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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023968/pregnant-metaphors-and-surrogate-meanings-bringing-the-ethnography-of-pregnancy-and-surrogacy-into-conversation-in-israel-and-beyond
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Tsipy Ivry, Elly Teman
This article explores the way that surrogacy and normal pregnancy share cultural assumptions about pregnancy. Through a juxtaposition of our ethnographic studies of two groups of Jewish-Israeli women-women who have undergone "normal," low-risk pregnancies and women who have given birth as gestational surrogates-we argue that surrogacy and pregnancy emerge as potent metaphors for one another. Both pregnant women and surrogates divided their bodies into two separate realms: fetus and maternal pregnant body. Both trivialized the effect of gestational influence on fetal health, making the fetus seem detached from gestational capacities of the mother...
October 11, 2017: Medical Anthropology Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994008/how-do-hunter-gatherer-children-learn-subsistence-skills-a-meta-ethnographic-review
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Sheina Lew-Levy, Rachel Reckin, Noa Lavi, Jurgi Cristóbal-Azkarate, Kate Ellis-Davies
Hunting and gathering is, evolutionarily, the defining subsistence strategy of our species. Studying how children learn foraging skills can, therefore, provide us with key data to test theories about the evolution of human life history, cognition, and social behavior. Modern foragers, with their vast cultural and environmental diversity, have mostly been studied individually. However, cross-cultural studies allow us to extrapolate forager-wide trends in how, when, and from whom hunter-gatherer children learn their subsistence skills...
October 9, 2017: Human Nature: An Interdisciplinary Biosocial Perspective
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982021/a-data-driven-synthesis-of-research-evidence-for-domains-of-hearing-loss-as-reported-by-adults-with-hearing-loss-and-their-communication-partners
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Venessa Vas, Michael A Akeroyd, Deborah A Hall
A number of assessment tools exist to evaluate the impact of hearing loss, with little consensus among researchers as to either preference or psychometric adequacy. The item content of hearing loss assessment tools should seek to capture the impact of hearing loss on everyday life, but to date no one has synthesized the range of hearing loss complaints from the perspectives of the person with hearing loss and their communication partner. The current review aims to synthesize the evidence on person with hearing loss- and communication partner-reported complaints of hearing loss...
January 2017: Trends in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980733/living-the-social-determinants-of-health-assemblages-in-a-remote-aboriginal-community
#4
Richard D Chenhall, Kate Senior
This article provides a critical discussion of the social determinants of health framework and compares it with theoretical perspectives, such as that offered by assemblage theory, offering an alternative view of the complex interplay between human relationships and the structures around us. We offer an ethnographic perspective, discussing the lived experiences of the social determinants in an Indigenous community in a remote part of northern Australia. [Indigenous health, social determinants of health, assemblages, ethnography, medical anthropology] This article is protected by copyright...
October 5, 2017: Medical Anthropology Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977277/-reflections-on-ethnography-in-the-emergency-department
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Janaína de Souza Aredes, Josélia Oliveira Araújo Firmo, Annette Leibing, Karla Cristina Giacomin
: Ethnography is the principal research method in Anthropology. With a broad scope, it allows using different data collection techniques and incorporates elements observed and obtained in the field into the analysis. In Public Health, it can contribute to understanding the health/disease process and health professionals' and patients' values and attitudes in different healthcare settings. The aim of this article is to present and discuss the ethnographic method based on an empirical study of physicians' hospital work in the face of the limits between life and death...
September 28, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973393/medication-taking-experiences-in-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-a-systematic-review
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Mohammed A Rashid, Sophie Lovick, Nadia R Llanwarne
Background: Although attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common condition for which pharmacotherapy is considered an effective treatment, guidelines on the treatment of ADHD have been challenging to implement. Considering the views of patients and caregivers involved in medication-taking could help shed light on these challenges. Objective: This review combines the findings of individual studies of medication-taking experiences in ADHD in order to guide clinicians to effectively share decisions about treatment...
September 16, 2017: Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969996/exploring-routine-hospital-antenatal-care-consultations-an-ethnographic-study
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Diane Wright, Jan Pincombe, Lois McKellar
BACKGROUND: Listening to women as part of their antenatal care has been recognized as valuable in understanding the woman's needs. Conversations as part of routine antenatal interactions offer ideal opportunities for women to express themselves and for midwives to learn about the woman's issues and concerns. The antenatal visit and the convention of antenatal consultations for midwives have not been well explored or defined and much of what takes place replicate medical consultative processes...
September 29, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966831/a-design-study-investigating-augmented-reality-and-photograph-annotation-in-a-digitalized-grossing-workstation
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Joyce A Chow, Martin E Törnros, Marie Waltersson, Helen Richard, Madeleine Kusoffsky, Claes F Lundström, Arianit Kurti
CONTEXT: Within digital pathology, digitalization of the grossing procedure has been relatively underexplored in comparison to digitalization of pathology slides. AIMS: Our investigation focuses on the interaction design of an augmented reality gross pathology workstation and refining the interface so that information and visualizations are easily recorded and displayed in a thoughtful view. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: The work in this project occurred in two phases: the first phase focused on implementation of an augmented reality grossing workstation prototype while the second phase focused on the implementation of an incremental prototype in parallel with a deeper design study...
2017: Journal of Pathology Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965897/professional-development-for-radiographers-and-post-graduate-nurses-in-radiological-interventions-building-teamwork-and-collaboration-through-drama
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M Lundén, S M Lundgren, M Morrison-Helme, M Lepp
INTRODUCTION: The rapid development within Interventional Radiology presents new challenges. Hybrid operating rooms consist of interventional radiology, open surgery, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and other techniques. This means that several disciplines and professionals need to work in new constellations creating a multidisciplinary team around the patient. In accordance with this development, higher professional education must provide new pedagogic strategies to successfully address the knowledge expected in today's complex working life...
November 2017: Radiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965095/understanding-patients-experiences-of-the-wish-to-hasten-death-an-updated-and-expanded-systematic-review-and-meta-ethnography
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Andrea Rodríguez-Prat, Albert Balaguer, Andrew Booth, Cristina Monforte-Royo
OBJECTIVES: Patients with advanced disease sometimes express a wish to hasten death (WTHD). In 2012, we published a systematic review and meta-ethnography of qualitative studies examining the experience and meaning of this phenomenon. Since then, new studies eligible for inclusion have been reported, including in Europe, a region not previously featured, and specifically in countries with different legal frameworks for euthanasia and assisted suicide. The aim of the present study was to update our previous review by including new research and to conduct a new analysis of available data on this topic...
September 29, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960699/the-midwife-woman-relationship-in-a-south-wales-community-experiences-of-midwives-and-migrant-pakistani-women-in-early-pregnancy
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Laura Goodwin, Billie Hunter, Aled Jones
BACKGROUND: In 2015, 27.5% of births in England and Wales were to mothers born outside of the UK. Compared to their White British peers, minority ethnic and migrant women are at a significantly higher risk of maternal and perinatal mortality, along with lower maternity care satisfaction. Existing literature highlights the importance of midwife-woman relationships in care satisfaction and pregnancy outcomes; however, little research has explored midwife-woman relationships for migrant and minority ethnic women in the UK...
September 29, 2017: Health Expectations: An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960627/when-holistic-care-is-not-holistic-enough-the-role-of-sexual-health-in-mental-health-settings
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Avril Hendry, Austyn Snowden, Michael Brown
AIM: to explore the preparation that mental health nurses receive to address sexual health in practice. BACKGROUND: People who use the mental health services often have complex sexual health needs. Mental health nurses (MHNs) are well placed to offer support. However, this rarely happens in practice and therefore people's sexual health needs are not being routinely addressed. It is not known why this is the case. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-ethnography...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953326/scaling-a-waterfall-a-meta-ethnography-of-adolescent-progression-through-the-stages-of-hiv-care-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Shannon Williams, Jenny Renju, Ludovica Ghilardi, Alison Wringe
INTRODUCTION: Observational studies have shown considerable attrition among adolescents living with HIV across the "cascade" of HIV care in sub-Saharan Africa, leading to higher mortality rates compared to HIV-infected adults or children. We synthesized evidence from qualitative studies on factors that promote or undermine engagement with HIV services among adolescents living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. METHODS: We systematically searched five databases for studies published between 2005 and 2016 that met pre-defined inclusion criteria...
September 15, 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951840/beliefs-and-values-in-japanese-acupuncture-an-ethnography-of-japanese-trained-acupuncture-practitioners-in-japan
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Benjamin Chant, Jeanne Madison, Paul Coop, Gudrun Dieberg
BACKGROUND: Japanese acupuncture is gaining international recognition. However, previous research has failed to comprehensively describe the characteristics of Japanese acupuncture by not investigating it within the Japanese clinical environment. This study aimed to identify unique and routine elements of Japanese acupuncture, describe these elements in detail, and examine how the current beliefs and attitudes of Japanese acupuncture practitioners related to philosophical concepts in their practice...
September 2017: Integrative medicine research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942216/an-ethnography-on-perceptions-of-pain-in-dutch-natural-childbirth
#15
Katie Logsdon, Carolyn Smith-Morris
OBJECTIVE: this study offers insight into how women perceive childbirth pain and how they make decisions about whether to use an epidural during childbirth in the low technology context of the Netherlands maternity care system. DESIGN: ethnographic research consisting of participant observation at births and prenatal and postnatal appointments; semi-structured interviews with a sample of recently post-partum women; coding and triangulation of data to determine key themes in the interviews...
September 11, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942214/-it-s-your-body-but%C3%A2-mixed-messages-in-childbirth-education-findings-from-a-hospital-ethnography
#16
Elizabeth Newnham, Lois McKellar, Jan Pincombe
OBJECTIVE: to investigate the personal, social, cultural and institutional influences on women making decisions about using epidural analgesia in labour. In this article we discuss the findings that describe practices around the gaining of consent for an epidural in labour, which we juxtapose with similar processes relating to use of water for labour and/or birth. DESIGN: ethnography. SETTING: tertiary hospital in Australian city. PARTICIPANTS: sequential interviews were conducted with 16 women; hospital staff (primarily midwives and doctors) participated during six months of participatory observation fieldwork...
September 11, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938981/interaction-between-nurse-anesthetists-and-patients-in-a-highly-technological-environment
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Karin Aagaard, Birgitte Schantz Laursen, Bodil Steen Rasmussen, Erik Elgaard Sørensen
PURPOSE: To explore the specific interactions between patients and nurse anesthetists in the highly technological environment of anesthesia nursing, focusing on the time interval between patient entrance into the operating room and induction of general anesthesia. DESIGN: Focused ethnography was used for data collection. METHODS: Participant observation and interview of 13 hospitalized patients being admitted for major or minor surgical procedures and 13 nurse anesthetists in charge of their patients and anesthetic procedures...
October 2017: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905128/women-s-subjective-experiences-of-living-with-vulvodynia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-ethnography
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Rebekah Shallcross, Joanne M Dickson, David Nunns, Catharine Mackenzie, Gundi Kiemle
Vulvodynia, the experience of an idiopathic pain in the form of burning, soreness, or throbbing in the vulval area, affects around 4-16% of the population. The current review used systematic search strategies and meta-ethnography as a means of identifying, analyzing, and synthesizing the existing literature pertaining to women's subjective experiences of living with vulvodynia. Four key concepts were identified: (1) Social Constructions: Sex, Women, and Femininity: Women experienced negative consequences of social narratives around womanhood, sexuality, and femininity, including the prioritization of penetrative sex, the belief that it is the role of women to provide sex for men, and media portrayals of sex as easy and natural...
September 13, 2017: Archives of Sexual Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891342/towards-a-critical-health-equity-research-stance-why-epistemology-and-methodology-matter-more-than-qualitative-methods
#19
Lisa Bowleg
Qualitative methods are not intrinsically progressive. Methods are simply tools to conduct research. Epistemology, the justification of knowledge, shapes methodology and methods, and thus is a vital starting point for a critical health equity research stance, regardless of whether the methods are qualitative, quantitative, or mixed. In line with this premise, I address four themes in this commentary. First, I criticize the ubiquitous and uncritical use of the term health disparities in U.S. public health. Next, I advocate for the increased use of qualitative methodologies-namely, photovoice and critical ethnography-that, pursuant to critical approaches, prioritize dismantling social-structural inequities as a prerequisite to health equity...
September 1, 2017: Health Education & Behavior: the Official Publication of the Society for Public Health Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891019/uncivilizing-mental-illness-contextualizing-diverse-mental-states-and-posthuman-emotional-ecologies-within-the-icarus-project
#20
Erica Hua Fletcher
This article argues humans should not be defined strictly at their physical boundaries with clear distinctions between anatomical bodies, mental states, and the rest of the world. Rather, diverse mental states, which are often diagnosed as "mental illness," take shape within greater environmental forces and flows, including those that are constructed online. Drawing from a multi-sited ethnography of The Icarus Project, a radical mental health community, the author situates online narratives written by two of its members within posthuman emotional ecologies in which the exchange of ideas online affects mental states in a profound way...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Medical Humanities
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