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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623941/development-of-a-program-theory-for-shared-decision-making-a-realist-review-protocol
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Gary Groot, Tamara Waldron, Tracey Carr, Linda McMullen, Lori-Ann Bandura, Shelley-May Neufeld, Vicky Duncan
BACKGROUND: The practicality of applying evidence to healthcare systems with the aim of implementing change is an ongoing challenge for practitioners, policy makers, and academics. Shared decision- making (SDM), a method of medical decision-making that allows a balanced relationship between patients, physicians, and other key players in the medical decision process, is purported to improve patient and system outcomes. Despite the oft-mentioned benefits, there are gaps in the current literature between theory and implementation that would benefit from a realist approach given the value of this methodology to analyze complex interventions...
June 17, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618078/the-perceptions-of-key-stakeholders-of-the-roles-of-specialist-and-advanced-nursing-and-midwifery-practitioners
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Mary Casey, Laserina O'Connor, Emma Nicholson, Rita Smith, Denise O'Brien, Denise O'Leary, Gerard M Fealy, Martin S Mcnamara, Diarmuid Stokes, Claire Egan
AIM: To explore the perceptions of key stakeholders of the roles of specialist and advanced nursing and midwifery practitioners. BACKGROUND: There is evidence that the contribution of these roles to patient care is poorly understood. DESIGN: This research took place over two months in 2015 and is part of a larger study involving a rapid review to inform policy development on the specialist and advanced nursing and midwifery practice in Ireland...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608520/effective-professional-networking
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Mary Jo Goolsby, Joyce M Knestrick
The reasons for nurse practitioners to develop a professional network are boundless and are likely to change over time. Networking opens doors and creates relationships that support new opportunities, personal development, collaborative research, policy activism, evidence-based practice, and more. Successful professional networking involves shared, mutually beneficial interactions between individuals and/or individuals and groups, regardless of whether it occurs face to face or electronically. This article combines nuggets from the literature with guidance based on the authors' combined experience in networking activities at the local, national, and international levels...
June 13, 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607235/meeting-the-current-and-future-health-care-needs-of-sri-lanka-s-ageing-population
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Dilhar Samaraweera, Shiromi Maduwage
Sri Lanka is one of the fastest-ageing countries in the world. This rapid demographic transition is expected to result in one quarter of the population being elderly by the year 2041. Profound challenges face the country as a result, especially with respect to planning adequate elderly-oriented services in the social-care and health-care sectors. In response to this need, many initiatives have been put in place to promote and protect the welfare of older people, and these rights have been inscribed in law. Within the health sector, despite the wealth of policies and initiatives in recent years, it is clear that the existing health infrastructure and systems still require strengthening, reorientation and coordination, to meet the needs of the growing population of elderly individuals...
September 2016: WHO South-East Asia Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603465/spinal-cord-as-an-adjunct-to-brain-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-defining-no-evidence-of-disease-activity-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Subhash Tummala, Tarun Singhal, Vinit V Oommen, Gloria Kim, Fariha Khalid, Brian C Healy, Rohit Bakshi
ACTIVITY AVAILABLE ONLINE: To access the article, post-test, and evaluation online, go to http://www.cmscscholar.org. TARGET AUDIENCE: The target audience for this activity is physicians, physician assistants, nursing professionals, and other health-care providers involved in the management of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 1) Describe the concept of "no evidence of disease activity" in MS.2) Recognize the role of spinal cord imaging in routine monitoring of MS disease activity...
May 2017: International Journal of MS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602803/patient-preference-in-primary-care-provider-type
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Brandi Leach, Margaret Gradison, Perri Morgan, Christine Everett, Michael J Dill, Justine Strand de Oliveira
BACKGROUND: Given the growing roles of nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs), patients are increasingly able to choose their primary care provider type. Studies examining patient preferences among provider types are limited and ours is the first to examine reasons for patients' provider type preferences. METHODS: Using data from the 2014 Association of American Medical Colleges' (AAMC) Consumer Survey of Health Care Access, we used qualitative analysis to identify themes in open text responses of reasons for respondents' provider type preference (N = 4220)...
June 8, 2017: Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600370/substituting-physicians-with-nurse-practitioners-physician-assistants-or-nurses-in-nursing-homes-protocol-for-a-realist-evaluation-case-study
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Marleen Hermien Lovink, Anke Persoon, Anneke Jah van Vught, Lisette Schoonhoven, Raymond Tcm Koopmans, Miranda Gh Laurant
INTRODUCTION: In developed countries, substituting physicians with nurse practitioners, physician assistants and nurses (physician substitution) occurs in nursing homes as an answer to the challenges related to the ageing population and the shortage of staff, as well as to guarantee the quality of nursing home care. However, there is great diversity in how physician substitution in nursing homes is modelled and it is unknown how it can best contribute to the quality of healthcare. This study aims to gain insight into how physician substitution is modelled and whether it contributes to perceived quality of healthcare...
June 8, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592393/enhancing-the-autonomy-of-indian-nurses
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Meena Putturaj, N S Prashanth
With additional training and qualification, nurses in several countries are recognised as independent professionals. Evidence from several countries shows that capacitating nurses to practise independently could contribute to better health outcomes. Recently, the idea of nurses practising independently has been gaining momentum in Indian health policy circles as well, and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is contemplating the introduction of nurse practitioners (NPs) in primary healthcare. We briefly assess the policy environment for the role of NPs in India...
May 30, 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577459/nurse-practitioners-as-primary-care-providers-with-their-own-patient-panels-and-organizational-structures-a-cross-sectional-study
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Lusine Poghosyan, Jianfang Liu, Allison A Norful
BACKGROUND: Health care systems globally are facing challenges of meeting the growing demand for primary care services due to a shortage of primary care physicians. Policy makers and administrators are searching for solutions to increase the primary care capacity. The effective utilization of nurse practitioners (NPs) has been proposed as a solution. However, organizations utilize NPs in variable capacities. In some settings, NPs serve as primary care providers delivering ongoing continuous care to their patients, referred to as patient panels, whereas in other settings they deliver episodic care...
May 25, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572102/complementary-health-practitioners-in-the-acute-and-critical-care-setting-nursing-considerations
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Debra Kramlich
In response to the rising demand by patients and their families for complementary health approaches, hospitals are increasingly integrating complementary health approaches with their conventional medical practices to create healing environments. Results of the 2010 Complementary and Alternative Medicine Survey of Hospitals indicated that the top 6 inpatient modalities included pet therapy, massage therapy, music or art therapy, guided imagery, relaxation therapy, and Reiki and therapeutic touch. Whether complementary health approaches are provided by complementary health practitioners through hospital-based integrative medicine programs, volunteer practitioners, or bedside nurses, the regulatory, legal, ethical, and safety concerns remain constant...
June 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571497/strategies-to-improve-quality-of-life-at-the-end-of-life-interdisciplinary-team-perspectives
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Rana Sagha Zadeh, Paul Eshelman, Judith Setla, Hessam Sadatsafavi
This ethnographic study draws on the experiences of members of interdisciplinary care teams working with end-of-life care patients to identify strategies to improve quality of life through care practices. We surveyed 133 staff and volunteers (physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, social workers, chaplains, administrators, and volunteers) who provide end-of-life care to patients in both home and institutional settings for 4 organizations in 2 counties in Upstate New York. Survey responses were analyzed using qualitative content analysis...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571045/new-zealand-doctors-and-nurses-views-on-legalising-assisted-dying-in-new-zealand
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Pam Oliver, Michael Wilson, Phillipa Malpas
BACKGROUND: Assisted dying (AD) has been legalised by statute or court decisions in at least 15 jurisdictions internationally. Nonetheless, only three medical professional bodies (and none in nursing) across those jurisdictions have proactively developed authorised policy, practice standards, guidelines or protocols, or other professional supports for health practitioners who may legally participate in AD services, and the majority internationally remain formally opposed to AD. There is a perceived likelihood that AD may be legalised in New Zealand soon...
June 2, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566545/long-term-unmet-needs-and-associated-factors-in-stroke-or-tia-survivors-an-observational-study
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Muideen T Olaiya, Dominique A Cadilhac, Joosup Kim, Mark R Nelson, Velandai K Srikanth, Nadine E Andrew, Christopher F Bladin, Richard P Gerraty, Sharyn M Fitzgerald, Thanh Phan, Judith Frayne, Amanda G Thrift
OBJECTIVE: To extensively investigate long-term unmet needs in survivors of stroke or TIA and to identify factors associated with these unmet needs. METHODS: Community-dwelling adults were invited to participate in a survey ≥2 years after discharge for stroke/TIA. Unmet needs were assessed across 5 domains: activities and participation, environmental factors, body functions, post-acute care, and secondary prevention. Factors associated with unmet needs were determined with multivariable negative binomial regression...
May 31, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558517/nurse-performed-endoscopy
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Christine Duffield, Susan Chapman, Samantha Rowbotham, Nicole Blay
Increasing demands for health care globally often lead to discussions about expanding the involvement of nurses in a range of nontraditional roles. Several countries have introduced nurse endoscopists as a means of easing the burden of demand for a range of endoscopic procedures. A shortage of medical staff in Australia combined with increasing demand for endoscopy led to the implementation of nurse endoscopists as a pilot program in the state of Queensland, where a nurse practitioner model was implemented, and Victoria, where an advanced practice model was used...
January 1, 2017: Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538140/comparison-of-policies-for-recognising-and-responding-to-clinical-deterioration-across-five-victorian-health-services
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Julie Considine, Anastasia F Hutchison, Helen Rawson, Alison M Hutchinson, Tracey Bucknall, Trisha Dunning, Mari Botti, Maxine M Duke, Maryann Street
Objectives The aim of the present study was to describe and compare organisational guidance documents related to recognising and responding to clinical deterioration across five health services in Victoria, Australia.Methods Guidance documents were obtained from five health services, comprising 13 acute care hospitals, eight subacute care hospitals and approximately 5500 beds. Analysis was guided by a specific policy analysis framework and a priori themes.Results In all, 22 guidance documents and five graphic observation and response charts were reviewed...
May 25, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535773/nurses-who-work-in-rural-and-remote-communities-in-canada-a-national-survey
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Martha L P MacLeod, Norma J Stewart, Judith C Kulig, Penny Anguish, Mary Ellen Andrews, Davina Banner, Leana Garraway, Neil Hanlon, Chandima Karunanayake, Kelley Kilpatrick, Irene Koren, Julie Kosteniuk, Ruth Martin-Misener, Nadine Mix, Pertice Moffitt, Janna Olynick, Kelly Penz, Larine Sluggett, Linda Van Pelt, Erin Wilson, Lela Zimmer
BACKGROUND: In Canada, as in other parts of the world, there is geographic maldistribution of the nursing workforce, and insufficient attention is paid to the strengths and needs of those providing care in rural and remote settings. In order to inform workforce planning, a national study, Nursing Practice in Rural and Remote Canada II, was conducted with the rural and remote regulated nursing workforce (registered nurses, nurse practitioners, licensed or registered practical nurses, and registered psychiatric nurses) with the intent of informing policy and planning about improving nursing services and access to care...
May 23, 2017: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483889/bridging-the-gaps-between-patients-and-primary-care-in-china-a-nationwide-representative-survey
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William C W Wong, Sunfang Jiang, Jason J Ong, Minghui Peng, Eric Wan, Shanzhu Zhu, Cindy L K Lam, Michael R Kidd, Martin Roland
PURPOSE: China introduced a national policy of developing primary care in 2009, establishing 8,669 community health centers (CHCs) by 2014 that employed more than 300,000 staff. These facilities have been underused, however, because of public mistrust of physicians and overreliance on specialist care. METHODS: We selected a stratified random sample of CHCs throughout China based on geographic distribution and urban-suburban ratios between September and December 2015...
May 2017: Annals of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468702/bridging-the-policy-clinical-practice-divide-a-conversation-with-parmeeth-m-s-atwal-jd-msn-rn-mph-fnp
#18
Marie Manthey
Marie Manthey, founder of Creative Health Care Management, interviews Parmeeth "Par" Atwal, whose first career included representing the National Association of Community Health Centers as an attorney, editor of a major health policy journal, and a senior position in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He then became an active participant in the health care system, earning a bachelor of science in nursing, working in cardiac critical care, and now becoming a family nurse practitioner...
May 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466504/impact-of-nurse-led-behavioural-counselling-to-improve-metabolic-health-and-physical-activity-among-adults-with-mental-illness
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Sarah J Fraser, Wendy J Brown, Harvey A Whiteford, Nicola W Burton
The life expectancy of adults with mental illness is significantly less than that of the general population, and this is largely due to poor physical health. Behavioural counselling can improve physical health indicators among people with non-communicable disease. This repeated-measures, single-group intervention trial evaluated the effects of a 19-week behavioural counselling programme on metabolic health indicators and physical activity levels of outpatient adults with mental illness. Sixteen participants completed the intervention that comprised individual face-to-face counselling sessions with a registered nurse every 3 weeks, and progress reviews with a medical practitioner every 6 weeks...
May 2, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456614/healthcare-provider-perceptions-of-accessible-exam-tables-in-primary-care-implementation-and-benefits-to-patients-with-and-without-disabilities
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Allysha C Maragh-Bass, Joan M Griffin, Sean Phelan, Lila J Finney Rutten, Megan A Morris
BACKGROUND: Recent healthcare mandates require availability of accessible medical exam equipment, which may reduce barriers to care for patients with disabilities (PWD). However, more research is needed to explore healthcare provider views on implementation and routine use of accessible equipment. OBJECTIVE: This study qualitatively explored healthcare provider perceptions of: (1) daily use of accessible medical examination tables with PWD; and (2) recommendations for addressing challenges to using this equipment...
April 12, 2017: Disability and Health Journal
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