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EDITORIAL
S A Waldman, A Terzic
Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics (CPT), the definitive and timely source for advances in human therapeutics, transcends the drug discovery, development, regulation, and utilization continuum to catalyze, evolve, and disseminate discipline-transformative knowledge. Prioritized themes and multidisciplinary content drive the science and practice of clinical pharmacology, offering a trusted point of reference. An authoritative herald across global communities, CPT is a timeless information vehicle at the vanguard of discovery, translation, and application ushering therapeutic innovation into modern healthcare...
March 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190479/a-global-picture-of-pharmacy-technician-and-other-pharmacy-support-workforce-cadres
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Tamara Koehler, Andrew Brown
INTRODUCTION: Understanding how pharmacy technicians and other pharmacy support workforce cadres assist pharmacists in the healthcare system will facilitate developing health systems with the ability to achieve universal health coverage as it is defined in different country contexts. The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of the present global variety in the technician and other pharmacy support workforce cadres considering; their scope, roles, supervision, education and legal framework...
March 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188163/healthcare-regulation-will-change-government-says
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Clare Dyer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 10, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188156/feasibility-of-peer-assessment-and-clinical-audit-to-self-regulate-the-quality-of-physiotherapy-services-a-mixed-methods-study
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Marjo J M Maas, Maria W G Nijhuis-van der Sanden, Femke Driehuis, Yvonne F Heerkens, Cees P M van der Vleuten, Philip J van der Wees
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the feasibility of a quality improvement programme aimed to enhance the client-centeredness, effectiveness and transparency of physiotherapy services by addressing three feasibility domains: (1) acceptability of the programme design, (2) appropriateness of the implementation strategy and (3) impact on quality improvement. DESIGN: Mixed methods study. PARTICIPANTS AND SETTING: 64 physiotherapists working in primary care, organised in a network of communities of practice in the Netherlands...
February 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186040/low-cost-rapid-usability-testing-its-application-in-both-product-development-and-system-implementation
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Andre Kushniruk, Elizabeth Borycki
In recent years there has been considerable discussion around the need for certification and regulation of healthcare information technology (IT). In particular, the usability of the products being developed needs to be evaluated. This has included the application of standards designed to ensure the process of system development is user-centered and takes usability into consideration while a product is being developed. In addition to this, in healthcare, organizations in the United States and Europe have also addressed the need and requirement for product certification...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185822/barriers-and-strategies-to-improve-influenza-vaccination-in-pakistan
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Muhammad Junaid Farrukh, Long Chiau Ming, Syed Tabish Razi Zaidi, Tahir Mehmood Khan
Influenza vaccination is strongly recommended by World Health Organisation on a yearly basis. The rate of immunization in Pakistan is suboptimal. High cost, traditional norms, customs and low levels of education in Pakistan are preventing people from getting vaccinated. It is timely to include influenza vaccination in the expanded programme on immunization (EPI), which is a disease prevention programme aiming to eradicate preventable diseases through subsidized or free immunization. The Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination, Government of Pakistan should launch a national influenza vaccine policy in view of this current situation and oversee its implementation...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185517/deprivation-of-liberty-collected-guidance-the-law-society-deprivation-of-liberty-collected-guidance-400pp-%C3%A2-29-95-law-society-publishing-9781784460433-1784460435-formula-see-text
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(no author information available yet)
Deprivation of liberty (DoL) is a complicated subject that healthcare professionals may find challenging. Understanding and applying safeguards against DoL can be difficult because regulations and guidance are complex and varied.
February 10, 2017: Emergency Nurse: the Journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185004/an-18-month-study-of-the-effects-of-ibd-symptomatology-and-emotion-regulation-on-depressed-mood
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Inês A Trindade, Cláudia Ferreira, Mariana Moura-Ramos, José Pinto-Gouveia
PURPOSE: Depressive symptomatology in IBD patients is known to predict disease activity, which, in turn, can increase depressive symptoms in perpetuating a cycle between depression and IBD symptomatology. The mechanisms that contribute to the relationship between disease activity and depressive symptoms are not clearly investigated yet. Since emotion regulation has been considered particularly relevant to define the impact of adverse experiences on different outcomes, the current study aimed to examine the longitudinal influence of two maladaptive emotion regulation processes, cognitive fusion and brooding, on the association between disease activity and depressed mood...
February 9, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183316/medical-students-situational-motivation-to-participate-in-simulation-based-team-training-is-predicted-by-attitudes-to-patient-safety
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Cecilia Escher, Johan Creutzfeldt, Lisbet Meurling, Leif Hedman, Ann Kjellin, Li Felländer-Tsai
BACKGROUND: Patient safety education, as well as the safety climate at clinical rotations, has an impact on students' attitudes. We explored medical students' self-reported motivation to participate in simulation-based teamwork training (SBTT), with the hypothesis that high scores in patient safety attitudes would promote motivation to SBTT and that intrinsic motivation would increase after training. METHODS: In a prospective cohort study we explored Swedish medical students' attitudes to patient safety, their motivation to participate in SBTT and how motivation was affected by the training...
February 10, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178727/applying-ethical-and-legal-principles-to-new-technology-the-university-of-auckland-faculty-of-medical-and-health-sciences-policy-taking-and-sharing-images-of-patients
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Monique Jonas, Phillipa Malpas, Kate Kersey, Alan Merry, Warwick Bagg
AIMS: To develop a policy governing the taking and sharing of photographic and radiological images by medical students. METHODS: The Rules of the Health Information Privacy Code 1994 and the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers' Rights were applied to the taking, storing and sharing of photographic and radiological images by medical students. Stakeholders, including clinicians, medical students, lawyers at district health boards in the Auckland region, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner and the Health and Disability Commissioner were consulted and their recommendations incorporated...
January 27, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176465/self-determined-motivation-and-exercise-behavior-in-copd-patients
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Hui-Ling Cho, Heng-Hsin Tung, Ming-Shian Lin, Wan-Chun Hsu, Chi-Pin Lee
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the self-determined motivation predictors of exercise behavior following pulmonary rehabilitation in COPD recipients. This cross-sectional study was conducted with 135 COPD patients. A demographic questionnaire, clinical factors, behavioral regulations in exercise questionnaire, and leisure time exercise questionnaire were used to collect data. A logistic regression model was used to identify the predictors associated with demographics and self-determined motivation types regarding physical activity...
February 8, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170052/illicit-drug-policy-in-spain-the-opinion-of-health-and-legal-professionals
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Paola Rossi, Ester Blay, Víctor Costela, Marta Torrens
The high frequency of criminal behaviour and related legal problems associated with substance addiction generates a field of interaction between legal and healthcare systems. This study was developed as a multicentre project to investigate the opinions of professionals from legal and healthcare systems about policies on illegal drugs and their implementation in practice. A multiple choice questionnaire designed ad hoc was administered to a sample of 230 professionals from legal and healthcare fields working in the cities of Barcelona, Granada and Bilbao...
January 12, 2017: Adicciones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165772/post-brexit-challenges-and-opportunities-for-radiology-beyond-the-european-union
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Marta Piorkowska, Vicky Goh, Thomas C Booth
We aim to review the challenges and opportunities that radiology may face once the United Kingdom (UK) leaves the European Union (EU). Even before the exit negotiations commence, uncertainty over future policies and funding within the UK may influence the National Health Service (NHS). We discuss the potential impact that financial, regulatory and social change may have on healthcare, and radiology in particular. Current difficulties in recruitment and retention of radiologists and the challenges that Brexit presents are considered...
February 6, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153856/death-of-outrage-over-talking-about-dying
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Nrupen A Bhavsar, Sara Constand, Matthew Harker, Donald H Taylor
OBJECTIVES: We examined public reaction to the proposed Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services rule reimbursing physicians for advanced care planning (ACP) discussions with patients. METHODS: Public comments made on regulations.gov were reviewed for relevance to ACP policy and their perceived position on ACP (ie, positive, negative and neutral). Descriptive statistics were used to quantify the results. RESULTS: A total of 2225 comments were submitted to regulations...
February 2, 2017: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151460/advancing-nursing-practice-the-emergence-of-the-role-of-advanced-practice-nurse-in-saudi-arabia
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Denise Hibbert, Ahmad E Aboshaiqah, Kathy A Sienko, Debra Forestell, Adel W Harb, Shadia A Yousuf, Patricia W Kelley, Patricia F Brennan, Laura Serrant, Alison Leary
BACKGROUND: The roots of advanced practice nursing (APN) can be traced back to the 1890s, but the nurse practitioner (NP) emerged in Western countries during the 1960s in response to the unmet healthcare needs of populations in rural areas. These early NPs utilized the medical model of care to assess, diagnose and treat. Nursing has since grown as a profession, with its own unique and distinguishable, holistic, science-based knowledge, which is complementary within the multidisciplinary team...
January 2017: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146159/governance-and-mental-health-contributions-for-public-policy-approach
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Lina Díaz-Castro, Armando Arredondo, Blanca Estela Pelcastre-Villafuerte, Marc Hufty
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the conceptualization of the term governance on public mental health programs. METHODS: In this systematic review, we analyzed the scientific literature published in the international scenario during 15 years (from 2000 to 2015). The databases analyzed were: Medline, CINAHL, PsycINFO and PubMed. Governance and mental health were the descriptors. We included relevant articles according to our subject of study and levels of analysis: (i) the concept of governance in mental health; (ii) process and decision spaces; (iii) strategic and pertinent actors who operate in the functioning of the health system, and (iv) social regulations...
January 30, 2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134675/firearm-related-musculoskeletal-injuries-in-children-and-adolescents
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Cordelia W Carter, Melinda S Sharkey, Felicity Fishman
Firearm injuries are a major cause of morbidity and mortality among children and adolescents in the United States and take financial and emotional tolls on the affected children, their families, and society as a whole. Musculoskeletal injuries resulting from firearms are common and may involve bones, joints, and neurovascular structures and other soft tissues. Child-specific factors that must be considered in the setting of gunshot injuries include physeal arrest and lead toxicity. Understanding the ballistics associated with various types of weaponry is useful for guiding orthopaedic surgical treatment...
March 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134009/a-vision-of-ethics-in-efficient-occupational-healthcare
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Jessica Hemberg, Helena Nyman, Håkan Hemberg
BACKGROUND: Occupational healthcare is nowadays more and more regulated by economic demands of gain and efficiency. Aim and research questions: The aim of this study is to reach a new understanding of ethics in occupational healthcare by uncovering this from occupational healthcare nurses' own views. The research questions are as follows: (1) What is the core of an ethical value base in occupational healthcare? (2) What does it mean for occupational healthcare nurses to fulfill their ethical value base in occupational healthcare? Research design, participants, and research context: The study uses a hermeneutical approach...
January 1, 2017: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130949/how-appropriate-is-all-this-data-sharing-building-consensus-around-what-we-need-to-know-about-shared-electronic-health-records-in-extended-circles-of-care
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Josephine McMurray, Kelly A Grindrod, Catherine Burns
BACKGROUND: The bulk of healthcare spending is on individuals who have complex needs related to age, income, chronic disease and mental illness. Care involves many different professions, and interoperable electronic health records (EHRs) are increasingly essential. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this paper is to describe the use of a nominal group technique (NGT) to develop a stakeholder-centred research agenda for clinical interoperability in extended circles of care that include social supports...
2017: Healthcare Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129812/cystic-fibrosis-transmembrane-conductance-regulator-related-metabolic-syndrome-and-cystic-fibrosis-screen-positive-inconclusive-diagnosis
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Clement L Ren, Drucy S Borowitz, Tanja Gonska, Michelle S Howenstine, Hara Levy, John Massie, Carlos Milla, Anne Munck, Kevin W Southern
OBJECTIVE: An unintended consequence of cystic fibrosis (CF) newborn screening (NBS) is the identification of infants with a positive NBS test but inconclusive diagnostic testing. These infants are classified as CF transmembrane conductance regulator-related metabolic syndrome (CRMS) in the US and CF screen positive, inconclusive diagnosis (CFSPID) in other countries. Diagnostic and management decisions of these infants are challenges for CF healthcare professionals and stressful situations for families...
February 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
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