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Geertjan Overbeek, Daphne van de Bongardt, Laura Baams
One main source of sexual socialization lies within family interactions. Especially sexuality-specific parenting may determine adolescents' sexual development-adolescents' sexual behavior and sexual risk behavior, sexualized media consumption and permissive sexual attitudes-to a significant extent, but different ideas exist about how this works. In this longitudinal study, we examined two hypotheses on how sexuality-specific parenting-parenting aimed specifically at children's sexual attitudes and behaviors-relates to adolescents' sexual development...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Youth and Adolescence
Catherine A Pembroke, Joanne Alfieri, Alain Biron, Carolyn Freeman, Tarek Hijal
PURPOSE: Quality improvement (QI) is a pillar of good clinical governance and is at the center of modern health care. The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada mandated, in CanMeds 2015, that QI should be taught and the competencies assessed in all postgraduate residency programs. The objective is to report on the feasibility and impact of teaching QI to radiation oncology residents at a single institution. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A QI team consisting of a clinical fellow, 3 staff physicians, and an expert in QI methods was created within our Department of Radiation Oncology...
March 2018: Practical Radiation Oncology
Brandon A Kohrt, Mark J D Jordans, Elizabeth L Turner, Kathleen J Sikkema, Nagendra P Luitel, Sauharda Rai, Daisy R Singla, Jagannath Lamichhane, Crick Lund, Vikram Patel
Background: Non-specialist healthcare providers, including primary and community healthcare workers, in low- and middle-income countries can effectively treat mental illness. However, scaling-up mental health services within existing health systems has been limited by barriers such as stigma against people with mental illness. Therefore, interventions are needed to address attitudes and behaviors among non-specialists. Aimed at addressing this gap, REducing Stigma among HealthcAre Providers to ImprovE mental health services (RESHAPE) is an intervention in which social contact with mental health service users is added to training for non-specialist healthcare workers integrating mental health services into primary healthcare...
2018: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
Belén Ortiz-Gonçalves, Elena Albarrán Juan, Elena Labajo González, Andrés Santiago-Sáez, Bernardo Perea-Pérez
OBJECTIVE: To assess the attitudes and knowledge in the life's end about palliative care, advance directives, psychological-physical care, medically assisted suicide and spiritual accompaniment. METHOD: A cross-sectional study performed in the population at primary health care center of the Autonomous Region of Madrid (Spain). It participated 425 selected people that a simple random was applied in the consultation sheets of health professionals. They analyzed 42 variables of self-administered questionnaire...
February 2, 2018: Gaceta Sanitaria
Emily B Peterson, Wen-Ying Sylvia Chou, Anna Gaysynsky, Melinda Krakow, Ashley Elrick, Muin J Khoury, Kimberly A Kaphingst
Cancer-related genetic and genomic testing (CGT) is changing cancer care by personalizing care options, leading to an era of precision medicine. Advances in and increased use of CGT add complexity to clinical communication. This landscape analysis assessed published reviews of communication issues related to CGT and discusses implications for practice and behavioral research. A comprehensive electronic literature search was conducted of peer-reviewed literature reviews on studies related to CGT communication published between January 2010 and January 2017, resulting in a final sample of 24 reviews...
January 29, 2018: Translational Behavioral Medicine
Dorothea Eisenmann, Fabian Stroben, Jan D Gerken, Aristomenis K Exadaktylos, Mareen Machner, Wolf E Hautz
Introduction: Preventable mistakes occur frequently and can lead to patient harm and death. The emergency department (ED) is notoriously prone to such errors, and evidence suggests that improving teamwork is a key aspect to reduce the rate of error in acute care settings. Only a few strategies are in place to train team skills and communication in interprofessional situations. Our goal was to conceptualize, implement, and evaluate a training module for students of three professions involved in emergency care...
January 2018: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
Tracy P George, Claire DeCristofaro, Pamela F Murphy, Corey R Remle
BACKGROUND: End-of-life decision making can be distressing for nursing students, and the purpose of this investigation was to assess undergraduate nursing students' knowledge, attitudes, and experiences with advance directives. METHOD: One hundred sixty-six Bachelor of Science in Nursing students at four different program levels were surveyed about their knowledge, personal and professional experience, and personal and professional attitudes regarding advance directives...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Nursing Education
Katie Lutz, Stefan R Rowniak, Prabjot Sandhu
In the 25 years since advance care planning first drew the attention of the national healthcare and legal systems, gains in the rate of advance care directive completion have been negligible despite the effort of researchers, ethicists, and lawmakers. With the benefit of sophisticated healthcare technology, patients are living longer. Despite the benefits of increased longevity, it is widely acknowledged that enough has not been done to adequately address end-of-life care decisions at the crossroads between medical futility and quality of life...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Religion and Health
Rachel Nissanholtz-Gannot, Bruce Rosen, Miriam Hirschfeld
BACKGROUND: In Israel, approximately one-third of the country's nurses work in community settings - primarily as salaried employees in Israel's four non-profit health plans. Many health system leaders believe that the roles of health plan nurses have changed significantly in recent years due to a mix of universal developments (such as population aging and academization of the profession) and Israel-specific changes (such as the introduction of extensive quality monitoring in primary care)...
December 23, 2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
Richard Morriss, Mohan Mudigonda, Peter Bartlett, Arun Chopra, Steven Jones
Aims and method To determine features associated with better perceived quality of training for psychiatrists on advance decision-making in the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA), and whether the quality or amount of training were associated with positive attitudes or use of advance decisions to refuse treatment (ADRTs) by psychiatrists in people with bipolar disorder. An anonymised national survey of 650 trainee and consultant psychiatrists in England and Wales was performed. Results Good or better quality of training was associated with use of case summaries, role-play, ADRTs, assessment of mental capacity and its fluctuation...
December 2017: BJPsych Bulletin
Prasanna Ananth, Clement Ma, Hasan Al-Sayegh, Leah Kroon, Victoria Klein, Claire Wharton, Elise Hallez, Ilana Braun, Kelly Michelson, Abby R Rosenberg, Wendy London, Joanne Wolfe
BACKGROUND: Although medical marijuana (MM) may have utility in the supportive care of children with serious illness, it remains controversial. We investigated interdisciplinary provider perspectives on legal MM use in children with cancer. METHODS: We sent a 32-item, cross-sectional survey to 654 pediatric oncology providers in Illinois, Massachusetts, and Washington characterizing MM practices, knowledge, attitudes, and barriers. Forty-eight percent responded; 44% ( n = 288) were included in analyses...
January 2018: Pediatrics
Belén Ortiz-Gonçalves, Andrés Santiago-Sáez, Elena Albarrán Juan, Elena Labajo González, Bernardo Perea-Pérez
OBJECTIVE: To create and validate a questionnaire about knowledge and attitudes of the general population in Madrid (Spain) about life's end stage. METHOD: A descriptive study designed as a structured self-administered questionnaire, validated by seven Madrid Health Service professional experts and assessed through a pilot study. RESULTS: The questionnaire consisted of 42 questions, divided into six modules: 1) decisions and psychological-physical care at life's end; 2) palliative care; 3) euthanasia and assisted suicide; 4) advance directives document; 5) spiritual factors; and 6) socio-demographic data...
December 5, 2017: Gaceta Sanitaria
Lauren Y Maldonado, Ruth B Goodson, Matthew C Mulroy, Emily M Johnson, Jo M Reilly, Diana C Homeier
OBJECTIVE: To assess advance care planning (ACP) preferences, experiences, and comfort in discussing end-of-life (EOL) care among elderly Latinos. METHODS: Patients aged 60 and older from the Los Angeles County and University of Southern California (LAC+USC) Medical Center Geriatrics Clinic (n = 41) participated in this intervention. Trained staff conducted ACP counseling with participants in their preferred language, which included: (a) pre-counseling survey about demographics and EOL care attitudes, (b) discussion of ACP and optional completion of an advance directive (AD), and (c) post-session survey...
October 25, 2017: Clinical Gerontologist
Gina Bravo, Claudie Rodrigue, Vincent Thériault, Marcel Arcand, Jocelyn Downie, Marie-France Dubois, Sharon Kaasalainen, Cees M Hertogh, Sophie Pautex, Lieve Van den Block
BACKGROUND: Alzheimer's disease and related disorders affect a growing number of people worldwide. Quality of life is generally good in the early stages of these diseases. However, many individuals fear living through the advanced stages. Such fears are triggering requests for medical assistance in dying (MAiD) by patients with dementia. Legislation was recently passed in Canada and the province of Quebec allowing MAiD at the explicit request of a patient who meets a set of eligibility criteria, including competence...
November 13, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
Pawel Sobkowicz
Computational models of group opinion dynamics are one of the most active fields of sociophysics. In recent years, advances in model complexity and, in particular, the possibility to connect these models with detailed data describing individual behaviors, preferences and activities, have opened the way for the simulations to describe quantitatively selected, real world social systems. The simulations could be then used to study 'what-if' scenarios for opinion change campaigns, political, ideological or commercial...
November 11, 2017: Science and Engineering Ethics
Ji Eun Lee, Dong Wook Shin, Ki Young Son, Hyun Jung Park, Jae-Young Lim, Mi Soon Song, Yeon-Hwan Park, BeLong Cho
AIM: We aimed to determine the factors influencing attitudes toward advance directives in Korean older adults with consideration of an Asian cultural background. METHODS: We recruited community-dwelling older adults aged 60 years or older at a regional senior welfare center in Korea. Demographic factors and mental and physical health status were examined using questionnaires and a physical examination. The questionnaire also assessed perceived necessity of advance directives and related experiences...
January 2018: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Juan Miguel Aguilar-Sánchez, María José Cabañero-Martínez, Francisca Puerta Fernández, Mireia Ladios-Martín, José Fernández-de-Maya, Julio Cabrero-García
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the degree of knowledge and attitudes of medical and nursing professionals in two health departments to advance directives, as well as to examine their association with the sociodemographic and occupational variables of the professionals. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey on 329 health professionals was carried out through the internet and a standardised procedure. The knowledge and attitudes of the professionals about advance directives were examined using two validated questionnaires of 17 and 12 items, respectively...
October 27, 2017: Gaceta Sanitaria
Stephanie R Morain, Arthur Garson, Jean L Raphael
Introduction: Legal strategies to raise the minimum age of purchase for tobacco from 18 to 21, known as "Tobacco 21 laws" are a promising means to reduce adolescent tobacco initiation and use. Tobacco 21 laws are enacted at the local and state level, yet prior studies have examined national support. To address this gap, we assessed attitudes of residents in five states toward Tobacco 21 laws, and how attitudes varied by demographic, political, and health status characteristics. Methods: The data are derived from the 2016 Texas Medical Center (TMC) Consumer Health Report, a survey of 5,007 adults from five states: California, Florida, Ohio, New York, and Texas...
September 15, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
Bruce Simons-Morton, Johnathon P Ehsani
The young driver problem is typified by high crash rates early in licensure that decline with experience, but are higher initially and decline more slowly for the youngest novices. Despite considerable effort, only Graduated Driver Licensing System (GDLS) policies have been shown to improve novice young driver safety outcomes. Unfortunately, GDLS policies are mostly limited to countries with a relatively young licensure age. Meanwhile, it is not entirely clear how GDLS and other young driver transportation safety efforts, including driver training and testing, supervised practice and parental management of young drivers, can best be configured...
December 2016: Safety
Francesca Ingravallo, Veronica Mignani, Elena Mariani, Giovanni Ottoboni, Marie Christine Melon, Rabih Chattat
BACKGROUND: Evidence concerning when and in which manner older people living in nursing homes (NHs) would prefer to discuss advance care planning (ACP) is still scarce. This study explored the attitudes of NH residents and family members toward ACP and their opinions as to the right time to broach the subject, the manner in which it should be approached, and the content of ACP. METHODS: This was a qualitative study using face-to-face interviews with 30 residents (age range 66-94), and 10 family members from 4 Italian NHs...
October 9, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
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