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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045194/testing-an-aac-system-that-transforms-pictograms-into-natural-language-with-persons-with-cerebral-palsy
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Joan Pahisa-Solé, Jordi Herrera-Joancomartí
In this paper, we describe a compansion system that transforms the telegraphic language that comes from the use of pictogram-based Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) into natural language. The system was tested with 4 participants with severe cerebral palsy and ranging degrees of linguistic competence and intellectual disabilities. Participants had used pictogram-based AAC at least for the past 30 years each and presented a stable linguistic profile. During tests, which consisted in a total of 40 sessions, participants were able to learn new linguistic skills, such as the use of basic verb tenses, while using the compansion system, which proved a source of motivation...
October 18, 2017: Assistive Technology: the Official Journal of RESNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045060/competency-assessment-form-to-improve-feedback
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Karen E Hauer, Holly Nishimura, Diego Dubon, Arianne Teherani, Christy Boscardin
BACKGROUND: In-training evaluation reports are a commonly used assessment method for clinical learners that can characterise the development of competence in essential domains of practice. Strategies to increase the usefulness and specificity of written narrative comments about learner performance in these reports are needed to guide their learning. Soliciting narrative comments by competency domain from supervising doctors on in-training evaluation reports could improve the quality of written feedback to students...
October 18, 2017: Clinical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039722/instructional-insights-restructuring-the-fieldwork-experience-one-clinic-s-journey
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Sheila Wilson
Although there are standards for occupational therapy education, there are no universal standards for the affiliated fieldwork settings, only guidelines from the educational institutions. As a result, a student learning experience often varies dramatically from facility to facility. Several factors that may affect the clinical experience include the preparedness of a student, the willingness of a clinic to work through potential student challenges, and the theoretical foundation a clinic has built for disseminating occupational therapy practice skills...
October 17, 2017: Occupational Therapy in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038830/a-distance-blended-learning-program-to-upgrade-the-clinical-competence-of-district-non-doctor-anesthesia-providers-in-nepal
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Shristi Shah, Stephen Knoble, Oliver Ross, Stephen Pickering
BACKGROUND: Across Nepal, anesthesia at a district level is provided mostly by non-doctor anesthesia providers (anesthesia assistants-AAs). Nepal's Government recognized the need to sustain competence with continuous professional development and to upgrade 6-month trained working AAs to professional equivalence with the new national standard of 12-month training. As they are essential district health workers and AA clinical training sites are full, an innovative distance blended learning, competency-based, upgrade 1-year course was developed and conducted in 2014-2017 for two batches...
October 16, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034812/symptom-reducing-actions-a-concept-analysis-in-the-context-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Ann-Britt Zakrisson
Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) have multiple symptoms. Nursing care is based on six core competencies and one of them is person-centred care that includes the aspect of professional symptom relief. The aim was to clarify a meaning of the concept of Symptom-reducing actions in the context of COPD. Databases MEDLINE and CINAHL were searched between 1982 and February 2016 and 26 publications were found. Two dictionaries and three books were investigated. The method of Walker & Avant was followed...
2017: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030329/effect-of-a-website-that-presents-patients-experiences-on-self-efficacy-and-patient-competence-of-colorectal-cancer-patients-web-based-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jürgen M Giesler, Bettina Keller, Tim Repke, Rainer Leonhart, Joachim Weis, Rebecca Muckelbauer, Nina Rieckmann, Jacqueline Müller-Nordhorn, Gabriele Lucius-Hoene, Christine Holmberg
BACKGROUND: Patients often seek other patients' experiences with the disease. The Internet provides a wide range of opportunities to share and learn about other people's health and illness experiences via blogs or patient-initiated online discussion groups. There also exists a range of medical information devices that include experiential patient information. However, there are serious concerns about the use of such experiential information because narratives of others may be powerful and pervasive tools that may hinder informed decision making...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029234/keeping-education-fresh-not-just-in-microbiology
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Beatrix Fahnert
Innovative practice from around the globe, addressing a range of recent educational themes and trends, was published in the FEMS Microbiology Letters virtual Thematic Issue ''Keeping Education Fresh' in October 2017. Its thought-provoking content is reviewed here to more directly facilitate reflections and discussions in the professional community. The focus is on best practice approaches when enhancing student engagement, how to adjust those to the diversity of learners, learning situations and infrastructures, and to a broad range of subjects...
October 4, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029132/general-practitioners-strategies-in-consultations-with-immigrants-in-norway-practice-based-shared-reflections-among-participants-in-focus-groups
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Stefán Hjörleifsson, Elise Hammer, Esperanza Díaz
Background: Immigrants comprise 16.8% of the population in Norway and meet General Practitioners (GPs) as their first point of contact with most health care services as do others in Norway. While Norwegian GPs are not trained in cultural competence, little is known about the extent to which they see good care for immigrants as relying on specific strategies. Objectives: To explore the thoughts of GPs in Norway about strategies they might use with immigrant patients...
September 28, 2017: Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025363/identification-of-core-objectives-for-teaching-sustainable-healthcare-education
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Arianne Teherani, Holly Nishimura, Latifat Apatira, Thomas Newman, Susan Ryan
BACKGROUND: Physicians will be called upon to care for patients who bear the burden of disease from the impact of climate change and ecologically irresponsible practices which harm ecosystems and contribute to climate change. However, physicians must recognize the connection between the climate, ecosystems, sustainability, and health and their responsibility and capacity in changing the status quo. Sustainable healthcare education (SHE), defined as education about the impact of climate change and ecosystem alterations on health and the impact of the healthcare industry on the aforementioned, is vital to prevention of adverse health outcomes due to the changing climate and environment...
2017: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023245/education-in-pediatrics-across-the-continuum-epac-first-steps-toward-realizing-the-dream-of-competency-based-education
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John S Andrews, James F Bale, Jennifer B Soep, Michele Long, Carol Carraccio, Robert Englander, Deborah Powell
The Education in Pediatrics Across the Continuum (EPAC) Study Group is developing the first competency-based, time-variable progression from undergraduate medical education (UME) to graduate medical education (GME) in the history of medical education in the United States. EPAC, an innovation project sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and supported by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, was developed through a collaboration between 5 medical schools and multiple professional organizations with an interest in undergraduate and graduate medical education...
October 11, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018643/case-reports-case-series-from-clinical-practice-to-evidence-based-medicine-in-graduate-medical-education
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EDITORIAL
Jerry W Sayre, Hale Z Toklu, Fan Ye, Joseph Mazza, Steven Yale
Case reports and case series or case study research are descriptive studies that are prepared for illustrating novel, unusual, or atypical features identified in patients in medical practice, and they potentially generate new research questions. They are empirical inquiries or investigations of a patient or a group of patients in a natural, real-world clinical setting. Case study research is a method that focuses on the contextual analysis of a number of events or conditions and their relationships. There is disagreement among physicians on the value of case studies in the medical literature, particularly for educators focused on teaching evidence-based medicine (EBM) for student learners in graduate medical education...
August 7, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017755/self-medication-and-non-prescription-drug-counseling-illustrating-profession-uncertainty-within-turkish-pharmacy-practice
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Afonso Miguel Cavaco, Bilge Sozen-Sahne, Elif Ulutas-Deniz, Selen Yegenoglu
BACKGROUND: Recommending effective minor ailment treatments and using non-prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medicines is a pharmacist's duty. Although common in most European countries, self-medication counseling practices may differ from country to country. OBJECTIVES: This study explored Turkish community pharmacists' attitudes concerning the present self-medication market, professional responsibilities toward patients' self-care, and the usefulness of e-learning for patients' counseling education...
September 29, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991850/aligning-education-with-health-care-transformation-identifying-a-shared-mental-model-of-new-faculty-competencies-for-academic-faculty
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Jed D Gonzalo, Amarpreet Ahluwalia, Maria Hamilton, Heidi Wolf, Daniel R Wolpaw, Britta M Thompson
PURPOSE: To develop a potential competency framework for faculty development programs aligned with the needs of faculty in academic health centers (AHCs). METHOD: In 2014 and 2015, the authors interviewed 23 health system leaders and analyzed transcripts using constant comparative analysis and thematic analysis. They coded competencies and curricular concepts into subcategories. Lead investigators reviewed drafts of the categorization themes and subthemes related to gaps in faculty knowledge and skills, collapsed and combined competency domains, and resolved disagreements via discussion...
October 3, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990336/peer-teaching-of-the-physical-exam-a-pilot-study
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Valeria C Pazo, Susan Frankl, Subha Ramani, Joel Katz
BACKGROUND: Mastery of the physical exam (PE), and the ability to teach it to peers and medical students, are important milestones for residents (junior doctors); however, several reports indicate that PE skills are in decline. To address this need, we explored the use of peer observation of teaching (POT) as a conceptual framework to develop an innovative approach to PE teaching at the postgraduate medical education level. INNOVATION: We designed a PE POT session to be conducted at the patient bedside, and piloted four sessions in April 2014...
October 9, 2017: Clinical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987896/using-reusable-learning-objects-rlos-in-wound-care-education-undergraduate-student-nurse-s-evaluation-of-their-learning-gain
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Catherine Redmond, Carmel Davies, Deirdre Cornally, Ewa Adam, Orla Daly, Marianne Fegan, Margaret O'Toole
BACKGROUND: Both nationally and internationally concerns have been expressed over the adequacy of preparation of undergraduate nurses for the clinical skill of wound care. This project describes the educational evaluation of a series of Reusable Learning Objects (RLOs) as a blended learning approach to facilitate undergraduate nursing students learning of wound care for competence development. Constructivism Learning Theory and Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning informed the design of the RLOs, promoting active learner approaches...
October 2, 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987893/a-systematic-review-of-online-learning-programs-for-nurse-preceptors
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REVIEW
Xi Vivien Wu, Yah Shih Chan, Kimberlyn Hui Shing Tan, Wenru Wang
BACKGROUND: Nurse preceptors guide students to integrate theory into practice, teach clinical skills, assess clinical competency, and enhance problem solving skills. Managing the dual roles of a registered nurse and preceptor poses tremendous challenges to many preceptors. Online learning is recognized as an effective learning approach for enhancing nursing knowledge and skills. OBJECTIVE: The systematic review aims to review and synthesise the online learning programs for preceptors...
September 28, 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984354/cpd-of-the-future-a-partnership-between-quality-improvement-and-competency-based-education
#17
Joan Sargeant, Brian M Wong, Craig M Campbell
CONTEXT: Many of those involved in continuing professional development (CPD) over the past 10 years have engaged in discussions about its goals and activities. Whereas in the past CPD was viewed as an education intervention directed towards the medical expert role, recent research highlights the need to expand the scope of CPD and to promote its more explicit role in improving patient care and health outcomes. Recent developments in quality improvement (QI) and competency-based medical education (CBME), guided by appropriate theories of learning and change, can shed light on how the field might best advance...
October 6, 2017: Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983676/the-effectiveness-of-robotic-training-depends-on-motor-task-characteristics
#18
Laura Marchal-Crespo, Nicole Rappo, Robert Riener
Previous research suggests that the effectiveness of robotic training depends on the motor task to be learned. However, it is still an open question which specific task's characteristics influence the efficacy of error-modulating training strategies. Motor tasks can be classified based on the time characteristics of the task, in particular the task's duration (discrete vs. continuous). Continuous tasks require movements without distinct beginning or end. Discrete tasks require fast movements that include well-defined postures at the beginning and the end...
October 5, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983201/teaching-evidence-based-practice-principles-to-prepare-health-professions-students-for-an-interprofessional-learning-experience
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Nell Aronoff, Elizabeth Stellrecht, Amy G Lyons, Michelle L Zafron, Maryruth Glogowski, Jeremiah Grabowski, Patricia J Ohtake
OBJECTIVE: The research assessed online learning modules designed to teach health professions students evidence-based practice (EBP) principles in an interprofessional context across two institutions. METHODS: Students from nine health professions at two institutions were recruited to participate in this pilot project consisting of two online learning modules designed to prepare students for an in-person case-based interprofessional activity. Librarians and an instructional designer created two EBP modules...
October 2017: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982353/indigenous-health-designing-a-clinical-orientation-program-valued-by-learners
#20
Tania Huria, Suetonia Palmer, Lutz Beckert, Cameron Lacey, Suzanne Pitama
BACKGROUND: Indigenous health programs are seen as a curriculum response to addressing health disparities and social accountability. Several interrelated teaching approaches to cultural competency curricula have been recommended, however evidence of the impact of these on learner outcomes including engagement and self-reported competencies is limited. We aimed to explore undergraduate medical student perspectives of an indigenous health orientation program to inform curriculum strategies that promote learning and development of clinical skills...
October 5, 2017: BMC Medical Education
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