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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528245/can-inequality-be-tamed-through-boundary-work-a-qualitative-study-of-health-promotion-aimed-at-reducing-health-inequalities
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Pia Vivian Pedersen, Ulf Hjelmar, Mette Terp Høybye, Morten Hulvej Rod
This paper examines the organisational dynamics that arise in health promotion aimed at reducing health inequalities. The paper draws on ethnographic fieldwork among public health officers in Danish municipalities and qualitative interviews from an evaluation of health promotion programmes targeting homeless and other marginalised citizens. Analytically, we focus on 'boundary work', i.e. the ways in which social and symbolic boundaries are established, maintained, transgressed and negotiated, both at the administrative level and among frontline professionals...
May 10, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523700/balancing-medical-accuracy-and-diagnostic-consequences-diagnosing-medically-unexplained-symptoms-in-primary-care
#2
Erik B Rasmussen
Focusing on the case of medically unexplained symptoms (MUS), this article explores diagnostic classification in the absence of biomedical evidence or other strong medical warrants for diagnosis. The data are from three focus group interviews with Norwegian general practitioners (GPs) conducted in 2015, that centred on the issue of what diagnoses to use (or not) for MUS. The qualitative analysis reconstructs the logic underlying GPs' diagnostic accounts, which centred on the meaning of diagnostic categories and on anticipating how 'generalised others' would respond to those meanings (called 'diagnosing by anticipation')...
May 18, 2017: Sociology of Health & Illness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515014/hiv-and-the-criminalisation-of-drug-use-among-people-who-inject-drugs-a-systematic-review
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Kora DeBeck, Tessa Cheng, Julio S Montaner, Chris Beyrer, Richard Elliott, Susan Sherman, Evan Wood, Stefan Baral
BACKGROUND: Mounting evidence suggests that laws and policies prohibiting illegal drug use could have a central role in shaping health outcomes among people who inject drugs (PWID). To date, no systematic review has characterised the influence of laws and legal frameworks prohibiting drug use on HIV prevention and treatment. METHODS: Consistent with PRISMA guidelines, we did a systematic review of peer-reviewed scientific evidence describing the association between criminalisation of drug use and HIV prevention and treatment-related outcomes among PWID...
May 12, 2017: Lancet HIV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514909/what-can-action-learning-offer-a-beleaguered-system-a-narrative-representing-the-relationship
#4
James Traeger
Purpose This is an attempt to write an account of action learning that is as close to the ground on which it was practised as the author can make it. In that sense, the reader can read what follows below as a kind of autoethnography, a "representation as relationship" as Gergen and Gergen (2002, p. 11) call it. This is because in the opportunity of telling a story about his practice as an action learning facilitator, the author hopes to evoke that which is more akin to the contactful environment of quality action learning than any amount of abstract theorising...
May 2, 2017: Leadership in Health Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514351/-essential-questions-of-training-of-dentists-for-accreditation
#5
Zh M Sizova, V N Tregubov, T N Malakhova
The paper presents sociological study aimed to analyze the conditions and methodological rationale for the basic directions of optimization of accreditation procedure for dentists. The study included 129 graduates of dental faculties of educational institutions of Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University. The material was collected by questionnaire survey and interviewing. The obtained results show that the introduced system of professionals' accreditation is an innovative educational technology allowing objectively assess the level of theoretical and practical training of dentists...
2017: Stomatologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513914/competition-vs-cooperation-in-catalytic-hydrogelators-for-anti-selective-mannich-reaction
#6
Nishant Singh, Beatriu Escuder
Chemical systems find similarities in different sociological and biological processes where the entities compete or cooperate for a favourable outcome. This stochastic innovation mechanism of structural and functional adaptation especially in catalysis is based on factors like abundance of substrates, stability of transition state and structural/functional attributes of catalysts. Here we show how catalytic fibres of two self-sorting hydrogelators compete for the same resources to bring down the overall selectivity of Mannich reaction...
May 17, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510267/the-jack-wills-crowd-towards-a-sociology-of-an-elite-subculture
#7
Anthony King, Daniel Smith
British sociologists have long been interested in youth sub-cultures. However British sociologists have tended to focus on working class subcultures and avoided engagement with exclusive sub-cultures of elite social groups. This article seeks to attend to this gap by examining the subculture of a British elite: ex-public school students at select universities in the UK in the twenty-first century. This group consists of a relatively small group of young adults, aged between 18 and 23, who attended public schools, especially one of the nine Clarendon schools (Eton, Winchester, Westminster, St...
May 16, 2017: British Journal of Sociology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508657/-suicide-a-serious-health-and-social-problem-with-the-possibility-of-prevention
#8
Martin Anders
Suicide is a serious health and social problem whose incidence varies between genders, age groups, geographical distribution and with influence of socio-political structure of society. It has been identified many risk factors and this behavior has etiological heterogeneity. There is no effective algorithm to predict suicidal activity in clinical practice, but increase the detection is associated with introducing the professional community and especially primary care physicians with clinical, psychological, sociological and biological factors whose can bring increasing of the recognition of vulnerable individuals and allow initiation of therapeutic interventions psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, neuromodulatory modalities or their combinations to achieve effective level of suicide prevention...
2017: Casopís Lékar̆ů C̆eských
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501882/-caries-in-deprived-areas-2-youngsters
#9
G H W Verrips, J H Vermaire, C M H H van Houtem, C P F van Kempen, A A Schuller
In the Netherlands, no epidemiologic data on the oral health of cultural groups of children and adolescents living in deprived areas are available. The aim of the present study was to obtain an impression of the amount of caries experience among poorly educated groups of youngsters in deprived areas, in comparison with a reference group of poorly educated youngsters from the cities of Alphen aan den Rijn, Gouda, 's-Hertogenbosch and Breda. 725 Poorly educated respondents participated in a clinical and sociological study...
May 2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Tandheelkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501754/expectant-futures-and-an-early-diagnosis-of-alzheimer-s-disease-knowing-and-its-consequences
#10
Julia Swallow
Efforts to diagnose Alzheimer's disease (AD) at earlier stages as a means to managing the risks of an ageing population, dominate scientific research and healthcare policy in the UK. It is anticipated that early diagnosis will maximise treatment options and enable patients to 'prepare for their future' in terms of care. Drawing on qualitative data gathered across an out-patient memory service and in-patient hospital in the UK, the purpose of this paper is to examine the ways in which the hopeful promissory claims of early diagnosis as it maintains the dominant biomedical model for managing AD, are negotiated by healthcare practitioners...
May 6, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499931/empowered-to-cook-the-crucial-role-of-food-agency-in-making-meals
#11
Amy B Trubek, Maria Carabello, Caitlin Morgan, Jacob Lahne
What makes an individual, on any given occasion, able and willing to prepare a meal for themselves: that is, to cook? As home cooking has increasingly become the focus of public-health, nutrition, and policy interventions and campaigns, the need for a better understanding has become apparent. It is clear that cooking is not merely a matter of mechanical skill or rote training; beyond this, it is difficult to explain why similar individuals have such different capacities for setting and achieving food-related goals...
May 9, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498575/implementing-shared-decision-making-in-routine-mental-health-care
#12
Mike Slade
Shared decision making (SDM) in mental health care involves clinicians and patients working together to make decisions. The key elements of SDM have been identified, decision support tools have been developed, and SDM has been recommended in mental health at policy level. Yet implementation remains limited. Two justifications are typically advanced in support of SDM. The clinical justification is that SDM leads to improved outcome, yet the available empirical evidence base is inconclusive. The ethical justification is that SDM is a right, but clinicians need to balance the biomedical ethical principles of autonomy and justice with beneficence and non-maleficence...
June 2017: World Psychiatry: Official Journal of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498174/adult-women-s-experiences-of-urinary-incontinence-a-systematic-review-of-qualitative-evidence
#13
Adilson Mendes, Luiza Hoga, Bruna Gonçalves, Pâmela Silva, Priscilla Pereira
BACKGROUND: Women are affected dramatically by urinary incontinence (UI). This disease is currently considered as epidemic. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this review is to identify, through the best available evidence, how women experience UI worldwide. INCLUSION CRITERIA TYPES OF PARTICIPANTS: The current review included studies of adult women who had experienced UI. PHENOMENA OF INTEREST: Women with UI from various social and cultural settings were included in this review...
May 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497705/circulating-biomedical-images-bodies-and-chromosomes-in-the-post-eugenic-era
#14
María Jesús Santesmases
This essay presents the early days of human cytogenetics, from the late 1950s until the mid 1970s, as a historical series of images. I propose a chronology moving from photographs of bodies to chromosome sets, to be joined by ultrasound images, which provided a return to bodies, by then focused on the unborn. Images carried ontological significance and, as I will argue, are principal characters in the history of human cytogenetics. Inspired by the historiography of heredity and genetics, studies on visual cultures, the conceptualization of circulation, and the sociology of pregnancy, I suggest that cytogenetics, through its focus on pregnancy, pregnant women, and their offspring, found strategic living materials that stabilized human chromosome studies as a biomedical, post-eugenics practice...
May 1, 2017: History of Science; An Annual Review of Literature, Research and Teaching
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495908/towards-cultural-materialism-in-the-medical-humanities-the-case-of-blood-rejuvenation
#15
Catherine Oakley
This paper argues for an approach within the medical humanities that draws on the theoretical legacy of cultural materialism as a framework for reading cultural practices and their relationship to the social and economic order. It revisits the origins and development of cultural materialism in cultural studies and literary studies between the 1970s and 1990s and considers how, with adaptation, this methodology might facilitate ideological criticism focused on material formations of health, disease and the human body...
May 11, 2017: Medical Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494013/modeling-spatial-variation-in-risk-of-presence-and-insecticide-resistance-for-malaria-vectors-in-laos
#16
Marc Souris, Sébastien Marcombe, Julie Laforet, Paul T Brey, Vincent Corbel, Hans J Overgaard
Climatic, sociological and environmental conditions are known to affect the spatial distribution of malaria vectors and disease transmission. Intensive use of insecticides in the agricultural and public health sectors exerts a strong selective pressure on resistance genes in malaria vectors. Spatio-temporal models of favorable conditions for Anopheles species' presence were developed to estimate the probability of presence of malaria vectors and insecticide resistance in Lao PDR. These models were based on environmental and meteorological conditions, and demographic factors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492951/information-and-communications-technologies-ict-problematic-use-of-internet-video-games-mobile-phones-instant-messaging-and-social-networks-using-multicage-tic
#17
Eduardo J Pedrero Pérez, José María Ruiz Sánchez de León, Gloria Rojo Mota, Marcos Llanero Luque, Jara Pedrero Aguilar, Sara Morales Alonso, Carmen Puerta García
Use/abuse of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) has in recent years become a topic of great interest. Current discussion addresses whether it must be considered addictive behaviour and if it is a problem that primarily affects adolescents and youth. This study aims to understand the problems that affect people of all ages in controlling the use of these ICTs and whether they are related to mental health problems, stress and difficulties in executive control of behaviour. A survey was administered through social networks and email, using the MULTICAGE-ICT, a questionnaire that explores problems in the use of Internet, mobile phones, video games, instant messaging and social networks...
April 12, 2017: Adicciones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490817/transphobic-honour-based-abuse-a-conceptual-tool
#18
Michaela Rogers
This article proposes that an understanding of transphobic 'honour'-based abuse can be employed as a conceptual tool to explore trans people's experiences of familial abuse. This conception has evolved by connecting a sociology of shame, Goffman's work on stigma and 'honour'-based ideology. The discussion draws upon findings of a qualitative study which explored trans people's experiences of domestic violence and abuse. Narrative interviews were undertaken with 15 trans people who had either experienced abuse or whose perceptions were informed experientially through their support of others...
April 2017: Sociology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487455/experience-of-living-with-cancer-and-comorbid-illness-protocol-for-a-qualitative-systematic-review
#19
Debbie Cavers, Sarah Cunningham-Burley, Eila Watson, Elspeth Banks, Christine Campbell
INTRODUCTION: There are an increasing number of people living with and beyond cancer, whose experience is further complicated by additional long-term health conditions in the context of an ageing population. The supportive care needs of this growing patient group should be recognised and addressed. There is a need to explore the experience of living with cancer and comorbid illness in order to develop optimal models of patient-centred care. This protocol describes a systematic review that aims to identify the qualitative evidence relating to the experience of cancer and comorbid illness for patients, informal carers and professionals, and to highlight areas where more research is needed...
May 9, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486877/effects-of-the-mental-health-parity-and-addictions-equality-act-on-depression-treatment-choice-in-primary-care-facilities
#20
Daniel M Goldberg, Hsien-Chang Lin
Objective The Mental Health Parity and Addictions Equality Act (MHPAEA) of 2010 in the United States sought to expand mental health insurance benefits on par with medical benefits. As primary care facilities are often the first step in identifying mental health concerns, it is essential to examine the association of this policy with primary care physicians' choice on depression treatment. Method A retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted using data from the 2007-2012 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, including a weighted total of 162,699,930 depression patients...
January 2017: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
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