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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143430/power-discourse-and-resistance-poststructuralist-influences-in-nursing
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Dave Holmes, Marilou Gagnon
Based on our respective research programs (psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, public health, HIV/AIDS, harm reduction) this article aims to use purposely non-conventional means to present the substantial contribution of poststructuralist perspectives to knowledge development in nursing science in general and in our current research in particular. More specifically, we call on the work of Michel Foucault and Deleuze & Guattari to politicize nursing science using examples from our empirical research programs with marginal and often highly marginalized populations...
November 15, 2017: Nursing Philosophy: An International Journal for Healthcare Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089979/therapeutic-potential-of-%C3%AE-7-nicotinic-receptor-agonists-to-regulate-neuroinflammation-in-neurodegenerative-diseases
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REVIEW
Laura Foucault-Fruchard, Daniel Antier
Neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases, are all characterized by a component of innate immunity called neuroinflammation. Neuronal loss and neuroinflammation are two phenomena closely linked. Hence, the neuroinflammation is a relevant target for the management of the neurodegenerative diseases given that, to date, there is no treatment to stop neuronal loss. Several studies have investigated the potential effects of activators of alpha 7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in animal models of neurodegenerative diseases...
September 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074486/metabolic-markers-of-protein-maldigestion-after-a-15-n-test-meal-in-minipigs-with-pancreatic-exocrine-insufficiency
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Florence Mary, Anne Moesseler, Nadezda Khodorova, Angélique Foucault-Simonin, Robert Benamouzig, Daniel Tomé, Peter Colin Gregory, Claire Gaudichon
The effect of pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (PEI) on protein malabsorption is little documented, partly due to methodological barriers. We aimed to validate biomarkers of protein malabsorption using a (15)N test meal in a minipig model of PEI. Six pancreatic duct-ligated minipigs were used as a model of PEI and four non-operated animals as a control. All animals were equipped with an ileo-caecal re-entrant cannula. Minipigs were given a test meal containing (15)N casein. The PEI animals repeated the test 3 times, in the absence of any pancreatic enzymes, or after pancreatic substitution at 2 levels (A or B: 7500 or 75,000 (lipase) and 388 or 3881 (protease) FIP U)...
October 26, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072329/disciplinary-power-and-the-process-of-training-informal-carers-on-stroke-units
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Euan Sadler, Rebecca Hawkins, David J Clarke, Mary Godfrey, Josie Dickerson, Christopher McKevitt
This article examines the process of training informal carers on stroke units using the lens of power. Care is usually assumed as a kinship obligation but the state has long had an interest in framing the carer and caring work. Training carers in healthcare settings raises questions about the power of the state and healthcare professionals as its agents to shape expectations and practices related to the caring role. Drawing on Foucault's notion of disciplinary power, we show how disciplinary forms of power exercised in interactions between healthcare professionals and carers shape the engagement and resistance of carers in the process of training...
October 26, 2017: Sociology of Health & Illness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050735/-inferior-myocardial-infarction-complicated-by-complete-heart-block-and-cardiac-arrest-following-a-gadolinium-injection-a-case-of-kounis-syndrome
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R Demoulin, R Poyet, E Capilla, M Cardinale, A V Tortat, F Pons, F-X Brocq, C Jego, G Foucault, G-R Cellarier
Kounis syndrome is an allergic acute coronary syndrome. It occurs on healthy or pathological arteries. Its complications, although often benign, can lead to cardiac arrest and death. Its triggering factors are multiple and include contrast products used in diagnostic imaging. We report the case of an 81 years old patient affected by hepatocellular carcinoma, who presented a type 2 Kounis syndrome with inferior myocardial infarction, complicated by cardiac arrest related to complete heart block following a gadoteric acid injection...
November 2017: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992541/pastoral-power-in-hiv-prevention-converging-rationalities-of-care-in-christian-and-medical-practices-in-papua-new-guinea
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P Shih, H Worth, J Travaglia, A Kelly-Hanku
In his conceptualisation of pastoral power, Michel Foucault argues that modern healthcare practices derive a specific power technique from pastors of the early Christian church. As experts in a position of authority, pastors practise the care of others through implicitly guiding them towards thoughts and actions that effect self-care, and towards a predefined realm of acceptable conduct, thus having a regulatory effect. This qualitative study of healthcare workers from two Christian faith-based organisations in Papua New Guinea examines the pastoral rationalities of HIV prevention practices which draw together globally circulated modern medical knowledge and Christian teachings in sexual morality for implicit social regulation...
November 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952175/reconciling-conceptualizations-of-ethical-conduct-and-person-centred-care-of-older-people-with-cognitive-impairment-in-acute-care-settings
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Carole Rushton, David Edvardsson
Key commentators on person-centred care have described it as a "new ethic of care" which they link inextricably to notions of individual autonomy, action, change and improvement. Two key points are addressed in this article. The first is that few discussions about ethics and person-centred are underscored by any particular ethical theory. The second point is that despite the espoused benefits of person-centred care, delivery within the acute care setting remains largely aspirational. Choices nurses make about their practice tend to comply more often with prevailing norms than those championed by person-centred care...
September 26, 2017: Nursing Philosophy: An International Journal for Healthcare Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944628/-understanding-the-use-of-mechanical-restraints-in-psychiatry-phenomenological-study-of-nurses%C3%A2-lived-experience
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Pascale Corneau, Jean Daniel Jacob, Dave Holmes, Desire Rioux
The use of mechanical restraints in psychiatric settings is currently the subject of ethical controversy. However, both patients' and nurses' voices are absent in the debate over this controversial intervention. The objective of this qualitative study was to examine the experience of psychiatric nurses using mechanical restraints. Twentyone nurses working on either the acute psychiatric inpatient unit and/or the emergency psychiatric unit of a university affiliated Canadian hospital participated in semi-structured interviews, which were then transcribed, coded and analyzed using the interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) method...
April 19, 2017: Recherche en Soins Infirmiers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901599/balancing-bioethics-by-sensing-the-aesthetic
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Paul Macneill
This article is critical of "bioethics" as it is widely understood and taught, noting in particular an emphasis given to philosophical justification, reason and rationality. It is proposed that "balancing" bioethics be achieved by giving greater weight to practice and the aesthetic: Defined in terms of sensory perception, emotion and feeling. Each of those three elements is elaborated as a non-cognitive capacity and, when taken together, comprise aesthetic sensitivity and responsiveness. This is to recognise the aesthetic as a productive element in bioethics as practice...
October 2017: Bioethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886888/thinking-with-pleasure-experimenting-with-drugs-and-drug-research
#10
Kane Race
Within the field of drug and alcohol studies, researchers think about pleasure or against it; we analyse, consider, investigate, invoke or ignore it. The philosophically inclined may think of pleasure or write on it, but in each of these scenarios pleasure is kept at an arm's length while the researcher appears to remain unmoved - detached observers, objective scientists, conceptual experts, program directors, sharp critics, policy advocates - sober judges whose sovereignty is secured by the formal conventions of positivist research, established theory, institutional authority and/or disciplinary knowledge...
September 5, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870332/rethinking-covert-stuttering
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Christopher Dominick Constantino, Walter H Manning, Susan Naomi Nordstrom
PURPOSE: The experience of passing as fluent, also called covert stuttering, has been uncritically framed as an inherently negative pursuit. Historically passing has been understood as a repression of one's true, authentic self in response to either psychological distress or social discrimination. The authors of this paper seek a more nuanced understanding of passing. We ask, how must a person relate to herself in order to pass as fluent? METHODOLOGY: This is a qualitative research study in which the authors utilized the ethical theories of philosopher Michel Foucault to contextualize data obtained from semi-structured interviews with nine participants who pass as fluent...
September 2017: Journal of Fluency Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815762/examining-the-social-construction-of-surveillance-a-critical-issue-for-health-visitors-and-public-health-nurses-working-with-mothers-and-children
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Megan Aston, Sue Peckover
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: In this paper we will critically examine surveillance practices of health visitors (HV) in the UK and public health nurses (PHNs) in Canada. BACKGROUND: The practice and meaning of surveillance shifts and changes depending on the context and intent of relationships between mothers and HVs or PHNs. DESIGN: We present the context and practice of HVs in the UK and PHNs in Canada and provide a comprehensive literature review regarding surveillance of mothers within public health systems...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793374/pain-assessment-by-emergency-nurses-at-triage-in-the-emergency-department-a-qualitative-study
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Marilène Vuille, Maryline Foerster, Eliane Foucault, Olivier Hugli
AIM: To investigate the assessment of pain intensity in the specific context of triage. BACKGROUND: Acute pain affects most patients admitted in emergency departments (ED) but pain relief in this setting remains insufficient. Evaluation of pain and its treatment at the time of patient triage expedites the administration of analgesia, but may be awkward at this time-pressured moment. The assessment of pain intensity by a validated pain scale is a critical initial step, and a patient's self-reporting is widely considered as the key to effective pain management...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776658/the-possessions-at-loudun-tracking-the-discourse-of-dissociation
#14
Craig E Stephenson
Embedded in the history of dissociation is the best known case of possession in European history, the 17(th) century possessions at Loudun, France (1632-1638). The exorcisms and the trial drew crowds from all over Europe, the outcome prefiguring the direction in which the Western science of mind would be carried. The published debate about the possessed and obsessed Ursuline nuns of Loudun spans four centuries. One can track how theorizing about dissociation changed over time, with psychological contributions by Jean Martin Charcot, Georges Gilles de la Tourette, Pierre Janet, Michel Foucault and Michel de Certeau...
September 2017: Journal of Analytical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700027/life-on-facebook-self-care-in-renal-transplantation-patients
#15
Camila Castro Roso, Maria Henriqueta Luce Kruse
Objective: To analyze self-care in renal transplantation patients. Methods: Qualitative research, inspired in the post-structuralism. The empirical material was composed by the posts of a Facebook group of Renal Transplantation Patients, collected from February to May of 2016, totaling 53 posts from 35 participants. The research data were analyzed under the perspective of cultural analysis, using theories derived from Foucault. Results: Self-care in renal transplantation patients was identified by the preoccupation with themselves and others, habits and lifestyles, restrictions and limitations that the disease imposes, such as lessons, ways of living and lifestyles after the procedure...
July 6, 2017: Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683353/imaging-with-straight-edge-phase-plates-in-the-tem
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C J Edgcombe
The image of a simple phase object produced by a round lens with a Foucault or Hilbert phase plate can be determined with Abbe imaging theory and a 2D transform expressed in cylindrical coordinates. The contributions to the image amplitude from a uniform disc object and an azimuthally varying plate can then be distinguished and their phases relative to the incident wave can be compared. It appears that the usual choice of added phase for a Hilbert plate causes the image of a weak disc object to vanish as the plate edge approaches the axis, but a different choice of plate thickness can enable a weak phase object to provide a linear contribution to image intensity...
June 22, 2017: Ultramicroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648583/resistance-to-breastfeeding-a-foucauldian-analysis-of-breastfeeding-support-from-health-professionals
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Narges Alianmoghaddam, Suzanne Phibbs, Cheryl Benn
BACKGROUND: Despite widespread consensus regarding the health benefits of breastfeeding, the prevalence of six months exclusive breastfeeding is very low in developed countries including New Zealand. AIM: This paper aims to evaluate the role that health professionals play in promoting exclusive breastfeeding in New Zealand. METHODS: Qualitative research involving face to face postpartum interviews conducted four to six weeks after the birth with 30 new mothers who lived in New Zealand and had identified in a short antenatal questionnaire that they intended to practice exclusive breastfeeding for six months...
June 22, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641591/foucault-retires-to-the-gym-understanding-embodied-aging-in-the-third-age
#18
Kristi A Allain, Barbara Marshall
In light of recent social pressures leading to a reimagining of the "Third Age" as a time of constant activity rather than repose and relaxation, this article explores the pressure on individuals to age "successfully" by engaging in physical activity in later life. Through semi-structured interviews with 15 retired or semi-retired gym-goers (eight women and seven men), the article examines how this call to increased activity impacts the ways active mid-life and older adults understand themselves and others...
June 23, 2017: Canadian Journal on Aging, la Revue Canadienne du Vieillissement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622111/caregiving-for-the-elderly-person-discourses-embedded-in-the-brazilian-practical-guide-for-the-caregiver
#19
Meiriele Tavares Araujo, Isabela Cancio Velloso, Christine Ceci, Mary Ellen Purkis
It is estimated that in 2025, Brazil will have the sixth largest elderly population in the world. Beyond the economic consequences of this projection, this changing demographic portends significant changes in the social realm. The aim of this study was to review and consider a range of government documents, developed during the past thirty years and directed toward elderly Brazilian citizens, to explore the ways that caregivers of older persons are positioned in daily care practices through the discourses such documents deploy...
October 2017: Journal of Aging & Social Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606586/identification-of-cd146-as-a-novel-molecular-actor-involved-in-systemic-sclerosis
#20
Elise Kaspi, Xavier Heim, Brigitte Granel, Benjamin Guillet, Jimmy Stalin, Marie Nollet, Alexandrine Bertaud-Foucault, Andrée Robaglia-Schlupp, Patrice Roll, Pierre Cau, Aurélie Leroyer, Richard Bachelier, Audrey Benyamine, Françoise Dignat-George, Marcel Blot-Chabaud, Nathalie Bardin
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June 9, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
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