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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140916/gender-disparities-in-medical-student-research-awards-a-thirteen-year-study-from-the-yale-school-of-medicine
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Joseph T King, Nancy R Angoff, John N Forrest, Amy C Justice
PURPOSE: Instruction in research conduct is currently required, and many U.S. medical schools require students to complete a research project. Each year all Yale School of Medicine (YSM) graduating students submit a research thesis, and ~5% are awarded highest honors. Gender disparities exist in areas related to physician research productivity, including academic rank, research funding, and publications. The authors asked whether gender disparities exist for medical student research. METHOD: The authors conducted a retrospective review of 1,120 theses submitted by graduating medical students from 2003-2015 at YSM and collected data on gender, mentoring, research type, sponsoring department, and other characteristics...
November 14, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140863/practice-patterns-and-job-satisfaction-of-mohs-surgeons
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Nita Kohli, Nicholas Golda
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of data on Mohs surgery workforce patterns. OBJECTIVE: To identify if gender differences exist in practice patterns of Mohs surgeons, factors that influence these differences, and factors influencing job satisfaction among Mohs surgeons. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An electronic survey was distributed to dermatology organizations targeting members of the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS), from October 2015 to April 2016...
November 14, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138486/the-impact-of-a-specialized-spinal-cord-injury-center-as-compared-with-non-specialized-centers-on-the-acute-respiratory-management-of-patients-with-complete-tetraplegia-an-observational-study
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Andréane Richard-Denis, Debbie Feldman, Cynthia Thompson, Martin Albert, Jean-Marc Mac-Thiong
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVES: To compare the proportion of tracheostomy placement and duration of mechanical ventilation (MV) in patients with a complete cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) that were managed early or lately in a specialized acute SCI-center. The second objective was to determine the impact of the timing of admission to the SCI-center on the MV support duration. SETTING: A single Level-1 trauma center specialized in SCI care in Quebec (Canada)...
November 15, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137500/mentor-mothers-program-improved-child-health-outcomes-at-a-relatively-low-cost-in-south-africa
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Adriane Wynn, Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus, Arleen A Leibowitz, Thomas Weichle, Ingrid le Roux, Mark Tomlinson
In light of South Africa's high prenatal HIV prevalence and infant mortality rate, a cluster randomized controlled trial was conducted to evaluate an intervention called Philani+, which used community health workers (known as Mentor Mothers) to deliver pre- and postnatal home visits in Cape Town, South Africa, to improve maternal and child health. We assessed the costs and benefits of this intervention and made comparisons with other scenarios that depicted increased capacity and provision of nurse-delivered care...
November 2017: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136396/building-early-academic-career-capacity-through-mentoring
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Michelle Cleary, Debra Jackson, Jan M Sayers, Violeta Lopez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135321/interactivity-presence-and-targeted-patient-care-mapping-e-health-intervention-effects-over-time-for-cancer-patients-with-depression
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Sojung Claire Kim, Bret R Shaw, Dhavan V Shah, Robert P Hawkins, Suzanne Pingree, Fiona M McTavish, David H Gustafson
This study examined the interplay of depression and different types of e-health interventions on breast cancer patients' perceived healthcare competence, emotional processing, and social well-being over time. The three e-health interventions--Internet Only as a control condition, CHESS (Comprehensive Health Enhancement Support System) Only, and CHESS with a Human Mentor, a cancer information specialist--provided varying degrees of interactivity and presence. A total of 328 women with breast cancer participated in one of the three interventions for a 6-month period...
November 14, 2017: Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132620/identifying-and-prioritizing-the-tools-techniques-of-knowledge-management-based-on-the-asian-productivity-organization-model-apo-to-use-in-hospitals
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Hamid Khajouei, Reza Khajouei
INTRODUCTION: Appropriate knowledge, correct information, and relevant data are vital in medical diagnosis and treatment systems. Knowledge Management (KM) through its tools/techniques provides a pertinent framework for decision-making in healthcare systems. The objective of this study was to identify and prioritize the KM tools/techniques that apply to hospital setting. METHODS: This is a descriptive-survey study. Data were collected using a -researcher-made questionnaire that was developed based on experts' opinions to select the appropriate tools/techniques from 26 tools/techniques of the Asian Productivity Organization (APO) model...
December 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132259/costs-associated-with-the-management-of-waste-from-healthcare-facilities-an-analysis-at-national-and-site-level
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Mentore Vaccari, Terry Tudor, Andrea Perteghella
Given rising spend on the provision of healthcare services, the sustainable management of waste from healthcare facilities is increasingly becoming a focus as a means of reducing public health risks and financial costs. Using data on per capita healthcare spend at the national level, as well as a case study of a hospital in Italy, this study examined the relationship between trends in waste generation and the associated costs of managing the waste. At the national level, healthcare spend as a percentage of gross domestic product positively correlated with waste arisings...
November 1, 2017: Waste Management & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130297/scientists-and-science-advocates-professor-david-y-graham-a-brilliant-scientist-and-a-compassionate-mentor
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Marjan Mohammadi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 13, 2017: Iranian Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130296/supporting-dietitians-to-work-in-aboriginal-health-qualitative-evaluation-of-a-community-of-practice-mentoring-circle
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Annabelle M Wilson, Robyn Delbridge, Claire Palermo
AIM: This paper explores the experience of dietitians participating in a Community of Practice designed to support their work with Aboriginal communities. METHODS: The Community of Practice for dietitians working with Aboriginal communities ran for 12 months, starting in May 2014. Six-weekly mentoring sessions were held using Skype, with conversation aided by a facilitator. In-depth, semi-structured interviews were held with all participants at the conclusion of the Community of Practice...
November 2017: Nutrition & Dietetics: the Journal of the Dietitians Association of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129984/intercultural-competency-development-of-health-professions-students-during-study-abroad-in-india
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Claire A Richards, Ardith Z Doorenbos
Objective: Short-term international health-related study abroad seminars for health-professions students are increasingly popular because of a focus in higher education on global awareness and intercultural competency. This study describes a study abroad strategy to teach students intercultural communication skills and knowledge, and evaluated the effectiveness of a 3-week health-related study abroad program and intercultural competency curriculum in increasing skills and knowledge of health-profession students...
December 2016: Journal of Nursing Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128437/participatory-action-research-opens-doors-mentoring-indigenous-researchers-to-improve-midwifery-in-urban-australia
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Sophie D Hickey, Sarah-Jade Maidment, Kayla M Heinemann, Yvette L Roe, Sue V Kildea
PROBLEM: There is increasing demand for capacity building among the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) maternal and infant health workforce to improve health outcomes for mothers and babies; yet few studies describe the steps taken to mentor novice Indigenous researchers to contribute to creating a quality evidence-base in this space. BACKGROUND: The Indigenous Birthing in an Urban Setting study is a partnership project aimed at improving maternity services for Indigenous families in South East Queensland...
November 8, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128295/the-impact-of-peer-mentor-communication-with-older-adults-on-depressive-symptoms-and-working-alliance-a-pilot-study
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Jin Hui Joo, Seungyoung Hwang, Joseph J Gallo, Debra L Roter
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this pilot study was to describe peer communication in meetings with depressed elders, associate their relationship with working alliance and depression and assess congruence of communication with training. METHODS: Three peers with a history of depression, in recovery, received 20h of training in peer mentoring for depression as part of an 8-week pilot program for 23 depressed older adults. Each peer-client meeting was recorded; a sample of 69 recorded meetings were chosen across the program period and coded with the Roter Interaction Analysis System, a validated medical interaction analysis system...
October 20, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128207/safeguarding-the-future-of-urological-research-and-delivery-of-clinical-excellence-by-harnessing-the-power-of-youth-to-spearhead-urological-research
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EDITORIAL
Veeru Kasivisvanathan, Alexander Kutikov, Todd G Manning, John McGrath, Matthew J Resnick, J P Michiel Sedelaar, Mesrur S Silay
Trainee-led collaboratives offer exciting new perspectives and approaches to urological research. They provide a central network of expertise in methodology, mentoring, and knowledge of research processes that allows the conduct of large multicentre studies that can recruit quickly. This provides the consultant workforce of tomorrow with the skills required to deliver practice-changing clinical studies in urology.
November 8, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127534/-test-and-treat-among-women-at-high-risk-for-hiv-infection-in-kampala-uganda-antiretroviral-therapy-initiation-and-associated-factors
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Yunia Mayanja, Onesmus Kamacooko, Daniel Bagiire, Gertrude Namale, Pontiano Kaleebu, Janet Seeley
Data on implementation of 'Test and Treat' among key populations in sub-Saharan Africa are still limited. We examined factors associated with prompt antiretroviral therapy/ART (within 1 month of HIV-positive diagnosis or 1 week if pregnant) among 343 women at high risk for HIV infection in Kampala-Uganda, of whom 28% initiated prompt ART. Most (95%) reported paid sex within 3 months prior to enrolment. Multivariable logistic regression was used to determine baseline characteristics associated with prompt ART...
November 10, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125206/a-comparative-analysis-and-guide-to-virtual-reality-robotic-surgical-simulators
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Danielle Julian, Alyssa Tanaka, Patricia Mattingly, Mireille Truong, Manuela Perez, Roger Smith
BACKGROUND: Since the US Food and Drug Administration approved robotically assisted surgical devices for human surgery in 2000, the number of surgeries utilizing this innovative technology has risen. In 2015, approximately 650 000 robot-assisted procedures were performed worldwide. Surgeons must be properly trained to safely transition to using such innovative technology. Multiple virtual reality robotic simulators are now commercially available for educational and training purposes. There is a need for comparative evaluations of these simulators to aid users in selecting an appropriate device for their purposes...
November 10, 2017: International Journal of Medical Robotics + Computer Assisted Surgery: MRCAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125021/organizational-policies-and-programs-to-reduce-job-stress-and-risk-of-workplace-violence-among-k-12-education-staff
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Paul Landsbergis, Jeanette Zoeckler, Zerin Kashem, Bianca Rivera, Darryl Alexander, Amy Bahruth
We examine strategies, programs, and policies that educators have developed to reduce work stressors and thus health risks. First, we review twenty-seven empirical studies and review papers on organizational programs and policies in K-12 education published from 1990 to 2015 and find some evidence that mentoring, induction, and Peer Assistance and Review programs can increase support, skill development, decision-making authority, and perhaps job security, for teachers-and thus have the potential to reduce job stressors...
January 1, 2017: New Solutions: a Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy: NS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125002/qualitative-research-thrives-in-primary-care-with-the-support-of-research-training-and-mentoring
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Helena Liira, Gabrielle Brand, Hans Thulesius
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 10, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123497/leadership-and-presenteeism-among-scientific-staff-the-role-of-accumulation-of-work-and-time-pressure
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Carolin Dietz, Tabea Scheel
The present study examines the joint roles of leadership and stressors for presenteeism of scientific staff. Leaders may have an impact on employees' health, both directly through interpersonal interactions and by shaping their working conditions. In the field of science, this impact could be special because of the mentoring relationships between the employees (e.g., PhD students) and their supervisors (e.g., professors). Based on the job demands-resources framework (JD-R), we hypothesized that the pressure to be present at the workplace induced by supervisors (supervisorial pressure) is directly related to employees' presenteeism as well as indirectly via perceptions of time pressure...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120891/clinicians-ability-motivation-and-opportunity-to-acquire-and-transfer-knowledge-an-age-driven-perspective
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Silvia Profili, Alessia Sammarra, Roberto Dandi, Daniele Mascia
BACKGROUND: Many countries are seeing a dramatic increase in the average age of their clinicians. The literature often highlights the challenges of high replacement costs and the need for strategies to retain older personnel. Less discussed are the potential pitfalls of knowledge acquisition and transfer that accompany this aging issue. PURPOSE: We propose a conceptual framework for understanding how clinicians' age interact with ability, motivation, and opportunity to predict clinical knowledge transfer and acquisition in health care organizations...
November 8, 2017: Health Care Management Review
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