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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922920/communication-about-maternal-breast-cancer-with-children-a-qualitative-study
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Xiaoyan Huang, Margaret O'Connor, Yan Hu, Hongyun Gao, Susan Lee
BACKGROUND: Communication with children is a major concern for mothers with breast cancer. Chinese people have specific understanding of cancer and death, which may affect their way of communication. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to explore how Chinese mothers with breast cancer communicate about their illness with their children. METHODS: An interpretive description study was conducted. Forty mothers with nonterminal breast cancer in mainland China were interviewed individually...
December 5, 2016: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898142/sv%C3%A3-ra-samtal-med-patienter-tr%C3%A3-nas-p%C3%A3-kurs-med-sk%C3%A3-despelare-en-medveten-strategi-hj%C3%A3-lper-b%C3%A3-de-l%C3%A3-kare-och-patient
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Anders Danielsson, Hanna Dahlstrand, Franziska Edvinsson, Mattias Tranberg, Anna Wrangsjö, Carl-Johan Fürst
The physician's communication skill influences the patient's mental and physical wellbeing, as well as the physician's own experience of stress. Most patients wish to be informed about their disease, by physicians who are honest, gives time, sustains hope, listens and shows compassion and empathy. Even though there are established guidelines on how to break bad news, the physician must find out and respond to the unique reactions and needs of each individual, in order to communicate successfully. There is no consensus on how to construct and evaluate communication skills training programs for physicians, and more RCT-studies are requested...
November 22, 2016: Läkartidningen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876220/breaking-bad-news-to-patients-with-cancer-a-randomized-control-trial-of-a-brief-communication-skills-training-module-incorporating-the-stories-and-preferences-of-actual-patients
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James Gorniewicz, Michael Floyd, Koyamangalath Krishnan, Thomas W Bishop, Fred Tudiver, Forrest Lang
OBJECTIVE: This study tested the effectiveness of a brief, learner-centered, breaking bad news (BBN) communication skills training module using objective evaluation measures. METHODS: This randomized control study (N=66) compared intervention and control groups of students (n=28) and residents' (n=38) objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) performance of communication skills using Common Ground Assessment and Breaking Bad News measures. RESULTS: Follow-up performance scores of intervention group students improved significantly regarding BBN (colon cancer (CC), p=0...
November 13, 2016: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848418/a-safe-way-to-talk-about-death
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Could a learning disability-specific death cafe be the key to initiating conversations about death and dying in a safe way? Paula Hopes writes in Learning Disability Practice about a conference on breaking bad news and noted that while some people with learning disabilities were ready to deal with the issues, healthcare professionals were not. Reasons varied from protecting people with learning disabilities to the assumption that they cannot cope with or understand the information. Ms Hopes says nurses should be advocates for people with learning disabilities and provide them with information to engage them in the process of dying...
November 9, 2016: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833489/perioperative-death-its-implications-and-management
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REVIEW
J P Attri, R Makhni, V Chatrath, N Bala, R Kumar, P Jain
Death to most people is a major life event. Nothing in this world prepares us to face and manage the perioperative death although the majority of anesthesiologists will be involved in an intraoperative death during the course of their careers. Whether death on the table was expected or occurred when least expected or may be even later, the anesthesiologist is most likely to be affected emotionally, physically in his personal life, and as well as will have an influence on his professional career. Anesthesiologists as perioperative physicians are likely to experience death on the operating table at some time in their careers...
October 2016: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824769/palliative-care-in-obstetrics-and-gynecology
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Carolyn Lefkowits, Caroline Solomon
Palliative care is specialized care for people with life-limiting illness; it focuses on symptom management and quality of life and ensures that a patient's care is concordant with her goals and values. Unlike end-of-life care, palliative care can be offered concurrently with disease-directed therapies, including when the goal is cure. Obstetrics and gynecology patients for whom palliative care is most appropriate include women with gynecologic cancer and women with a fetus or neonate with a potentially life-limiting illness...
December 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817247/breaking-bad-news-to-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury-in-turkey-physiatrists-perspective
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Ozden Ozyemisci-Taskiran, Isil Irem Budakoglu, Ozlem Coskun, Nesrin Demirsoy
OBJECTIVE: To explore Turkish physiatrists' experiences and opinions about breaking bad news (BBN) to patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). DESIGN: A cross sectional study. SETTING: Turkey. PARTICIPANTS: Sixty-nine physiatrists completed a questionnaire about experiences and opinions regarding BBN and self-assessment of communication skills (CS). RESULTS: Eleven percent of specialists and 53% of residents were trained on basic CS...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782961/using-the-objective-structured-clinical-exam-osce-to-assess-acgme-competencies-in-pediatric-gastroenterology-fellows
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Aliza B Solomon, Rachel Reed, Keith Benkov, Joseph Kingsbery, Sarah S Lusman, Lisa B Malter, Jeremiah Levine, Simon Rabinowitz, Martin Wolff, Sondra Zabar, Elizabeth Weinshel
BACKGROUND: The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has described six core competencies with which trainees should demonstrate proficiency. Using the Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE), we aimed to assess four of these competencies among Pediatric GI fellows (PG). METHODS: Eight first-year PG's from six medical centers in the New York area participated in a four-station OSCE with trained standardized patient (SP) actors. The cases included an "ED Consult" for lower GI bleeding; "Breaking Bad News" focusing on CF nutritional complications; "Second Opinion" for abdominal pain; "Transition of Care" for inflammatory bowel disease...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769080/first-counseling-revealing-the-diagnosis-of-childhood-cancer-parent-preferences-from-an-indian-perspective
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Gem Mohan, Julius X Scott, Rizwana Nasrin, Latha Sneha, Rakesh Manohar, Lalitha Subramanian, Sowmiya Narayani, Aruna Rajendran
BACKGROUND: The first counseling or the exchange between the physician and the parent(s) of children with cancer is of vital importance as it sets the tone for the rest of the treatment. The goal of our study was to find out the preferences among parents of Indian children with cancer regarding communication and breaking of bad news when fully informed about the diagnosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A sample of 60 parents who had been counseled within 3 months from diagnosis were interviewed with a prepared questionnaire directed at eliciting their experiences with the physicians who broke the bad news to them and also suggestions to improve the exchange...
November 2016: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753115/readability-of-pediatric-otolaryngology-information-by-children-s-hospitals-and-academic-institutions
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Kevin Wong, Jessica R Levi
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Evaluate the readability of pediatric otolaryngology-related patient education materials from leading online sources. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis. METHODS: All pediatric otolaryngology-related articles from the online patient health libraries of the top 10 US News & World Report-ranked children's hospitals, top 5 Doximity-ranked pediatric otolaryngology fellowships, and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery were collected...
October 18, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27605076/going-straight-to-the-source-a-pilot-study-of-bereaved-parent-facilitated-communication-training-for-pediatric-subspecialty-fellows
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Jennifer M Snaman, Erica C Kaye, Melody J Cunningham, April Sykes, Deena R Levine, Daniel Mahoney, Justin N Baker
BACKGROUND: Medical trainees consistently report suboptimal instruction and poor self-confidence in communication skills. Despite this deficit, few established training programs provide comprehensive, pediatric-specific communication education, particularly in the provision of "bad news." To our knowledge, no programs currently use bereaved parent educators to facilitate communication training for pediatric subspecialty trainees. PROCEDURE: The authors designed and implemented a pilot communication training seminar in which bereaved parent educators and faculty facilitators led small groups in interactive, role-play scenarios...
September 8, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27585597/end-of-life-care-in-patients-with-advanced-lung-cancer
#12
REVIEW
Richard B L Lim
Despite advances in the detection, pathological diagnosis and therapeutics of lung cancer, many patients still develop advanced, incurable and progressively fatal disease. As physicians, the duties to cure sometimes, relieve often and comfort always should be a constant reminder to us of the needs that must be met when caring for a patient with lung cancer. Four key areas of end-of-life care in advanced lung cancer begin with first recognizing 'when a patient is approaching the end of life'. The clinician should be able to recognize when the focus of care needs to shift from an aggressive life-sustaining approach to an approach that helps prepare and support a patient and family members through a period of progressive, inevitable decline...
October 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27563519/performance-analysis-of-crf-based-learning-for-processing-wot-application-requests-expressed-in-natural-language
#13
Young Yoon
BACKGROUND: In this paper, we investigate the effectiveness of a CRF-based learning method for identifying necessary Web of Things (WoT) application components that would satisfy the users' requests issued in natural language. For instance, a user request such as "archive all sports breaking news" can be satisfied by composing a WoT application that consists of ESPN breaking news service and Dropbox as a storage service. FINDINGS: We built an engine that can identify the necessary application components by recognizing a main act (MA) or named entities (NEs) from a given request...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27561119/the-impact-of-high-profile-sexual-abuse-cases-in-the-media-on-a-pediatric-emergency-department
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Dustin D Flannery, Clare L Stephens, Amy D Thompson
High-profile media cases of sexual abuse may encourage disclosures of abuse from victims of unrelated assaults and also influence parental concerns, leading to increased emergency department visits. In the region of the study authors' institution, there are two recent high-profile sexual abuse cases with media coverage: Earl Bradley, a Delaware pediatrician, and Jerry Sandusky, a Pennsylvania college football coach. This is a retrospective cohort study of children evaluated for sexual abuse at a pediatric emergency department...
August 2016: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27552394/living-in-the-shadows-plight-of-the-undocumented
#15
Roy Aranda
The word "immigration" has become a household buzzword. The welcome sign on the Statue of Liberty that reads, "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free," however, is fading and has been replaced by many complicated conditions. What to do with the very large number of undocumented immigrants living in the United States and arriving at the United States every day commands considerable attention and has been the subject of breaking stories in the news. Working in the field of immigration demands an awareness of and sensitivity to diversity and cultural competence...
August 2016: Journal of Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27550294/impact-of-a-2-week-oncology-placement-on-medical-students-perception-of-cancer
#16
Jonathan Mayes, Simon Davies, Andrew Harris, Emma Wray, Graham G Dark
Statistics show that more than one in two people born after 1960 in the UK will develop cancer during their lifetime. However, a 2013 study found that only 36 % of UK medical schools offer dedicated clinical teaching in oncology. The aim of this study was to assess the views of medical students on five domains of oncology before and after their first clinical placement, to assess the impact, and to obtain students' views on the oncology curriculum. A 28-item questionnaire was developed to compare responses before and after the students' first 2-week clinical placement, and impact was measured as a positive or negative deviation from a baseline response...
August 22, 2016: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27497456/innovative-patient-centered-skills-training-addressing-challenging-issues-in-cancer-communications-using-patient-s-stories-that-teach
#17
Thomas W Bishop, James Gorniewicz, Michael Floyd, Fred Tudiver, Amy Odom, Kathy Zoppi
This workshop demonstrated the utility of a patient-centered web-based/digital Breaking Bad News communication training module designed to educate learners of various levels and disciplines. This training module is designed for independent, self-directed learning as well as group instruction. These interactive educational interventions are based upon video-recorded patient stories. Curriculum development was the result of an interdisciplinary, collaborative effort involving faculty from the East Tennessee State University (ETSU) Graduate Storytelling Program and the departments of Family and Internal Medicine at the James H...
May 2016: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27423623/breaking-the-news-of-a-diagnosis-of-motor-neurone-disease-a-national-survey-of-neurologists-perspectives
#18
Samar M Aoun, Lauren J Breen, Robert Edis, Robert D Henderson, David Oliver, Rodney Harris, Denise Howting, Margaret O'Connor, Carol Birks
Communication of the diagnosis of MND is daunting for patients and neurologists. This study aimed to establish a knowledge base of current Australian practice of breaking the news of an MND diagnosis, to assess the neurologists' educational and training needs and to compare the feedback obtained from neurologists and patients to international practice guidelines. An anonymous survey of neurologists was undertaken in Australia (2014). 73 neurologists responded to this national survey (50.4% response rate). Nearly 70% of neurologists reported finding it "somewhat to very difficult" communicating the MND diagnosis, and 65% reported feeling moderate to high stress and anxiety at the delivery of diagnosis...
August 15, 2016: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27422876/breaking-news-in-heart-failure-esc-guidelines-2016-non-steroidal-mineralocorticoid-receptor-antagonist-and-alternate-site-crt-pacing
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EDITORIAL
Thomas F Lüscher
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 14, 2016: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27372353/-are-schizophrenic-patients-being-told-their-diagnosis-today-in-france
#20
M Villani, V Kovess-Masféty
INTRODUCTION: The progressive shifts in the legal and social contexts, along with major changes in information seeking habits with the development of the Internet, have placed patients' information at the core of medical practice. This has to be applied to the psychiatric fields as well, and to questions about how schizophrenic patients are being told their diagnosis nowadays in France. METHODS: This paper is a national and international literature review about schizophrenia diagnosis disclosure practices, from 1972 to 2014, using French and English languages and various psychology and medical databases...
June 29, 2016: L'Encéphale
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