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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331534/perinatal-palliative-care-integration-in-a-united-states-nurse-midwifery-education-program
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Jenna A LoGiudice, Eileen O'Shea
Midwifery students with perinatal palliative care education develop a skillset to provide holistic midwifery care to women and families who are experiencing stillbirth or life-limiting fetal diagnoses. This paper presents a model of perinatal palliative care in a United States midwifery education program. By utilizing evidence based practices and national programs, perinatal palliative care can be threaded through midwifery curricula to achieve international standards of practice and competencies. Most importantly, enhancing perinatal palliative care education will better prepare future midwives for when a birth outcome is not what was expected at the outset of a pregnancy...
December 28, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329567/modified-pilates-as-an-adjunct-to-standard-physiotherapy-care-for-urinary-incontinence-a-mixed-methods-pilot-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Adi Lausen, Louise Marsland, Samantha Head, Joanna Jackson, Berthold Lausen
BACKGROUND: Urinary incontinence (UI) is a distressing condition affecting at least 5 million women in England and Wales. Traditionally, physiotherapy for UI comprises pelvic floor muscle training, but although evidence suggests this can be effective it is also recognised that benefits are often compromised by patient motivation and commitment. In addition, there is increasing recognition that physical symptoms alone are poor indicators of the impact of incontinence on individuals' lives...
January 12, 2018: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327484/factors-affecting-general-practice-collaboration-with-voluntary-and-community-sector-organisations
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Kris Southby, Mark Gamsu
Collaborative working between general practice (GP) and voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations is increasingly championed as a means of primary care doing more with less and of addressing patients' "wicked problems". This paper aims to add to the knowledge base around collaborative practice between GPs and VCS organisations by examining the factors that aid or inhibit such collaboration. A case study design was used to examine the lived-experience of GPs and VCS organisations working collaboratively...
January 12, 2018: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327162/explication-of-a-behavioral-health-primary-care-integration-learning-collaborative-and-its-quality-improvement-implications
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Martha Okafor, Victor Ede, Rosemary Kinuthia, David Satcher
In an effort to tackle fragmented care in the US healthcare delivery system, we explored the use of learning collaborative (LC) to advance integration of behavioral health and primary care as one of the potential solutions to a holistic approach to the delivery of quality healthcare to individuals with physical and mental illness. How a diverse group of primary care and behavioral health providers formed a Community of Practice (CoP) with a common purpose and shared vision to advance integrated care using a LC approach is described...
January 11, 2018: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323766/acupuncture-in-hospice-settings-a-qualitative-exploration-of-patients-experiences
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P McPhail, H Sandhu, J Dale, S Stewart-Brown
Whilst acupuncture has the potential to impact on many aspects of health and well-being, including end-of-life care, there is little research regarding patients' experiences of its effects within the context of palliative care in hospice settings. The aim of this study was to address this gap, by exploring patients' experiences of acupuncture within this setting. In-depth, semi-structured interviews were conducted with a sample of eighteen patients who had received acupuncture as part of hospice care. Transcription of data, with thematic analysis, identified two overarching themes: (1) participant perceptions of the effects of acupuncture including pain control, improved physical and emotional health, spiritual well-being and awareness of health as a holistic phenomenon; and (2) factors which participants believed enabled acupuncture to have these effects including the quality of the practitioner relationship, engagement of participants in the process of their treatment and prior expectations that acupuncture could work...
January 11, 2018: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322473/pharmaceutical-care-and-health-related-quality-of-life-outcomes-over-the-past-25%C3%A2-years-have-we-measured-dimensions-that-really-matter
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REVIEW
Mohammed A Mohammed, Rebekah J Moles, Timothy F Chen
Background Several measures of Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) have been used to evaluate Pharmaceutical Care (PC) interventions in the past decades. However, their suitability for evaluation of PC services has not been comprehensively evaluated. Aim of the review The aim of this review was to perform content analysis of HRQoL measures used in PC studies to gain an insight into their suitability for evaluation of PC services. Method PC studies evaluating HRQoL as a primary or secondary outcomes were retrieved based on a literature search of articles published from 1990 to 2015, on Medline, Embase, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, Global Health, PsycInfo, Web of Science, Cinahl, HealthStar, Cochrane Library, AUSThealth, Australian Medical Index, and Current content...
January 10, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322284/identification-of-concepts-of-spiritual-care-in-iranian%C3%A2-peoples-with-multiple-sclerosis-a-qualitative-study
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Mohammad Reza Noormohammadi, Shahram Etemadifar, Leili Rabiei, Fatemeh Deris, Nahid Jivad, Reza Masoudi
Living with multiple sclerosis (MS) often needs attention combined with receiving the holistic care. Attention to spiritual care dimension is one of the most important aspects of care for these patients. This study aims at exploring and explaining dimensions of spiritual care for MS patients in care system of Iran. This study is conducted to explore the concept of spiritual care in care system of Iran during 2015-2016. Purposive sampling is done on 25 participants through unstructured interviews and observation of obtained data through conventional content analysis approach...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321159/impact-of-specialist-palliative-care-on-coping-with-parkinson-s-disease-patients-and-carers
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Nathan J Badger, Dorothy Frizelle, Debi Adams, Miriam J Johnson
OBJECTIVES: UK guidelines recommend palliative care access for people with Parkinson's disease; however, this remains sporadic, and it is unknown whether specialist palliative care helps patients and carers cope with this distressing condition. This study aimed to explore whether, and how, access to specialist palliative care services affected patients' and carers' coping with Parkinson's disease. METHODS: Semistructured interviews were conducted, audio-recorded and verbatim transcribed...
January 9, 2018: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321068/psychosocial-issues-discovered-through-reflective-group-dialogue-between-medical-students
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Shao-Yin Chu, Chi-Wei Lin, Meei-Ju Lin, Chin-Chen Wen
BACKGROUND: The biopsychosocial model is a comprehensive approach emphasizing holistic medical care. However, medical curricula that incorporate narrative reflective writing and group dynamic discussion of psychosocial issues among patients and their family members in reflective dialogue groups are currently underutilized. The aim of this study was to determine psychosocial issues among patients and their family members through medical students' reflective dialogue groups. METHODS: This study was completed as part of a pediatric clerkship...
January 10, 2018: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305302/actual-state-of-knowledge-in-the-field-of-diseases-related-with-defective-nucleotide-excision-repair
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REVIEW
Barbara Bukowska, Bolesław T Karwowski
Xeroderma pigmentosum (XP), trichothiodystrophy (TTD) and Cockayne syndrome (CS) are rare genetic diseases characterized by a large range of clinical symptoms. However, they are all associated with defects in nucleotide excision repair (NER), the system responsible for removing bulky DNA lesions such as those generated by UV light: cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers (CPDs) and pyrimidine-pyrimidone photoproducts (6-4 PPs). Over the past years, detailed structural and biochemical information on NER-associated proteins has emerged...
January 2, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305045/integrative-medicine-or-infiltrative-pseudoscience
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Ben Li, Thomas L Forbes, John Byrne
Evidence-based medicine, first described in 1992, offers a clear, systematic, and scientific approach to the practice of medicine. Recently, the non-evidence-based practice of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has been increasing in the United States and around the world, particularly at medical institutions known for providing rigorous evidence-based care. The use of CAM may cause harm to patients through interactions with evidence-based medications or if patients choose to forego evidence-based care...
January 2, 2018: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290201/a-definition-of-family-medicine-and-general-practice
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M Jawad Hashim
Definitions of general practice and family medicine have tended to be difficult to understand. We propose a new definition that is brief and clear. General practice / family medicine is defined as the medical specialty that manages common and long-term illnesses in children and adults, focusing on overall health and well-being. The definition should be followed by local examples of diseases within the scope of primary care such as asthma, diabetes as well as end-of-life care. This definition is based on the concept of common illnesses, reflecting the reality that family physicians manage most health conditions in a community...
January 2018: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286263/bridging-together-teamwork-in-caring-for-the-family-touched-by-chd
#13
Richard A Jonas
In the opening plenary address of the 2017 7th World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery the author, who represented the World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery at the Congress and is currently the Society's president, described the history of the formation of the World Society. He listed accomplishments of the World Society including publication of the only journal devoted to congenital cardiac surgery, development of a global database, and convening several international conferences dating back to the inaugural conference in Washington, DC in 2007...
December 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284284/intimate-ties-of-people-living-with-hiv-in-france-resulted-both-from-social-status-and-the-experience-of-being-hiv-infected-results-from-the-anrs-vespa2-study-france
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Pascaline Feuillet, Christine Hamelin, Bruno Spire, Rosemary Dray-Spira, France Lert, The Anrs-Vespa Study Group
Based on data from the ANRS-Vespa2 study, conducted among a representative sample of PLWHIV (France, 2011), we studied intimate ties with relatives and friends and their determinants. Six social network profiles were identified, with a clear association with socioepidemiological groups: the most surrounded individuals were MSM, and the most isolated ones were sub-Saharan African migrants (especially women). Social networks were shaped both by material socioeconomic status and HIV experience: involvement in PLWHIV organizations, disclosure of HIV infection, and the experience of discrimination...
December 28, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283868/a-review-of-the-essential-components-of-quality-palliative-care-in-the-home
#15
Hsien Seow, Daryl Bainbridge
OBJECTIVE: The home is an important and often preferable setting of palliative care. While much research has demonstrated the benefits of specialized palliative homecare on patient and system outcomes, there has been little delineation of the underlying components of these efficacious programs. We synthesized the essential elements of palliative homecare from a combined review of successful programs, perspectives of patients and caregivers, and views of healthcare providers in palliative care...
January 2018: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283866/the-impact-of-measuring-patient-reported-outcome-measures-on-quality-of-and-access-to-palliative-care
#16
Deborah Dudgeon
BACKGROUND: Measuring performance for palliative care is complex as care is delivered in many sites, over time and jointly to the patient and family. Measures of structural processes do not necessarily capture aspects that are important to patients and families nor reflect holistic multidisciplinary outcomes of care. This article focuses on the question as to whether measurement of patient-reported outcome measures improves the outcomes of quality and access to palliative care. OBJECTIVES: To review the international evidence that measurement of indicators of desired outcomes improves the quality of and access to palliative care, in order to apply them to the Canadian context...
January 2018: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281980/who-is-on-the-primary-care-team-professionals-perceptions-of-the-conceptualization-of-teams-and-the-underlying-factors-a-mixed-methods-study
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Kirti D Doekhie, Martina Buljac-Samardzic, Mathilde M H Strating, Jaap Paauwe
BACKGROUND: Due to the growing prevalence of elderly patients with multi-morbidity living at home, there is an increasing need for primary care professionals from different disciplinary backgrounds to collaborate as primary care teams. However, it is unclear how primary care professionals conceptualize teams and what underlying factors influence their perception of being part of a team. Our research question is: What are primary care professionals' perceptions of teams and team membership among primary care disciplines and what factors influence their perceptions? METHODS: We conducted a mixed-methods study in the Dutch primary care setting...
December 28, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281166/a-potential-human-rights-act-in-queensland-and-inclusion-of-the-right-to-health
#18
Claire E Brolan, Lisa Herron, Anna Carney, Eva M Fritz, Judy James, Miranda Margetts
OBJECTIVE: To identify the level of public support for a Human Rights Act for Queensland (HRAQ) and for inclusion of the right to health by participants in a public inquiry process. METHODS: We reviewed the 492 written submissions to the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee's Inquiry into a potential HRAQ and the transcripts documenting the public hearings held by the Committee in 2016. RESULTS: A total of 465 written submissions were analysed; 419 (90%) were for a HRAQ...
December 27, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280272/lip-service-public-mental-health-services-and-the-care-of-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-peoples
#19
Luke Molloy, Richard Lakeman, Kim Walker, David Lees
The failure of public mental services in Australia to provide care deemed culturally safe for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people has persisted despite several national reports and policies that have attempted to promote positive service change. Nurses represent the largest professional group practising within these services. This article reports on a multisited ethnography of mental health nursing practice as it relates to this group of mental health service users. It explores the beliefs and ideas that nurses identified about public mental health services and the services they provided to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people...
December 26, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277396/botulism-in-the-icu-nursing-care-plan
#20
G Zariquiey-Esteva, D Galeote-Cózar, P Santa-Candela, A Castanera-Duro
INTRODUCTION AND CASE EVALUATION: Botulism is a rare disease in Europe, caused by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, notifiable, non-transmissible person-to-person and potentially fatal (between 5 and 10%) if not treated quickly. The favourable opinion of the Clinical Research Ethics Committee was obtained. We present the nursing care plan of a 49-year-old man with a diagnosis of bacterial intoxication caused by Clostridium botulinum, secondary to ingestion of beans in poor condition, who was admitted to the ICU for a total of 35 days...
December 22, 2017: Enfermería Intensiva
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