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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641378/staff-perceptions-of-key-factors-guiding-nursing-home-search-and-selection-within-the-veterans-health-administration
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Edward Alan Miller, Stefanie Gidmark, Emily Gadbois, James L Rudolph, Orna Intrator
Background and Objectives: Veterans enter nursing homes (NHs) for short-term postacute, rehabilitation, respite, or end-of-life care. They also enter NHs on a long-term basis due to frailty, disability, functional deficits, and cognitive impairment. Little is known about how a particular NH is chosen once the decision to enter a NH has been made. This study identified VA staff perceptions of the key factors influencing the search and selection of NHs within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA)...
June 21, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635150/a-pilot-study-of-post-seclusion-and-or-restraint-review-intervention-with-patients-and-staff-in-a-mental-health-setting
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Marie-Hélène Goulet, Caroline Larue, Ashley J Lemieux
PURPOSE: To develop and evaluate a "post-seclusion and/or restraint review" (PSRR) intervention implemented in an acute psychiatric care unit. DESIGN AND METHODS: Twelve staff members and three patients were enrolled in a participatory case study. To evaluate PSRR intervention, qualitative analysis was carried out. Seclusion and restraint use 6 months before and after the PSRR implementation was compared. FINDINGS: Nurses reported that they were able to explore the patient's feelings during the PSRR intervention with patients, which led to restoration of the therapeutic relationship...
June 20, 2017: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634565/home-based-telepsychiatry-in-us-urban-area
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Alireza Amirsadri, Jaclynne Burns, Albert Pizzuti, Cynthia L Arfken
Telepsychiatry expands access to psychiatric care. However, telepsychiatry for elderly adults is only reimbursed in the US if the patient is assessed while in a clinical setting. This case study presents a homebound older woman previously hospitalized for schizophrenia who had not seen a psychiatrist in over 20 years. Care was provided with hybrid telepsychiatry (team-based practice with social worker traveling to the home with electronic tablet for connection with psychiatrist). The intervention resulted in detecting unrecognized depression and complex trauma...
2017: Case Reports in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623157/mortality-and-antipsychotic-drug-use-in-elderly-patients-with-parkinson-disease-in-nursing-homes
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Dao Thu Trang, Charlène Cool, Clarisse Laffon de Mazieres, Maryse Lapeyre-Mestre, Jean-Louis Montastruc, Olivier Rascol, Yves Rolland, Agnès Sommet
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate mortality rate in elderly and very elderly (≥85 years) residents with Parkinson disease (PD) in nursing homes (NHs) with and without antipsychotic drugs. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS: All residents with PD from the 6275 NH residents participating in the Impact d'une démarche QUAlité sur l'évolution des pratiques et le déclin fonctionnel des Résidents en Etablissement d'hébergement pour personnes âgées dépendantes (IQUARE) study...
June 13, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617165/transplant-professionals-perceptions-of-long-term-care-residents-candidacy-for-kidney-transplantation
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Megan Urbanski, Teri Browne, Mythili Ghanta, Serban Constantinescu, Avrum Gillespie, Heather Hammer, Heather Traino
CONTEXT: Given the aging end-stage renal disease (ESRD) population, kidney transplant (KTx) centers may experience an increase in referrals of patients living in long-term care (LTC) settings (eg, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, group homes, and boarding homes). OBJECTIVE: To identify best practices among KTx professionals when considering individuals in LTC settings for transplantation. DESIGN AND SETTING: A cross-sectional survey administered online to US transplant professionals via e-mail LISTSERVs and other professional networks...
June 2017: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613088/the-use-of-validation-in-mental-health-nursing-for-adults-with-intellectual-disabilities-and-mental-illness-a-descriptive-study
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Trine Lise Bakken, Heidi Sageng, Jane Hellerud, Arvid Kildahl, Tone Kristiansen
Mental health nursing for adults with intellectual disabilities and mental illness is understudied. The aim of this study was to investigate the use of validation in mental health nursing for patients with intellectual disabilities and additional mental illness in a specialised psychiatric inpatient setting. Ten nurses/social educators and four individual therapists described the use of validation; each provided three vignettes with clinical examples. The clinical examples support the view that interventions developed for patients in the general population are feasible also for patients with intellectual disabilities...
June 14, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612897/-workplace-violence-in-the-health-sector-validation-of-the-italian-version-of-the-who-questionnaire
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G La Torre, C Sestili, E Iavazzo, A Mannocci
BACKGROUND: The phenomenon of violence and aggression in the workplace is frequent and constantly increasing. Healthcare professionals are most exposed to this phenomenon, especially those who work in urgent and psychiatric emergency departments. OBJECTIVE: To validate the Italian version of the questionnaire "Workplace Violence in the Health Sector Case Study Research Instruments Survey Questionnaire", conducted by WHO. OUTCOMES: 55 randomly selected workers took part in the validation of the questionnaire among physicians, nurses and nursing trainees...
May 2017: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608973/high-hepatitis-c-cure-rates-among-black-and-non-black-hiv-infected-adults-in-an-urban-center
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Oluwaseun Falade-Nwulia, Catherine Sutcliffe, Juhi Moon, Geetanjali Chander, Tanyaporn Wansom, Jeanne Keruly, Jennifer Katzianer, Amy Nathanson, Jillian Marks, Shruti Mehta, David Thomas, Richard Moore, Mark Sulkowski
Background Hepatitis C virus (HCV) cure rates have been similar in patients with and without HIV co-infection; however, in the ION-4 study, black patients treated with ledipasvir/sofosbuvir were significantly less likely to achieve cure (90%) compared to non-black patients (99%). There are limited real world data on the effectiveness of oral direct acting antivirals (DAAs) in predominantly minority HIV/HCV co-infected populations. Methods We analyzed HCV treatment outcomes among 255 HCV co-infected patients initiating DAAs between February 2014 and March 2016 in an urban clinic in Baltimore, Maryland...
June 13, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597857/services-for-depression-and-suicide-in-thailand
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Thoranin Kongsuk, Suttha Supanya, Kedsaraporn Kenbubpha, Supranee Phimtra, Supattra Sukhawaha, Jintana Leejongpermpoon
Depression, together with suicide is an important contributor to the burden of disease in Thailand. Until recently, depression has been significantly under-recognized in the country. The lack of response to this health challenge has been compounded by a low level of access to standard care, constraints on mental health personnel and inadequate dissemination of knowledge in caring for people with these disorders. In the past decade, significant work has been undertaken to establish a new evidence-based surveillance and care system for depression and suicide in Thailand that operates at all levels of health-care provision nationwide...
April 2017: WHO South-East Asia Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597854/decentralizing-provision-of-mental-health-care-in-sri-lanka
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Neil Fernando, Thirupathy Suveendran, Chithramalee de Silva
In the past, mental health services in Sri Lanka were limited to tertiary-care institutions, resulting in a large treatment gap. Starting in 2000, significant efforts have been made to reconfigure service provision and to integrate mental health services with primary health care. This approach was supported by significant political commitment to establishing island-wide decentralized mental health care in the wake of the 2004 tsunami. Various initiatives were consolidated in The mental health policy of Sri Lanka 2005-2015, which called for implementation of a comprehensive community-based, decentralized service structure...
April 2017: WHO South-East Asia Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597528/enhancement-of-recovery-from-mental-illness-with-l-methylfolate-supplementation
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REVIEW
Gerald Martone
People suffering from depression, schizophrenia, and dementia often have measurably lower levels of serum folate compared to people not experiencing psychiatric disorders. Augmentation of SSRI and SNRI antidepressant medications with l-methylfolate has been demonstrated to increase their effectiveness and onset of action. Even the use of l-methylfolate as a stand-alone monotherapy has been observed to exert antidepressant properties. The role of folate in mental illness has been known for many decades, but the strategic use of l-methylfolate supplementation has not yet been accepted as a standard regimen...
June 8, 2017: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597029/-shared-decision-making-in-acute-psychiatric-medicine-contraindication-or-a-challenge
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REVIEW
S Heres, J Hamann
BACKGROUND: The concept of shared decision-making (SDM) has existed since the 1990s in multiple fields of somatic medicine but has only been poorly applied in psychiatric clinical routine despite broad acceptance and promising outcomes in clinical studies on its positive effects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The concept itself and its practicability in mental health are carefully assessed and strategies for its future implementation in psychiatric medicine are presented in this article...
June 8, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592922/development-and-evaluation-of-a-modified-brief-assertiveness-training-for-nurses-in-the-workplace-a-single-group-feasibility-study
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Yohei Nakamura, Naoki Yoshinaga, Hiroki Tanoue, Sayaka Kato, Sayoko Nakamura, Keiko Aoishi, Yuko Shiraishi
BACKGROUND: Effective communication has a great impact on nurses' job satisfaction, team relationships, as well as patient care/safety. Previous studies have highlighted the various beneficial effects of enhancing communication through assertiveness training programs for nurses. However, most programs take a long time to implement; thus, briefer programs are urgently required for universal on-the-job-training in the workplace. The purpose of this feasibility study was to develop and evaluate a modified brief assertiveness training program (with cognitive techniques) for nurses in the workplace...
2017: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591203/positive-mental-health-among-health-professionals-working-at-a-psychiatric-hospital
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Louisa Picco, Qi Yuan, Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar, Sherilyn Chang, Edimansyah Abdin, Hong Choon Chua, Siow Ann Chong, Mythily Subramaniam
BACKGROUND: Positive mental health (PMH) is a combination of emotional, psychological and social well-being that is necessary for an individual to be mentally healthy. The current study aims to examine the socio-demographic differences of PMH among mental health professionals and to explore the association between job satisfaction and total PMH. METHODS: Doctors, nurses and allied health staff (n = 462) completed the online survey which included the multidimensional 47-item PMH instrument as well as a single item job satisfaction question...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580553/-the-development-of-psychiatric-and-mental-health-nursing-in-taiwan-reflection-from-the-perspective-of-recovery
#15
Jin-Biau Li, Sing-Ling Tsai
Evidence-based nursing science has identified psychological recovery, partnership, and medication adherence as factors that have influenced the development of mental health care. This article discusses the process by which mental health care has developed from a medical / rehabilitation-focused model to a model that focuses on patient empowerment. The current model aims to assist patients to achieve self-awareness and to develop coping skills that enhance their motivation to transform. Medical advances have improved the control of psychiatric symptoms...
June 2017: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574800/nursing-staff-stress-and-individual-characteristics-in-relation-to-the-ward-atmosphere-in-psychiatric-in-patient-wards
#16
Hanna Tuvesson, Mona Eklund
This study investigated the interplay between nursing staff stress, Mastery, Moral Sensitivity, individual characteristics and the ward atmosphere in psychiatric in-patient care. Data were collected through five questionnaires from 93 nursing staff. Multivariate analysis showed that Moral Strength, Moral Burden, Internal Demands, Perceived Stress and age were related to several factors of the ward atmosphere. We conclude that efforts to reduce stress levels and create a supporting ethical climate on psychiatric wards would be beneficial for both psychiatric nursing staff and their nursing practice...
June 2, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574762/body-image-eating-attitudes-and-breastfeeding-intention-implications-for-mental-health-and-maternal-child-nurses
#17
Karen Mancini
Body image dissatisfaction and disordered eating are often overlooked as personal factors that may affect pregnancy, postpartum, and infant feeding method. The current study compared body image, eating attitudes, and breastfeeding intention of first-time breastfeeding mothers to first-time non-breastfeeding mothers. A two-group, comparative design was used to analyze data for first-time mothers recruited through a large pediatric practice with multiple offices. Although there was no significant difference in body image scores between the groups, the literature suggests that body image dissatisfaction can affect the transition to motherhood and lead to more serious mental health issues...
June 2, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569095/review-of-use-of-standardized-patients-in-psychiatric-nursing-education
#18
Janice H Goodman, Shira G Winter
BACKGROUND: Simulations using standardized patients (SPs) are increasingly used to teach and assess competencies in psychiatric/mental health (PMH) nursing education. To advance the field, it is important to identify current knowledge, practice, and evidence. OBJECTIVE: To determine the current knowledge, evidence, and practice of using SPs in PMH nursing education by conducting an integrative review of the empirical research on the use of SPs in PMH nursing education, and by providing a supplementary descriptive review of non-research articles on PMH simulations using SPs...
May 1, 2017: Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569082/child-maltreatment-trauma-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-and-cortisol-levels-in-women-a-literature-review
#19
Yang Li, Julia S Seng
BACKGROUND: Studies of the relationship between cortisol and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have had inconsistent results. Gender, trauma type, and age at trauma exposure may explain the inconsistencies. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the review was to examine cortisol levels in relation to PTSD in women with a history of child maltreatment trauma. DESIGN: A review of literature found 13 articles eligible for inclusion. RESULTS: Despite limiting focus to the relatively homogeneous population, the patterns of associations between PTSD and cortisol levels were still inconsistent...
May 1, 2017: Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558598/body-cameras-could-improve-safety-for-staff-and-patients
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Violence, aggression and use of restraint could be reduced by equipping nursing staff with body-worn cameras, according to a study at a psychiatric unit.
May 31, 2017: Nursing Standard
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