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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149163/-recommandation-for-patient-engagement-promotion-in-care-and-cure-for-chronic-conditions
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Guendalina Graffigna, Serena Barello, Giuseppe Riva, Gianluca Castelnuovo, Massimo Corbo, Liliana Coppola, Giovanni Daverio, Alice Fauci, Primiano Iannone, Walter Ricciardi, Albino Claudio Bosio
The concept of patient engagement is receiving a growing attention in the healthcare field. The last decades have seen a deep revision of care models in the aim of a greater acknowledge of the patient role, seen as an expert actor, in the healthcare process. On the other side, healthcare systems are facing a growing request for participation expressed by citizens and patients. People claim for being more involved in all the crucial turning point of their healthcare journey and of being better aware of their right and duties...
November 2017: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146711/ethics-health-policy-and-zika-from-emergency-to-global-epidemic
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Euzebiusz Jamrozik, Michael J Selgelid
Zika virus was recognised in 2016 as an important vector-borne cause of congenital malformations and Guillain-Barré syndrome, during a major epidemic in Latin America, centred in Northeastern Brazil. The WHO and Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), with partner agencies, initiated a coordinated global response including public health intervention and urgent scientific research, as well as ethical analysis as a vital element of policy design. In this paper, we summarise the major ethical issues raised during the Zika epidemic, highlighting the PAHO ethics guidance and the role of ethics in emergency responses, before turning to ethical issues that are yet to be resolved...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146651/prevalence-of-pregnancy-related-pelvic-girdle-pain-and-associated-factors-in-australia-a-cross-sectional-study-protocol
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Dragana Ceprnja, Lucinda Chipchase, Amitabh Gupta
INTRODUCTION: Pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain (PPGP) is a common musculoskeletal disorder. Women with PPGP report difficulty performing everyday functional activities, such as standing and walking. However, the magnitude of the problem remains unknown in Australia. It is important to determine how many women are affected by this condition and the factors associated with PPGP as this will direct healthcare services to being able to better manage women during pregnancy. Thus, this study aims to determine the prevalence of PPGP and associated factors in a Western Sydney population...
November 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146648/economic-evaluation-of-an-e-mental-health-intervention-for-patients-with-retinal-exudative-diseases-who-receive-intraocular-anti-vegf-injections-e-pseye-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Hilde P A van der Aa, Ger H M B van Rens, Frank D Verbraak, Machteld Bosscha, Marc A Koopmanschap, Hannie C Comijs, Pim Cuijpers, Ruth M A van Nispen
INTRODUCTION: Because of the great potential of vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitors (anti-VEGF) for retinal exudative diseases, an increased number of patients receives this treatment. However, during this treatment, patients are subjected to frequent invasive intravitreal injections, and the effects on reversing the process of vision loss are uncertain, which may have negative consequences for patients' mental health. One in three patients experience at least mild symptoms of depression/anxiety...
November 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141641/gender-and-age-disparity-in-the-initiation-of-life-supporting-treatments-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Peng-Sheng Ting, Likwang Chen, Wei-Chih Yang, Tien-Shang Huang, Chau-Chung Wu, Yen-Yuan Chen
BACKGROUND: The relationships between age and the life-supporting treatments use, and between gender and the life-supporting treatments use are still controversial. Using extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as an example of life-supporting treatments, the objectives of this study were: (1) to examine the relationship between age and the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation use; (2) to examine the relationship between age and the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation use; and (3) to deliberate the ethical and societal implications of age and gender disparities in the initiation of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation...
November 15, 2017: BMC Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141610/social-relations-and-healthcare-utilisation-among-middle-aged-and-older-people-study-protocol-for-an-implementation-and-register-based-study-in-denmark
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Anne Sophie Bech Mikkelsen, Rikke Lund, Maria Kristiansen
BACKGROUND: While previous research establishes an association between social relations, health and use of healthcare services among older people, how to implement this knowledge in real-life settings has received much less attention. This study will explore the relationship between social relations, health and use of healthcare services in a Danish mid-life population sample. In addition, the study will explore individual and contextual factors affecting the implementation of a group-based life story intervention aimed at establishing and strengthening social relations among older people at nursing homes in Denmark...
November 15, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138206/monitor-ic-study-a-mixed-methods-prospective-multicentre-controlled-cohort-study-assessing-5-year-outcomes-of-icu-survivors-and-related-healthcare-costs-a-study-protocol
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Wytske Geense, Marieke Zegers, Hester Vermeulen, Mark van den Boogaard, Johannes van der Hoeven
INTRODUCTION: Due to advances in critical care medicine, more patients survive their critical illness. However, intensive care unit (ICU) survivors often experience long-term physical, cognitive and mental problems, summarised as post-intensive care syndrome (PICS), impacting their health-related quality of life (HRQoL). In what frequency PICS occurs, and to what extent this influences ICU survivors' HRQoL, is mostly unknown. The aims of this study are therefore to study the: (1) 5-year patient outcomes, (2) predictors for PICS, (3) ratio between HRQoL of ICU survivors and healthcare-related costs, and (4) care and support needs...
November 14, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133332/built-to-last-the-sustainability-of-health-system-improvements-interventions-and-change-strategies-a-study-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
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Jeffrey Braithwaite, Luke Testa, Gina Lamprell, Jessica Herkes, Kristiana Ludlow, Elise McPherson, Margie Campbell, Joanna Holt
INTRODUCTION: The sustainability of healthcare interventions and change programmes is of increasing importance to researchers and healthcare stakeholders interested in creating sustainable health systems to cope with mounting stressors. The aim of this protocol is to extend earlier work and describe a systematic review to identify, synthesise and draw meaning from studies published within the last 5 years that measure the sustainability of interventions, improvement efforts and change strategies in the health system...
November 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133330/improving-best-practise-for-patients-receiving-hospital-discharge-letters-a-realist-review-protocol
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Katharine Weetman, Geoffrey Wong, Emma Scott, Stephanie Schnurr, Jeremy Dale
INTRODUCTION: Discharge documents are important for transferring information from hospitals to the referring clinician; in the UK and many countries, this is often the patient's general practitioner or family physician. However, patients may or may not receive their discharge letters, and whether patients should routinely receive discharge letters remains unclear. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: The review will consolidate evidence on patients receiving discharge letters through the theory-driven approach of a realist review...
November 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133324/effects-of-falls-prevention-interventions-on-falls-outcomes-for-hospitalised-adults-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
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Susan C Slade, David L Carey, Anne-Marie Hill, Meg E Morris
INTRODUCTION: Falls are a major global public health problem and leading cause of accidental or unintentional injury and hospitalisation. Falls in hospital are associated with longer length of stay, readmissions and poor outcomes. Falls prevention is informed by knowledge of reversible falls risk factors and accurate risk identification. The extent to which hospital falls are prevented by evidence-based practice, patient self-management initiatives, environmental modifications and optimisation of falls prevention systems awaits confirmation...
November 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133314/decisional-needs-assessment-of-patients-with-complex-care-needs-in-primary-care-a-participatory-systematic-mixed-studies-review-protocol
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Mathieu Bujold, Pierre Pluye, France Légaré, Jeannie Haggerty, Genevieve C Gore, Reem El Sherif, Marie-Eve Poitras, Marie-Claude Beaulieu, Marie-Dominique Beaulieu, Paula L Bush, Yves Couturier, Beatrice Débarges, Justin Gagnon, Anik Giguère, Roland Grad, Vera Granikov, Serge Goulet, Catherine Hudon, Bernardo Kremer, Edeltraut Kröger, Irina Kudrina, Bertrand Lebouché, Christine Loignon, Marie-Therese Lussier, Cristiano Martello, Quynh Nguyen, Rebekah Pratt, Benoit Rihoux, Ellen Rosenberg, Isabelle Samson, Nicolas Senn, David Li Tang, Masashi Tsujimoto, Isabelle Vedel, Bruno Ventelou, Michel Wensing
INTRODUCTION: Patients with complex care needs (PCCNs) often suffer from combinations of multiple chronic conditions, mental health problems, drug interactions and social vulnerability, which can lead to healthcare services overuse, underuse or misuse. Typically, PCCNs face interactional issues and unmet decisional needs regarding possible options in a cascade of interrelated decisions involving different stakeholders (themselves, their families, their caregivers, their healthcare practitioners)...
November 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132414/effect-of-frenotomy-on-breastfeeding-variables-in-infants-with-ankyloglossia-tongue-tie-a-prospective-before-and-after-cohort-study
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Kathryn Muldoon, Louise Gallagher, Denise McGuinness, Valerie Smith
BACKGROUND: Controversy exists regarding ankyloglossia (tongue-tie) and its clinical impact on breastfeeding, including the benefits, or otherwise, of tongue-tie release (frenotomy). As exclusive breastfeeding rates in Ireland are already considerably low (46% on discharge home from the maternity unit following birth in 2014), it is imperative to protect and support breastfeeding, including identifying the associated effects that frenotomy might have on breastfeeding variables. OBJECTIVE: To determine the associated effects of frenotomy on breastfeeding variables in infants with ankyloglossia...
November 13, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129123/opinions-of-nurses-regarding-conscientious-objection
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Rafael Toro-Flores, Pilar Bravo-Agüi, María Victoria Catalán-Gómez, Marisa González-Hernando, María Jesús Guijarro-Cenisergue, Margarita Moreno-Vázquez, Isabel Roch-Hamelin, Tamara Raquel Velasco-Sanz
BACKGROUND: In the last decades, there have been important developments in the scientific and technological areas of healthcare. On certain occasions this provokes conflict between the patients' rights and the values of healthcare professionals which brings about, within this clinical relationship, the problem of conscientious objection. AIMS: To learn the opinions that the Nurses of the Madrid Autonomous Community have regarding conscientious objection. RESEARCH DESIGN: Cross-cutting descriptive study...
January 1, 2017: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129122/convergence-and-divergence-an-analysis-of-mechanical-restraints
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Jean Daniel Jacob, Dave Holmes, Désiré Rioux, Pascale Corneau, Colleen MacPhee
BACKGROUND: Psychiatric nurses are regularly confronted with the uses and effects of control interventions such as mechanical restraints. Although there are evident tensions in the literature regarding the use of mechanical restraints, very little research has focused on the lived and embodied experience of their use, whether from the patient's perspective or the perspective of nursing staff responsible for their application. Research aims: (1) to gain access to the bodily phenomenon of being placed in mechanical restraints; (2) to give voice to the intimate experiential understanding of this experience; and (3) through phenomenological interpretation, to understand the subjective processes and meaning-making of this experience...
January 1, 2017: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129020/ethical-aspects-of-medical-age-assessment-in-the-asylum-process-a-swedish-perspective
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Erik Malmqvist, Elisabeth Furberg, Lars Sandman
According to European regulations and the legislations of individual member states, children who seek asylum have a different set of rights than adults in a similar position. To protect these rights and ensure rule of law, migration authorities are commonly required to assess the age of asylum seekers who lack reliable documentation, including through various medical methods. However, many healthcare professionals and other commentators consider medical age assessment to be ethically problematic. This paper presents a simplified and amended account of the main findings of a recent ethical analysis of medical age assessment in the asylum process commissioned by the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare...
November 11, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126585/-information-booklet-for-related-hematopoietic-stem-cell-donors-guidelines-from-the-francophone-society-of-bone-marrow-transplantation-and-cellular-therapy-sfgm-tc
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Alice Polomeni, Laure Tardieu, Malika Ainaoui, Christelle Andrianne, Nelly Bancillon, Valerie Chapel, Nathalie Chevallier, Solène Evrard, Isabelle Fournier, Guillaume Gargallo, Sandrine Godin, Dominique Issarni, Laetitia Le Bars, Barbara Renaud, Ibrahim Yakoub-Agha, Anne Wallart, Natacha De Bentzmann
Providing information to living donors is first and foremost a legal obligation as well as an ethical one, not to mention necessary to health care provision. It's been shown that quality of information concerning the procedure's practical aspects, scheduling of clinical tests and examinations, withdrawing stem cells for the donation, post-donation symptoms, and support provided by healthcare teams, directly impacts the donor's quality of experience. Taking this into consideration our group decided it was essential to create an informational support for donors in the form of a booklet to be provided in different hematopoietic stem cell transplant centers across France...
November 7, 2017: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120683/unavoidable-pressure-ulcers-at-the-end-of-life-and-nurse-understanding
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Maria Carlsson, Lena Gunningberg
OBJECTIVES: prevention of pressure ulcers (PUs) in end-of-life care is often problematic because both PUs and interventions to prevent them can cause suffering. The primary aim of this study was to identify and describe the different ways in which nurses understood unavoidable PUs in late palliative care. A second aim was to explore the expediency of the different levels of understanding. METHODS: a qualitative interview study with a phenomenographic approach was carried out...
November 8, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120252/interprofessional-ethics-education-seminar-for-undergraduate-health-science-students-a-pilot-study
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Kathleen Cino, Rita Austin, Cristina Casa, Christine Nebocat, Adele Spencer
To prepare for the modern collaborative healthcare system, health science academia is charged with educating future professionals to be competent members of the interprofessional team. The purpose of this pilot study was to assess self-efficacy for interprofessional education (IPE) in medical laboratory technology, dental hygiene, and nursing students before and after an IPE session. The specific topic of ethics was the focus of the session. The interprofessional seminar was designed to compare the codes of ethics from each programme through discussion and a case-based approach...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119870/current-and-emerging-global-themes-in-the-bioethics-of-regenerative-medicine-the-tangled-web-of-stem-cell-translation
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Sarah Chan
Probably the most serious problem facing the field of regenerative medicine today is the challenge of effective translation and development of viable stem cell-based therapies. Particular concerns have been raised over the growing market in unproven cell therapies. In this article, I explore recent developments in the stem cell therapy landscape and argue that while the sale of unproven therapies undoubtedly poses ethical concerns, it must be understood as part of a larger problem at the interface between biomedicine, healthcare, publics, policy and the market...
October 2017: Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119004/physiotherapy-and-physical-activity-a-cross-sectional-survey-exploring-physical-activity-promotion-knowledge-of-physical-activity-guidelines-and-the-physical-activity-habits-of-uk-physiotherapists
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Anna Lowe, Chris Littlewood, Sionnadh McLean, Karen Kilner
Objective: Physical inactivity is a public health priority and embedding promotion of physical activity (PA) within healthcare systems is an important lever for change. Many factors influence PA promotion in routine healthcare practice; these include the PA habits of healthcare professionals and also their knowledge of the PA guidelines. Little is known about the extent to which PA is currently promoted in physiotherapy practice or the factors that influence it. Methods: Following ethical approval, a cross-sectional survey of UK physiotherapists was conducted...
2017: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
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