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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918769/emergency-physicians-attitudes-and-perceived-barriers-to-the-implementation-of-take-home-naloxone-programs-in-canadian-emergency-departments
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Lauren Lacroix, Lisa Thurgur, Aaron M Orkin, Jeffrey J Perry, Ian G Stiell
OBJECTIVES: Rates of opioid-related deaths have reached the level of national public health crisis in Canada. Community-based opioid overdose education and naloxone distribution (OEND) programs distribute naloxone to people at risk, and the emergency department (ED) may be an underutilized setting to deliver naloxone to these people. The goal of this study was to identify Canadian emergency physicians' attitudes and perceived barriers to the implementation of take-home naloxone programs...
September 18, 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918441/long-lasting-subjective-effects-of-lsd-in-normal-subjects
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Yasmin Schmid, Matthias E Liechti
RATIONALE: Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and other serotonergic hallucinogens can induce profound alterations of consciousness and mystical-type experiences, with reportedly long-lasting effects on subjective well-being and personality. METHODS: We investigated the lasting effects of a single dose of LSD (200 μg) that was administered in a laboratory setting in 16 healthy participants. The following outcome measures were assessed before and 1 and 12 months after LSD administration: Persisting Effects Questionnaire (PEQ), Mysticism Scale (MS), Death Transcendence Scale (DTS), NEO-Five Factor Inventory (NEO-FFI), and State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI)...
September 16, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917069/knowledge-attitude-and-practice-of-antibiotic-use-and-misuse-among-adults-in-riyadh-saudi-arabia
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Nouf Al-Shibani, Abdulaziz Hamed, Nawaf Labban, Reem Al-Kattan, Hanan Al-Otaibi, Sara Alfadda
To assess the knowledge, attitude, and practice of antibiotics (ABs) use and misuse among adults living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, a self-administered questionnaire was distributed to participants from  March 2016 to January 2017 in the outpatient department of King Khalid University Hospital and Dental Hospital, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The questionnaire was divided into 4 sections. The first and second section inquired regarding demographic details and knowledge of ABs...
October 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915916/effects-of-a-silent-mentor-initiation-ceremony-and-dissection-on-medical-students-humanity-and-learning
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Ruei-Jen Chiou, Po-Fang Tsai, Der-Yan Han
OBJECTIVES: Many medical schools in Taiwan have adopted a dignified "silent mentor" initiation ceremony to strengthen student's medical humanity and increase their learning attitudes. This ceremony consists of introductions of the body donor's conduct and deeds, wreath-laying, and a tea party. However, few empirical studies have examined the influences of the ceremony and dissection on medical humanity. This study explored if the initiation ceremony and the course can help students care more about others, develop more positive attitudes toward death, improve learning effectiveness in the course, and decrease negative emotions the first time they see a cadaver...
September 16, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914963/class-categories-and-the-subjective-dimension-of-class-the-case-of-denmark
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Gitte Sommer Harrits, Helene Helboe Pedersen
Class relations have been proven to affect various aspects of social life, even in modern individualized societies. However, following claims on individualization and the so-called 'death of class' thesis, studying the subjective dimension of class - that is, the way individuals perceive of class relations and their own position within them - has gone out of style. We argue that even in equalized societies, subjective class perceptions may still influence attitudes and behaviour as they evolve to fit modern class relations...
September 15, 2017: British Journal of Sociology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911084/the-critical-mass-survey-of-palliative-care-programme-at-esmo-designated-centres-of-integrated-oncology-and-palliative-care
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D Hui, N Cherny, N Latino, F Strasser
Background: The ESMO Designated Centres (ESMO-DCs) of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care (PC) Incentive Programme has grown steadily. We aimed to characterise the level of PC clinical services, education and research at ESMO-DCs. Methods: We sent all 184 ESMO-DCs an electronic survey consisting of 78 questions examining the DC characteristics, palliative care clinical programme (structure, processes, and outcomes), primary PC delivery by oncologists, education, research and attitudes and beliefs towards the ESMO-DC programme...
September 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903669/the-evil-animal-a-terror-management-theory-perspective-on-the-human-tendency-to-kill-animals
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Uri Lifshin, Jeff Greenberg, Colin A Zestcott, Daniel Sullivan
This research tested whether support for the killing of animals serves a terror management function. In five studies, death primes caused participants to support the killing of animals more than control primes, unless the participants' self-esteem had been elevated (Study 4). This effect was not moderated by gender, preexisting attitudes toward killing animals or animal rights, perceived human-animal similarity, religiosity, political orientation, or by the degree to which the killing was justified. Support for killing animals after subliminal death primes was also associated with an increased sense of power and invulnerability (Study 5)...
June 2017: Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902070/contending-with-preplanned-death-questions-for-clinicians
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Joel Yager
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The goal of this column is to assist readers in reflecting on their attitudes and responses toward clinical and nonclinical situations involving preplanned deaths by decisionally capable individuals. Such circumstances range from encountering individuals in one's personal and professional lives who desire and intend to end their lives under their own terms, to having such individuals request assistance with predeath and postdeath arrangements. METHODS: Attending to pertinent literature, this essay uses Socratic inquiry to question conventional assumptions and attitudes, push readers' thoughts beyond typical comfort zones, and consider alternative modes of responding to challenges posed by preplanned death...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900320/a-cross-sectional-survey-assessing-knowledge-attitude-and-practice-regarding-oral-cancer-among-private-medical-and-dental-practitioners-in-bhubaneswar-city
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Avinash Jnaneswar, Bala Subramanya Goutham, Jayashree Pathi, Kunal Jha, Vinay Suresan, Gunjan Kumar
INTRODUCTION: Oral cancer is a public health problem giving rise to a great number of disabilities and deaths, but the possibility of survival is astonishingly higher when detected early. Health professionals therefore have an important role and responsibility in the prevention and early detection of oral cancer. They should be in a position to identify all suspicious lesions and to search for specialist opinion as promptly as possible when unsure, while also referring to the most appropriate discipline...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894555/information-management-in-iranian-maternal-mortality-surveillance-system
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Farahnaz Sadoughi, Afsaneh Karimi, Leila Erfannia
BACKGROUND: Maternal mortality is preventable by proper information management and is the main target of the Maternal Mortality Surveillance System (MMSS). AIM: This study aimed to determine the status of information management in the Iranian Maternal Mortality Surveillance System (IMMSS). METHODS: The population of this descriptive and analytical study, which was conducted in 2016, included 96 administrative staff of health and treatment deputies of universities of medical sciences and the Ministry of Health in Iran...
July 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894530/knowledge-and-attitudes-toward-brain-death-and-organ-donation-in-bojnurd
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Sima Sadat Hejazi, Shima Nikbakht, Leila Jouybari, Mehdi Hares Abadi, Davood Davoodi, Tooba Hoseini Azizi, Sepideh Yahyaei
BACKGROUND: Organ donation in Iran is common. Bojnurd (North Khorasan, Iran) is a multi-ethnic city, and people with different religions and cultures live together and that could be associated with their behavior and attitude towards health-related issues. So far, no study has taken place on brain death and organ donation in the province of North Khorasan. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the knowledge and attitudes of citizens of Bojnurd toward brain death and organ donation...
July 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889345/knowledge-about-the-relation-between-tobacco-and-disease-and-the-attitude-toward-advising-the-cessation-of-its-consumption-among-a-group-of-spanish-dental-students
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Alejandro Ismael Lorenzo-Pouso, Mario Pérez-Sayáns, Daniel Pérez-López, Eva María Otero-Rey, Abel García-García, Andrés Blanco-Carrión
Tobacco is one of the leading causes of preventable death in the developed world. Smoking is associated with a large number of oral pathologies, such as cancer and periodontitis. Dental professionals can play a key role in preventing these health problems. The objectives of this study were (1) to analyze tobacco consumption habits among a group of Spanish dental students, and (2) to assess their knowledge, perceptions, and attitudes regarding procedures to help patients quit smoking. A cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry of Santiago de Compostela (Galicia, Spain)...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885676/cooperation-between-in-hospital-psychological-support-and-pastoral-care-providers-obstacles-and-opportunities-for-a-modern-approach
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Tullio Proserpio, Andrea Ferrari, Laura Veneroni, Carmine Arice, Maura Massimino, Carlo Alfredo Clerici
The meaning that patients with cancer attribute to life influences their expectations and their attitudes to the disease and its treatment. Over the centuries, religion has commonly been the answer encoded by the social setting when it came to matters of life and death. The present article analyzes the historical grounds for forms of cooperation between the scientific disciplines that focus on mental health and the approach of religion, centered on the Italian situation. Such cooperation was hard to imagine in the past, but the situation has changed considerably and cooperation is not only possible but extremely desirable...
September 7, 2017: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880722/attitudes-of-older-chinese-patients-toward-death-and-dying
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Qian Chen, Joseph Henry Flaherty, Ju Hong Guo, Yan Zhou, Xue Mei Zhang, Xiu Ying Hu
BACKGROUND: Due to the aging population of China, the need for palliative care will increase. However, one of the barriers to utilization of palliative care is the traditional belief that talking about death and dying is taboo. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine to what extent older Chinese patients were willing to answer questions about death and dying by asking them about "fear of death" and their desire to "use advanced life support when dying." DESIGN: Survey questionnaire...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876424/evaluation-of-medical-interns-attitudes-towards-relevant-aspects-of-medical-practice
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Áquila Talita Lima Santana Alves, Fernando Vinicius Alves, Enaldo Vieira Melo, Edméa Fontes de Oliva-Costa
Introduction: In traditional medical school curriculum, sixth-year is the moment in which students experience medical practice more intensively. Attitudes can be considered predictors of behaviors and actions. Evaluating them contributes to improve medical training. Objective: To evaluate attitudes during medical internship considering medical practice and associated factors in a Brazilian public university. Method: Cross-sectional study that included 69 students, based on a structured questionnaire and an attitude scale (Colares, 2002)...
June 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871637/deaths-and-end-of-life-decisions-differed-between-neonatal-and-paediatric-intensive-care-units-at-the-same-children-s-hospital
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Maartje C Snoep, Nicolaas J G Jansen, Floris Groenendaal
AIM: We compared neonatal deaths and end-of-life decisions in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) in a Dutch tertiary children's hospital. SUBJECTS: All 235 full-term infants who died within 28 days of life between 2003-2013 in the NICU (n=199) and PICU (n=36) were retrospectively studied. RESULTS: The median length of stay was three days in the NICU and seven days in the PICU (p=0.003). The main reasons for NICU stays were asphyxia (52...
September 4, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868210/stroke-investigative-research-and-education-network-public-outreach-and-engagement
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A Singh, C Jenkins, B Calys-Tagoe, O S Arulogun, S Sarfo, B Ovbiagele, A Akpalu, S Melikam, E Uvere, M O Owolabi
Stroke is becoming a leading cause of disability and death, and a major public health concern in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The Stroke Investigative Research and Education Network (SIREN) seeks to comprehensively characterize the genomic, sociocultural, economic, and behavioral risk factors for stroke and to build effective teams for research to address and decrease the burden of stroke and other non-communicable diseases in SSA. One of the first steps to address this goal was to effectively engage the communities that suffer high burdens of disease in SSA...
April 2017: Journal of Community Medicine & Health Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867641/a-comparison-of-the-management-of-blunt-splenic-injury-in-children-and-young-people-a-new-south-wales-population-based-retrospective-study
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Susan E Adams, Andrew Holland, Julie Brown
The importance and safety of non-operative management (NOM) of Blunt Splenic Injury (BSI) has been established in children and adults over recent decades. However, studies have shown higher operation rates in adults. There is international evidence that when children are managed in adult centres, operation rates are higher while adolescents in paediatric centres, are operated on in line with paediatric guidelines. This difference between children and young adults, and the factors responsible, have not been examined in New South Wales (NSW)...
August 14, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862671/delay-discounting-as-an-index-of-sustainable-behavior-devaluation-of-future-air-quality-and-implications-for-public-health
#19
Meredith S Berry, Norma P Nickerson, Amy L Odum
Poor air quality and resulting annual deaths represent significant public health concerns. Recently, rapid delay discounting (the devaluation of future outcomes) of air quality has been considered a potential barrier for engaging in long term, sustainable behaviors that might help to reduce emissions (e.g., reducing private car use, societal support for clean air initiatives). Delay discounting has been shown to be predictive of real world behavior outside of laboratory settings, and therefore may offer an important framework beyond traditional variables thought to measure sustainable behavior such as importance of an environmental issue, or environmental attitudes/values, although more research is needed in this area...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842378/end-of-life-discussions-in-patients-with-heart-failure
#20
Kathleen A Young, Margaret M Redfield, Jacob J Strand, Shannon M Dunlay
BACKGROUND: Although guidelines call on clinicians to conduct regular conversations about advance care planning and end-of-life (EOL) preferences with patients with heart failure (HF), research suggests that physicians often avoid these discussions. METHODS AND RESULTS: Between January 20, 2014 and January 18, 2016, Southeastern Minnesota residents hospitalized with acute decompensated HF (ADHF) at Mayo Clinic hospitals were enrolled into an observational cohort study that included the administration of face-to-face questionnaires...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
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