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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912847/negotiating-positive-aging-in-the-presence-of-age-related-vision-loss-arvl-the-shaping-and-perpetuation-of-disability
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Colleen McGrath, Debbie Laliberte Rudman, Jan Polgar, Marlee M Spafford, Barry Trentham
INTRODUCTION: While previous research has explored the meaning of positive aging discourses from the perspective of older adults, the perspective of older adults aging with a disability has not been studied. In fact the intersection of aging and disability has been largely underexplored in both social gerontology and disability studies. METHOD: This critical ethnography engaged ten older adults aging with vision loss in narrative interviews, participant observation sessions, and semi-structured in-depth interviews...
December 2016: Journal of Aging Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905664/video-ethnography-during-and-after-caesarean-sections-methodological-challenges
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Jeni Stevens, Virginia Schmied, Elaine Burns, Hannah G Dahlen
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This paper will describe the challenges of, and steps taken to successfully collect video ethnographic data during and after caesarean sections. BACKGROUND: Video ethnographic research utilises real-time video footage to study a cultural group or phenomenon in the natural environment. It allows researchers to discover previously undocumented practices, which in-turn provides insight into strengths and weaknesses in practice. This knowledge can be used to translate evidence-based interventions into practice...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903757/beyond-hand-hygiene-a-qualitative-study-of-the-everyday-work-of-preventing-cross-contamination-on-hospital-wards
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Su-Yin Hor, Claire Hooker, Rick Iedema, Mary Wyer, Gwendolyn L Gilbert, Christine Jorm, Matthew Vincent Neil O'Sullivan
BACKGROUND: Hospital-acquired infections are the most common adverse event for inpatients worldwide. Efforts to prevent microbial cross-contamination currently focus on hand hygiene and use of personal protective equipment (PPE), with variable success. Better understanding is needed of infection prevention and control (IPC) in routine clinical practice. METHODS: We report on an interventionist video-reflexive ethnography study that explored how healthcare workers performed IPC in three wards in two hospitals in New South Wales, Australia: an intensive care unit and two general surgical wards...
November 30, 2016: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894846/maintaining-physical-exercise-as-a-matter-of-synchronising-practices-experiences-and-observations-from-training-in-mixed-martial-arts
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Stanley Blue
This paper is concerned with the establishment, maintenance, and decline of physical exercise practices. Drawing on experiences and observations taken from a carnal ethnography and rhythmanalysis of the practices involved in training in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), I argue that maintaining this physical exercise practice is not straightforwardly an outcome of individual commitment, access to facilities, or the availability of free time. It rather depends on the synchronisation of practices: those of MMA, those that support MMA, and those that more broadly make up everyday life...
November 25, 2016: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894609/what-is-the-problem-with-medically-unexplained-symptoms-for-gps-a-meta-synthesis-of-qualitative-studies
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May-Lill Johansen, Mette Bech Risor
OBJECTIVE: To gain a deeper understanding of challenges faced by GPs when managing patients with MUS. METHODS: We used meta-ethnography to synthesize qualitative studies on GPs' perception and management of MUS. RESULTS: The problem with MUS for GPs is the epistemological incongruence between dominant disease models and the reality of meeting patients suffering from persistent illness. GPs have used flexible approaches to manage the situation, yet patients and doctors have had parallel negative experiences of being stuck, untrustworthy and helpless...
November 21, 2016: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891628/power-empowerment-and-person-centred-care-using-ethnography-to-examine-the-everyday-practice-of-unregistered-dementia-care-staff
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Kezia Scales, Simon Bailey, Joanne Middleton, Justine Schneider
The social positioning and treatment of persons with dementia reflects dominant biomedical discourses of progressive and inevitable loss of insight, capacity, and personality. Proponents of person-centred care, by contrast, suggest that such loss can be mitigated within environments that preserve rather than undermine personhood. In formal organisational settings, person-centred approaches place particular responsibility on 'empowered' direct-care staff to translate these principles into practice. These staff provide the majority of hands-on care, but with limited training, recognition, or remuneration...
November 28, 2016: Sociology of Health & Illness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873402/cosmologies-of-selection-lessons-from-the-faculty-biscuit-tin
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Maggie Bartlett, Flora Bartlett
We conducted an ethnography of the faculty biscuit tin as we were interested in the lived experience of the biscuits contained within it. We used a constructivist epistemology, a social constructionist interpretive framework and a phenomenological methodology that included analysis from the perspectives of deixis and cosmology. The biscuits perceived that they were important to a selecting force and that the characteristics of one particular group had a specific value to the selector. Some enduring benefits may derive from the selection of this group, although its attractions were less immediately obvious than those of others...
December 2016: Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869880/-organizational-ethnography-of-direct-drugs-distribution-in-parma-ausl
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Lorenza Dodi, Chiara Latini, Marco Lombardi
The locations where healthcare organizations directly distribute medications to patients in specific circumstances, such as at hospital discharge, are settings at risk of professional errors. Using organizational ethnography methodology, we sought to explore the characteristics of points of direct distribution of drugs (PDD) in the AUSL of Parma and identify aspects of the delivery process that could potentially generate errors. We conducted 75 3-hour observations (225 hours at total) of the two Parma AUSL PDDs...
November 2016: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865254/a-systematic-literature-review-comparing-the-psychological-care-needs-of-patients-with-mesothelioma-and-advanced-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Hannah Ball, Sally Moore, Alison Leary
PURPOSE: Psychological distress which adversely affects a person's experience of cancer has been shown to be highly prevalent in patients with mesothelioma. Historically, the assumption has been made that the evidence guiding the supportive care needs for lung cancer is relevant to those with mesothelioma. The objective of the study was to evaluate if the psychological care needs differ between patients with pleural mesothelioma and those with advanced lung cancer. METHODS: A search of MEDLINE, CINAHL, PsycARTICLES, Psychology and Behavioural Sciences Collection, PsycINFO databases, grey literature and the Cochrane Library of Systematic Reviews identified 17 studies meeting a predefined inclusion criteria...
December 2016: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862663/the-insight-and-challenge-of-reflexive-practice-in-an-ethnographic-study-of-black-traumatically-injured-patients-in-philadelphia
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Sara F Jacoby
The integrity of critical ethnography requires engagement in reflexive practice at all phases of the research process. In this discussion paper, I explore the insights and challenges of reflexive practice in an ethnographic study of the recovery experiences of black trauma patients in a Philadelphia hospital. Observation and interviews were conducted with twelve patients who were admitted to trauma-designated units of the hospital over the course of a year. During fieldwork, I learned the ways that my background as a professional nurse structured my way of being in clinical space and facilitated a particular interpretation of clinical culture...
November 15, 2016: Nursing Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857252/nurse-adherence-to-safe-handling-practices-observation-versus-self-assessment
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Christina M Colvin, Diana Karius, Nancy M Albert
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy medications place nurses at risk for occupational exposure, a primary nursing safety concern. No literature was available on adherence to following chemotherapy handling practices and nurses' perceptions of safe-handling practices. OBJECTIVES: The aims of the pilot study were to examine actual and subjective ambulatory oncology nurse adherence to chemotherapy safe-handling guideline recommendations that prevent chemotherapy exposure. METHODS: A prospective, comparative mixed-methods study was used to compare objective and subjective nurse behaviors of expected safe chemotherapy handling-specifically, micro-ethnography and questionnaires...
December 1, 2016: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849496/military-medics-insight-into-providing-women-s-health-care-in-deployed-settings
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Candy Wilson, Robert Corrigan, Sharon Reese, Angelica Almonte, Danielle Simpson, Amber Wilson
OBJECTIVES: To gain better understanding of the military medics' (Navy Independent Duty Corpsman, Air Force Independent Duty Medical Technician, and Army Health Care Specialist, experiences providing health care for women in the deployed or ship setting. METHODS: The researchers used an exploratory, descriptive design informed by ethnography. A total of 86 individuals participated in the focus group and individual interviews. RESULTS: Three themes were identified: Training Fidelity, Advocate Leader, and The Challenges of Providing Patient Care...
November 2016: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846125/experiences-of-mental-health-professionals-and-patients-in-the-use-of-pro-re-nata-medication-in-acute-adult-mental-healthcare-settings-a-systematic-review
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Bernadette Morkunas, Kylie Porritt, Matthew Stephenson
BACKGROUND: The use of pro re nata (PRN) medication, a medication that is given when needed, as opposed to medication that is given at a regular time, is surrounded by claims of misuse and poor accountability within the mental health setting. Gaining insight into and understanding of the experiences of health professionals' and patients' use of PRN medication will assist in contributing to improving education and safety around this common intervention. OBJECTIVES: To analyze and synthesize the best available evidence on the perspectives of patients and mental health professionals (MHPs) with their experiences of PRN medication in mental health settings...
October 2016: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846123/patient-nursing-and-medical-staff-experiences-and-perceptions-of-the-care-of-people-with-palliative-esophagogastric-cancer-a-systematic-review-of-the-qualitative-evidence
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Alison Cowley, Catrin Evans, Fiona Bath-Hextall, Joanne Cooper
BACKGROUND: Esophagogastric cancer is the fifth most common malignancy and its incidence is increasing. The disease progresses quickly and five-year survival rates are poor. Treatment with palliative intent is provided for the majority of patients but there remains a lack of empirical evidence on the most effective service models to support esophagogastric cancer patients. OBJECTIVES: The overall objective of this systematic review was to synthesize the best available evidence on the experiences and perceptions of patients and health professionals with regard to the care of people diagnosed with palliative esophagogastric cancer...
October 2016: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824332/cross-cultural-dataset-for-the-evolution-of-religion-and-morality-project
#15
Benjamin Grant Purzycki, Coren Apicella, Quentin D Atkinson, Emma Cohen, Rita Anne McNamara, Aiyana K Willard, Dimitris Xygalatas, Ara Norenzayan, Joseph Henrich
A considerable body of research cross-culturally examines the evolution of religious traditions, beliefs and behaviors. The bulk of this research, however, draws from coded qualitative ethnographies rather than from standardized methods specifically designed to measure religious beliefs and behaviors. Psychological data sets that examine religious thought and behavior in controlled conditions tend to be disproportionately sampled from student populations. Some cross-national databases employ standardized methods at the individual level, but are primarily focused on fully market integrated, state-level societies...
November 8, 2016: Scientific Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810850/how-empowering-is-hospital-care-for-older-people-with-advanced-disease-barriers-and-facilitators-from-a-cross-national-ethnography-in-england-ireland-and-the-usa
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Lucy Ellen Selman, Barbara A Daveson, Melinda Smith, Bridget Johnston, Karen Ryan, R Sean Morrison, Caty Pannell, Regina McQuillan, Suzanne de Wolf-Linder, Steven Z Pantilat, Lara Klass, Diane Meier, Charles Normand, Irene J Higginson
BACKGROUND: patient empowerment, through which patients become self-determining agents with some control over their health and healthcare, is a common theme across health policies globally. Most care for older people is in the acute setting, but there is little evidence to inform the delivery of empowering hospital care. OBJECTIVE: we aimed to explore challenges to and facilitators of empowerment among older people with advanced disease in hospital, and the impact of palliative care...
November 3, 2016: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800596/-us-against-them-schools-families-and-the-diagnosis-of-adhd-among-black-children
#17
Myles D Moody
Prior research indicates that attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is underdiagnosed, or less likely to be diagnosed, among Black children relative to White children and children in other non-Black racial categories. Scholars have suggested that this may be a result of cultural biases or misconceptions that affect the ways classroom behavior is interpreted. The purpose of this pilot study was to engage a larger theoretical framework that explores the relationships between parents and teachers and to examine some of the ways in which common cultural misconceptions can lead to flawed behavioral ascriptions in the classroom, producing negative social outcomes for Black children...
October 31, 2016: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795613/understanding-discourse-on-work-and-job-related-well-being-in-public-social-media
#18
Tong Liu, Christopher M Homan, Cecilia Ovesdotter Alm, Ann Marie White, Megan C Lytle, Henry A Kautz
We construct a humans-in-the-loop supervised learning framework that integrates crowdsourcing feedback and local knowledge to detect job-related tweets from individual and business accounts. Using data-driven ethnography, we examine discourse about work by fusing language-based analysis with temporal, geospational, and labor statistics information.
August 2016: Proceedings of the Conference on Computational Linguistics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782918/knowledge-syntheses-in-medical-education-demystifying-scoping-reviews
#19
Aliki Thomas, Stuart Lubarsky, Steven J Durning, Meredith E Young
An unprecedented rise in health professions education (HPE) research has led to increasing attention and interest in knowledge syntheses. There are many different types of knowledge syntheses in common use, including systematic reviews, meta-ethnography, rapid reviews, narrative reviews, and realist reviews. In this Perspective, the authors examine the nature, purpose, value, and appropriate use of one particular method: scoping reviews. Scoping reviews are iterative and flexible and can serve multiple main purposes: to examine the extent, range, and nature of research activity in a given field; to determine the value and appropriateness of undertaking a full systematic review; to summarize and disseminate research findings; and to identify research gaps in the existing literature...
October 25, 2016: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782832/factors-that-influence-the-implementation-of-e-health-a-systematic-review-of-systematic-reviews-an-update
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REVIEW
Jamie Ross, Fiona Stevenson, Rosa Lau, Elizabeth Murray
BACKGROUND: There is a significant potential for e-health to deliver cost-effective, quality health care, and spending on e-health systems by governments and healthcare systems is increasing worldwide. However, there remains a tension between the use of e-health in this way and implementation. Furthermore, the large body of reviews in the e-health implementation field, often based on one particular technology, setting or health condition make it difficult to access a comprehensive and comprehensible summary of available evidence to help plan and undertake implementation...
October 26, 2016: Implementation Science: IS
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