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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107158/human-trafficking-in-areas-of-conflict-health-care-professionals-duty-to-act
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Christina Bloem, Rikki E Morris, Makini Chisolm-Straker
Given the significant global burden of human trafficking, the ability of clinicians to identify and provide treatment for trafficked persons is critical. Particularly in conflict settings, health care facilities often serve as the first and sometimes only point of contact for trafficked persons. As such, medical practitioners have a unique opportunity and an ethical imperative to intervene, even in nonclinical roles. With proper training, medical practitioners can assist trafficked persons by documenting human trafficking cases, thereby placing pressure on key stakeholders to enforce legal protections, and by providing adequate services to those trafficked...
January 1, 2017: AMA Journal of Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100559/what-is-involved-in-medicines-management-across-care-boundaries-a-qualitative-study-of-healthcare-practitioners-experiences-in-the-case-of-acute-kidney-injury
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Denham L Phipps, Rebecca L Morris, Tom Blakeman, Darren M Ashcroft
OBJECTIVES: To examine the role of individual and collective cognitive work in managing medicines for acute kidney injury (AKI), this being an example of a clinical scenario that crosses the boundaries of care organisations and specialties. DESIGN: Qualitative design, informed by a realist perspective and using semistructured interviews as the data source. The data were analysed using template analysis. SETTING: Primary, secondary and intermediate care in England...
January 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100176/effect-of-training-and-structured-medication-review-on-medication-appropriateness-in-nursing-home-residents-and-on-cooperation-between-health-care-professionals-the-intherakt-study-protocol
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Angelika Mahlknecht, Nadja Nestler, Ulrike Bauer, Nadine Schüßler, Jochen Schuler, Sebastian Scharer, Ralf Becker, Isabel Waltering, Georg Hempel, Oliver Schwalbe, Maria Flamm, Jürgen Osterbrink
BACKGROUND: Pharmacotherapy in residents of nursing homes is critical due to the special vulnerability of this population. Medical care and interprofessional communication in nursing homes are often uncoordinated. As a consequence, polypharmacy and inappropriate medication use are common and may lead to hospitalizations and health hazards. The aim of this study is to optimize communication between the involved professional groups by specific training and by establishing a structured medication review process, and to improve medication appropriateness and patient-relevant health outcomes for residents of nursing homes...
January 18, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094081/emerging-human-fetuin-a-assays-for-biomedical-diagnostics
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Sandeep Kumar Vashist, E Marion Schneider, A G Venkatesh, John H T Luong
Human fetuin A (HFA) plays a prominent pathophysiological role in numerous diseases and pathophysiological conditions with considerable biomedical significance; one example is the formation of calciprotein particles in osteoporosis and impaired calcium metabolisms. With impressive advances in in vitro diagnostic assays during the last decade, ELISAs have become a workhorse in routine clinical diagnostics. Recent diagnostic formats involve high-sensitivity immunoassay procedures, surface plasmon resonance, rapid immunoassay chemistries, signal enhancement, and smartphone detection...
January 13, 2017: Trends in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090365/nurse-communication-about-goals-of-care
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REVIEW
Elaine Wittenberg, Betty Ferrell, Joy Goldsmith, Haley Buller, Tammy Neiman
Conversations about goals of care with the patient and family are a critical component of advanced practice in oncology. However, there are often inadequate team structures, training, or resources available to assist advanced practitioners in initiating these conversations. We conducted a study to assess nurses' perceived role and communication tasks in such conversations about goals of care. In a cross-sectional survey of 109 nurses attending a comprehensive 2-day end-of-life nursing education course, nurses were asked to describe how they would participate in a "goals of care" meeting in three different scenarios...
March 2016: Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090336/medical-feminism-working-mothers-and-the-limits-of-home-finding-a-balance-between-self-care-and-other-care-in-cross-cultural-debates-about-health-and-lifestyle-1952-1956
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Frederick Cooper
Post-war medical debates about the psychiatric consequences of married women's economic behaviour witnessed far more divergence and collision between perspectives than has often been acknowledged. Practitioners who approached women primarily as facilitators of family health-as wives and mothers-were mistrustful of the competing demands presented by paid employment. They were faced by a growing spectrum of opinion, however, which represented women as atrophying in the confines of domestic life, and which positioned work as a therapeutic act...
July 12, 2016: Palgrave Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072938/welfare-of-anaesthesia-trainees-survey
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G B Downey, J M McDonald, R G Downey
This study was designed to investigate levels of stress, anxiety or depression and to identify factors compounding or relieving stress in anaesthesia trainees within the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) training scheme. An electronic survey was sent to 999 randomly selected trainees and 428 responses were received. In addition to demographics, psychological wellbeing was assessed using the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10) and questions were asked about depression and anxiety, exacerbating factors, personal healthcare and strategies used to manage stress...
January 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056149/hearing-impairment-and-undiagnosed-disease-the-potential-role-of-clinical-recommendations
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Nicole M Marlow, John Malaty, Ara Jo, Rebecca J Tanner, Valery M Beau de Rochars, Peter J Carek, Arch G Mainous
Purpose: The objective of this study was to use cross-sectional, nationally representative data to examine the relationship between self-reported hearing impairment and undetected diabetes, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and chronic kidney disease. Method: We analyzed the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey for the years 2007-2012 for individuals 40 years of age and older without previously diagnosed cardiovascular disease. Analyses were conducted examining hearing impairment and undiagnosed disease...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040615/should-procedural-skills-be-a-part-of-the-acute-care-nurse-practitioner-curriculum
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Amita Avadhani
Invasive procedures are an integral component of the time sensitive management of the acute and critically ill patients. Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) students aspiring to be employed in their roles in the acute care settings cannot be autonomous in their practices unless they have a minimum level of proficiency to perform life sustaining invasive procedures. Offering additional level of benefits of safety and quality in healthcare, simulation as a teaching method has grown in popularity among various levels of education among variety of disciplines...
March 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032432/perception-of-prognosis-of-cancer-patients-by-non-oncologists
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Hadar Goldvaser, Yonatan Milman, Tal Dujovni, Anat Stern, Muhamad Mahamid, Ekaterina Hanovich, Amir Zivony, Tzippy Shochat, Rinat Yerushalmi, Anat Gafter-Gvili, Baruch Brenner, Daniel Shepshelovich
BACKGROUND: Data are lacking regarding the perception of cancer patients' prognosis by physicians who are not oncologists. METHODS: This was a multicenter survey of seven university-affiliated hospitals, assessing physicians' perception of the median survival of patients with seven advanced malignancies. The study cohort included physicians from all 73 internal medicine, surgery, emergency medicine and critical care departments in the participating hospitals. Family practitioners were contacted through email...
December 2016: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011046/promoting-the-appropriate-use-of-advanced-radiation-technologies-in-oncology-summary-of-a-national-cancer-policy-forum-workshop
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Grace L Smith, Patricia A Ganz, Justin E Bekelman, Steven J Chmura, James J Dignam, Jason A Efstathiou, Reshma Jagsi, Peter A Johnstone, Michael L Steinberg, Stephen B Williams, James B Yu, Anthony L Zietman, Ralph R Weichselbaum, Ya-Chen Tina Shih
PURPOSE: Leaders in the oncology community are sounding a clarion call to promote "value" in cancer care decisions. Value in cancer care considers the clinical effectiveness, along with the costs, when selecting a treatment. To discuss possible solutions to the current obstacles to achieving value in the use of advanced technologies in oncology, the National Cancer Policy Forum of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine held a workshop, "Appropriate Use of Advanced Technologies for Radiation Therapy and Surgery in Oncology" in July 2015...
November 8, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001457/illustrating-and-analyzing-the-processes-of-interprofessional-collaboration-a-lesson-learned-from-palliative-care-in-deconstructing-the-concept
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Deborah Witt Sherman, Kinsuk Maitra, Yhovana Gordon, Sharon Simon, Maria Olenick, Salvatore Barbara, Jennifer Doherty-Restrepo, Monica Hough, Marilys Randolph, Arvindar Singh
BACKGROUND: A basic tenet of palliative care is interprofessional collaboration. Palliative care educators and practitioners lead the way in responding to the Institute of Medicine's (2003) challenge to transform educational and health care systems through interprofessional collaboration. Through exemplary commitment to interprofessional collaboration, a college's academic and palliative care leader, in collaboration with Department Chairs and Directors of nursing and allied health professions, can illustrate and analyze the processes of interprofessional collaboration through the development of a simulated case study of a combat veteran with traumatic brain injury...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992289/athlete-s-perception-of-athletic-trainer-empathy-how-important-is-it
#13
Shannon David, Mary Larson
CONTEXT: Health care practitioners face increasing expectations to provide patient-centered care. Communication skills, specifically empathy, are critical in the provision of patient-centered care. Past work correlates empathy with improved patient satisfaction, compliance and treatment outcomes. In particular, a predictive relationship exists between clients' ratings of their clinician's empathy and treatment outcomes. There is a dearth of studies examining empathy using qualitative methodology and factors of empathy in athletic training...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979018/patient-adherence-and-effective-communication
#14
Don A Bukstein
BACKGROUND: Poor adherence to inhaled corticosteroid medication is a critical problem for asthma because it contributes to morbidity and mortality through poor asthma control, frequent asthma exacerbations, acute care visits, and oral corticosteroid use. OBJECTIVE: To discuss evidence-based, time-efficient strategies that can be adopted by most practitioners to try to increase patient adherence. METHODS: Asthma management guidelines and other key publications are used to enhance discussion...
December 2016: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977851/implementation-of-treatment-guidelines-for-specialist-mental-health-care
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REVIEW
Irene Bighelli, Giovanni Ostuzzi, Francesca Girlanda, Andrea Cipriani, Thomas Becker, Markus Koesters, Corrado Barbui
BACKGROUND: A huge gap exists between the production of evidence and its uptake in clinical practice settings. To fill this gap, treatment guidelines, based on explicit assessments of the evidence base, are commonly used in several fields of psychiatry, including schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders. However, it remains unclear whether treatment guidelines have any material impact on provider performance and patient outcomes, and how implementation should be conducted to maximise benefit...
December 15, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977530/a-survey-assessment-of-perceived-importance-and-methods-of-maintenance-of-critical-procedural-skills-in-pediatric-emergency-medicine
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Matthew R Mittiga, Michael R FitzGerald, Benjamin T Kerrey
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to delineate pediatric emergency medicine provider opinions regarding the importance of, and to ascertain existing processes by which practitioners maintain, the following critical procedural skills: oral endotracheal intubation, intraosseous line placement, pharmacologic and electrical cardioversion, tube thoracostomy, and defibrillation. METHODS: A customized survey was administered to all members of the Listserv for the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Emergency Medicine...
December 12, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977388/general-practitioner-management-of-chronic-diseases-in-adults-with-severe-mental-illness-a-community-intervention-trial
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Cate M Cameron, Cate M Cameron, Jose Cumsille Nazar, Jose Cumsille Nazar, Carolyn Ehrlich, Carolyn Ehrlich, Elizabeth Kendall, Elizabeth Kendall, David Crompton, David Crompton, Ann Maree Liddy, Ann Maree Liddy, Steve Kisely, Steve Kisely
Objective The aim of the present study was to assess the effects of a community intervention aimed at general practitioners (GPs) by comparing Medicare claims data from patients with severe mental illness (SMI) of GPs exposed to the intervention and controls that were not.Methods A comparison was made of primary care consultation and pathology data of people with SMI from intervention and control areas. Negative binomial regression models were used to compare the frequency and length of GP consultations, as well as the number and type of pathology examinations...
December 16, 2016: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977385/it
#18
Jennifer May, Judi Walker, Mathew McGrail, Fran Rolley
Objectives Regional centres and their rural hinterlands support significant populations of non-metropolitan Australians. Despite their importance in the settlement hierarchy and the key medical services provided from these centres, little research has focused on their issues of workforce supply and long-term service requirements. In addition, they are a critical component of the recent growth of 'regional' hub-and-spoke specialist models of service delivery.Methods The present study interviewed 62 resident specialists in four regional centres, seeking to explore recruitment and retention factors important to their location decision making...
December 16, 2016: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975156/how-should-we-respond-to-non-dominant-healing-practices-the-example-of-homeopathy
#19
Ben Gray
The debate around the ethics of homeopathy in recent issues of the journal has been approached as a binary question; is homeopathy ethical or not? This paper suggests that this is an unhelpful question and instead discusses a framework to establish the extent to which the dominant (medical) culture should tolerate non-dominant health practices such as homeopathy. This requires a sophisticated understanding of the placebo effect, a critical evaluation of what evidence is available, a consideration of the harm that the non-dominant practice might cause, and a consideration of how this might be affected by the culture of the patient...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968875/attitudes-to-personalised-versus-standardised-practice-in-traditional-chinese-medicine-a-national-cross-sectional-survey-of-practitioners-in-china
#20
Mengyu Liu, Chi Zhang, Qinglin Zha, Wei Yang, Ya Yuwen, Linda Zhong, Zhaoxiang Bian, Xuejie Han, Aiping Lu
BACKGROUND: Critics argue that traditional Chinese medicine should focus on a personalised patient experience, and that standardised practices risk killing the traditional art. The development of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for Chinese medicine, which began 30 years ago, has risen remarkably over the years. However, for individual practitioners for whom these guidelines are recommended, the impact of the CPGs on clinical practice and their acceptability remain unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate acceptability of standardisation guidelines in traditional Chinese medicine practitioners in China, and the effect of CPGs on clinical practice...
October 2016: Lancet
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