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Yahya Buntat, Muhammad Sukri Saud, Mahani Mokhtar, Yusri Kamin, Lim Set Feh
BACKGROUND: Increase in the occurrence of existing diseases, continual emergence of new or exotic diseases and re-emergence of old diseases have placed increasing demands on biomedical services in Malaysia. Biomedical technicians play an important role in operating biomedical instruments. However, there are no clear specifications about characteristics and traits for these semi-professional employees. Employers in a few studies claimed that biomedical graduates are not ready to enter and face challenges in the job market...
October 17, 2016: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
Avinash R Patwardhan
Physician-industry relationships have come a long way since serious debates began after a 1990 Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources report on the topic. On one side, the Sun Shine Act of 2007, now a part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that mandates disclosure of payments and gifts to the physicians, has injected more transparency into the relationships, and on the other side, numerous voluntary self-regulation guidelines have been instituted to protect patients. However, despite these commendable efforts, problem persists...
2016: Inquiry: a Journal of Medical Care Organization, Provision and Financing
Camilla Olsson, Anna Forsberg, Kristofer Bjerså
BACKGROUND: The rationale behind this study is the increasing research on relationships between patient safety, evidence based practice and person centered care, and the growing interest in outcomes of surgical patients. The aim of this study was to explore the safety climate and readiness to implement evidence-based and person centered care as perceived by registered nurses in Swedish surgical care. METHODS: The design was an exploratory, cross-sectional survey carried out in a national Swedish context...
2016: BMC Nursing
Blake Shay, Robert J Weber
Important and influential pharmacy organization leadership positions, such as president, board member, or committee chair, are volunteer positions and require a commitment of personal and professional time. These positions provide excellent opportunities for leadership development, personal promotion, and advancement of the profession. In deciding to assume a leadership position, interested individuals must consider the impact on their personal and professional commitments and relationships, career planning, employer support, current and future department projects, employee support, and personal readiness...
November 2015: Hospital Pharmacy
Kelly Williams-Whitt, Ute Bültmann, Benjamin Amick, Fehmidah Munir, Torill H Tveito, Johannes R Anema
Purpose The significant individual and societal burden of work disability could be reduced if supportive workplace strategies could be added to evidence-based clinical treatment and rehabilitation to improve return-to-work (RTW) and other disability outcomes. The goal of this article is to summarize existing research on workplace interventions to prevent disability, relate these to employer disability management practices, and recommend future research priorities. Methods The authors participated in a year-long collaboration that ultimately led to an invited 3-day conference, Improving Research of Employer Practices to Prevent Disability, held October 14-16, 2015, in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, USA...
September 10, 2016: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
Anneke van Dijk-de Vries, Marloes A van Bokhoven, Sabine de Jong, Job F M Metsemakers, Peter F M Verhaak, Trudy van der Weijden, Jacques Th M van Eijk
BACKGROUND: Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus face several emotional and social consequences of their chronic illness in their everyday life. Symptoms of distress and depression are prevalent. For providing psychosocial self-management support, nurses in primary care were trained to identify patients with psychosocial problems during routine medically-shaped diabetes consultations. However, detection rates appeared to be strikingly low. OBJECTIVES: Our study aimed to examine patients' readiness to discuss psychosocial problems with nurses during diabetes consultations...
November 2016: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Nora E Warshawsky, Amanda T Wiggins, Mary Kay Rayens
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore the influence of the practice environment on nurse managers' (NMs') job satisfaction and intent to leave. BACKGROUND: Nurse managers are a ready pool of talent to fill impending strategic leadership vacancies. Job satisfaction as an NM is a deciding factor for senior leadership aspirations. METHODS: This study used a secondary analysis of 2012 survey data of 355 NMs. The Nurse Manager Practice Environment Scale was used to identify organizational features that influence NMs' job satisfaction and intent to leave...
October 2016: Journal of Nursing Administration
Özge Akboğa, Selim Baradan
Ready mixed concrete (RMC) industry, one of the barebones of construction sector, has its distinctive occupational safety and health (OSH) risks. Employees experience risks that emerge during the fabrication of concrete, as well as its delivery to the construction site. Statistics show that usage and demand of RMC have been increasing along with the number of producers and workers. Unfortunately, adequate OSH measures to meet this rapid growth are not in place even in top RMC producing countries, such as Turkey...
August 13, 2016: Industrial Health
Miguel Valdivia, Jose Luis Galan, Joaquina Laffarga, Juan-Luis Ramos
The production of liquid biofuels to blend with gasoline is of worldwide importance to secure the energy supply while reducing the use of fossil fuels, supporting the development of rural technology with knowledge-based jobs and mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. Today, engineering for plant construction is accessible and new processes using agricultural residues and municipal solid wastes have reached a good degree of maturity and high conversion yields (almost 90% of polysaccharides are converted into monosaccharides ready for fermentation)...
September 2016: Microbial Biotechnology
Anil Abraham, Gillian Roga, Anupa Mary Job
Pulse therapy for the treatment of pemphigus has been in vogue for several years and is administered by many dermatologists across the world. However, even though there is enough evidence about its efficacy and methodology, there continue to be doubts and questions regarding the rationale of use of high dose intravenous steroids and steroid-sparing immunosuppressants. This article has aimed to provide clarity to young dermatology residents on the administration of pulse therapy, and the various controversies and modifications that have been mentioned in literature over the past couple of years...
May 2016: Indian Journal of Dermatology
Müjde Koca-Atabey
The story of Hakan profoundly calls attention to the dialectical relationship between the macro and the micro influences on the social and political situated nature of disability, work life expectations and the transformative power of life-long learning. All of these are reflected in Hakan's journey and his capacity to self-manage his needs and adapt in spite of disability adversity and impairment challenges at the turning points in his life. He used his ingenuity when faced with challenges by tapping into non-disabling environments (finding a university program that fit with his needs and he was able to meet standard examination expectations) and familiar human relationships (finding friends or family that agreed to read to him)...
June 8, 2016: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
Masaomi Hatakeyama, Lennart Opitz, Giancarlo Russo, Weihong Qi, Ralph Schlapbach, Hubert Rehrauer
BACKGROUND: Next generation sequencing (NGS) produces massive datasets consisting of billions of reads and up to thousands of samples. Subsequent bioinformatic analysis is typically done with the help of open source tools, where each application performs a single step towards the final result. This situation leaves the bioinformaticians with the tasks to combine the tools, manage the data files and meta-information, document the analysis, and ensure reproducibility. RESULTS: We present SUSHI, an agile data analysis framework that relieves bioinformaticians from the administrative challenges of their data analysis...
2016: BMC Bioinformatics
Joanna Rajchert
The relationship between exclusion or rejection and aggression is already well documented, but there is still a debate about the mechanisms that underlie this effect. In two studies we focused on the propensity to react aggressively (readiness for aggression) on the bases of emotional, cognitive or self-enhancement (personality-immanent) processes. In both studies we first measured readiness for aggression and then ego-depleted participants. Next, in Study 1 we excluded participants (n = 96) using an online ball throwing game and measured displaced aggressive behavior - intensity and duration of an unpleasant noise administrated to a stranger...
November 2015: Europe's journal of psychology
Ruth A Wittmann-Price, Sam W Price, Crystal Graham, Linda Wilson
The current job market for nurses is variable and although there remains a projected shortage of nurses for the future, availability of entry-level positions has changed. This mixed-methods pilot study describes the successful use of simulated role-play to prepare senior nursing students (N = 66) for competitive job markets. The simulation laboratory was set up as a human resource department. The students and interviewers were evaluated by surveys. The majority of students rated the experience high for understanding interviews and assisting them with readiness for interviews...
July 2016: Holistic Nursing Practice
Michele Disco
Theatrical lighting design and genetic counseling may seem like antipodal career choices. The former was chosen from a belief in the dynamism of the theatrical experience, as well as love of the actual work. As I grew older, the powerful personal experiences of a life encompassing miscarriages, the birth of a child with a genetic disorder, and breast cancer profoundly directed my choice of a new career; one that I also love. Clearly, the day-to-day work is very different. However, people in both professions strive to create a transformative space for their respective public...
August 2016: Journal of Genetic Counseling
Conner Gorry
Call them intrepid trailblazers or just plain stubborn: over 200 US students, mainly from under-represented minorities and low-income families, decided they would become the doctors needed by their communities, and that Cuba's Latin American Medical School (ELAM) would prepare them for the job. In doing so, they accepted a host of challenges, not the least of which was studying in a country lauded for its population health indicators, but vilified for decades by their home government. Under President George W...
July 2015: MEDICC Review
Martine P van Egmond, Johannes R Anema, Amika Singh, Allard J van der Beek, Saskia F A Duijts
PURPOSE: To evaluate and implement supportive programs, it is important to understand which cancer survivors (CSs) are participating in these programs and which motives exist for declining participation. Recently, a supportive return-to-work (RTW) program was offered to CSs with job loss. The purpose of this study was to identify factors and motives associated with (non-)participation of CSs with job loss in the RTW program. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study (N = 286), information on socio-demographic, health-related, psychosocial, and work-related characteristics of CSs in the program was collected...
July 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
Sarah Bontrager, Patricia L Hart, Nicole Mareno
BACKGROUND: Thirteen percent of newly licensed registered nurses (NLRNs) vacate their first job after 1 year, and 37% report that they feel ready to change jobs. Turnover can lead to consistent and detrimental nursing shortages in nursing units, as well as increased costs for health care systems. METHOD: A descriptive, prospective, cross-sectional design was used to understand how preceptor role effectiveness and group cohesion affect NLRNs' satisfaction and intent to stay...
March 2016: Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing
Ina Völker, Christine Kirchner, Otmar Leo Bock, Edmund Wascher
BACKGROUND: Fatigue has a strong impact on workers' performance and safety, but expedient methods for assessing fatigue on the job are not yet available. Studies discuss posturography as an indicator of fatigue, but further evidence for its use in the workplace is needed. The purpose of the study is to examine whether posturography is a suitable indicator of fatigue in clerical workers. METHODS: Thirty-six employees (Ø 34.8 years, standard deviation = 12.5) participated in postural tasks (eyes open, eyes closed, arm swinging, and dual task) in the morning and afternoon...
September 2015: Safety and Health At Work
Parkhide Hassani, Alireza Abdi, Rostam Jalali, Nader Salari
BACKGROUND: Intuition is defined as an irrational unconscious type of knowing. This concept was incorporated into nursing discipline for 3 decades, but nowadays its application is uncertain and ignored by educational institutions. Therefore, this study aimed to explore critical care nurses' understanding of the use of intuition in clinical practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a descriptive phenomenological study, 12 nurses employed in critical care units of the hospitals affiliated with Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, were recruited to a study using purposive, semistructured interviews, which were then written down verbatim...
2016: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
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