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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726328/dante-s-two-suns-reflections-on-the-psychological-sources-of-the-divine-comedy
#1
David M Black
The power of Dante's Divine Comedy is unmistakable, but surprising in view of its theological structure and assumptions that are no longer current among most modern readers. This paper suggests that its power derives from the deep psychological truthfulness with which Dante deals with the painful personal crisis that underlies the poem and is his starting point. It attempts to clarify what may have constituted that crisis, and why the structure of the Comedy, and in particular its use of two guides, Virgil and Beatrice, who might be thought a somewhat incompatible pairing, point significantly to the nature of the solution Dante arrived at...
July 20, 2017: International Journal of Psycho-analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724232/postoperative-atrial-fibrillation-the-truth-is-stranger-than-fiction
#2
EDITORIAL
Paul Kurlansky
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719247/telehealth-in-schools-using-a-systematic-educational-model-based-on-fiction-screenplays-interactive-documentaries-and-three-dimensional-computer-graphics
#3
Diogo Julien Miranda, Chao Lung Wen
BACKGROUND: Preliminary studies suggest the need of a global vision in academic reform, leading to education re-invention. This would include problem-based education using transversal topics, developing of thinking skills, social interaction, and information-processing skills. We aimed to develop a new educational model in health with modular components to be broadcast and applied as a tele-education course. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We developed a systematic model based on a "Skills and Goals Matrix" to adapt scientific contents on fictional screenplays, three-dimensional (3D) computer graphics of the human body, and interactive documentaries...
July 18, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705119/can-stories-reduce-abortion-stigma-findings-from-a-longitudinal-cohort-study
#4
Kate Cockrill, Antonia Biggs
Women often hide or selectively disclose abortion experiences due to stigma. Secrecy can help women avoid stigma but may also result in isolation and a lack of social support and contribute to broader social silence. This study assesses whether a book-club intervention can support abortion disclosure among book club participants and improve participants' affective responses towards women who have abortions and abortion providers. A total of 109 women from 13 all-female book clubs located in 9 US states read and discussed a non-fiction book that included stories about pregnancy and abortion, participated in a book club discussion and completed baseline, immediate post-intervention and endline surveys...
July 14, 2017: Culture, Health & Sexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705097/transfusion-refusal-and-the-shifting-limits-of-multicultural-accommodation
#5
Carey DeMichelis
The refusal of blood products by Jehovah's Witness patients has provoked court proceedings, social science research, and contemporary fiction, all of which emphasize a seemingly intractable conflict between religious and secular ways of being. This article takes a different approach, focusing instead on the space that Witness patients have carved out for their accommodation in a major pediatric research hospital. Using discourse analysis and interview data, I map the way moralizing discourses surrounding Witness families have shifted over the past 70 years alongside advancements in bloodless medicine...
July 1, 2017: Qualitative Health Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694029/medical-capsule-robots-a-renaissance-for-diagnostics-drug-delivery-and-surgical-treatment
#6
REVIEW
Sanyat S Mapara, Vandana B Patravale
The advancements in electronics and the progress in nanotechnology have resulted in path breaking development that will transform the way diagnosis and treatment are carried out currently. This development is Medical Capsule Robots, which has emerged from the science fiction idea of robots travelling inside the body to diagnose and cure disorders. The first marketed capsule robot was a capsule endoscope developed to capture images of the gastrointestinal tract. Today, varieties of capsule endoscopes are available in the market...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690438/a-critical-thinking-activity-on-drug-tolerance-for-undergraduate-neuroscience-courses
#7
Katharine M Cammack
Active teaching techniques that involve critical thinking and analysis lead to better learning and retention, and there is growing need for learner-centered classroom activities in the neurosciences. This article presents a critical thinking activity that offers context and meaning to basic principles of synaptic pharmacology. Students analyze fictional datasets to identify major characteristics of drug tolerance. Students' self-reported perceptions and ungraded quiz scores suggest that this activity was an enjoyable and impactful way to deepen students' understanding and engage them with the course material...
2017: Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education: JUNE: a Publication of FUN, Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690373/feminist-to-postfeminist-contemporary-biofictions-by-and-about-women-artists
#8
Julia Novak
Biographical novels about historical women artists have been experiencing a veritable boom in recent years. Written mostly by women, they can be understood as women authors' attempts to reach out across time (and often, space) to other "artistic" women whose lives "speak to us" today. It has long been a key insight of historical fiction research that a historical novel reveals more about the time in which it was written than the time in which it is set. As such, it can be assumed that contemporary novels about historical women speak as much to twenty-first-century conceptions of femininity as to particular historical moments of female subjectivity...
January 2, 2017: Angelaki
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689196/love-as-delusion-delusions-of-love-erotomania-narcissism-and-shame
#9
Brendan D Kelly
Erotomania has a long, colourful history in psychiatry. It is a rare condition in which the patient ('subject') develops the belief that he or she is loved from afar by another person ('object'). The subject is generally female, though men predominate in forensic samples. The object is generally perceived to belong to a higher social class, reflecting a sociopolitical element in the construction of love. Erotomania requires active treatment and risk management as it can be associated with stalking and other offending behaviour...
July 8, 2017: Medical Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686792/short-review-igg-subclass-deficiencies-in-children-facts-and-fiction
#10
REVIEW
Volker Wahn, Horst von Bernuth
The chance to analyze the four IgG subclasses arose with the publication of Terry WD and Fahey JL (1964). Since then a lot of new information on the role of subclasses and their deficiency states in humans has been obtained. This review tries to analyze critically our current knowledge of subclass deficiencies in children. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
July 7, 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683579/communication-disability-in-fiji-community-self-help-and-help-seeking-support
#11
Suzanne C Hopf, Sharynne McLeod, Sarah H McDonagh, Cen Wang, Epenisa N Rakanace
PURPOSE: To understand how a Fijian community supports people with communication disability (PWCD) and whether their support is associated with participant demographics. METHOD: Thematic analysis of 144 questionnaires that asked about participants' actions to support a fictional child and adult with communication disability. RESULT: Participant responses fell into two categories: what they would do directly (self-help) and people and places where they would seek assistance (help-seeking)...
July 7, 2017: International Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670095/a-great-grandfather-s-account-of-the-irish-potato-famine-1845-1850
#12
EDITORIAL
John Davis Cantwell
My great-grandfather, Rodger Cantwell, and his family managed to survive the Irish famine that began in 1845. Blending what family records we have with Kelly's outstanding 2012 book about the era, the following is an historical fictional account of Rodger's saga.
July 2017: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661162/-why-is-toma-late-to-school-again-preschoolers-identify-the-most-informative-questions
#13
Azzurra Ruggeri, Zi Lin Sim, Fei Xu
The current study investigates whether preschoolers are able to successfully identify the most effective among given questions, adapting their reliance on different types of questions (constraint-seeking vs. hypothesis-scanning) based on the quantitative measure of expected information gain. Children were presented with storybooks describing the reasons why a fictional character, Toma, was late to school over several days. In 3 experiments with 5-year-old children, we manipulated the frequency and likelihoods of the reasons presented...
June 29, 2017: Developmental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657568/metal-hypersensitivity-after-knee-arthroplasty-fact-or-fiction
#14
Massimo Innocenti, Berti Vieri, Tommaso Melani, Tommaso Paoli, Christian Carulli
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE WORK: Hypersensitivity to metals in the general population has an incidence of about 15%, and in rising also for the higher number of joint replacements in the last decades. Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) represents the most performed orthopaedic procedure during last years, and it seems to be particularly associated with sensitization after surgery. On the other hand, there is a rising amount of patients with painful but well implanted and functioning TKAs: in certain cases, after the exclusion of the most frequent causes of failure, a condition of hypersensitivity may be found, and a revision with anallergic implants is mandatory...
June 7, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651351/applying-a-theory-driven-framework-to-guide-quality-improvement-efforts-in-nursing-homes-the-lock-model
#15
Whitney L Mills, Camilla B Pimentel, Jennifer A Palmer, A Lynn Snow, Nancy J Wewiorski, Rebecca S Allen, Christine W Hartmann
Purpose of the Study: Implementing quality improvement (QI) programs in nursing homes continues to encounter significant challenges, despite recognized need. QI approaches provide nursing home staff with opportunities to collaborate on developing and testing strategies for improving care delivery. We present a theory-driven and user-friendly adaptable framework and facilitation package to overcome existing challenges and guide QI efforts in nursing homes. Design and development: The framework is grounded in the foundational concepts of strengths-based learning, observation, relationship-based teams, efficiency, and organizational learning...
June 23, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643688/-fictional-models-in-the-patient-physician-relationship
#16
EDITORIAL
Gustavo Kusminsky
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643444/how-media-exposure-relates-to-laypersons-understanding-of-psychopathy
#17
Michael E Keesler, David DeMatteo
While conceptualization of psychopathy has evolved, so too has the public's relationship with psychology changed. Concurrently, portrayal of psychopaths has made several shifts, both through nonfiction sources and in popular film and television. Psychopathic villains of the mid-20th century have made space for a growing cast of protagonist psychopaths. This study examined whether a relationship existed between exposure to fictional psychopaths and how lay individuals conceptualize psychopathy. Specifically, this study explored conceptualization differences based on exposure to antagonist versus protagonist fictional psychopaths...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638536/science-fiction-in-medical-education-the-case-of-learning-styles
#18
EDITORIAL
Jimmie Leppink
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Journal of Graduate Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632620/science-or-fiction-risk-of-postoperative-pneumonia-with-neuromuscular-blockade
#19
R Victor Zhang, Heather Reed, Lawrence J Caruso
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627179/water-lean-solvents-for-post-combustion-co2-capture-fundamentals-uncertainties-opportunities-and-outlook
#20
David J Heldebrant, Phillip K Koech, Vassiliki-Alexandra Glezakou, Roger Rousseau, Deepika Malhotra, David C Cantu
This review is designed to foster the discussion regarding the viability of postcombustion CO2 capture by water-lean solvents, by separating fact from fiction for both skeptics and advocates. We highlight the unique physical and thermodynamic properties of notable water-lean solvents, with a discussion of how such properties could translate to efficiency gains compared to aqueous amines. The scope of this review ranges from the purely fundamental molecular-level processes that govern solvent behavior to bench-scale testing, through process engineering and projections of process performance and cost...
June 19, 2017: Chemical Reviews
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