlenbach, David W Seal, James M Sosman, Ryan P Westergaard
BACKGROUND: While most people living with HIV who are incarcerated in United States receive appropriate HIV care while they are in prison, interruptions in antiretroviral therapy and virologic failure are extremely common after they are released. The purpose of this study was to describe whether and how HIV stigma influences continuity of care for people living with HIV while they transition from prison to community settings. METHODS: We conducted semi-structured, telephone-based interviews with 32 adults who received HIV care while residing in a Wisconsin state prison, followed by a second interview 6 months after they returned to their home community...
December 2017: Health & Justice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580692/using-quality-improvement-to-decrease-birth-asphyxia-rates-after-helping-babies-breathe-training-in-kenya
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Amy R L Rule, Esther Maina, David Cheruiyot, Priscilla Mueri, Jeffrey M Simmons, Beena D Kamath-Rayne
AIM: The Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) programme is known to decrease neonatal mortality in low-resource settings but gaps in care still exist. This study describes the use of quality improvement to sustain gains in birth asphyxia-related mortality after HBB. METHODS: Tenwek Hospital, a rural referral hospital in Kenya, identified high rates of birth asphyxia (BA). They developed a goal to decrease the suspected hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy (SHIE) rate by 50% within six months after HBB...
June 5, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571519/using-lean-manufacturing-principles-to-evaluate-wait-times-for-hiv-positive-patients-in-an-urban-clinic-in-kenya
#17
Aliza Monroe-Wise, Elizabeth Reisner, Kenneth Sherr, David Ojakaa, Lilian Mbau, Paul Kisia, Samuel Muhula, Carey Farquhar
As human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) treatment programs expand in Africa, delivery systems must be strengthened to support patient retention. Clinic characteristics may affect retention, but a relationship between clinic flow and attrition is not established. This project characterized HIV patient experience and flow in an urban Kenyan clinic to understand how these may affect retention. We used Toyota's lean manufacturing principles to guide data collection and analysis. Clinic flow was evaluated using value stream mapping and time and motion techniques...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562429/disenfranchised-grief-in-the-picu-crying-for-attention
#18
Suzanne Crowe
THEME: The death of any child is distressing to parents, family, friends, and healthcare staff alike. However, the close family circle is accorded the right to grieve by society, as the nature of the relationship with the child is acknowledged and socially validated. The relationship between the child and the staff caring for the child is not acknowledged to the same extent, and this may cause difficulties for staff who grieve following the death of the child. This experience is repeated many times when working in the PICU...
May 29, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554939/simplified-clinical-algorithm-for-identifying-patients-eligible-for-immediate-initiation-of-antiretroviral-therapy-for-hiv-slate-protocol-for-a-randomised-evaluation
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Sydney Rosen, Matthew P Fox, Bruce A Larson, Alana T Brennan, Mhairi Maskew, Isaac Tsikhutsu, Margaret Bii, Peter D Ehrenkranz, Wd Francois Venter
INTRODUCTION: African countries are rapidly adopting guidelines to offer antiretroviral therapy (ART) to all HIV-infected individuals, regardless of CD4 count. For this policy of 'treat all' to succeed, millions of new patients must be initiated on ART as efficiently as possible. Studies have documented high losses of treatment-eligible patients from care before they receive their first dose of antiretrovirals (ARVs), due in part to a cumbersome, resource-intensive process for treatment initiation, requiring multiple clinic visits over a several-week period...
May 28, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550379/a-mixed-methods-exploration-of-the-needs-of-people-living-with-hiv-plwh-enrolled-in-access-to-care-a-national-hiv-linkage-retention-and-re-engagement-in-medical-care-program
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C Maulsby, B Enobun, D S Batey, K M Jain, M Riordan, M Werner, D R Holtgrave
Competing needs pose barriers to engagement in HIV medical care. Mixed methods were used to explore and describe the needs of participants enrolled in Access to Care, a national HIV linkage, retention and re-engagement in care (LRC) program that served people living with HIV who knew their status but were not engaged in care. When asked to prioritize their most urgent needs, participants reported housing or shelter (31%), HIV medical services (24%), and employment (8%). When we assessed the HIV continuum of care by needs status, we found no significant differences in linkage, retention, or viral suppression between participants with and without basic needs...
May 26, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
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