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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245188/the-unmet-needs-of-aboriginal-australians-with-musculoskeletal-pain-a-mixed-method-systematic-review
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Ivan B Lin, Samantha Bunzli, Donna B Mak, Charmaine Green, Roger Goucke, Juli Coffin, Peter B O'Sullivan
OBJECTIVE: Musculoskeletal pain (MSP) conditions are the biggest cause of disability and internationally, Indigenous peoples experience a higher burden. There are conflicting reports about Aboriginal Australians and MSP. We conducted a systematic review to describe the prevalence, associated factors, impacts, care access, health care experiences, and factors associated with MSP among Aboriginal Australians. METHODS: A systematic search of quantitative and qualitative scientific and grey literature (PROSPERO number: CRD42016038342)...
December 15, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244967/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-chronic-wounds-current-standards-of-germany-s-initiative-for-chronic-wounds-e-v
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J Dissemond, A Bültemann, V Gerber, B Jäger, K Kröger, C Münter
The diagnosis and treatment of patients with chronic wounds is an enormous challenge in various disciplines of medicine. These very complex processes usually involve several experts of different medical specialties with varying educational backgrounds. A necessary basis for consistent communication and documentation is the use of unambiguous nomenclature. Therefore, the board of the German wound association, Initiative for Chronic Wounds (ICW) e.V., has started to define various terms and procedures. An easy to remember algorithm, in the form of the ABCDE rule, has been developed for the structured diagnosis of chronic wounds...
December 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244125/discourse-features-among-providers-patients-and-companions-and-their-effect-on-outcomes-of-dementia-diagnosis-disclosure
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Matthew J Wynn, Brian D Carpenter
Objectives: Receiving a diagnosis of dementia has major implications. Although protocols for disclosing difficult information have been developed for other health conditions, no such evidence-based method exists for dementia. As a step toward that goal, this study analyzed the discourse within dementia diagnosis disclosure sessions to identify conversational features associated with psychological outcomes. Method: The Roter Interaction Analysis System (RIAS) was used to code the discourse among patients, their companions, and providers during 84 dementia diagnosis disclosure sessions following an initial evaluation at an Alzheimer's Disease Research Center...
December 13, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244037/a-psychometric-evaluation-of-the-chinese-version-of-the-m-d-anderson-symptom-inventory-heart-failure-in-chinese-cancer-patients-with-concurrent-heart-failure
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Sek Ying Chair, Qun Wang, Mingming Yu, Winnie Kwok Wei So, Chang Tian, Janet Wing Hung Sit, Eliza Mi Ling Wong, Carmen Wing Han Chan, Anecita Fadol
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to translate the M.D. Anderson Symptom Inventory-Heart Failure (MDASI-HF), a specific instrument to assess symptoms in cancer patients with concurrent heart failure (HF), into Mandarin Chinese and to examine its psychometric properties in Chinese cancer patients. DESIGN: A translation and psychometric evaluation design was used. METHODS: The translation of the MDASI-HF into Mandarin Chinese followed Brislin's model with the four steps: translation, monolingual assessment, backward translation, and comparison...
November 2017: Rehabilitation Nursing: the Official Journal of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243561/patient-safety-communication-among-differently-educated-nurses-converging-and-diverging-meaning-systems
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Allison Brandt Anbari, Amy Vogelsmeier, Debbie S Dougherty
Studies that suggest an increased number of bachelor's prepared nurses (BSNs) at the bedside improves patient safety do not stratify their samples into traditional bachelor's and associates (ADN) to BSN graduates. This qualitative study investigated potential differences in patient safety meaning among BSNs and ADN to BSN graduates. Guided by the theory of Language Convergence/Meaning Divergence, interview data from eight BSN and eight ADN to BSN graduates were analyzed. Findings indicate there are two meaning levels or systems, the local level and the systemic level...
December 1, 2017: Western Journal of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243461/physicians-working-conditions-health-and-working-capacity
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Marko Elovainio, Marianna Virtanen, Tuula Oksanen
Changes in the working environment will also influence the work of physicians. The greatest of these changes on the Finnish scale, the SOTE reform (the reform in social welfare and public health services), still lies ahead. Labor shortage, on-call duties and patient record systems providing little support to work add to the burden. In surveys related to psychosocial working conditions, physicians' greatest work load factors have been rush, forced working pace and poor communication despite the fact that, on average, they consider their working conditions to be good, frequently better than those of other professional groups, and are committed to carry on with their work until retirement age...
2017: Duodecim; Lääketieteellinen Aikakauskirja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243363/surfacing-and-addressing-hospitalized-patients-needs-proactive-nurse-rounding-as-a-tool
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Jad Al Danaf, Bickey H Chang, Mohammad Shaear, Kristine M Johnson, Sandra Miller, Lynda Nester, Amy W Williams, Hanan J Aboumatar
AIMS: This paper reports on rounding interventions employed at high performing hospitals, and provides three case studies on how proactive nurse rounding was successfully implemented to improve patient-centredness. BACKGROUND: Proactive nurse rounding is a popular form of rounding that has shown promise for improving patient outcomes, yet, little evidence exists on how to implement it successfully. METHODS: We identified high-performing hospitals in the domains of staff responsiveness and nurse communications in the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Health Providers and Systems survey nationally, and conducted case studies at three of these hospitals exploring their implementation of proactive nurse rounding...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241975/positive-emotion-communication-fostering-well-being-at-end-of-life
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Alexandra L Terrill, Lee Ellington, Kevin K John, Seth Latimer, Jiayun Xu, Maija Reblin, Margaret F Clayton
OBJECTIVE: Little is known about positive emotion communication (PEC) in end-of-life care. This study aims to identify types and patterns of PEC among hospice nurses, caregivers, and patients. METHODS: A coding system based on positive psychology theory was applied as a secondary analysis to audio recordings of hospice nurse home visits with cancer patients and family caregivers, collected as part of a prospective longitudinal study. Eighty recordings (4 visits from 20 triads) were coded for humor, connection, praise, positive focus, gratitude, taking joy/savoring, and perfunctory statements...
November 28, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241898/patient-preferences-for-device-aided-treatments-indicated-for-advanced-parkinson-disease
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Thomas Marshall, Amy Pugh, Angelyn Fairchild, Steven Hass
BACKGROUND: Effective treatment for advanced Parkinson disease (PD) uncontrolled with oral medication includes device-aided therapies such as deep brain stimulation (DBS) and continuous levodopa-carbidopa infusion to the duodenum via a portable pump. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to quantify patient preferences for attributes of these device-aided treatments. METHODS: We administered a Web-enabled survey to 401 patients in the United States...
December 2017: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241815/litigation-in-orthopedic-surgery-what-can-we-do-to-prevent-it-systematic-analysis-of-126-legal-actions-involving-four-university-hospitals-in-france
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J Mouton, R Gauthé, M Ould-Slimane, S Bertiaux, S Putman, F Dujardin
INTRODUCTION: Orthopedic surgery produces 20% of medical malpractice claims. However only a few studies have examined the reasons for and consequences of these disputes, and they have usually been limited to a single hospital. This led us to perform a retrospective analysis of the claims at four teaching hospitals in northwestern France. The goals were 1) to describe the circumstances that led to these claims and recommend ways to prevent them, and 2) to describe the conduct of the proceedings and their financial and social outcomes...
December 11, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241529/development-and-testing-of-a-goals-of-care-intervention-in-advanced-heart-failure
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Cynthia M Dougherty, Heather L Coats, J Randall Curtis, Ardith Z Doorenbos
AIM: The purpose of this paper is to describe the conceptual framework for a goals of care (GoC) intervention, elements, and findings of intervention feasibility, acceptability, and benefits from both patients with heart failure (HF) and their providers. BACKGROUND: Receiving care at a mechanical circulatory support center for advanced HF offers new opportunities for treatment, making the implementation of a GoC intervention timely and crucial in helping patients determine next steps in HF treatment...
December 2017: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241511/increasing-patient-recall-of-nurse-leader-rounding
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Sally W Gillam, Andrew R Gillam, Tricia L Casler, Katie Cook
Nursing staff in a medical/surgical acute care 34-bed hospital unit were challenged by low percentages of patients able to recall nurse leader rounding activity (NLR). NLR occurred daily for all patients, yet many did not recall visits by nursing leaders when surveyed at discharge. Care giver credibility suffered as non-nursing executives questioned if NLR consistently occurred. Several mechanisms were used to facilitate patient NLR recall: scripted NLR verbiage/keywords, nursing uniform leadership insignia and white lab coats, sharing of business cards, handwritten notes on patient communication white boards, multimedia leadership insignia on leader e-tablets, and visits with family members: patient NLR recall did not improve...
December 2017: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241371/capitalizing-on-technology-for-developing-communication-skills-in-autism-spectrum-disorder-a-single-case-study
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Veena Mohan, Suja Kurian Kunnath, Vineetha Sara Philip, Lakshmi Santha Mohan, Neethu Thampi
PURPOSE: In this case study, we discuss the application of a patient-centred clinical approach that led to the use of an assisted communication platform to combat severe communicative deficit in a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). METHODS: Initial assessment at four years of age revealed that the patient had rudimentary communication skills, with significant sensory integration dysfunction manifested as oral, olfactory, and tactile seeking behaviours; self-stimulatory behaviour; and complete dependence on caregiver for activities of daily living...
December 15, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241286/-humor-in-medicine-the-art-of-leaping-over-the-shadows
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Barbara Wild
Humor and laughter are integral parts of human life and communication - and so of course they occur in medical contacts.Humor is defined as a personality based cognitive emotional style of processing situations, characterized by the ability to find positive aspects even in negative situations, and the ability to communicate this point of view to others and to cheer them up. Humor can support healing processes and coping with illness. Humor and jokes reduce anxiety and stress (for patients and doctors). Humorous people have a more realistic, flexible and less fearful behaviour...
December 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241142/unmet-needs-burden-of-treatment-and-patient-engagement-in-multiple-sclerosis-a-combined-perspective-from-the-ms-in-the-21st-century-steering-group
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Peter Rieckmann, Diego Centonze, Irina Elovaara, Gavin Giovannoni, Eva Havrdová, Jurg Kesselring, Gisela Kobelt, Dawn Langdon, Sarah A Morrow, Celia Oreja-Guevara, Sven Schippling, Christoph Thalheim, Heidi Thompson, Patrick Vermersch, Karen Aston, Birgit Bauer, Christy Demory, Maria Paz Giambastiani, Jana Hlavacova, Jocelyne Nouvet-Gire, George Pepper, Maija Pontaga, Emma Rogan, Chrystal Rogalski, Pieter van Galen, Ali-Frédéric Ben-Amor
BACKGROUND: Patient engagement is vital in multiple sclerosis (MS) in order to optimise outcomes for patients, society and healthcare systems. It is essential to involve all stakeholders in potential solutions, working in a multidisciplinary way to ensure that people with MS (PwMS) are included in shared decision-making and disease management. To start this process, a collaborative, open environment between PwMS and healthcare professionals (HCPs) is required so that similarities and disparities in the perception of key areas in patient care and unmet needs can be identified...
November 21, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241098/under-ascertainment-under-reporting-and-timeliness-of-iranian-communicable-disease-surveillance-system-for-zoonotic-diseases
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P A Kazerooni, M Fararouei, M Nejat, M Akbarpoor, Z Sedaghat
OBJECTIVES: The important steps in controlling infectious diseases are fast detection, proper treatment and on-time reporting of cases to the appropriate authorities. This study was conducted to evaluate the quality of Iranian communicable diseases surveillance system (CDSS) for zoonotic diseases in rural areas of Fars province (Iran's third largest province). STUDY DESIGN: The three most important evaluation indices of CDSS, namely under-ascertainment, under-reporting and timeliness, for the three most common zoonotic diseases were measured using independent data source obtained from door-to-door interviews and patients' medical records...
December 11, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240850/hospitalist-and-internal-medicine-leaders-perspectives-of-early-discharge-challenges-at-academic-medical-centers
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Hemali Patel, Margaret C Fang, Michelle Mourad, Adrienne Green, Robert M Wachter, Ryan D Murphy, James D Harrison
Improving early discharges may improve patient flow and increase hospital capacity. We conducted a national survey of academic medical centers addressing the prevalence, importance, and effectiveness of early-discharge initiatives. We assembled a list of hospitalist and general internal medicine leaders at 115 US-based academic medical centers. We emailed each institutional representative a 30-item online survey regarding early-discharge initiatives. The survey included questions on discharge prioritization, the prevalence and effectiveness of early-discharge initiatives, and barriers to implementation...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240649/electronic-fetal-monitoring-documentation-connecting-points-for-quality-care-and-communication
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Rebecca L Cypher
Contemporaneous, complete, and objective documentation is the foundation for continuity of patient care and facilitates communication between all levels of healthcare clinicians. The impact of electronic fetal monitoring on obstetric safety has become a high priority, with documentation being essential to evaluating care quality. Over several decades, electronic fetal monitoring documentation has reached a higher level of precision because paper is being replaced with health information technology that incorporates system's features such as checklists, drop-down boxes, and decision analysis...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240549/interpreter-mediated-cognitive-assessments-who-wins-and-who-loses
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Betty Haralambous, Jean Tinney, Dina LoGiudice, Sook Meng Lee, Xiaoping Lin
OBJECTIVES: The number of people with dementia from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds is increasing dramatically in Australia. Accurate cognitive assessments of people from CALD backgrounds can be achieved with the use of skilled interpreters. This study aimed to explore the experience of interpreter-mediated assessments from the perspectives of clinicians, interpreters and carers. METHODS: Consultations with interpreters, clinicians and carers were conducted through individual interviews and focus groups...
November 16, 2017: Clinical Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240531/enhancing-dignity-for-older-inpatients-the-photograph-next-to-the-bed-study
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Ruth E Hubbard, Melissa Bak, Jacqueline Watts, David Shum, Angelica Lynch, Nancye M Peel
OBJECTIVES: Older inpatients compromised by illness and cognitive decline may be stripped of physical and cultural identifiers, making them vulnerable to erosion of dignity. This study explored the experiences of patients, carers and clinical staff in response to a simple intervention that could enhance the dignity of care for older inpatients. METHODS: All patients in a rehabilitation ward were encouraged to have a photograph of themselves next to their bed. Of those who participated, focus groups were recruited for patients, family members and staff to explore their reflections...
November 16, 2017: Clinical Gerontologist
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