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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817499/nurse-practitioner-lead-pediatric-baclofen-pump-program-impact-on-safety-and-quality-of-care
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Kristin Buxton, Ann Morgan, Jayne Rogers
Children with cerebral palsy experience spasticity that can be debilitating and cause significant pain and contractures. Intrathecal baclofen (ITB) therapy can help relieve this spasticity and improve the quality of life for these patients, but it comes with risk. Withdrawal from the medication in case of abrupt discontinuation of delivery can be life-threatening. Regular maintenance of the system is mandatory. Having a program in place to manage the device and support patients helps to ensure their safety...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817114/trauma-informed-care-in-the-newborn-intensive-care-unit-promoting-safety-security-and-connectedness
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M R Sanders, S L Hall
Both babies and their parents may experience a stay in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU) as a traumatic or a 'toxic stress,' which can lead to dysregulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and ultimately to poorly controlled cortisol secretion. Toxic stresses in childhood or adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are strongly linked to poor health outcomes across the lifespan and trauma-informed care is an approach to caregiving based on the recognition of this relationship. Practitioners of trauma-informed care seek to understand clients' or patients' behaviors in light of previous traumas they have experienced, including ACEs...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811838/ethical-religion-in-primary-care
#3
Malcolm Torry
Religion is increasingly significant in UK society, and is highly significant for many patients and primary care practitioners. An important task for the practitioner is to ensure that the place of religion in the patient/practitioner relationship is treated with the same ethical seriousness as every other aspect of that relationship. The article finds the 'four principles of biomedical ethics' to be applicable, and recent GMC guidelines to be consistent with the four principles. The article applies the four principles to the particular case of practitioners wearing religious symbolism...
July 2017: London Journal of Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804519/dealing-with-the-death-of-a-long-term-patient-what-is-the-impact-and-how-do-podiatrists-cope
#4
Kristy Robson, Cylie M Williams
BACKGROUND: It is common for podiatrists and patients to develop long term professional relationships. Patient's decline in health or death may impact a practitioner's mental wellbeing. This research aimed to understand the impact of long term patient death on podiatrists and identify coping strategies. METHOD: Australian podiatrists were eligible to participate if they had been practicing longer than 5 years and experienced the death of a long term patient in the previous 12 months...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802979/navigating-professional-and-prescribing-boundaries-implementing-nurse-prescribing-in-new-zealand
#5
Anecita Gigi Lim, Nicola North, John Shaw
Non-medical prescribing is now well established in a number of countries. Because prescribing has traditionally been viewed as a medical role, there are inevitable interprofessional boundary tensions when non-medical prescribing is introduced. In New Zealand, enabling legislation has allowed nurse practitioners to apply for prescriptive authority after undertaking appropriate educational preparation. This study explored the experiences and perspectives of one of the first cohorts of nurse prescribers and their strategies in establishing the role and negotiating the associated professional boundaries...
August 8, 2017: Nurse Education in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802747/the-market-for-paid-sick-leave
#6
Simen Markussen, Knut Røed
In many countries, general practitioners (GPs) are assigned the task of controlling the validity of their own patients' insurance claims. At the same time, they operate in a market where patients are customers free to choose their GP. Are these roles compatible? Can we trust that the gatekeeping decisions are untainted by private economic interests? Based on administrative registers from Norway with records on sick pay certification and GP-patient relationships, we present evidence to the contrary: GPs are more lenient gatekeepers the more competitive is the physician market, and a reputation for lenient gatekeeping increases the demand for their services...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Health Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801302/improving-patient-centered-care-for-young-people-in-general-practice-with-a-codesigned-screening-app-mixed-methods-study
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Marianne Julie Webb, Greg Wadley, Lena Amanda Sanci
BACKGROUND: Despite experiencing a high prevalence and co-occurrence of mental health disorders and health-compromising behaviors, young people tend not to seek professional help for these concerns. However, they do regularly attend primary care, making primary care providers ideally situated to identify and discuss mental health and lifestyle issues as part of young people's routine health care. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to investigate whether using a codesigned health and lifestyle-screening app, Check Up GP, in general practice influenced young people's assessment of the quality of their care (measures of patient-centered care and youth friendliness), and their disclosure of sensitive issues...
August 11, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799437/development-of-the-emap-tool-facilitating-existential-communication-between-general-practitioners-and-cancer-patients
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Elisabeth Assing Hvidt, Dorte Gilså Hansen, Jette Ammentorp, Lars Bjerrum, Søren Cold, Pål Gulbrandsen, Frede Olesen, Susanne S Pedersen, Jens Søndergaard, Connie Timmermann, Helle Timm, Niels Christian Hvidt
BACKGROUND: General practice recognizes the existential dimension as an integral part of multidimensional patient care alongside the physical, psychological and social dimensions. However, general practitioners (GPs) report substantial barriers related to communication with patients about existential concerns. OBJECTIVES: To describe the development of the EMAP tool facilitating communication about existential problems and resources between GPs and patients with cancer...
August 11, 2017: European Journal of General Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796081/the-seasonal-variation-of-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo
#9
Sheneen Meghji, Declan Murphy, Ian Nunney, John S Phillips
OBJECTIVE: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is characterized by recurrent episodes of positional vertigo due to dislodged otoconia debris within the semicircular canals. Many studies have proposed a correlation between Vitamin-D deficiency and recurrent BPPV. In the UK, serum Vitamin-D falls during the winter, reaching its lowest level in May and it is highest level in September. We hypothesize that if there is a relationship between BPPV and Vitamin-D levels, one would expect to see a seasonal variation in the incidence of BPPV among UK residents...
August 8, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768111/providing-pediatric-palliative-care-education-using-problem-based-learning
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Karen Moody, Marlene McHugh, Rebecca Baker, Hillel Cohen, Priya Pinto, Stephanie Deutsch, Ruth O Santizo, Miriam Schechter, James Fausto, Pablo Joo
BACKGROUND: The Institute of Medicine and the American Academy of Pediatrics has called for improvement in education and training of pediatricians in pediatric palliative care (PPC). Given the shortage of PPC physicians and the immediate need for PPC medical education, this study reports the outcomes of a problem-based learning (PBL) module facilitated by academic general and subspecialty pediatric faculty (non-PPC specialists) to third year medical students. Objectives/Setting: To test the effectiveness of a PPC-PBL module on third year medical students' and pediatric faculty's declarative knowledge, attitudes toward, perceived exposure, and self-assessed competency in PPC objectives...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764806/the-relationship-of-primary-care-providers-to-dental-practitioners-in-rural-and-remote-australia
#11
Tony Barnett, Ha Hoang, Jackie Stuart, Len Crocombe
BACKGROUND: Rural residents have poorer oral health and more limited access to dental services than their city counterparts. In rural communities, health care professionals often work in an extended capacity due to the needs of the community and health workforce shortages in these areas. Improved links and greater collaboration between resident rural primary care and dental practitioners could help improve oral health service provision such that interventions are both timely, effective and lead to appropriate follow-up and referral...
August 1, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757901/teacher-competence-in-mindfulness-based-cognitive-therapy-for-depression-and-its-relation-to-treatment-outcome
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Marloes J Huijbers, Rebecca S Crane, Willem Kuyken, Lot Heijke, Ingrid van den Hout, A Rogier T Donders, Anne E M Speckens
As mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) becomes an increasingly mainstream approach for recurrent depression, there is a growing need for practitioners who are able to teach MBCT. The requirements for being competent as a mindfulness-based teacher include personal meditation practice and at least a year of additional professional training. This study is the first to investigate the relationship between MBCT teacher competence and several key dimensions of MBCT treatment outcomes. Patients with recurrent depression in remission (N = 241) participated in a multi-centre trial of MBCT, provided by 15 teachers...
2017: Mindfulness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738821/quality-improvement-implementation-and-dissemination-strategies-to-improve-mental-health-care-for-children-and-adolescents-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Valerie L Forman-Hoffman, Jennifer Cook Middleton, Joni L McKeeman, Leyla F Stambaugh, Robert B Christian, Bradley N Gaynes, Heather Lynne Kane, Leila C Kahwati, Kathleen N Lohr, Meera Viswanathan
BACKGROUND: Some outcomes for children with mental health problems remain suboptimal because of poor access to care and the failure of systems and providers to adopt established quality improvement strategies and interventions with proven effectiveness. This review had three goals: (1) assess the effectiveness of quality improvement, implementation, and dissemination strategies intended to improve the mental health care of children and adolescents; (2) examine harms associated with these strategies; and (3) determine whether effectiveness or harms differ for subgroups based on system, organizational, practitioner, or patient characteristics...
July 24, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734637/-asthma-and-heroin-use
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Michel Underner, Jean Perriot, Gérard Peiffer, Nematollah Jaafari
INTRODUCTION: Heroin use can be responsible for many respiratory complications including asthma. OBJECTIVES: Systematic literature review of data on asthma in heroin users. DOCUMENTARY SOURCES: Medline(®), on the period 1980-2017 with the following keywords: keywords: "asthma" or "bronchospasm" and "heroin" or "opiate" or "opiates", limits "title/abstract"; the selected languages were English or French. Among 97 articles, 67 abstracts have given use to a dual reading to select 23 studies...
July 19, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731932/investing-in-physicians-is-investing-in-patients-enhancing-patient-safety-through-physician-health-and-well-being-research
#15
Elizabeth Brooks, Doris C Gundersen, Michael H Gendel
Keeping medical practitioners healthy is an important consideration for workforce satisfaction and retention, as well as public safety. However, there is limited evidence demonstrating how to best care for this group. The absence of data is related to the lack of available funding in this area of research. Supporting investigations that examine physician health often "fall through the cracks" of traditional funding opportunities, landing somewhere between patient safety and workforce development priorities...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726019/arabic-translation-cultural-adaptation-and-validation-study-of-knee-outcome-survey-activities-of-daily-living-scale-kos-adls
#16
Abdulrahman D Algarni, Hamza M Alrabai, Abdulaziz Al-Ahaideb, Shaji John Kachanathu, Sulaiman A AlShammari
Knee complaints and their accompanying functional impairments are frequent problems encountered by healthcare practitioners worldwide. Plenty of functional scoring systems were developed and validated to give a relative estimation about the knee function. Despite the wide geographic distribution of Arabic language in the Middle East and North Africa, it is rare to find a validated knee function scale in Arabic. The present study is aimed to translate, validate, and culturally adjust the Knee Outcome Survey: Activities of Daily Living Scale (KOS-ADLS) into Arabic language for future use among Arabic-speaking patients...
July 19, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722646/noncongruence-between-audiologist-and-patient-preferences-for-patient-centeredness
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Vinaya Manchaiah, Ashley L Dockens, Monica Bellon-Harn, Erin S Burns
BACKGROUND: Trends in preferences of both healthcare providers and patients to patient-centeredness have been emphasized in research. However, an understanding of the nature of preferences to patient-centeredness within the context of the audiologist-patient relationship is needed. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to explore the congruence between audiologist and patient preferences for patient-centeredness. RESEARCH DESIGN: A cross-sectional survey design was used to gather data from audiologists and patients with hearing loss...
July 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719223/from-bench-to-bedside-converting-placebo-research-into-belief-activation
#18
Jen Green, Heather Wright
Research on the placebo effect contains important elements that can be harnessed to improve clinical care. This paper proposes a new term, "Belief Activation," to describe the deliberate use of placebo effect tools by both patients and clinicians to catalyze healing. Belief Activation includes, but is not limited to, maximizing patient and practitioner expectations, classical and social conditioning, spirituality and prayer/intention, therapeutic relationship, healing environments, and minimizing the nocebo effect...
August 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714790/the-relationship-between-hip-strength-and-the-y-balance-test
#19
Benjamin R Wilson, Kaley E Robertson, Jeremy M Burnham, Michael C Yonz, Mary Lloyd Ireland, Brian Noehren
CONTEXT: The Y-Balance Test was developed as a test of dynamic postural control and has been shown to be predictive of lower extremity injury. However, the relationship between hip strength and performance on the Y-Balance Test has not been fully elucidated. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to identify the relationship between components of isometric hip strength and the Y-Balance Test, to provide clinicians better guidance as to specific areas of muscle performance to address in the event of poor performance on the Y-Balance Test...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714435/a-multicenter-family-practitioners-research-on-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-screening-using-the-copd-assessment-test
#20
Hakan Demirci, Koncuy Eniste, Ebru Onuker Basaran, Gokhan Ocakoglu, Zeynep Yilmaz, Sumeyye Tuna
OBJECTIVES: Spirometry is known to be a gold standard for the diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD Assessment Test (CAT) is an eight-item questionnaire currently in use to evaluate patients with COPD. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate if CAT is an adequate tool for screening COPD. METHODS: In total, 600 persons aging ⩾40 years old were randomly selected from three different family practice units located in the city center. CAT was asked to the participants and a spirometry was used to assess pulmonary obstruction...
July 17, 2017: Primary Health Care Research & Development
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