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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447416/microfluidics-in-flow-cytometry-and-related-techniques
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REVIEW
M C Béné
Technological advances in laboratory automation are now well understood and applied as they considerably improved the speed and robustness of haematological laboratory data, in the companion fields of blood analyzers and flow cytometry. Still rather confidential is the field of microfluidics, mostly confined so far to academic settings and research laboratories. The literature in the field of microfluidics is growing and applications in hematology range from cell counting to flow cytometry, cell sorting, or ex vivo testing...
May 2017: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447019/a-cross-sectional-study-need-of-equal-respect-for-all-professionals-in-the-institutional-ethics-committees-composition
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Ramandeep Kaur, Ajay Francis Christopher, Vikas Gupta, Parveen Bansal
BACKGROUND: The composition of the Institutional Ethics Committee (IEC) with an equal respect plays a major role in evaluating research proposals to ensure the safety of the subjects and ethical quality of research project. It is mandatory that all research projects with an involvement of human subjects should be approved by the IEC before commencement. AIM: To find out the equality of respect to members of IEC irrespective of nature of their profession. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Methods include a cross-sectional study, the general information and member composition, multidisciplinary nature, independent performance, competence, decision capability, professionally biased of IECs in health research institutions of Punjab, India...
April 2017: Perspectives in Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446735/the-intention-to-leave-among-nurses-the-role-of-job-satisfaction-self-efficacy-and-work-engagement
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Silvia De Simone, Anna Planta
INTRODUCTION: Retaining nursing staff within hospitals is essential to limit the negative impact of excessive voluntary turnover on the quality of care and organization costs. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to explain voluntary turnover in the nursing profession by analyzing the influence of job satisfaction and, in particular, self-efficacy and work engagement on turnover intention. METHODS: 210 nurses working in three hospitals in Southern Italy have completed a self-report questionnaire...
April 21, 2017: La Medicina del Lavoro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446093/are-we-doing-enough-to-support-new-recruits
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Barry Quinn
It is often said the skills and expertise of our staff are among our greatest resources. So, reading this issue's article by Susan Wilkinson and Richard Hayward ( page 30 ) on band 5 nurses' insights into professional development has prompted me to ask: 'Are we doing enough to support new recruits to our profession?'
April 27, 2017: Nursing Management (Harrow)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445798/episiotomy-what-angle-do-you-cut-to-the-midline
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Kenneth Ma, Louise Byrd
OBJECTIVE: Although episiotomies are the commonest obstetric procedure performed the technique of performing one varies amongst obstetricians and midwives. The angle of episiotomy to the midline in particular has been shown to influence the risk of developing obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS). In order to identify the differences in technique and to identify targets for training we undertook a practice survey of episiotomies to analyse the differences in technique between grades of obstetricians and midwives...
April 11, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444905/the-value-of-a-combined-word-recognition-and-knowledge-measure-to-understand-characteristics-of-our-patients-oral-health-literacy
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Kathryn A Atchison, Mark D Macek, Daniela Markovic
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the analysis was to examine the association between sociodemographic and dental understanding and utilization characteristics and lower oral health literacy (HL) and knowledge. METHODS: The cross-sectional Multicenter Oral Health Literacy Research Study (MOHLRS) recruited and interviewed 923 English-speaking, initial care-seeking adults. The questionnaire included participant sociodemographic characteristics, measures of the participant's understanding and utilization of dentistry, and two oral HL measures, the Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Medicine and Dentistry (REALM-D) and the Comprehensive Measure of Oral Health Knowledge (CMOHK), which were combined into a new composite HL and knowledge measure, the MOHLR-K...
April 26, 2017: Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444607/the-provision-of-spiritual-care-in-hospices-a-study-in-four-hospices-in-north-rhine-westphalia
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Andreas Walker, Christof Breitsameter
This article considers the role and the practices of spiritual care in hospices. While spiritual care was firmly established as one of the four pillars of practical hospice care alongside medical, psychological and social care by Cicely Saunders, the importance and functions of spiritual care in daily practice remain arguable. When speaking about spirituality, what are we actually speaking about? What form do the spiritual relations take between full-time staff and volunteers on the one hand, and the patients and their family members on the other? These were central questions of a qualitative study that we carried out in four hospices in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, to explore how spiritual care is provided in hospices and what significance spirituality has in hospices...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443993/work-accidents-and-self-esteem-of-nursing-professional-in-hospital-settings
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Sérgio Valverde Marques Dos Santos, Flávia Ribeiro Martins Macedo, Luiz Almeida da Silva, Zelia Marilda Rodrigues Resck, Denismar Alves Nogueira, Fábio de Souza Terra
OBJECTIVE: to analyze the occurrence of work accidents and the self-esteem of nurses in hospitals of a municipality of Minas Gerais. METHOD: descriptive-analytical and cross-sectional study developed with 393 nursing professionals from three hospitals of a municipality in southern Minas Gerais. The Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale and a questionnaire to characterize the population and work accidents were used for data collection. Data analysis was performed using Person's chi-squared test, Fisher's exact test, Cronbach's alpha, odds ratio and logistic regression...
April 20, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443789/teaching-physiotherapy-students-to-be-content-with-a-body-that-refuses-to-hold-still
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Helen Macdonald, David A Nicholls
In recent decades, physiotherapists have become concerned with cultural, economic, philosophical, political, and social questions and have been exploring more flexible ways of speaking about and practicing physiotherapy. While recognizing the need to embrace a broader range of perspectives, physiotherapy educators and other medical educators have been at a loss as to how to best achieve this. Drawing on two examples from South Africa and New Zealand, we seek to illustrate possibilities and barriers to teaching social sciences to physiotherapy students, specifically theories of embodiment as an alternative to the biopsychosocial model...
April 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443788/the-tidier-checklist-will-benefit-the-physiotherapy-profession
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Tie Yamato, Chris Maher, Bruno Saragiotto, Anne Moseley, Tammy Hoffmann, Mark Elkins, Scott Hasson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443422/new-chiefs-will-aid-transformation
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NHS England has announced two new directors of nursing to help tackle challenges facing the profession.
April 26, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442194/a-child-abuse-research-network-now-what
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Daniel M Lindberg, Philip V Scribano
As foundational work in preparation for a sustainable, multi-center network devoted to child abuse medical research, we recently used a combination of survey and modified Delphi methodologies to determine research priorities for future multi-center studies. Avoiding missed diagnoses, and improving selected/indicated prevention were the topics rated most highly in terms of research priority. Several constructive commentaries in this issue identify the key challenges which must be overcome to ensure a successful network...
April 22, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441227/three-pas-talk-about-success-in-mississippi
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Tristen A Harris, Kenneth R Butler
This article gives the first-hand perspectives of three physician assistants (PAs) involved in the profession's years of struggle to gain practice authority in Mississippi. Through a series of questions and answers, each PA describes his or her part in the historical events that made Mississippi the final US state to regulate PAs.
May 2017: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441218/research-on-the-pa-profession-the-medical-model-shifts
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Richard W Dehn, Christine M Everett, Roderick S Hooker
Physician assistant (PA)-focused research arose in response to the idea that an assistant to the busy physician could improve healthcare delivery. The process of answering questions about the profession has involved multiple approaches and various scholarly disciplines. In the course of this undertaking, what emerged were three stages of examination of PA behavior. The bibliographic span from this period contains about 2,400 studies that advance some notion of PA benefit to society. On the 50th anniversary of the PA profession, a question arises as to what research has shown...
May 2017: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441170/provision-of-arts-therapies-for-people-with-severe-mental-illness
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Patricia Fenner, Radwa S Abdelazim, Iris Bräuninger, Gitta Strehlow, Kathrin Seifert
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Arts therapies are still inadequately regulated throughout the world despite a 100-year-long tradition, a vast number of academically trained therapists and importance in treating psychiatric patients. It is essential that more evidence-based studies are undertaken. RECENT FINDINGS: Current international guidelines focus on the efficacy and effectiveness of arts therapies. New international evidence-based studies reporting clear-cut therapeutic effects of art therapy, music therapy and dance movement therapy are described here, with a focus on developments in Australia, Egypt and the United States...
April 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440721/twelve-tips-for-promoting-learning-during-presentations-in-cross-cultural-settings
#16
Takuya Saiki, Linda Snell, Farhan Bhanji
Educators frequently learn together in cross cultural settings such as at international conferences. Cultural differences should influence how educational programs are designed and delivered to effectively support learning; cultural sensitivity and the competence to deal with such differences are important skills for health professions educators. Teaching without this approach may lead to lost learning opportunities. This article provides twelve tips for educators to consider when planning and delivering formal presentations (e...
May 2017: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440052/doctoral-profile-of-the-medical-radiation-sciences-a-baseline-for-australia-and-new-zealand
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Ernest U Ekpo, Beverly Snaith, Martine A Harris, Mark F McEntee
INTRODUCTION: Research is critical to evidence-based practice, and the rapid developments in technology provide opportunities to innovate and improve practice. Little is known about the research profile of the medical radiation science (MRS) profession in Australia and New Zealand (NZ). This study provides a baseline of their doctoral activity. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey of MRS professionals in Australia and NZ holding a doctorate or undertaking doctoral studies, was performed using an online tool (Bristol Online Survey(®) , Bristol, UK)...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439913/workplace-culture-in-psychiatric-nursing-described-by-nurses
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K Kurjenluoma, A Rantanen, B McCormack, P Slater, N Hahtela, T Suominen
AIM: This study looks to describe the workplace culture from the viewpoints of stress, job satisfaction and practice environment. METHODS: Data were collected from nurses (n = 109) using a web-based survey, The Person-Centred Nursing Index, from two purposefully selected hospital districts in Finland. Data were statistically analysed. RESULTS: Nurses described their workplace culture in slightly positive terms. Nurses only occasionally experienced stress (mean = 2...
April 24, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439581/lower-educational-level-is-a-risk-factor-for-tooth-loss-analysis-of-a-swiss-population-krebs-project
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Fabiola-Regina Rodriguez, Nadine Paganoni, Roland Weiger, Clemens Walter
PURPOSE: To analyse risk factors for tooth loss in women and men seeking treatment at the University of Basel, Switzerland. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Records of patients from the pool of patients at the department were consecutively screened between January 2009 and October 2011. Gender, smoking habits, education, profession, general health status and dental variables were recorded. Tooth loss was assessed on full-mouth periapical radiographs. Gender-nested logistic regression models were applied for statistical analysis...
2017: Oral Health & Preventive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439364/mixed-methods-in-health-professions-education-scholarship
#20
Bridget C O'Brien, Patricia S O'Sullivan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Journal of Graduate Medical Education
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