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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508537/superorganismality-and-caste-differentiation-as-points-of-no-return-how-the-major-evolutionary-transitions-were-lost-in-translation
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Jacobus J Boomsma, Richard Gawne
More than a century ago, William Morton Wheeler proposed that social insect colonies can be regarded as superorganisms when they have morphologically differentiated reproductive and nursing castes that are analogous to the metazoan germ-line and soma. Following the rise of sociobiology in the 1970s, Wheeler's insights were largely neglected, and we were left with multiple new superorganism concepts that are mutually inconsistent and uninformative on how superorganismality originated. These difficulties can be traced to the broadened sociobiological concept of eusociality, which denies that physical queen-worker caste differentiation is a universal hallmark of superorganismal colonies...
May 15, 2017: Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506783/the-professional-status-of-infectious-disease-physicians-in-china-a-nationwide-cross-sectional-survey
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Chenlu Zhang, Sujuan Li, Jinru Ji, Ping Shen, Chaoqun Ying, Lanjuan Li, Yonghong Xiao
OBJECTIVES: The evolution of infectious diseases (IDs) poses a challenge to many ID physicians, who must either adapt or transition to another career track. This national cross-sectional study assessed the current working conditions and problems faced by ID professionals in China. METHODS: A national questionnaire survey of ID physicians and their facilities throughout China was performed in May- June 2016 using stratified random sampling. RESULTS: A total of 156/300 (52...
May 12, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505519/impact-of-interactive-situated-and-simulated-teaching-program-on-novice-nursing-practitioners-clinical-competence-confidence-and-stress
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Sue-Hsien Chen, Shu-Ching Chen, Shu-Chiou Lee, Yi-Ling Chang, Kun-Yun Yeh
BACKGROUND: Novice nursing practitioners (NNPs) often struggle to make the transition to fully competent professionals. We sought to determine the impact of an interactive, situated learning workshop on a participant's clinical competence. OBJECTIVES: This work aimed to improve the clinical competence, promote the self-confidence, and reduce the number of work-related stressors of NNPs. METHODS: We randomly allocated 31 newly graduated NNPs into interactive situated and simulated teaching (ISST) and non-ISST groups, which were perceived as the homogeneity of the 2 groups based upon no significant difference at age, education level and work units...
May 6, 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494331/graduate-nurses-evaluation-of-mentorship-development-of-a-new-tool
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Lay Hwa Tiew, Catherine S L Koh, Debra K Creedy, W S W Tam
AIM: Develop and test an instrument to measure graduate-nurses' perceptions of a structured mentorship program. BACKGROUND: New graduate nurses may experience difficulties in the transition from student to practitioner. Mentoring is commonly used to support graduates. However, there is a lack of published tools measuring graduate nurses' perceptions of mentorship. As mentoring is resource intensive, development and testing of a validated tool are important to assist in determining program effectiveness...
April 29, 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487185/structures-processes-and-outcomes-of-the-aussie-heart-guide-program-a-nurse-mentor-supported-home-based-cardiac-rehabilitation-program-for-rural-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Terence J Frohmader, Frances Lin, Wendy P Chaboyer
BACKGROUND: Cardiac rehabilitation has a number of benefits for patients, yet participation in it is sub-optimal, especially in regional Australia. Innovative models of cardiac rehabilitation are needed to improve participation. Providing nurse mentors to support patients transitioning from hospital to home represents a new model of service delivery in Australia. OBJECTIVES: To explore the impact of a home based cardiac rehabilitation program in assisting patients to recover from Acute Coronary Syndrome and meeting the expectations of nurse mentors delivering the program...
May 6, 2017: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
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/28465808/introducing-a-new-nursing-care-model-for-patients-with-chronic-conditions
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Rafat Rezapour Nasrabad
According to a world health organization (WHO) report, chronic diseases annually kill over 35 million people worldwide, and 80% of those chronic disease related deaths occur in low and middle income countries. Increased incidence of chronic disease in Iran is a cause of re-hospitalizations and economic burden. Using a new nursing care model for patients with chronic disease is a strategy to reduce re-hospitalization of these patients, increase patient satisfaction and improve the outcome for patients with specific conditions...
February 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434454/measuring-to-improve-medication-reconciliation-in-a-large-subspecialty-outpatient-practice
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Elizabeth Kern, Meg B Dingae, Esther L Langmack, Candace Juarez, Gary Cott, Sarah K Meadows
BACKGROUND: To assess performance in medication reconciliation (med rec)-the process of comparing and reconciling patients' medication lists at clinical transition points-and demonstrate improvement in an outpatient setting, sustainable and valid measures are needed. METHODS: An interdisciplinary team at National Jewish Health (Denver) attempted to improve med rec in an ambulatory practice serving patients with respiratory and related diseases. Interventions, which were aimed at physicians, nurses (RNs), and medical assistants, involved changes in practice and changes in documentation in the electronic health record (EHR)...
May 2017: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419897/nurse-mentor-perceptions-in-the-delivery-of-a-home-based-cardiac-rehabilitation-program-to-support-patients-living-in-rural-areas-an-interpretive-study
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Terence J Frohmader, Frances Lin, Wendy P Chaboyer
Home-based cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programs improve health outcomes for people diagnosed with heart disease. Mentoring of patients by nurses trained in CR has been proposed as an innovative model of cardiac care. Little is known however, about the experience of mentors facilitating such programs and adapting to this new role. The aim of this qualitative study was to explore nurse mentor perceptions of their role in the delivery of a home-based CR program for rural patients unable to attend a hospital or outpatient CR program...
April 5, 2017: Nurse Education in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416026/evaluation-of-a-pilot-service-to-facilitate-discharge-of-patients-with-stable-long-term-mental-health-needs-from-secondary-to-primary-care-the-role-of-primary-care-mental-health-specialists
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Kate Hamilton-West, Sarah Hotham, Wei Yang, Julie Hedayioglu, Charlotte Brigden
Aim We aimed to evaluate a pilot service to facilitate discharge of patients with stable long-term mental health needs from secondary to primary care. BACKGROUND: Patients with stable long-term mental health conditions are often not discharged from secondary mental health services when no longer needed due to insufficient systems and processes to enable safe, effective, recovery-focussed treatment and support. The Primary Care Mental Health Specialist (PCMHS) Service was developed to address this gap; new PCMHS posts were introduced to act as a conduit for patients being discharged from secondary care and a single point of referral back into secondary care, should it be required...
April 18, 2017: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403765/the-australasian-society-for-infectious-diseases-and-refugee-health-network-of-australia-recommendations-for-health-assessment-for-people-from-refugee-like-backgrounds-an-abridged-outline
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Nadia J Chaves, Georgia A Paxton, Beverley-Ann Biggs, Aesen Thambiran, Joanne Gardiner, Jan Williams, Mitchell M Smith, Joshua S Davis
In 2009, the Australasian Society of Infectious Diseases published guidelines on the post-arrival health assessment of recently arrived refugees. Since then, the number of refugees and asylum seekers reaching Australia has increased substantially (17 555 refugees in 2015-16) and the countries of origin have changed. These groups are likely to have had poor access to health care pre-arrival and, consequently, are at risk of a range of chronic and infectious diseases. We established an advisory group that included infectious diseases physicians, general practitioners, public health specialists, paediatricians and refugee health nurses to update the 2009 guidelines...
April 17, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399861/health-care-providers-attitudes-towards-transfer-and-transition-in-young-persons-with-long-term-illness-a-web-based-survey
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Carina Sparud-Lundin, Malin Berghammer, Philip Moons, Ewa-Lena Bratt
BACKGROUND: Transition programs in health care for young persons with special health care needs aim to maximize lifelong functioning. Exploring health care professionals' perspective may increase the possibility of successful implementation of transition programs. The aim was to survey health care professionals' attitudes towards components and barriers on transition and transfer in young people with long-term medical conditions with special health care needs. METHODS: A cross-sectional web-based survey was sent by e-mail to 529 physicians and nurses in Swedish pediatric and adult outpatient clinics...
April 11, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369785/end-of-life-care-transition-patterns-of-medicare-beneficiaries
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Shi-Yi Wang, Melissa D Aldridge, Cary P Gross, Maureen Canavan, Emily Cherlin, Elizabeth Bradley
OBJECTIVES: To characterize the patterns of transitions in care and factors associated with multiple transitions in the last 6 months of life of U.S. decedents (N = 660,132). DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: United States. PARTICIPANTS: Medicare beneficiaries aged 66 and older who died from July to December 2011. MEASUREMENTS: Transitions between healthcare settings (e.g., hospital, skilled nursing facility, inpatient hospice, home hospice, home without hospice) in the last 6 months of life...
April 3, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362464/experience-of-novice-clinical-adjunct-faculty-a-qualitative-study
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Carol Mann, Jennie C De Gagne
BACKGROUND: Despite the adjunct instructor's central role in the clinical training of nursing students, little research exists on the perspective of the clinical experts assuming this role. This qualitative study aimed to better understand how novice clinical adjunct faculty described their lived experiences in their significant role transition. METHOD: The sample consisted of nine novice adjunct clinical nursing faculty who provided direct clinical supervision of prelicensure students in the United States (i...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342618/a-realist-synthesis-of-social-connectivity-interventions-during-transition-to-parenthood-the-value-of-relationships
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Claudine T Bennett, Judy L Buchan, Nicole Letourneau, Stuart G Shanker, Anne Fenwick, Brenda Smith-Chant, Cyndi Gilmer
BACKGROUND: Social connections are important during the transition to parenthood. A wide body of literature suggests that these connections enhance health and contribute to wellbeing. In the case of parents and families, social connections can influence child development. Nurses and public health agencies are in a unique position to advocate for resources and approaches to enhance social connectivity for parents during this important life transition. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this review was to identify the universal social connectivity interventions that work, and the conditions that foster social connections for parents and enhance child development...
April 2017: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341689/designing-a-physical-activity-intervention-for-children-with-asthma-a-qualitative-study-of-the-views-of-healthcare-professionals-parents-and-children-with-asthma
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Russell Jago, Aidan Searle, A John Henderson, Katrina M Turner
OBJECTIVES: Qualitative methods were used to examine: (1) the attitudes of health professionals to promoting physical activity for children with asthma; (2) reasons why children with asthma are less active and (3) how a physical activity programme for children with asthma could be designed. DESIGN: Semistructured interviews were conducted with health professionals, children with asthma and their parents between October 2015 and March 2016. Interviews were transcribed verbatim and thematically analysed...
March 24, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341615/design-and-usability-of-a-heart-failure-mhealth-system-a-pilot-study
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Nagla Alnosayan, Samir Chatterjee, Ala Alluhaidan, Edward Lee, Linda Houston Feenstra
BACKGROUND: Despite the advances in mobile health (mHealth) systems, little is known about patients' and providers' experiences using a new mHealth system design. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to understand challenges and provide design considerations for a personalized mHealth system that could effectively support heart failure (HF) patients after they transition into the home environment. METHODS: Following exploratory interviews with nurses and preventive care physicians, an mHealth system was developed...
March 24, 2017: JMIR Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338416/impact-of-a-complex-care-management-model-on-cost-and-utilization-among-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-special-care-and-health-needs
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Daniel D Maeng, Susan R Snyder, Thomas W Davis, Janet F Tomcavage
Adolescents and young adults with special care and health needs in the United States-many of whom have Medicaid coverage-at the transition phase between pediatric and adult care often experience critical care gaps. To address this challenge, a new model-referred to as Comprehensive Care Clinic (CCC)-has been developed and implemented by Geisinger Health System since 2012. CCC comprises a care team, consisting of a generalist physician, advanced practitioner, pharmacist, and a nurse case manager, that develops and closely follows a coordinated care plan...
March 24, 2017: Population Health Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319325/transitions-to-and-from-long-term-care-facilities-and-length-of-completed-stay-reuse-of-population-based-survey-data
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Joanna B Broad, Thomas Lumley, Toni Ashton, Peter B Davis, Michal Boyd, Martin J Connolly
OBJECTIVE: This article estimates length of completed stay and resident transitions for RAC residents over 12 months in Auckland. METHODS: Data from a census-type survey of nursing home residents (n = 6816) were linked with national mortality data. Transitions described include entry to residential aged care (RAC), movement between RAC facilities and deaths. RESULTS: When reweighted for missing data and adjusted for length bias, an estimated 9676 residents (95% CI 8368-10 985) used care over a 12-month period...
March 20, 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290256/preparing-the-sexual-health-workforce-to-deliver-integrated-services-is-education-the-answer-a-qualitative-study-exploring-the-impact-of-sexual-health-education-on-developing-integrated-policy-and-practice
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Judy Brook, Debra Salmon, Rachael-Anne Knight
Aim This study aimed to explore the ability of sexual health nurses working in the South West of England, to implement new learning within existing sexual health service delivery models. Drawing on Lipsky's account of street-level bureaucracy to conceptualise policy implementation, the impact of workforce learning on the development of integrated services across this region of the United Kingdom was assessed. BACKGROUND: In order to achieve the United Nations' goal of universal access to sexual health, it is essential for reproductive and sexual health, including HIV provision, to integrate into a single service...
March 14, 2017: Primary Health Care Research & Development
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