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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316512/the-stigma-associated-with-bereavement-by-suicide-and-other-sudden-deaths-a-qualitative-interview-study
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Alexandra L Pitman, Fiona Stevenson, David P J Osborn, Michael B King
Quantitative studies have found that suicide bereavement is associated with suicide attempt, and is perceived as the most stigmatising of sudden losses. Their findings also suggest that perceived stigma may explain the excess suicidality. There is a need to understand the nature of this stigma and address suicide risk in this group. We aimed to describe and compare the nature of the experiences of stigma reported by people bereaved by suicide, sudden unnatural death, and sudden natural death, and identify any commonalities and unique experiences...
January 2, 2018: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313465/linguistic-conceptualizations-of-disease-among-the-luo-of-kenya
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Benson Oduor Ojwang
The region inhabited by the Luo ethnic group in Kenya is disease endemic. However, disease awareness initiatives register low acceptance due to the sociocultural images of disease and illness conceptualized in the local Dholuo language in ways that may contradict modern biomedical knowledge and practice. This article evaluates the sociocultural basis of encoding descriptions of disease in the Luo indigenous knowledge system and their implications for modern medical practice. The methodology entailed use of qualitative interviews of purposively sampled Dholuo-speaking patient escorts in a provincial referral hospital...
February 2018: Qualitative Health Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311536/historical-origins-of-the-tuskegee-experiment-the-dilemma-of-public-health-in-the-united-states
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Jinbin Park
The Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male was an observational study on African-American males in Tuskegee, Alabama between 1932 and 1972. The U. S. Public Health Service ran this study on more than 300 people without notifying the participants about their disease nor treating them even after the introduction of penicillin. The study included recording the progress of disease and performing an autopsy on the deaths. This paper explores historical backgrounds enabled this infamous study, and discusses three driving forces behind the Tuskegee Study...
December 2017: Ŭi Sahak
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304840/factors-influencing-adherence-to-tuberculosis-treatment-in-asmara-eritrea-a-qualitative-study
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Frezghi Hidray Gebreweld, Meron Mehari Kifle, Fitusm Eyob Gebremicheal, Leban Lebahati Simel, Meron Mebrahtu Gezae, Shewit Sibhatu Ghebreyesus, Yordanos Tesfamariam Mengsteab, Nebiat Ghirmay Wahd
BACKGROUND: Non-adherence to tuberculosis (TB) treatment is an important barrier for TB prevention and control. Poor adherence may result in prolonged disease infectiousness, drug resistance, relapse and death. The aim of this study was to assess factors influencing adherence to tuberculosis treatment in selected health facilities in Asmara, Eritrea. METHODS: A qualitative study which included in-depth interviews with 12 TB patients, three focus group discussions in selected health facilities in which one group comprised eight patients and key informant interviews with three health workers...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301543/towards-evidence-based-palliative-care-in-nursing-homes-in-sweden-a-qualitative-study-informed-by-the-organizational-readiness-to-change-theory
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Per Nilsen, Birgitta Wallerstedt, Lina Behm, Gerd Ahlström
BACKGROUND: Sweden has a policy of supporting older people to live a normal life at home for as long as possible. Therefore, it is often the oldest, most frail people who move into nursing homes. Nursing home staff are expected to meet the existential needs of the residents, yet conversations about death and dying tend to cause emotional strain. This study explores organizational readiness to implement palliative care based on evidence-based guidelines in nursing homes in Sweden. The aim was to identify barriers and facilitators to implementing evidence-based palliative care in nursing homes...
January 4, 2018: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297983/impact-of-training-on-intensive-care-providers-attitudes-and-knowledge-regarding-limitation-of-life-support-treatment-and-organ-donation-after-circulatory-death
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Maria Del Mar Lomero, María F Jiménez-Herrera, Mireia Llaurado-Serra, María A Bodí, Nuria Masnou, Eva Oliver, Alberto Sandiumenge
The limitation of life-sustaining treatment is common practice in critical care units, and organ donation after circulatory death has come to be included as an option within this care plan. Lack of knowledge and misunderstandings can raise barriers between health-care providers (e.g., confusion about professional roles, lack of collaboration, doubts about the legality of the process, and not respecting patients' wishes in the decision-making process). The aim of the present study was to determine the knowledge and attitudes of intensive care physicians and nurses before and after a multidisciplinary online training program...
January 3, 2018: Nursing & Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29294983/attitudes-of-turkish-academics-regarding-violence-against-women-in-the-name-of-honor
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Kıymet Yeşilçiçek Çalik
Honor is an important concept that has a vital value in Turkey and affects many women's lives and even causes death. It is of utmost importance to know and scientifically demonstrate the value judgments of the academics that lead and pioneer the society in our country where honor culture is adopted. Therefore, in Turkey, where thousands of women are exposed to violence every year, 877 academics participated in this descriptive study to determine the attitudes of academics toward violence against women in the name of honor...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291169/with-increasing-trends-of-prostate-cancer-in-the-saudi-arabia-and-arab-world-should-we-start-screening-programs
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Mostafa A Arafa, Danny M Rabah
Incidence rate for prostate cancer in the Arab World is significantly lower than United States and Europe, it ranges from 5.5% to 39.2%. However, the incidence and the number of deaths is expected to increase. In Saudi Arabia, the crude incidence rate and age standardized incidence rate of prostate cancer are reported to be steadily increasing in between 2001-2008. Only two screening trials were attempted in 2001 and 2009 which yielded an incidence rate of 1.17% and 2.5% respectively. Men in the Arab world are sharing a common characteristic of poor knowledge and poor attitude towards prostate cancer examination and screening practices...
December 10, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287102/the-influence-of-the-social-and-cultural-environment-on-maternal-mortality-in-nigeria-evidence-from-the-2013-demographic-and-health-survey
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Oluwatosin Ariyo, Ifeoma D Ozodiegwu, Henry V Doctor
INTRODUCTION: Reducing maternal mortality remains a priority for global health. One in five maternal deaths, globally, are from Nigeria. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess the sociocultural correlates of maternal mortality in Nigeria. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of nationally representative data from the 2013 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey. The analysis was based on responses from the core women's questionnaire...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282112/religious-leaders-perceptions-of-advance-care-planning-a-secondary-analysis-of-interviews-with-buddhist-christian-hindu-islamic-jewish-sikh-and-bah%C3%A3-%C3%A3-leaders
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Amanda Pereira-Salgado, Patrick Mader, Clare O'Callaghan, Leanne Boyd, Margaret Staples
BACKGROUND: International guidance for advance care planning (ACP) supports the integration of spiritual and religious aspects of care within the planning process. Religious leaders' perspectives could improve how ACP programs respect patients' faith backgrounds. This study aimed to examine: (i) how religious leaders understand and consider ACP and its implications, including (ii) how religion affects followers' approaches to end-of-life care and ACP, and (iii) their implications for healthcare...
December 28, 2017: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277430/challenges-facing-palliative-neurology-practice-a-qualitative-analysis
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T E Gofton, M Chum, V Schulz, B T Gofton, A Sarpal, C Watling
PURPOSE: This study aimed to develop a conceptual understanding of the specific characteristics of palliative care in neurology and the challenges of providing palliative care in the setting of neurological illness. METHOD: The study was conducted at London Health Sciences Centre in Canada using grounded theory methodology. Qualitative thematic analysis was applied to focus group (health care providers physicians, nursing, allied health, trainees) and semi-structured interview (patient-caregiver dyads) data to explore challenges facing the delivery of palliative care in neurology...
December 7, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251586/knowledge-of-the-concept-of-brain-death-among-the-latin-american-population-residing-in-spain
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Antonio Ríos, Ana Isabel López-Navas, Laura Martínez-Alarcón, Gregorio Garrido, Marco Antonio Ayala-García, Pablo Ramírez, Antonio Miguel Hernández, Pascual Parrilla
OBJECTIVES: The knowledge of brain death is fundamental for being able to understand the organ donation process and for ensuring its acceptance or rejection. Here, we analyzed the level of knowledge of the concept of brain death among Latin-American individuals who are residents of Spain to determine the factors affecting this knowledge. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Our patient group was a sample of 1314 Latin-American residents of Spain, obtained randomly and stratified according to the respondent's nationality, age, and sex...
December 18, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249172/influence-of-training-on-first-year-nursing-department-students-attitudes-on-death-and-caring-for-dying-patients-a-single-group-pretest-posttest-experimental-study
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Birgül Cerit
The study examined the influence of training on first-year nursing department students' attitudes on death and caring for dying patients. Utilizing the experimental model, the study sample consisted of 81 first-year students attending the nursing department of a university. Death Attitude Profile-Revised and Frommelt Attitude toward Care of the Dying Scale were used for data collection. Data analysis included means, standard deviation, and t test for related samples. Student attitudes toward death were measured as 146...
January 1, 2017: Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245222/specific-demographic-factors-could-predict-deceased-potential-cornea-donors-a-retrospective-study-from-beijing-tongren-hospital-eye-bank
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Yang Liu, Yingnan Zhang, Jing Zhang, Jin Yu, Qingfeng Liang, Zhiqiang Pan
Compared with evident cornea donors (ECDs), deceased potential cornea donors (DPCDs) have no obvious donor identifications to reference, which causes many eligible cornea tissues to be wasted. The demographic characteristics of DPCDs might be different from those of ECDs owing to the following different features: donation consent provided by relatives and willingness to donate before death. Thus, the aim of this study is to reveal the demographic characteristics of DPCDs by comparing DPCDs and ECDs.The demographic factors of 138 donors (both DPCDs and ECDs) were collected from the Beijing Tongren Hospital Eye Bank database and analyzed...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238968/immigrants-coping-with-transnational-deaths-and-bereavement-the-influence-of-migratory-loss-and-anticipatory-grief
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Olena Nesteruk
This study examines immigrants' experiences of bereavement and coping with the deaths of family members in a transnational context. Data were collected through in-depth personal interviews with middle-aged and older immigrants from different countries of origin, who have been living in the United States for a majority of their adult lives. Thematic analysis of participants' narratives showed that immigrants' geographic distance from family complicated caregiving circumstances and rituals surrounding burial, and impacted the grieving process...
December 14, 2017: Family Process
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237447/attitudes-to-suicide-following-the-suicide-of-a-friend-or-relative-a-qualitative-study-of-the-views-of-429-young-bereaved-adults-in-the-uk
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Alexandra Pitman, Hedvig Nesse, Nicola Morant, Valeriya Azorina, Fiona Stevenson, Michael King, David Osborn
BACKGROUND: People bereaved by suicide are at increased risk of suicide attempt and suicide, but explanations for these associations remain theoretical. It is possible that the experience of suicide bereavement modifies personal attitudes towards suicide, but the nature of these changes remains unexplored. There is a need to understand personal attitudes to suicide following suicide bereavement, as this may inform the development of suicide prevention interventions. Our aim was to explore the attitudes of young adults bereaved by suicide towards their own likelihood of dying by suicide...
December 13, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228926/factors-affecting-the-achievement-of-fertility-intentions-in-urban-nigeria-analysis-of-longitudinal-data
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Stella Babalola, Olamide Oyenubi, Ilene S Speizer, Lisa Cobb, Akinsewa Akiode, Mojisola Odeku
BACKGROUND: Maternal mortality ratio in Nigeria is among the highest in the world with an estimated 160 women dying every day of complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. In addition to appropriate management of complications related to pregnancy and childbirth, preventing unwanted pregnancies is an effective way to reduce maternal deaths. Identifying potentially modifiable factors associated with the achievement of fertility intentions is critical for developing behavior change interventions that will contribute to reducing maternal mortality...
December 11, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216868/socio-demographic-determinants-and-effect-of-structured-personal-diabetes-care-a-19-year-follow-up-of-the-randomized-controlled-study-diabetes-care-in-general-practice-dcgp
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Andreas Heltberg, Volkert Siersma, John Sahl Andersen, Christina Ellervik, Henrik Brønnum-Hansen, Jakob Kragstrup, Niels de Fine Olivarius
BACKGROUND: We investigated how four aspects of socio-demography influence the effectiveness of an intervention with structured personal diabetes care on long-term outcomes. METHODS: The Diabetes Care in General Practice (DCGP) study is a cluster-randomized trial involving a population-based sample of 1381 patients with newly diagnosed type 2-diabetes mellitus. We investigated how education, employment, cohabitation status and residence influenced the effectiveness of 6 years of intervention with structured personal diabetes care, resembling present day recommendations...
December 8, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216857/images-of-god-and-attitudes-towards-death-in-relation-to-spiritual-wellbeing-an-exploratory-side-study-of-the-eortc-qlq-swb32-validation-study-in-palliative-cancer-patients
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Renske Kruizinga, Michael Scherer-Rath, Johannes B A M Schilderman, Mariëtte Weterman, Teresa Young, Hanneke W M van Laarhoven
BACKGROUND: When patients are facing the ends of their lives, spiritual concerns often become more important. It is argued that effective, integrated palliative care should include addressing patients' spiritual wellbeing. In 2002 the EORTC Quality of Life Group began an international study to develop an spiritual wellbeing measure for palliative patients (SWB). Spiritual wellbeing is a complex construct, which comprises multiple contributory components. While conducting the EORTC SWB validation study with Dutch palliative cancer patients we also conducted an exploratory side study to examine the relationship between their spiritual wellbeing, images of God, and attitudes towards death...
December 8, 2017: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207521/-i-am-ready-and-willing-to-provide-the-service-%C3%A2-though-my-religion-frowns-on-abortion-ghanaian-midwives-mixed-attitudes-to-abortion-services-a-qualitative-study
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Prince Oppong-Darko, Kwame Amponsa-Achiano, Elisabeth Darj
BACKGROUND: Unsafe abortion is a major preventable public health problem and contributes to high mortality among women. Ghana has ratified international conventions to prevent unwanted pregnancies and provide safe abortion services, legally authorizing midwives to provide induced abortion services in certain circumstances. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to understand midwives' readiness to be involved in legal induced abortions, should the law become less restricted in Ghana...
December 4, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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