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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933474/thinking-ethical-and-regulatory-frameworks-in-medicine-from-the-perspective-of-solidarity-on-both-sides-of-the-atlantic
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Barbara Prainsack, Alena Buyx
This article provides a concise overview of the history of scholarship on solidarity in Europe and North America. While recent decades have seen an increase in conceptual and scholarly interest in solidarity in North America and other parts of the Anglo-Saxon world, the concept is much more strongly anchored in Europe. Continental European politics in particular have given rise to two of the most influential traditions of solidarity, namely, socialism and Christian ethics. Solidarity has also guided important public instruments and institutions in Europe (e...
December 8, 2016: Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933140/mitigating-pharmaceutical-waste-exposures-policy-and-program-considerations
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EDITORIAL
Eric D Amster
Pharmaceutical disposal and the environmental fate of medication metabolites directly impacts the public's health in two significant ways: accidental medication ingestion of pharmaceuticals that were not disposed of properly results in inadvertent toxicity; and environmental health consequences of pharmaceuticals that were inappropriately disposed and which contaminate municipal water supply. In reviewing the effectiveness of medication disposal policy globally, it is crucial to not only determine which policies are effective but also to assess why they are effective...
2016: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933004/policy-implications-of-achievement-testing-using-multilevel-models-the-case-of-brazilian-elementary-schools
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Igor G Menezes, Victor R Duran, Euclides J Mendonça Filho, Tainã J Veloso, Stella M S Sarmento, Christine L Paget, Kai Ruggeri
Large-scale educational assessment has been established as source of descriptive, evaluative and interpretative information that influence educational policies worldwide throughout the last third of the twentieth century. In the 1990s the Brazilian Ministry of Education developed the National Basic Education Assessment System (SAEB) that regularly measures management, resource and contextual school features and academic achievement in public and private institutions. In 2005, after significant piloting and review of the SAEB, a new sampling strategy was taken and Prova Brasil became the new instrument used by the Ministry to assess skills in Portuguese (reading comprehension) and Mathematics (problem solving), as well as collecting contextual information concerning the school, principal, teacher, and the students...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932935/-%C3%A2-they-think-we-are-conversing-so-we-don-t-care-about-them%C3%A2-examining-the-causes-of-workplace-violence-against-nurses-in-ghana
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Isaac Mensah Boafo
BACKGROUND: This study is part of a larger project aimed at exploring the workplace experiences of nurses working in public general hospitals in Ghana. The current paper explores the causes of workplace violence against nurses in Ghana. METHODS: Twenty-four semi-structured in-depth interviews were conducted with professional nurses working in five regions of Ghana. They were selected through purposive and participant-to-participant snowball sampling techniques. Data was analysed through thematic analyses...
2016: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932489/psychometric-properties-of-the-irish-management-standards-indicator-tool
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S Boyd, R Kerr, P Murray
BACKGROUND: Work Positive is Ireland's national policy initiative to control work-related stress. Since the introduction of the UK Health and Safety Executive's Management Standards (MS) in 2004, a number of studies have been undertaken to assess the potential adaptation of the MS framework within Ireland. AIMS: To investigate the dimensionality, reliability and validity of the Irish version of the MS Indicator Tool (ROI-MSIT). METHODS: Between February 2011 and June 2014, we collected data from a wide range of public and private sector organizations that used the ROI-MSIT...
December 7, 2016: Occupational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931998/-between-combat-boots-and-birkenstocks-lessons-from-hiv-aids-sars-h1n1-and-ebola
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R Crawford, D C Rutz, D P Evans
OBJECTIVES: In late 2013, an Ebola outbreak quickly grew into an epidemic of extraordinary magnitude, killing more people than all previous Ebola outbreaks combined. Although the epidemic was unprecedented, the world had previously experienced several acute public health emergencies requiring global coordination. HIV/AIDS, SARS and H1N1 tested global response, and in each case coordination proved problematic, making the 2013-2015 Ebola epidemic no exception. The purpose of this project was to identify persistent vulnerabilities within global public health emergency response and to identify areas for future research and improvement...
December 2016: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930955/environmental-impacts-and-production-performances-of-organic-agriculture-in-china-a-monetary-valuation
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Fanqiao Meng, Yuhui Qiao, Wenliang Wu, Pete Smith, Steffanie Scott
Organic agriculture has developed rapidly in China since the 1990s, driven by the increasing domestic and international demand for organic products. Quantification of the environmental benefits and production performances of organic agriculture on a national scale helps to develop sustainable high yielding agricultural production systems with minimum impacts on the environment. Data of organic production for 2013 were obtained from a national survey organized by the Certification and Accreditation Administration of China...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930668/oral-cholera-vaccination-delivery-cost-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-an-analysis-based-on-systematic-review
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Vittal Mogasale, Enusa Ramani, Hyeseung Wee, Jerome H Kim
BACKGROUND: Use of the oral cholera vaccine (OCV) is a vital short-term strategy to control cholera in endemic areas with poor water and sanitation infrastructure. Identifying, estimating, and categorizing the delivery costs of OCV campaigns are useful in analyzing cost-effectiveness, understanding vaccine affordability, and in planning and decision making by program managers and policy makers. OBJECTIVES: To review and re-estimate oral cholera vaccination program costs and propose a new standardized categorization that can help in collation, analysis, and comparison of delivery costs across countries...
December 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930605/health-communication-and-the-hiv-continuum-of-care
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Sten H Vermund, Elizabeth C Mallalieu, Lynn M Van Lith, Helen E Struthers
Health communication is a broad term that applies to the fundamental need for practitioners, policy makers, patients, and community members to understand one another around health promotion and health care issues. Whether in a consultation between nurse and patient, a health clinic director's engagement with the health ministry, or a community campaign for encouraging HIV testing, all have critical health communication elements. When people's needs are not perceived by them to be addressed or clients/patients do not understand what is being communicated, they are unmotivated to engage...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929376/pharmaceutical-regulation-in-15-european-countries-review
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Dimitra Panteli, Francis Arickx, Irina Cleemput, Guillaume Dedet, Helen Eckhardt, Emer Fogarty, Sophie Gerkens, Cornelia Henschke, Jennifer Hislop, Claudio Jommi, Daphne Kaitelidou, Pawel Kawalec, Ilmo Keskimaki, Madelon Kroneman, Julio Lopez Bastida, Pedro Pita Barros, Joakim Ramsberg, Peter Schneider, Susan Spillane, Sabine Vogler, Lauri Vuorenkoski, Helle Wallach Kildemoes, Olivier Wouters, Reinhard Busse
In the context of pharmaceutical care, policy-makers repeatedly face the challenge of balancing patient access to effective medicines with affordability and rising costs. With the aim of guiding the health policy discourse towards questions that are important to actual and potential patients, this study investigates a broad range of regulatory measures, spanning marketing authorization to generic substitution and resulting price levels in a sample of 16 European health systems (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Spain and Sweden)...
October 2016: Health Systems in Transition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928522/breastfeeding-education-where-are-we-going-a-systematic-review-article
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REVIEW
Maria Adriana Burgio, Antonio Simone Laganà, Angela Sicilia, Romana Prosperi Porta, Maria Grazia Porpora, Helena Ban Frangež, Giovanni DI Venti, Onofrio Triolo
BACKGROUND: UNICEF (United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund) and WHO estimate that if all babies were breastfed for at least the first six months of their lives, the rate of morbidity and malnutrition would significantly decrease all over the world. In this view, these two organizations promoted a worldwide campaign for breastfeeding, creating the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) that encourages good practices for the promotion of breastfeeding in hospitals. The aim of our study was to review the available evidence regarding the positive effects of breastfeeding, in order to suggest to most appropriate strategy to support it...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928510/a-cross-sectional-study-to-assess-the-patient-safety-culture-in-the-palestinian-hospitals-a-baseline-assessment-for-quality-improvement
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Aymen Elsous, Ali Akbari Sari, Arash Rashidian, Yousef Aljeesh, Mahmoud Radwan, Hatem AbuZaydeh
OBJECTIVES: To measure and establish a baseline assessment of the patient safety culture in the Palestinian hospitals. DESIGN: A cross-sectional descriptive study using the Arabic version of the Safety Attitude Questionnaire (Short Form 2006). PARTICIPANTS: A total of 339 nurses and physicians returned the questionnaire out of 370 achieving a response rate of 91.6%. SETTING: Four public general hospitals in the Gaza Strip, Palestine...
December 2016: JRSM Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928039/biodiversity-and-human-well-being-an-essential-link-for-sustainable-development
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REVIEW
Shahid Naeem, Robin Chazdon, J Emmett Duffy, Case Prager, Boris Worm
As society strives to transition towards more sustainable development pathways, it is important to properly conceptualize the link between biodiversity (i.e. genes, traits, species and other dimensions) and human well-being (HWB; i.e. health, wealth, security and other dimensions). Here, we explore how published conceptual frameworks consider the extent to which the biodiversity-HWB links are being integrated into public discourse and scientific research and the implications of our findings for sustainable development...
December 14, 2016: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927730/aging-in-mexico-population-trends-and-emerging-issues
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Jacqueline L Angel, William Vega, Mariana López-Ortega
Although all nations in the America's face a common demographic reality of longevity, declining fertility rates and changes in family roles a growing body of research points to a dramatic demographic transformation in Mexico. Although Mexico's population is relatively young, with a median age of 27.9 in 2015, it will age rapidly in coming years, increasing to 42 years by 2050. The rapid median age in the nation also reflects the growing proportion of people 65 or older, and is expected to triple to 20.2% by 2050...
December 7, 2016: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927262/first-successful-pre-distribution-of-stable-iodine-tablets-under-japan-s-new-policy-after-the-fukushima-daiichi-nuclear-accident
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Mayo Ojino, Sumito Yoshida, Takashi Nagata, Masami Ishii, Makoto Akashi
Stable iodine tablets are effective in reducing internal exposure to radioactive iodine, which poses a risk for thyroid cancer and other conditions. After the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident, the Japanese government shifted its policy on stable iodine tablet distribution from "after-the-fact" to "before-the-fact" and instructed local governments to pre-distribute stable iodine tablets to residents living within a 5-km radius of nuclear facilities. The nation's first pre-distribution of stable iodine tablets was carried out in June and July of 2014 in Kagoshima Prefecture...
December 8, 2016: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927253/factors-associated-with-influenza-vaccine-uptake-in-older-adults-living-in-the-community-in-singapore
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L W Ang, J Cutter, L James, K T Goh
In Singapore, influenza vaccination is recommended for persons at higher risk of complications of seasonal influenza, including those with chronic medical conditions and the elderly (individuals aged ⩾65 years). We investigated the factors associated with influenza vaccine uptake based on a nationally representative sample of community-dwelling adults aged >50 years. The data for this study were obtained from the National Health Surveillance Survey (NHSS) 2013. The association between influenza vaccine uptake and socio-demographic and health-related variables was analysed using univariable and multivariable logistic regression models...
December 8, 2016: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927241/socioeconomic-inequalities-in-dental-health-services-in-sao-paulo-brazil-2003-2008
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Camila Nascimento Monteiro, Mariëlle A Beenackers, Moisés Goldbaum, Marilisa Berti de Azevedo Barros, Reinaldo José Gianini, Chester Luiz Galvão Cesar, Johan P Mackenbach
BACKGROUND: Access to, and use of, dental health services in Brazil have improved since 2003. The increase of private health care plans and the implementation of the "Smiling Brazil" Program, the largest public oral health care program in the world, could have influenced this increase in access. However, we do not yet know if inequalities in the use of dental health services persist after the improvement in access. The aims of this study are to analyze socioeconomic differences for dental health service use between 2003 and 2008 in São Paulo and to examine changes in these associations since the implementation of the Smiling Brazil program in 2003...
December 7, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927217/an-assessment-of-the-effect-of-user-fee-policy-reform-on-facility-based-deliveries-in-rural-zambia
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Chitalu Miriam Chama-Chiliba, Steven Fredric Koch
BACKGROUND: Improving maternal health outcomes by reducing barriers to accessing maternal health services is a key goal for most developing countries. This paper analyses the effect of user fee removal, which was announced for rural areas of Zambia in April 2006, on the use of public health facilities for childbirth. METHODS: Data from the 2007 Zambia Demographic and Health Survey, including birth histories for the five years preceding the survey, is linked to administrative data and geo-referenced health facility census data...
December 7, 2016: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926809/public-health-physicians-and-dentists-in-poland-results-from-public-health-workforce-pilot-study
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Dorota Cianciara, Katarzyna Lewtak, Maria Piotrowicz, Małgorzata Gajewska, Ewa Urban, Katarzyna Brukało
Background: Monitoring public health workforce is one of the essential functions of the public health system. Objective: The aim of the study was to identify the specialities for physicians and dentists related to public health in the years 1951-2013, and analyse of available data on physicians and dentists certified as public health specialists (PHS) in 2003-2015. Material and Methods: The historical analysis covers a relevant regulations of a minister in charge of health...
2016: Roczniki Państwowego Zakładu Higieny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925865/public-health-messages-about-perinatal-marijuana-use-in-an-evolving-policy-context
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Marian Jarlenski, Jennifer Zank, Jill Tarr, Judy C Chang
BACKGROUND: Marijuana is a commonly used substance in pregnancy in the U.S. It is unknown what public health messages about perinatal marijuana use are being disseminated in the changing policy landscape. METHODS: We systematically searched 51 state and 5 federal public health agencies' websites in February 2016 for information about perinatal marijuana use. Of these, one federal agency and 10 state agencies had published information about perinatal marijuana use...
December 7, 2016: Substance Abuse
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