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Denise J Campbell, Jonathan C Craig, David W Mudge, Fiona G Brown, Germaine Wong, Allison Tong
♦ BACKGROUND: Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is recommended for adults with residual kidney function and without significant comorbidities. However, peritonitis is a serious and common complication that is associated with hospitalization, pain, catheter loss, and death. This study aims to describe the beliefs, needs, and experiences of PD patients about peritonitis, to inform the training, support, and care of these patients. ♦ METHODS: Qualitative semi-structured interviews were conducted with 29 patients from 3 renal units in Australia who had previous or current experience of PD...
November 2016: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
Muhammad Atif, Sareema Javaid, Maryam Farooqui, Muhammad Rehan Sarwar
BACKGROUND: Implementation of the Charter to protect patients' rights is an important criterion to achieve patient-centered approach and receive financial support from the Global Fund. Our study aims to explore the knowledge of tuberculosis (TB) patients about their rights and responsibilities at the Chest Disease Unit of the Bahawal Victoria Hospital, Bahawalpur, Pakistan. METHODS: This was a qualitative study. The data from purposefully selected TB patients was collected by in-depth interviews...
2016: PloS One
Lusia N Pinehas, Neltjie C van Wyk, Ronell Leech
AIM: The aim of this study was to explore and describe the experiences of healthcare needs of displaced women in the Osire refugee camp in Namibia. BACKGROUND: Namibia is a country where displaced people from other African countries seek refuge as a result of their own country's political instability. All displaced people are hosted in the Osire camp, which is a highly protected area. There are more women than men in the camp and their health is often compromised...
March 2016: International Nursing Review
Anna Abelsson, Lillemor Lindwall
BACKGROUND: Ethics and dignity in prehospital emergency care are important due to vulnerability and suffering. Patients can lose control of their body and encounter unfamiliar faces in an emergency situation. OBJECTIVE: To describe what specialist ambulance nurse students experienced as preserved and humiliated dignity in prehospital emergency care. RESEARCH DESIGN: The study had a qualitative approach. METHOD: Data were collected by Flanagan's critical incident technique...
August 10, 2015: Nursing Ethics
Hsiao-Ling Lou, Pei-Fan Mu, Tai-Tong Wong, Hsin-Chun Mao
BACKGROUND: The family of a child with an advanced brain tumor may undergo serious physical and psychological impacts as the child's conditions worsen. It is important for health professionals to understand the mother's experiences when facing a child with cancer recurrence or who is dying. OBJECTIVE: A retrospective study using Husserl's phenomenological approach was used to explore the essence of the maternal experiences related to the anticipatory loss of families of a child with advanced cancer...
July 2015: Cancer Nursing
Gajendra K Goswami
Castration is an anthropogenic procedure by which the person loses the functions of the testicles or ovaries; it can be performed by surgery or by administering chemicals. The motivation was primarily eugenic, to weed out the "unfit" from the human gene pool. In 1996, California first introduced chemical castration under s 645 of the California Penal Code for child molestation and this legal template has spread globally to counter sexual offences. The anti-androgenic pharmacotherapy used for chemical castration includes cyproterone acetate or medroxy-progesterone acetate (Depo-Provera), which reduces testosterone levels and reduces male sexual urge and fantasies...
June 2014: Medico-legal Journal
Ks Robert Necek
Dignity is innate value of human. In perspective of human dignity the health protection of patients is the essence of medical deontology, duty of love, which is taking by doctor and nurse is express by practice of profession, which does not lose human features. It is important, that is impossible to enjoin love, because love is not an order, it is open for other's needs. By virtue of this elderly cannot be treated like things in economic system of hospital, but through love "we should enable the elderly to grow in the conventional wisdom gathered by the entire life"...
2014: Przegla̧d Lekarski
Mariska G Oosterveld-Vlug, H Roeline W Pasman, Isis E van Gennip, Henrica C W de Vet, Bregje D Onwuteaka-Philipsen
BACKGROUND: Patients who are cared for in long-term care facilities are vulnerable to lose personal dignity. An instrument measuring factors that influence dignity can be used to better target dignity-conserving care to an individual patient, but no such instrument is yet available for the long-term care setting. The aim of this study was to create the Measurement Instrument for Dignity AMsterdam-for Long-Term Care facilities (MIDAM-LTC) and to assess its validity and intra-observer agreement...
2014: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Diane F Mahoney, Sharon LaRose, Edward L Mahoney
Alzheimer's caregiving literature acknowledges dressing as a major daily stressor but research on this topic is negligible. A qualitative grounded theory approach was used to explore Alzheimer's family caregivers' perspectives about issues that arise when their family members lose the ability to dress independently. Three focus groups and seven individual interviews were conducted and audio recorded with 25 information rich caregivers. Constant comparative analyses and coding of the transcripts identified six major themes leading to a 'Preservation of Self Model: Care Recipient to Care Giver' that portrays the caregiving trajectory...
July 2015: Dementia
Ann Karin Helgesen, Maria Larsson, Elsy Athlin
The aim of this study was to explore the experience of nursing personnel with respect to patient participation in special care units for persons with dementia in nursing homes, with focus on everyday life. The study has an explorative grounded theory design. Eleven nursing personnel were interviewed twice. Patient participation is regarded as being grounded in the idea that being master of one's own life is essential to the dignity and self-esteem of all people. Patient participation was described at different levels as letting the resident make their own decisions, adjusting the choices, making decisions on behalf of the residents and forcing the residents...
February 2014: Nursing Ethics
Siri Andreassen Devik, Ingela Enmarker, Guri Bitnes Wiik, Ove Hellzèn
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to explore and understand the lived experience of older people living alone and suffering from incurable cancer in rural Norway. METHODS AND SAMPLE: Narrative interviews were conducted with five older people with incurable cancer (three women and two men, aged 71-79), receiving outpatient and life-prolonging chemotherapy and living alone in their homes in rural areas. A phenomenological hermeneutical approach was used to interpret the meaning of the lived experience...
December 2013: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
Poojar Sridhar, Pramod Kallur Parameshwar Renuka, Ravikiran Bonanthaya
Being an Oncologist, I have seen many patients suffering from cancer. It pains a lot looking at them fighting the battle of life, though knowing that they would lose miserably and surrender meekly as majority of the patients report to the hospital at an advanced stage of disease and only palliative care may be the option. There is an urgent need to create - Cancer Awareness in the villages and also about the end of life care in all terminally ill patients. 20 patients in the terminal phase were questioned regarding end of life care...
September 2012: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
Eefje M Sizoo, Martin J B Taphoorn, Bernard Uitdehaag, Jan J Heimans, Luc Deliens, Jaap C Reijneveld, H Roeline W Pasman
BACKGROUND: In the end-of-life (EOL) phase, high-grade glioma (HGG) patients have a high symptom burden and often lose independence because of physical and cognitive dysfunction. This might affect the patient's personal dignity. We aimed to (a) assess the proportion of HGG patients dying with dignity as perceived by their relatives and (b) identify disease and care factors correlated with dying with dignity in HGG patients. METHODS: We approached relatives of a cohort of 155 deceased HGG patients for the study...
2013: Oncologist
Andrea Rodríguez Quiroga de Pereira, Verónica María Messina, Paula Andrea Sansalone
This article is a review of the international scientific literature on informed consent and its use in some of the constituent organizations of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA). Because psychoanalysis comprises a theory based on practice, the dearth of clinical material for study, training and research purposes is a serious problem for analysts. Supervisions, presentations at scientific societies and congresses, publications and teaching material involve patients to an extent that goes beyond the work done in their sessions...
August 2012: International Journal of Psycho-analysis
Allison Tong, Jeremy R Chapman, Germaine Wong, Nicholas B Cross, Pikli Batabyal, Jonathan C Craig
Commercial transplantation has expanded because of the shortage of kidneys for transplantation. This study aims to synthesize qualitative studies on the experiences and perspectives of living commercial kidney donors. We conducted a comprehensive literature search in electronic databases to April 2011 and consulted experts to identify unpublished studies. Thematic synthesis was used to analyze the findings. Seven studies involving over 676 commercial kidney donors were included. Three major themes were identified: desperation (the participants' decision to sell their kidney was forced by poverty, debt, or to fulfill a family obligation); despair (destroyed body integrity, shame and secrecy, dehumanized and dispirited, loss of livelihood, heightened sense of vulnerability, disappointment, and regret); and debasement (deception by brokers and recipients, victimized by the hospital, stigmatized by community, and rejected by family)...
November 2012: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
May Vatne, Dagfinn Nåden
The purpose of the study was to explore the experiences of persons after suicidal crises or recently completed suicide attempts. The research question was 'What thoughts do suicidal patients have about the crises they have experienced?' Hermeneutic approach, inspired by Gadamer, has characterized the process of collection, analysis and interpretation of data. Data were collected using qualitative research interviews. Ten participants, six men, 25-52 years old, and four women, 21-45 years old, were informed and requested by specialists in psychology at emergency or subemergency psychiatric wards or by crisis resolution teams...
June 2012: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
Oluvier Sannier, David Danjour, Yannick Talamon
Maintaining autonomy, an issue in the care of elderly prisoners. The ageing of the prison population means healthcare workers in prisons are having to care for inmates who are losing their autonomy. To guarantee the right to dignity, caregivers must adapt their practices and their organisation.
March 2011: Soins. Gérontologie
Ildri Kjølseth, Øivind Ekeberg, Sissel Steihaug
OBJECTIVE: Contact between elderly patients and healthcare professionals may be crucial for suicide prevention if suicidal tendencies are revealed and help is to be provided. The objective of the study was to investigate how elderly suicide cases had perceived the health service and what characterised their contact with it. METHOD: This is a psychological autopsy study based on qualitative interviews with people who had known 1 of the total of 23 suicide cases aged over 65...
November 2010: Aging & Mental Health
Mohammad Taghi Sheykhi
The article explores and evaluates the quality of life, safety, and security of elderly people in Tehran City in Iran. In that, different dimensions of material and social well-being, and abuse of people of the age 65 and above, are assessed. Besides the human rights, the dignity, and the gradual decline of the elderly's social security are reflected. The research also aims to study the elder age-groups in order to find out how these people gradually lose their physical and mental reliance, and as a result, how their dependence on others and various services enhances...
2010: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
Robert I Sutton
As employees strive to do their jobs, they face threats to productivity from all quarters-disruptive technology, meddlesome superiors, senseless organizational practices, and abusive clients and customers. Sutton, of Stanford University, reminds us that the best bosses identify and slay those dragons, thereby protecting the time and the dignity of their people and enabling them to focus on real work. Self-awareness is the key to defending employees effectively. Good leaders resist their own tendency to exercise power: They keep meetings short, listen to their followers, and make it safe to disagree with the boss...
September 2010: Harvard Business Review
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