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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822211/healthcare-students-interprofessional-critical-event-disaster-response-course
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Tae Eung Kim, Tamara Shankel, Ellen T Reibling, Jacqueline Paik, Dolores Wright, Michelle Buckman, Kathi Wild, Ehren Ngo, Alireza Hayatshahi, Lee H Nguyen, T Kent Denmark, Tamara L Thomas
OBJECTIVE: Numerous disasters confirm the need for critical event training in healthcare professions. However, no single discipline works in isolation and interprofessional learning is recognized as a necessary component. An interprofessional faculty group designed a learning curriculum crossing professional schools. DESIGN: Faculty members from four healthcare schools within the university (nursing, pharmacy, allied health, and medicine) developed an interdisciplinary course merging both published cross-cutting competencies for critical event response and interprofessional education competencies...
January 2017: American Journal of Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622406/building-bridges-to-address-health-disparities-in-puerto-rico-the-salud-para-pi%C3%A3-ones-project
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Enid J García-Rivera, Princess Pacheco, Marielis Colón, Mary Helen Mays, Maricruz Rivera, Verónica Munet-Díaz, María Del R González, María Rodríguez, Rebecca Rodríguez, Astrid Morales
Over the past several decades, Puerto Ricans have faced increased health threats from chronic diseases, particularly diabetes and hypertension. The patient-provider relationship is the main platform for individual disease management, whereas the community, as an agent of change for the community's health status, has been limited in its support of individual health. Likewise, traditional research approaches within communities have placed academic researchers at the center of the process, considering their knowledge was of greater value than that of the community...
June 2017: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580677/lgbtq-youth-s-views-on-gay-straight-alliances-building-community-providing-gateways-and-representing-safety-and-support
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Carolyn M Porta, Erin Singer, Christopher J Mehus, Amy L Gower, Elizabeth Saewyc, Windy Fredkove, Marla E Eisenberg
BACKGROUND: Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) are school-based clubs that can contribute to a healthy school climate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. While positive associations between health behaviors and GSAs have been documented, less is known about how youth perceive GSAs. METHODS: A total of 58 LGBTQ youth (14-19 years old) mentioned GSAs during go-along interviews in 3 states/provinces in North America. These 446 comments about GSAs were thematically coded and organized using Atlas...
July 2017: Journal of School Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503194/what-are-effective-strategies-for-implementing-trauma-informed-care-in-youth-inpatient-psychiatric-and-residential-treatment-settings-a-realist-systematic-review
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Stephanie A Bryson, Emma Gauvin, Ally Jamieson, Melanie Rathgeber, Lorelei Faulkner-Gibson, Sarah Bell, Jana Davidson, Jennifer Russel, Sharlynne Burke
BACKGROUND: Many young people who receive psychiatric care in inpatient or residential settings in North America have experienced various forms of emotional trauma. Moreover, these settings can exacerbate trauma sequelae. Common practices, such as seclusion and restraint, put young people at risk of retraumatization, development of comorbid psychopathology, injury, and even death. In response, psychiatric and residential facilities have embraced trauma-informed care (TIC), an organizational change strategy which aligns service delivery with treatment principles and discrete interventions designed to reduce rates of retraumatization through responsive and non-coercive staff-client interactions...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355529/allied-health-leadership-in-new-south-wales-a-study-of-perceptions-and-priorities-of-allied-health-leaders
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Patricia Bradd, Joanne Travaglia, Andrew Hayen
Objective The aim of the present study was to investigate the opinions and perceptions of senior allied health (AH) leaders in relation to AH leadership, governance and organisation from an Australian public health perspective. The target group was the New South Wales (NSW) Health AH directors or advisors, the most senior public AH professionals in NSW.Methods The study was conducted over a 6-month period in 2014-15 and comprised two parts: (1) data collection through a 46-question online survey that sought the views of AH leaders about the field of AH in NSW; and (2) two confirmatory focus groups with members of the NSW Health Allied Health Directors Committee...
March 30, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114724/a-systematic-review-on-the-effectiveness-of-interventions-to-improve-hand-hygiene-compliance-of-nurses-in-the-hospital-setting
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Olena Doronina Rn, Denise Jones, Marianna Martello, Alain Biron, Mélanie Lavoie-Tremblay
PURPOSE: The purpose of the present systematic review is to identify the interventions that improve hand hygiene compliance (HHC) specifically among nurses. METHODS: A systematic review was performed guided by the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses to evaluate the short and long-term effects of interventions to promote hand hygiene practices among nurses in the hospital setting. A search of the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Medline Global Health, and Embase was conducted in addition to studies identified by the most recent systematic review...
March 2017: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052168/a-review-of-tenure-for-black-latino-and-native-american-faculty-in-academic-medicine
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Zedeena E Fisher, José E Rodríguez, Kendall M Campbell
OBJECTIVES: Tenure policies in US medical schools have been under scrutiny for decades while black/African American, Latino, and Native American faculty continue to be underrepresented in medicine. As medical institutions seek to improve diversity, tenure continues to be a major retention tool. We undertook a systematic review of the literature to investigate the role that tenure plays in the recruitment, retention, and advancement of underrepresented minorities in medicine (URMM) faculty in academic medicine...
January 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27691380/the-humble-leader-association-of-discrepancies-in-leader-and-follower-ratings-of-implementation-leadership-with-organizational-climate-in-mental-health
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Gregory A Aarons, Mark G Ehrhart, Elisa M Torres, Natalie K Finn, Rinad S Beidas
OBJECTIVES: Discrepancies, or perceptual distance, between leaders' self-ratings and followers' ratings of the leader are common but usually go unrecognized. Research on discrepancies is limited, but there is evidence that discrepancies are associated with organizational context. This study examined the association of leader-follower discrepancies in Implementation Leadership Scale (ILS) ratings of mental health clinic leaders and the association of those discrepancies with organizational climate for involvement and performance feedback...
February 1, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27682393/leadership-styles
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Promoting the public health agenda has become a multidisciplinary enterprise, and strong partnerships between allied healthcare professionals and their social care counterparts are essential for successful outcomes.
September 29, 2016: Nursing Older People
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27650834/improving-the-transition-from-oncology-to-primary-care-teams-a-case-for-shared-leadership
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Dominique Tremblay, Jean Latreille, Karine Bilodeau, Arnaud Samson, Linda Roy, Marie-France L'Italien, Christine Mimeault
This article discusses the case of a 47-year-old woman who underwent primary therapy with curative intent for breast cancer. The case illustrates a number of failure events in transferring information and responsibility from oncology to primary care teams. The article emphasizes the importance of shared leadership, as multiple team members, dispersed in time and space, pursue their own objectives while achieving the common goal of coordinating care for survivors of cancer transitioning across settings. Shared leadership is defined as a team property comprising shared responsibility and mutual influence between the patient and the patient's family, primary care providers, and oncology teams, whereby they lead each other toward quality and safety of care...
September 20, 2016: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27589881/reality-of-working-in-a-community-based-recovery-oriented-mental-health-rehabilitation-unit-a-pragmatic-grounded-theory-analysis
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Stephen Parker, Frances Dark, Ellie Newman, Nicole Korman, Zoe Rasmussen, Carla Meurk
In the present study, we explored the experiences of staff working at a recovery-oriented, community-based residential mental health rehabilitation unit in Brisbane, Australia, called a 'community care unit' (CCU). A pragmatic approach to grounded theory was taken in the analysis of the transcripts of semistructured interviews with eight staff. Convenience sampling was used, and there was representation of junior and senior staff across nursing, allied health, and non-clinical support roles. Four key themes emerged from the analysis: (i) rehabilitation is different to treatment; (ii) the CCU is a positive transitional space; (iii) they (consumers) have to be ready to engage; and (iv) recovery is central to rehabilitation practice...
September 3, 2016: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27521669/a-workforce-in-crisis-a-case-study-to-expand-allied-ophthalmic-personnel
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William Astle, Craig Simms, Lynn Anderson
OBJECTIVE: To examine how the development of allied ophthalmic personnel training programs affects human resource capacity. DESIGN: Using a qualitative case study method conducted at a single Ontario institution, this article describes 6 years of establishing a 2-tiered allied ophthalmic personnel training program. PARTICIPANTS: The Kingston Ophthalmic Training Centre participated in the study with 8 leadership and program graduate interviews...
August 2016: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27443052/leadership-strategies-achieving-personal-and-professional-success
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Ronald Menaker
Physicians and allied health staff in healthcare are finding themselves in situations characterized by uncertainty, chaos, and ambiguity, with high levels of burnout. A major influence is an aging U.S. population, resulting in increasing cost and reimbursement pressures. Medical group practices need leaders who have the capability to thrive in this environment. This article presents an integrated leadership model offering strategies and insights gained from keeping a journal for 40 years. Strategies to be shared include leading self through learning, leading others by developing relationships, leading organizations by achieving excellence, and achieving work-life integration and synergy...
May 2016: Journal of Medical Practice Management: MPM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27417591/a-tale-of-two-sites-lessons-on-leadership-from-the-implementation-of-a-long-term-care-delivery-model-cdm-in-western-canada
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Denise Cloutier, Amy Cox, Ruth Kampen, Karen Kobayashi, Heather Cook, Deanne Taylor, Gina Gaspard
Residential, long-term care serves vulnerable older adults in a facility-based environment. A new care delivery model (CDM) designed to promote more equitable care for residents was implemented in a health region in Western Canada. Leaders and managers faced challenges in implementing this model alongside other concurrent changes. This paper explores the question: How did leadership style influence team functioning with the implementation of the CDM? Qualitative data from interviews with leadership personnel (directors and managers, residential care coordinators and clinical nurse educators), and direct care staff (registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, health care aides, and allied health therapists), working in two different facilities comprise the main sources of data for this study...
2016: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27366317/the-new-chiropractic
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Bruce F Walker
BACKGROUND: Physical manipulation and manual therapies are thousands of years old. The most popular western world iteration of these therapies is delivered by chiropractors. It can be argued that the collective public health benefit from chiropractic for spinal pain has been very substantial, however as chiropractic has transitioned from craft to profession it has encountered many internally and externally driven machinations that have retarded its progress to a fully accepted allied health profession...
2016: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27267051/research-culture-in-allied-health-a-systematic-review
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Donna Borkowski, Carol McKinstry, Matthew Cotchett, Cylie Williams, Terry Haines
Research evidence is required to guide optimal allied health practice and inform policymakers in primary health care. Factors that influence a positive research culture are not fully understood, and nor is the impact of a positive research culture on allied health professionals. The aim of this systematic review was to identify factors that affect allied health research culture and capacity. An extensive search of 11 databases was conducted in June 2015. Studies were included if they were published in English, had full-text availability and reported research findings relating to allied health professions...
June 7, 2016: Australian Journal of Primary Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27232935/an-integrative-review-of-engaging-clinical-nurses-in-nursing-research
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Elizabeth Scala, Carrie Price, Jennifer Day
PURPOSE: To review the literature for best practices for engaging clinical nurses in nursing research. DESIGN: Review of the research and nonresearch papers published between 2005 and 2015 that answered the evidence-based practice (EBP) question: what are the best practices for engaging clinical nursing staff in nursing research? METHODS: PubMed, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), Joanna Briggs Institute, and Cochrane were searched using a combination of controlled vocabulary and key words...
July 2016: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27167639/an-analysis-of-policy-to-practice-initiatives-in-scotland-what-are-the-key-lessons-learned
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Ziying Shuai, Colin Macduff
AIM: The study sought to identify and explain common issues and lessons arising from four national health policy initiatives related to nursing, midwifery and allied health professions (NMAHPs) in Scotland between 2005 and 2010. BACKGROUND: The Scottish government has been seeking effective practice developments in NMAHPs through enacting policy initiatives to improve patient care. Despite many of these initiatives being individually evaluated, no integrative systematic study has been undertaken to synthesise better understandings...
September 2016: Journal of Nursing Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27164839/implementing-a-complex-rehabilitation-intervention-in-a-stroke-trial-a-qualitative-process-evaluation-of-avert
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Julie A Luker, Louise E Craig, Leanne Bennett, Fiona Ellery, Peter Langhorne, Olivia Wu, Julie Bernhardt
BACKGROUND: The implementation of multidisciplinary stroke rehabilitation interventions is challenging, even when the intervention is evidence-based. Very little is known about the implementation of complex interventions in rehabilitation clinical trials. The aim of study was to better understand how the implementation of a rehabilitation intervention in a clinical trial within acute stroke units is experienced by the staff involved. This qualitative process evaluation was part of a large Phase III stroke rehabilitation trial (AVERT)...
2016: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27118273/international-olympic-committee-consensus-statement-harassment-and-abuse-non-accidental-violence-in-sport
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Margo Mountjoy, Celia Brackenridge, Malia Arrington, Cheri Blauwet, Andrea Carska-Sheppard, Kari Fasting, Sandra Kirby, Trisha Leahy, Saul Marks, Kathy Martin, Katherine Starr, Anne Tiivas, Richard Budgett
Despite the well-recognised benefits of sport, there are also negative influences on athlete health, well-being and integrity caused by non-accidental violence through harassment and abuse. All athletes have a right to engage in 'safe sport', defined as an athletic environment that is respectful, equitable and free from all forms of non-accidental violence to athletes. Yet, these issues represent a blind spot for many sport organisations through fear of reputational damage, ignorance, silence or collusion. This consensus statement extends the 2007 IOC Consensus Statement on Sexual Harassment and Abuse in Sport, presenting additional evidence of several other types of harassment and abuse-psychological, physical and neglect...
September 2016: British Journal of Sports Medicine
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