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Satendra Singh, Purnima Barua, Upreet Dhaliwal, Navjeevan Singh
A month-long workshop on medical humanities was held in the Jorhat Medical College, Assam in September 2015. It employed experiential learning (both online and onsite) using humanities tools, such as the theatre of the oppressed, art, literature, reflective narratives, movies, the history of medicine, graphic medicine, poetry and diversity studies. As a result of the interactions, 28 volunteer participants, comprising students and faculty members, wrote reflective narratives on doctor​-patient relationships, produced a newsletter and a logo for their medical humanities group, and staged cultural performances and forum theatre...
March 29, 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430574/how-navigating-uncertainty-motivates-trust-in-medicine
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Jonathan B Imber
Three significant factors in the shaping of modern medicine contribute to broad perceptions about trust in the patient-physician relationship: moral, professional, and epidemiological uncertainty. Trusting a physician depends first on trusting a person, then trusting a person's skills and training, and finally trusting the science that underwrites those skills. This essay, in part based on my book, Trusting Doctors: The Decline of Moral Authority in American Medicine (Princeton University Press, 2008), will address the forms of uncertainty that contribute to the nature of difficult encounters in the patient-physician relationship...
April 1, 2017: AMA Journal of Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422815/no-time-for-silence-an-urgent-need-for-political-activism-among-the-medical-community
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Erik Levinsohn, Karrin Weisenthal, Priscilla Wang, Andi Shahu, Matthew Meizlish, Talia Robledo-Gil, Eamon Duffy, Samara Fox, Juliana Berk-Krauss
Despite being a major stakeholder in the U.S. health care system, the medical community has remained relatively mute in the debate over the future of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). If the ACA were repealed, tens of millions of Americans would be in danger of losing their insurance, resulting in a significant increase in mortality. Because misinformation about the ACA is rampant, it is imperative that health care providers explain to the public what exactly the ACA is and how repeal will affect patients...
April 18, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413079/mexican-consensus-on-dyspepsia
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R Carmona-Sánchez, O Gómez-Escudero, M Zavala-Solares, M V Bielsa-Fernández, E Coss-Adame, A I Hernández-Guerrero, F Huerta-Iga, M E Icaza-Chávez, M A Lira-Pedrín, J A Lizárraga-López, A López-Colombo, A Noble-Lugo, J Pérez-Manauta, R H Raña-Garibay, J M Remes-Troche, J L Tamayo, L F Uscanga, F Zamarripa-Dorsey, M A Valdovinos Díaz, J A Velarde-Ruiz Velasco
Since the publication of the 2007 dyspepsia guidelines of the Asociación Mexicana de Gastroenterología, there have been significant advances in the knowledge of this disease. A systematic search of the literature in PubMed (01/2007 to 06/2016) was carried out to review and update the 2007 guidelines and to provide new evidence-based recommendations. All high-quality articles in Spanish and English were included. Statements were formulated and voted upon using the Delphi method. The level of evidence and strength of recommendation of each statement were established according to the GRADE system...
April 13, 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411523/doctors-experience-of-coordination-across-care-levels-and-associated-factors-a-cross-sectional-study-in-public-healthcare-networks-of-six-latin-american-countries
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María-Luisa Vázquez, Ingrid Vargas, Irene Garcia-Subirats, Jean-Pierre Unger, Pierre De Paepe, Amparo Susana Mogollón-Pérez, Isabella Samico, Pamela Eguiguren, Angelica-Ivonne Cisneros, Adriana Huerta, María-Cecilia Muruaga, Fernando Bertolotto
Improving coordination between primary care (PC) and secondary care (SC) has become a policy priority in recent years for many Latin American public health systems looking to reinforce a healthcare model based on PC. However, despite being a longstanding concern, it has scarcely been analyzed in this region. This paper analyses the level of clinical coordination between PC and SC experienced by doctors and explores influencing factors in public healthcare networks of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Uruguay...
April 3, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410173/ehealth-in-modern-patient-caregiver-communication-high-rate-of-acceptance-among-physicians-for-additional-support-of-breast-cancer-patients-during-long-term-therapy
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Thomas Kirkovits, Timo Schinkoethe, Caroline Drewes, Caroline Gehring, Ingo Bauerfeind, Nadia Harbeck, Rachel Wuerstlein
BACKGROUND: Lack of adherence and compliance with drug regimens among breast cancer patients represent substantial problems in oral therapies, leading to significant impacts on mortality. Where other systems have failed, electronic health (eHealth) could be a possible solution to improve medication intake, along with the doctor-patient relationship. Initial results from studies concerning new interventions for therapy support are promising, but reports suggest that general acceptance of new treatment support tools is needed among patients and physicians alike...
September 19, 2016: JMIR Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409052/job-satisfaction-analysis-in-rural-china-a-qualitative-study-of-doctors-in-a-township-hospital
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Qiwei Chen, Lan Yang, Qiming Feng, Scott S Tighe
Background. Township hospitals in China provide rural communities with basic but much needed critical health care services. The doctors working in these hospitals often feel unsatisfied when considering their work schedules and financial rewards. Method. To explore job satisfaction of health workers in a township hospital, a qualitative study was conducted of 39 doctors from five township hospitals in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The goal was to understand the level of job satisfaction of doctors and to make recommendations for improvements...
2017: Scientifica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406102/strong-correlations-between-empathy-emotional-intelligence-and-personality-traits-among-podiatric-medical-students-a-cross-sectional-study
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Kurtis Bertram, John Randazzo, Nathaniel Alabi, Jack Levenson, John T Doucette, Peter Barbosa
BACKGROUND: The ability of health-care providers to demonstrate empathy toward their patients results in a number of positive outcomes improving the quality of care. In addition, a provider's level of emotional intelligence (EI) can further the doctor-patient relationship, stimulating a more personalized and comprehensive manner of treating patients. Furthermore, personality traits of a clinician may positively or negatively influence that relationship, as well as clinical outcomes. This study was designed to evaluate empathy levels in podiatric medical students in a 4-year doctoral program...
September 2016: Education for Health: Change in Training & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405160/factors-influencing-adherence-to-psychopharmacological-medications-in-psychiatric-patients-a-structural-equation-modeling-approach
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Carlos De Las Cuevas, Jose de Leon, Wenceslao Peñate, Moisés Betancort
PURPOSE: To evaluate pathways through which sociodemographic, clinical, attitudinal, and perceived health control variables impact psychiatric patients' adherence to psychopharmacological medications. METHOD: A sample of 966 consecutive psychiatric outpatients was studied. The variables were sociodemographic (age, gender, and education), clinical (diagnoses, drug treatment, and treatment duration), attitudinal (attitudes toward psychopharmacological medication and preferences regarding participation in decision-making), perception of control over health (health locus of control, self-efficacy, and psychological reactance), and level of adherence to psychopharmacological medications...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405159/validation-of-an-instrument-to-measure-patients-experiences-of-medicine-use-the-living-with-medicines-questionnaire
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Janet Krska, Barbra Katusiime, Sarah A Corlett
BACKGROUND: Medicine-related burden is an increasingly recognized concept, stemming from the rising tide of polypharmacy, which may impact on patient behaviors, including nonadherence. No instruments currently exist which specifically measure medicine-related burden. The Living with Medicines Questionnaire (LMQ) was developed for this purpose. OBJECTIVE: This study validated the LMQ in a sample of adults using regular prescription medicines in the UK. METHODS: Questionnaires were distributed in community pharmacies and public places in southeast England or online through UK health websites and social media...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403860/the-social-accountability-of-doctors-a-relationship-based-framework-for-understanding-emergent-community-concepts-of-caring
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Lionel P Green-Thompson, Patricia McInerney, Bob Woollard
BACKGROUND: Social accountability is defined as the responsibility of institutions to respond to the health priorities of a community. There is an international movement towards the education of health professionals who are accountable to communities. There is little evidence of how communities experience or articulate this accountability. METHODS: In this grounded theory study eight community based focus group discussions were conducted in rural and urban South Africa to explore community members' perceptions of the social accountability of doctors...
April 12, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394180/antibiotic-treatment-failure-when-consulting-patients-with-respiratory-tract-infections-in-general-practice-a-qualitative-study-to-explore-danish-general-practitioners-perspectives
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Margrethe Bordado Sköld, Rune Aabenhus, Ann Dorrit Guassora, Marjukka Mäkelä
BACKGROUND: Prescribing antibiotics for acute respiratory tract infections (RTIs) is common in primary healthcare although most of these infections are of viral origin and antibiotics may not be helpful. Some of these prescriptions will not be associated with a quick recovery, and might be regarded as cases of antibiotic treatment failure (ATF). OBJECTIVES: We studied antibiotic treatment failure in patients with acute RTIs from a general practitioner (GP) perspective, aiming to explore (i) GPs' views of ATF in primary care; (ii) how ATF influences the doctor-patient relationship; and (iii) GPs' understanding of patients' views of ATF...
December 2017: European Journal of General Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394065/patients-of-doctors-further-from-medical-school-graduation-have-poorer-outcomes
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John J Norcini, John R Boulet, Amy Opalek, W Dale Dauphinee
CONTEXT: There is an apparent contradiction between the findings of studies indicating that patient outcomes are better when physicians have a greater volume of practice and those that find outcomes to be worse with increased time since training, which implies greater volume. OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to estimate the adjusted relationships between physicians' characteristics, including recent practice volume and time since medical school graduation, and patient outcomes...
May 2017: Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392591/achieving-moral-high-quality-affordable-medical-care-in-america-through-a-true-free-market
#14
David McKalip
The basis of a just and moral economic model for health care is examined in the context of Catholic social teaching. The performance of the current model of "central economic planning" in medicine is evaluated in terms of the core principles of the social doctrine of the Catholic Church and compared to freedom-based economic models. It is clear that the best way to respect and serve human dignity, the common good, subsidiarity, and solidarity in medicine is through the establishment of a true, free-market health economy...
November 2016: Linacre Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392589/restoring-christ-centered-medicine-through-public-policy-changes-centered-around-subsidiarity-and-the-doctor-patient-relationship
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Charles A Donovan, Grace-Marie Turner
Many Catholic leaders supported passage of legislation designed to achieve the humanitarian goal of universal or near-universal health coverage. These leaders could not imagine that the resulting law would lead to a severe assault on the practice of Christ-centered medicine. The legislative focus now is on conscience protection and making the Hyde Amendment permanent. But the real change that is needed is a culture that values life and puts doctors and patients, not secular bureaucracies, at the center of healthcare decisions...
November 2016: Linacre Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381514/burnout-psychological-morbidity-job-stress-and-job-satisfaction-in-chinese-neurologists
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Xinyu Zhou, Juncai Pu, Xiaoni Zhong, Dan Zhu, Dinghong Yin, Lining Yang, Yuqing Zhang, Yuying Fu, Haiyang Wang, Peng Xie
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence of and personal and professional characteristics associated with burnout, psychological morbidity, job stress, and job satisfaction in Chinese neurologists. METHODS: The China Neurologist Association conducted a national cross-sectional study from September 2014 to March 2015. A questionnaire including the Maslach Burnout Inventory, the 12-item General Health Questionnaire, the Consultants' Mental Health Questionnaire, and questions assessing personal and professional characteristics, career satisfaction, and current doctor-patient relationships was administered...
April 5, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381112/how-do-international-medical-graduates-and-colleagues-perceive-and-deal-with-difficulties-in-everyday-collaboration-a-qualitative-study
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Erik Skjeggestad, Reidun Norvoll, Gro M Sandal, Pål Gulbrandsen
AIMS: Many medical doctors work outside their countries of origin. Consequently, language barriers and cultural differences may result in miscommunication and tension in the workplace, leading to poor performance and quality of treatment and affecting patient safety. However, there is little information about how foreign doctors and their colleagues perceive their collaboration and handle situations that can affect the quality of health services. METHODS: Individual, semi-structured in-depth interviews were conducted with two groups of informants: 16 doctors who had recently started working in Norway and 12 unrelated Norwegian-born healthcare providers who had extensive experience of working with doctors from foreign countries...
April 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377092/interdisciplinary-medication-decision-making-by-pharmacists-in-pediatric-hospital-settings-an-ethnographic-study
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Ellie Rosenfeld, Sharon Kinney, Carlye Weiner, Fiona Newall, Allison Williams, Noel Cranswick, Ian Wong, Narelle Borrott, Elizabeth Manias
OBJECTIVE: Children are particularly vulnerable to experiencing medication incidents in hospitals. Making sound medication decisions is therefore of paramount importance. Prior research has principally described pharmacists' role in reducing medication errors. There is a dearth of information about pharmacists' interactions with pediatric hospital staff across disciplines in resolving medication issues. The aim of this study was to examine interdisciplinary medication decision making by pharmacists in pediatric hospital settings...
March 22, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375589/health-care-s-other-big-deal-direct-primary-care-regulation-in-contemporary-american-health-law
#19
Glenn E Chappell
Direct primary care is a promising, market-based alternative to the fee-for-service payment structure that shapes doctor–patient relationships in America. Instead of billing patients and insurers service by service, direct primary care doctors charge their patients a periodic, prenegotiated fee in exchange for providing a wide range of healthcare services and increased availability compared to traditional practices. This “subscription” model is intended to eliminate the administrative burdens associated with insurer interaction, which, in theory, allows doctors to spend more time with their patients and less time doing paperwork...
March 2017: Duke Law Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373247/practices-and-attitudes-of-doctors-and-patients-to-downward-referral-in-shanghai-china
#20
Wenya Yu, Meina Li, Xin Nong, Tao Ding, Feng Ye, Jiazhen Liu, Zhixing Dai, Lulu Zhang
OBJECTIVES: In China, the rate of downward referral is relatively low, as most people are unwilling to be referred from hospitals to community health systems (CHSs). The aim of this study was to explore the effect of doctors' and patients' practices and attitudes on their willingness for downward referral and the relationship between downward referral and sociodemographic characteristics. METHODS: Doctors and patients of 13 tertiary hospitals in Shanghai were stratified through random sampling...
April 3, 2017: BMJ Open
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