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ethnic medicine communication

Taeho Greg Rhee, Roni L Evans, Donna D McAlpine, Pamela Jo Johnson
OBJECTIVES: To examine the prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use by race/ethnicity and to identify sociodemographic and health-related factors associated with CAM use among US adults with moderate mental distress (MMD). METHODS: We analyzed data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). We used data for 6016 noninstitutionalized US adults with MMD (3492 non-Hispanic whites, 953 non-Hispanic blacks, 1078 Hispanics, 268 Asians, and 225 others consisted of American Indian, Alaska Native, and those reporting multiple races)...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
Y Alicia Hong, Jinmyoung Cho
OBJECTIVES: To examine the trend of health-related Internet use (HRIU) among older adults. METHODS: We analyzed data from the 2003, 2005, and 2011-2012 iterations of the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-sponsored Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS). HRIU was measured by 4 online behaviors: seeking health information, buying medicine, connecting with people with similar health problems, and communicating with doctors. RESULTS: Internet use and HRIU among older adults increased substantially from 2003 to 2011 with more significant increases in seeking health information and communicating with doctors online...
August 24, 2016: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
Katy Dawley, Linda V Walsh
INTRODUCTION: As nurse-midwifery practice expanded beyond areas surrounding early nurse-midwifery education programs, leaders in the profession wanted to establish a strong diverse, inclusive professional organization, a necessary step in creating a diverse workforce (defined here as open to nurse-midwives of all colors, ethnicities, and national origins) that would maintain standards, provide continuing education, and facilitate communication among nurse-midwives. This research presents historical context and organizational factors supporting and limiting development of a workforce reflective of communities served by nurse-midwives...
August 10, 2016: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
Tetine L Sentell, Todd B Seto, Malia M Young, May Vawer, Michelle L Quensell, Kathryn L Braun, Deborah A Taira
BACKGROUND: Potentially preventable hospitalizations (PPH) for heart failure (HF) and diabetes mellitus (DM) cost the United States over $14 billion annually. Studies about PPH typically lack patient perspectives, especially across diverse racial/ethnic groups with known PPH health disparities. METHODS: English-speaking individuals with a HF or DM-related PPH (n = 90) at the largest hospital in Hawai'i completed an in-person interview, including open-ended questions on precipitating factors to their PPH...
2016: BMC Health Services Research
Shinkan Tokudome, Ryosuke Ando, Yoshiro Koda
The discoveries and application of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) have been much appreciated because PSA-based screening has saved millions of lives of prostate cancer (PCa) patients. Historically speaking, Flocks et al first identified antigenic properties in prostate tissue in 1960. Then, Barnes et al detected immunologic characteristics in prostatic fluid in 1963. Hara et al characterized γ-semino-protein in semen in 1966, and it has been proven to be identical to PSA. Subsequently, Ablin et al independently reported the presence of precipitation antigens in the prostate in 1970...
2016: Cancer Management and Research
Katherine Montag Schafer, Michael R Gionfriddo, Deborah H Boehm
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the preliminary efficacy, feasibility, and acceptability of a template-based intervention to facilitate shared decision making (SDM) in medication therapy management (MTM) consultations; and to examine the type and number of drug therapy problems (DTPs) discussed and how resolution was communicated to patients' primary care providers (PCPs). SETTING: An internal medicine clinic at a large safety-net hospital. PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: Hennepin County Medical Center is an urban safety net hospital serving an ethnically-diverse population with about 50 percent of patients enrolled in Medicaid...
March 2016: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
Yves Saint James Aquino, Norbert Steinkamp
This review aims to identify (1) sources of knowledge and (2) important themes of the ethical debate related to surgical alteration of facial features in East Asians. This article integrates narrative and systematic review methods. In March 2014, we searched databases including PubMed, Philosopher's Index, Web of Science, Sociological Abstracts, and Communication Abstracts using key terms "cosmetic surgery," "ethnic*," "ethics," "Asia*," and "Western*." The study included all types of papers written in English that discuss the debate on rhinoplasty and blepharoplasty in East Asians...
September 2016: Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy
Noreen Kerrigan, Myles H Akabas, Thomas F Betzler, Maria Castaldi, Mary S Kelly, Adam S Levy, Michael J Reichgott, Louise Ruberman, Siobhan M Dolan
The Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) was founded in 1955 during an era of limited access to medical school for women, racial minorities, and many religious and ethnic groups. Located in the Bronx, NY, Einstein seeks to educate physicians in an environment of state-of-the-art scientific inquiry while simultaneously fulfilling a deep commitment to serve its community by providing the highest quality clinical care. A founding principle of Einstein, the basis upon which Professor Einstein agreed to allow the use of his name, was that admission to the student body would be based entirely on merit...
2016: Medical Education Online
Manbinder S Sidhu, Laura Griffith, Kate Jolly, Paramjit Gill, Tom Marshall, Nicola K Gale
OBJECTIVE: The global prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as diabetes mellitus and coronary heart disease, continues to rise. Internationally, people of South Asian origin (i.e. by birth or heritage) are much more likely to develop and live with NCDs compared to the general population. The South Asian diaspora population is highly heterogeneous, varying by socioeconomic status, migration history, religion and ethnicity. This article reports the findings of a study to explore the types of support accessed by Punjabi Sikhs living in Birmingham and the Black Country, UK, who were living with NCDs...
October 2016: Ethnicity & Health
Devinder Singh Arora, Amary Mey, Satish Maganlal, Sohil Khan
OBJECTIVE: Overcoming language and cultural barriers is becoming ever challenging for pharmacists as the patient population grows more ethnically diverse. To evaluate the current practices used by the pharmacists for communicating with patients with limited English proficiency (LEP) and to assess pharmacists' knowledge of, attitude toward, and satisfaction with accessing available services for supporting LEPs patients within their current practice settings. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with five pharmacists employed in pharmacies representing multiple practice settings Queensland, Australia...
July 2015: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
Ingela Henoch, Ida Carlander, Maja Holm, Inger James, Elisabeth Kenne Sarenmalm, Carina Lundh Hagelin, Susanne Lind, Anna Sandgren, Joakim Öhlén
BACKGROUND: In 2007, a literature review was undertaken of palliative care research from Sweden during the 1970s-2006, paving the way for a follow-up study to explore the recent developments. The aim was to systematically examine palliative care research from Sweden between 2007 and 2012, with special attention to methods, designs and research foci. METHODS: A literature review was undertaken. The databases Academic search elite, Age line, Ahmed, Cinahl, PsychInfo, PubMed, Scopus, Soc abstracts, Web of science and Libris were reviewed for Swedish palliative care research studies published from 2007 to 2012, applying the search criteria 'palliative care OR palliative medicine OR end-of-life care OR terminal care OR hospice care OR dying OR death'...
March 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
Kamaldeep Bhui, Rabbea'h W Aslam, Andrea Palinski, Rose McCabe, Mark R D Johnson, Scott Weich, Swaran Preet Singh, Martin Knapp, Vittoria Ardino, Ala Szczepura
BACKGROUND: Black and minority ethnic (BME) people using psychiatric services are at greater risk of non-engagement, dropout from care and not receiving evidence-based interventions than white British people. OBJECTIVES: To identify effective interventions designed to improve therapeutic communications (TCs) for BME patients using psychiatric services in the UK, to identify gaps in the research literature and to recommend future research. PARTICIPANTS: Black African, black Caribbean, black British, white British, Pakistani and Bangladeshi patients in psychiatric services in the UK, or recruited from the community to enter psychiatric care...
April 2015: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
Marlene P Ballejos, Robert L Rhyne, Jay Parkes
UNLABELLED: CONSTRUCT: The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of varying the relative weights of cognitive versus noncognitive admission criteria on the proportion of underrepresented minorities admitted to medical school. It answers the question, "Can medical schools increase the admission rates of underrepresented minority (URM) students by balancing cognitive criteria with the experiences, attributes, and metrics of noncognitive data in the admission process?" BACKGROUND: U...
2015: Teaching and Learning in Medicine
Junya Zhu, Saul N Weingart, Grant A Ritter, Christopher P Tompkins, Deborah W Garnick
BACKGROUND: An important aspect of medical care is clear and effective communication, which can be particularly challenging for individuals based on race/ethnicity. Quality of communication is measured systematically in the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey, and analyzed frequently such as in the National Healthcare Disparities Report. Caution is needed to discern differences in communication quality from racial/ethnic differences in perceptions about concepts or expectations about their fulfillment...
May 2015: Medical Care
Martin Fisher, Megan Bushlow
PURPOSE: The traditional view has been that there is a great deal of rigidity and enmeshment in the families of adolescents with eating disorders, with poor communication and satisfaction among family members. We used the Family Adaptability and Cohesion Evaluation Scales IV (FACES-IV) to study whether this traditional view remains true or whether family styles among those with eating disorders have changed over time to include a wider range of families. METHODS: Forty-four patients (aged 14-18 years; mean, 15...
November 2015: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
Kristi D Graves, Kenneth P Tercyak
Given the importance of minority health and health-disparities research in addressing our nation's health-care objectives, Health Psychology encourages manuscripts that reflect a range of themes in this topic. This special section focuses on genomic medicine and continues the journal's effort to highlight behavioral research in disparities. Genomics is a rapidly evolving science and is becoming ubiquitous throughout health care. Researchers and clinicians are increasingly turning their attention to the human genome and its interaction with the environment to understand root causes of many chronic diseases...
February 2015: Health Psychology: Official Journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good, Seth Donal Hannah
The concept of culture as an analytic concept has increasingly been questioned by social scientists, just as health care institutions and clinicians have increasingly routinized concepts and uses of culture as means for improving the quality of care for racial and ethnic minorities. This paper examines this tension, asking whether it is possible to use cultural categories to develop evidenced-based practice guidelines in mental health services when these categories are challenged by the increasing hyperdiversity of patient populations and newer theories of culture that question direct connection between group-based social identities and cultural characteristics...
April 2015: Transcultural Psychiatry
Lourdes Cantarero-Arévalo, Dumoue Kassem, Janine Marie Traulsen
BACKGROUND: It has been previously suggested that the risk of medicine-related problems-i.e., negative clinical outcomes, adverse drug reactions or adverse drug events resulting from the use (or lack of use) of medicines, and human error including that caused by healthcare personnel-is higher among specific ethnic minority groups compared to the majority population. OBJECTIVE: The focus of this study was on reducing medicine-related problems among Arabic-speaking ethnic minorities living in Denmark...
October 2014: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
Helle Håkonsen, Karine Lees, Else-Lydia Toverud
BACKGROUND: Western societies' need for knowledge about how to meet the challenges in health care following increased immigration has emerged as studies have showed that non-Western immigrants tend to experience more obstacles to drug use and poorer communication with health professionals. OBJECTIVES: To identify the cultural barriers encountered by Norwegian community pharmacists in providing service to non-Western immigrant patients and to outline how they are being addressed...
December 2014: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
Ira G Roth, W Y Louisa Poon, Erik Hofmeister
The purpose of this study was to describe the average client transaction (ACT) of fourth-year veterinary students in a university community practice setting at the University of Georgia (UGA) and to investigate variables that may affect the students' ACT. The revenue generated by each student was assessed to determine whether gender, ethnicity, academic class rank, area of emphasis, and UGA versus non-UGA student could affect the ACT of the students. Two hundred one students were evaluated over 19 continuous 3-week-long clinical rotations...
2014: Journal of Veterinary Medical Education
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