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Stefanie Mache, Lisa Baresi, Monika Bernburg, Karin Vitzthum, David Groneberg
BACKGROUND: Dealing with work-related stress is highly prevalent for employees in Gynecology Medicine. Junior physicians, in particular, have to face high working demands and challenges while starting their medical career after graduation. Job resources (i.e., social support) and personal resources (coping skills) might reduce job strain. The evidence for supportive and effective mental health interventions for clinicians is limited. Offering psychosocial skill training for entrants in Gynecology Medicine is expected to be highly beneficial...
October 22, 2016: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Erin N Schoenfelder, Tyler Sasser
Although side effects and family concerns are common and long-term medication adherence is low, stimulant medications are a front-line treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Psychosocial treatments include classroom, family, and child-focused interventions that teach caregivers and teachers how to implement contingencies to shape behavior and provide children with skills to compensate for ADHD deficits. Such programs have a growing evidence-base and can be implemented alone or in conjunction with pharmacological treatments...
October 1, 2016: Pediatric Annals
B Josea Kramer, Beth Creekmur, Judith L Howe, Scott Trudeau, Joseph R Douglas, Kimberly Garner, Connie Bales, Carol Callaway-Lane, Steven Barczi
The Veterans Affairs Geriatric Scholars Program (GSP) is a continuing professional development program to integrate geriatrics into the clinical practices of primary care providers and select associated health professions that support primary care teams. GSP uses a blended program educational format, and the minimal requirements are to attend an intensive course in geriatrics, participate in an interactive workshop on quality improvement (QI), and initiate a local QI project to demonstrate application of new knowledge to benefit older veterans...
October 3, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Marghuretta D Bland, Rebecca L Birkenmeier, Peggy Barco, Emily Lenard, Catherine E Lang, Eric J Lenze
BACKGROUND: Patient engagement in medical rehabilitation can be greatly influenced by their provider during therapy sessions. We developed Enhanced Medical Rehabilitation (EMR), a set of provider skills grounded in theories of behavior change. EMR utilizes 18 motivational techniques focused on providing frequent feedback to patients on their effort and progress and linking these to patient goals. OBJECTIVE: To examine the effectiveness of a clinical training protocol for clinicians to do EMR, as measured by clinician adherence...
September 27, 2016: NeuroRehabilitation
Laura J Damschroder, Caitlin M Reardon, Nina Sperber, Claire H Robinson, Jacqueline J Fickel, Eugene Z Oddone
The Telephone Lifestyle Coaching (TLC) program provided telephone-based coaching for six lifestyle behaviors to 5321 Veterans at 24 Veterans Health Administration (VHA) medical facilities. The purpose of the study was to conduct an evaluation of the TLC program to identify factors associated with successful implementation. A mixed-methods study design was used. Quantitative measures of organizational readiness for implementation and facility complexity were used to purposively select a subset of facilities for in-depth evaluation...
September 29, 2016: Translational Behavioral Medicine
Jennifer E L Diaz, Nydia Ekasumara, Nikhil R Menon, Edwin Homan, Prashanth Rajarajan, Andrés Ramírez Zamudio, Annie J Kim, Jason Gruener, Edward Poliandro, David C Thomas, Yasmin S Meah, Rainier P Soriano
BACKGROUND: Trained medical interpreters are instrumental to patient satisfaction and quality of care. They are especially important in student-run clinics, where many patients have limited English proficiency. Because student-run clinics have ties to their medical schools, they have access to bilingual students who may volunteer to interpret, but are not necessarily formally trained. METHODS: To study the feasibility and efficacy of leveraging medical student volunteers to improve interpretation services, we performed a pilot study at the student-run clinic at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai...
September 29, 2016: BMC Medical Education
Philippe Archambault, Dany Gagnon, François Routhier, William Miller
OBJECTIVE: Use of a power wheelchair (PW) can improve quality of life and participation in individuals with mobility impairments. PW skills training is generally seen as insufficient by both clinicians and PW users. A virtual reality (VR) simulator may be helpful in improving PW driving skills, when used in addition to regular training. In previous work, challenging PW driving activities have been identified through interviews with expert clinicians and PW users and were then integrated in the McGill immersive wheelchair simulator (miWe)...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Sally E Riggs, Michael Garrett, Kyle Arnold, Erik Colon, Elise N Feldman, Pongsak Huangthaisong, Beatrice Hyacinthe, Heather-Ayn Indelicato, Eunkyung Lee
This report consists of the personal reflections of seven frontline clinicians who participated in a formal training program for the psychotherapy of psychosis implemented in a large public clinic setting. The training was part of a quality improvement initiative, consisting of 12 hours of didactic presentation followed by 30 hours of weekly peer-group supervision. The clinicians comment on ways of working with patients prior to the training, and how their views and techniques changed as a result of the training...
2016: American Journal of Psychotherapy
Yonatan Y Greenstein, Ross Littauer, Mangala Narasimhan, Paul H Mayo, Seth J Koenig
BACKGROUND: Widespread use of critical care ultrasonography (CCUS) for the management of patients in the intensive care unit requires an effective training program. The effectiveness of national and regional CCUS training courses is not known. This study describes a national level, simulation-based, three day CCUS training program and evaluates its effectiveness. METHODS: Five consecutive CCUS courses, with a total of 363 people, were studied. The three day CCUS training program consisted of didactic lectures, ultrasonography interpretation sessions, and hands-on modules with live models...
September 16, 2016: Chest
Ole Lund, Berit Andersen, Mette K Christensen
Objectives: The purpose of this study is to explore the habitual constraints and opportunities that affect how experienced clinicians learn new skills and, in particular, how new ways of teaching can influence these. Methods:   We conducted a case study based on a specialized training program for colonoscopy services in Denmark. Data was obtained from a short-term ethnographic fieldwork and in-depth interviews during this program. Participants were 12 experienced colonoscopists and three expert colonoscopy trainers from Denmark and UK...
2016: International Journal of Medical Education
Linda Furness, Alison C Pighills, Wendy Ducat, Anna Tynan
Expansion of occupational therapy education programs has resulted in increased student numbers and demand on clinicians to host clinical placements while also maintaining the delivery of high-quality, safe clinical services to patients. Much of the research about innovative placement models, including student contributions to service delivery, has been conducted in metropolitan areas. Therefore, there is a need to develop models that are suited to regional settings that face diversity of caseload, more generalised occupational therapy roles and variations in patient flow...
September 16, 2016: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
Andrea A Jones, Enoch Ng, Marc-Olivier Deguise, Lauren Mak, Ben Ouyang, Milani Sivapragasam, Ian A S MacNairn, Siddharth Narth, Matthew G K Benesch, Laura Forrest, Xin Wang
PURPOSE: There has been limited examination of clinician scientist training in Canada, particularly regarding training integration and funding. This study assessed program structure, funding, tuition and mentorship structures available at Canadian MD/PhD programs. METHODS: Clinician Investigator Trainee Association of Canada administered an anonymous survey to current trainees and program directors that captured program structure, trainee funding, tuition and mentorship opportunities and needs across institutions...
2016: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
Sangeeta Jain, Kusum Menon, Dominique Piquette, Ronald Gottesman, James Hutchison, Elaine Gilfoyle, Canadian Critical Care Trials Group
Background. Conducting research is expected from many clinicians' professional profile, yet many do not have advanced research degrees. Research training during residency is variable amongst institutions and research education needs of trainees are not well understood. Objective. To understand needs of critical care trainees regarding research education. Methods. Canadian critical care trainees, new critical care faculty, program directors, and research coordinators were surveyed regarding research training, research expectations, and support within their programs...
2016: Canadian Respiratory Journal: Journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society
Robert L Kerner, Kathleen Gallo, Michael Cassara, John DʼAngelo, Anthony Egan, John Galbraith Simmons
Simulation in multiple contexts over the course of a 10-week period served as a core learning strategy to orient experienced clinicians before opening a large new urban freestanding emergency department. To ensure technical and procedural skills of all team members, who would provide care without on-site recourse to specialty backup, we designed a comprehensive interprofessional curriculum to verify and regularize a wide range of competencies and best practices for all clinicians. Formulated under the rubric of systems integration, simulation activities aimed to instill a shared culture of patient safety among the entire cohort of 43 experienced emergency physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and patient technicians, most newly hired to the health system, who had never before worked together...
October 2016: Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
George S Alexopoulos, Jo Anne Sirey, Samprit Banerjee, Dimitris N Kiosses, Cristina Pollari, Richard S Novitch, Amanda Artis, Patrick J Raue
OBJECTIVE: Personalized Intervention for Depressed Patients with COPD (PID-C), a treatment mobilizing patients to participate in their care, was found more effective than usual care. To further improve its efficacy, we developed a Problem Solving-Adherence (PSA) intervention integrating problem solving into adherence enhancement procedures. We tested the hypothesis that PSA is more effective than PID-C in reducing depressive symptoms. Exploratory analyses sought to identify patients with distinct depressive symptom trajectories and compare their clinical profiles...
November 2016: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Katherine E Harding, Nora Shields, Mary Whiteside, Nicholas F Taylor
Cultivating a dynamic research culture is critical to growing the allied health professions. The Stepping into Research training program was developed in 2008 using small group training and mentoring to train allied health clinicians at a large health service in basic research skills. This paper describes the outcomes 6 years after its implementation, including translation of the program to a second health service. This mixed-methods observational evaluation included (1) quantitative data on research outputs (publications, conference presentations- and enrolment in further research training) and (2) qualitative analysis of the experiences of the first cohort of participants following translation of the program to a second site, with comparison to a previous evaluation conducted at the first site...
2016: Journal of Allied Health
Saras Henderson, Megan Dalton, Jennifer Cartmel
INTRODUCTION: Health professionals may be expert clinicians but do not automatically make effective teachers and need educational development. In response, a team of health academics at an Australian university developed and evaluated the continuing education Graduate Certificate in Health Professional Education Program using an interprofessional learning model. METHODS: The model was informed by Collins interactional expertise and Knowles adult learning theories...
2016: Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions
Stacy Gallese Cassel, Amy J Hadley Edd
Telepractice is the application of telecommunications technology to the delivery of telehealth services via the online connection of clinicians, clients, and patients for assessment, intervention, or consultation. This article describes a pilot project in which speech-language pathology students in a university training program gained experience in working with culturally diverse preschool students using telepractice technology. The preschool students benefited by making gains in communication skills, while the university students acquired competency in the use of telepractice and in working with children whose cultural and linguistic backgrounds were outside of their experience...
2016: International Journal of Telerehabilitation
Halah Ibrahim, Satish Chandrasekhar Nair, Sami Shaban, Margaret El-Zubeir
BACKGROUND: In today's interdependent world, issues of physician shortages, skill imbalances and maldistribution affect all countries. In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a nation that has historically imported its physician manpower, there is sustained investment in educational infrastructure to meet the population's healthcare needs. However, policy development and workforce planning are often hampered by limited data regarding the career choice of physicians-in-training. The purpose of this study was to determine the specialty career choice of applicants to postgraduate training programs in the UAE and factors that influence their decisions, in an effort to inform educational and health policy reform...
May 2016: Education for Health: Change in Training & Practice
Kathi J Kemper, Nisha Rao
BACKGROUND: There is increasing interest in brief, online training in mind-body skills to improve resilience in health professionals. METHODS: We analyzed data from an online training program in focused attention meditation. Resilience, relaxation, stress, positive and negative affect, and flourishing were measured before and after training using standardized scales. RESULTS: The 379 participants included nurses (31%), physicians (21%), social workers and psychologists (10%), and others (38%)...
August 16, 2016: Journal of Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine
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