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Marcia Leonardi Baldisserotto, Mariza Miranda Theme Filha, Silvana Granado Nogueira da Gama
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization recommends good practices for the conduct of uncomplicated labor and birth, with the aim of improving the quality of and assessment by women of childbirth care. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between adoption of good practices according to WHO's recommendation for normal labor and birth and assessment by women of the care received. METHODS: Birth in Brazil is a national hospital-based study with countrywide representation consisting of 23,894 mothers and their newborns, conducted between February 2011 and October 2012...
October 17, 2016: Reproductive Health
Anand Kaul, Sunil Manjila, Jonathan P Miller
: Isadore Max Tarlov (1905-1977) is primarily remembered for his 1938 description of the eponymous perineural "Tarlov cyst." However, during his long career as a neurosurgeon and researcher, he was responsible for many other observations and inventions that influenced the development of neurosurgery in the 20th century. While studying at Johns Hopkins Medical School he was acquainted with Walter Dandy, and he became the first resident to study under Wilder Penfield at the newly formed Montreal Neurological Institute...
November 2016: Neurosurgery
Bahareh Bahman Bijari, Morteza Zare, Ali Akbar Haghdoost, Azam Bazrafshan, Amin Beigzadeh, Maryam Esmaili
Objectives: To determine which professional and humanistic attributes demonstrated by teachers in the health disciplines caused them to be perceived by students as positive or negative role models. Methods: Quantitative empirical data were gathered using a self-administered questionnaire by graduating students in medical, dentistry, and pharmacy schools at Kerman University of Medical Sciences. A total of 3 graduating cohorts, comprising about 220 students, were selected for this study...
October 14, 2016: International Journal of Medical Education
Vivian W Y Lee, Franco W Cheng, Adrian Y Choi, Sam T Fong, Cheuk Man Yu, Bryan P Yan
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is one of the most performed interventions for ischemic heart diseases. In Hong Kong, the total number of patient discharges and deaths for ischemic heart diseases in 2009 was 33,363, including 4,360 deaths. There are over 5,000 cases of PCI yearly. This study aimed to compare clinical, economic and humanistic outcomes among patients receiving drug-eluting stent (DES) or bare metal stent (BMS) in Hong Kong. METHODS: Patients who received stent implantation between 15(th) September, 2009 and 11(th) October, 2010 in Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, were recruited and followed for 18 months...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Medical Economics
Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet, Gert Van Assche, Alessandro Armuzzi, Laura Garcia-Alvarez, Nuria Lara, Christopher M Black, Ahmed Khalifa, Freddy Cornillie, Sumesh Kachroo
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a complex and progressive disease that has a significant humanistic and economic impact in patients and the wider society. Disease control is still an unmet need for a large proportion of patients. The aim of this paper was to review the current evidence to assess the feasibility, value and impact of integrating continuous clinical response (CCR) as a patient-reported outcome into routine management of UC. METHODS: Literature searches in Pubmed, Google Scholar and conference proceedings were undertaken to retrieve the relevant articles regarding burden and course of disease, outcome measures in UC, tools for measuring disease activity, and models for patient´s self-monitoring...
October 5, 2016: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Z W R Loh, M H H Cheen, H L Wee
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Recent reviews have shown that pharmacist-provided medication review in the elderly can improve clinical outcomes and reduce medication discrepancies compared with usual care. However, none determined whether these translate to improved humanistic and economic outcomes. This review sought to evaluate the effects of medication review on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and healthcare costs in the elderly. METHODS: A systematic search of MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, Web of Science and the Cochrane library for studies published in English from inception to 31 August 2015 was conducted...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
Lesley Henderson, Simon Carter
There has been considerable interest in images of medicine in popular science fiction and in representations of doctors in television fiction. Surprisingly little attention has been paid to doctors administering space medicine in science fiction. This article redresses this gap. We analyse the evolving figure of 'the doctor' in different popular science fiction television series. Building upon debates within Medical Sociology, Cultural Studies and Media Studies we argue that the figure of 'the doctor' is discursively deployed to act as the moral compass at the centre of the programme narrative...
September 30, 2016: Medical Humanities
Eric Shyman
The field of educating individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder has ever been rife with controversy regarding issues ranging from etiology and causation to effective intervention and education options. One such basis for controversy has been between humanism, and humanistic philosophical concepts, and its fundamental differences with behaviorism, and behavioristic philosophical concepts. These differences have long been debated, and the belief that the two orientations are generally mutually exclusive has been largely maintained...
October 2016: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Natali Jokanovic, Edwin Ck Tan, Sreeja Sudhakaran, Carl M Kirkpatrick, Michael J Dooley, Taliesin E Ryan-Atwood, J Simon Bell
BACKGROUND: Pharmacist-led medication review is a collaborative service which aims to identify and resolve medication-related problems. OBJECTIVE: To critically evaluate published systematic reviews relevant to pharmacist-led medication reviews in community settings. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (IPA), Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) were searched from 1995 to December 2015...
August 28, 2016: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
Paul Lauritzen
In "Reason and the Republic of Opinion," Leon Wieseltier bemoaned an age that reduces reason to utilitarian calculation and requires almost ritual genuflection before the altar of numbers. The spirit of this age is at work in the field of bioethics where, as Debra Mathews and colleagues point out in "A Conceptual Model for the Translation of Bioethics Research and Scholarship," researchers and scholars are increasingly "being asked to demonstrate and also forecast the value and impact of their work." Despite the reductionism that typically accompanies the movements imbued with this spirit, the concern for accountability that stands behind the call for measuring success is legitimate...
September 2016: Hastings Center Report
Gary R Matzke, Michael J Czar, William T Lee, Leticia R Moczygemba, L David Harlow
PURPOSE: The design elements of the Improving Health of At-Risk Rural Patients (IHARP) care model are described. SUMMARY: The IHARP project evaluated the clinical, economic, and humanistic outcomes associated with the collaborative care model relative to usual care in the community. The care model was initiated in 22 level 3- certified patient-centered medical homes. The primary outcomes are the absolute change in all relevant clinical and laboratory values of patients with hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes within and between the intervention and comparator groups; the change in the absolute number of emergency department visits and hospitalizations; and the change in the cost of care among the Medicare and Medicaid intervention patients...
September 19, 2016: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
Gill Murphy, Kath Peters, Lesley Wilkes, Debra Jackson
Background Conceptual frameworks are important to ensure a clear underpinning research philosophy. Further, the use of conceptual frameworks can support structured research processes. Aim To present a partnership model for a reflective narrative for researcher and participant. Discussion This paper positions the underpinning philosophical framework of the model in social constructionism (the idea that jointly constructed understandings form the basis for shared assumptions) and narrative enquiry. The model has five stages - study design, invitation to share a research space and partnership, a metaphorical research space, building a community story, and reading the community story to others...
September 2016: Nurse Researcher
Mimi McEvoy, Staci Pollack, Lawrence Dyche, William Burton
INTRODUCTION: Humanism is cultivated through reflection and self-awareness. We aimed to employ fourth-year medical students, recognized for their humanism, to facilitate reflective sessions for second-year medical students with the intention of positively influencing reflective process toward humanistic development. METHODS/ANALYSIS: A total of 186 students were randomly assigned to one of three comparison arms: eight groups of eight students (64 students) were facilitated by a fourth-year student who was a Gold Humanism Honor Society member (GHHS); eight groups (64 students) by a volunteer non-GHHS student; and seven groups (58 students) were non-facilitated...
2016: Medical Education Online
Rajko Fures, Dubravko Habek, Drago Kozina
Red Cross Hospital in Krapina, during the First World War, was active from 1914 to 1918. Hospital led by Dr. Mirko Crkvenac, oriented humanist. The hospital is operated thanks to the help of municipalities and citizens. The hospital staff concern is for civilian and military victims of the First World War. Dr. Crkvenac, with the support of the City of Krapina and Mayor Vilibald Sluga, he succeeds to the organization and operation of the hospital to an enviable level. Across the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Croatian, Hospitals Red Cross, had a significant role in caring for the wounded, injured and sick soldiers and civilians...
August 2016: Acta Medico-historica Adriatica: AMHA
Jenny Barrett, Lyn Yates, Geoffrey McColl
INTRODUCTION: This study investigated the perspectives on pedagogy held by medical teachers in hospitals. METHODS: The teachers were interviewed after they had been observed in both clinical and classroom settings. RESULTS: The study showed the teachers' reliance on the relational aspects of pedagogy more than on technical pedagogical knowledge. Teachers referred to their aims and approaches as "interactive," but this does not refer to any deliberate pedagogical design or acts...
2016: Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions
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October 2016: Journal of Ambulatory Care Management
Yogesh Suresh Punekar, Ian Naya, Mark Small, Tim Holbrook, Robert Wood, Hana Mullerova, Manuel Valle
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Short-acting bronchodilators are normally used as supplemental relief medication for breakthrough symptoms in COPD patients. The objective of this cross-sectional study was to assess if more frequent vs infrequent use of relief medication in maintenance-treated COPD patients, split by the severity dyspnea, was associated with an increase in the overall disease burden. METHODS: A population-based cross-sectional survey (Adelphi DSP) was conducted among patients with COPD in five European countries...
August 26, 2016: Journal of Medical Economics
Gabriel M Ronen, Peter L Rosenbaum
BACKGROUND: Fifty years ago Andreas Rett first described in great detail what came to be known as "Rett syndrome." Understanding girls and women with this syndrome and their families helped in many ways to revolutionize modern neurodevelopmental medicine. For some people the identification of the genetic underpinning of the syndrome and the ongoing biological research into this condition represented the peak of the scientific accomplishments in Rett syndrome. For others, it was developments in clinical research methodologies that were especially important...
August 2016: Pediatric Neurology
Richard J Franke
Palliative care is a quickly growing facet of modern medicine. While scientific advancements have broken new ground for the possibilities of end-of-life care, sensitive treatment of the patient as an individual has lagged behind and has frequently led to an unsatisfactory experience for patients, families, and the medical community at large. This essay argues that centralizing patients during the terminal phases of treatment by using humanistic perspectives has the potential to bring new meaning and improved effectiveness to patients and physicians alike...
March 2016: Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine
Marek Pawlikowski
A discussion of causes of dehumanisation in contemporary medicine and possible methods of preventing this situation. The causes can be divided into external, associated with the influence of the environment of civilisation, and internal, which constitute a form of aunwanted side effects" of the rapid progress of civilisation. The latter include reductionist thinking and axiological neutrality typical of natural sciences, increased import_ance of technology, and excessive specialisation combined with poor coordination of diagnostic work-up and treatment or the lack of such coordination...
2016: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
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