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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710228/longitudinal-qualitative-study-describing-family-physicians-experiences-with-attempting-to-integrate-physical-activity-prescriptions-in-their-practice-it-s-not-easy-to-change-habits
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Mathieu Bélanger, Emily Wolfe Phillips, Connor O'Rielly, Bertin Mallet, Shane Aubé, Marylène Doucet, Jonathan Couturier, Maxime Mallet, Jessica Martin, Christine Gaudet, Nathalie Murphy, Jennifer Brunet
OBJECTIVE: Physical activity (PA) prescriptions provided by family physicians can promote PA participation among patients, but few physicians regularly write PA prescriptions. The objective of this study was to describe family physicians' experiences of trying to implement written PA prescriptions into their practice. DESIGN: Longitudinal qualitative study where participants were interviewed four times during a 12-month period. After the first interview, they were provided with PA prescription pads...
July 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686926/asian-canadian-children-and-families-involved-in-the-child-welfare-system-in-canada-a-mixed-methods-study
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Barbara Lee, Esme Fuller-Thomson, Barbara Fallon, Nico Trocmé, Tara Black
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study is to understand the similarities and differences in child welfare involvement for Asian- Canadian (East and Southeast Asian) versus White-Canadian children and families involved in the child welfare system in Canada, and to consider the implications and recommendations for service. This mixed methods study began by replicating this author's previous study that found significant differences in the case characteristics and services used by Asian compared to non-Asian families in the child welfare system...
July 4, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662623/engagement-of-primary-care-physicians-in-home-palliative-care
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Shiraz Malik, Russell Goldman, Nanor Kevork, Kirsten Wentlandt, Amna Husain, Nancy Merrow, Lisa W Le, Camilla Zimmermann
PURPOSE: To describe prevalence and characteristics associated with family physician and general practitioner (FP/GP) provision of home palliative care (HPC). METHODS: We surveyed FP/GPs in an urban health region of Ontario, Canada, to determine their current involvement in HPC, the nature of services provided, and perceived barriers and enablers. RESULTS: A total of 1439 surveys were mailed. Of the 302 FP/GP respondents, 295 provided replies regarding engagement in HPC: 101 of 295 (33%) provided HPC, 76 (26%) were engageable with further support, and 118 (40%) were not engageable regardless of support...
January 2017: Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661888/health-workers-who-ask-about-social-determinants-of-health-are-more-likely-to-report-helping-patients-mixed-methods-study
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Anila Naz, Ellen Rosenberg, Neil Andersson, Ronald Labonté, Anne Andermann
OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility of implementing a clinical decision aid called the CLEAR Toolkit that helps front-line health workers ask their patients about social determinants of health, refer to local support resources, and advocate for wider social change. DESIGN: A mixed-methods study using quantitative (online self-completed questionnaires) and qualitative (in-depth interviews, focus groups, and key informant interviews) methods. SETTING: A large, university-affiliated family medicine teaching centre in Montreal, Que, serving one of the most ethnically diverse populations in Canada...
November 2016: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651552/understanding-factors-affecting-collaboration-between-midwives-and-other-health-care-professionals-in-a-birth-center-and-its-affiliated-quebec-hospital-a-case-study
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Roxana Behruzi, Stephanie Klam, Marleen Dehertog, Vania Jimenez, Marie Hatem
BACKGROUND: A better understanding of the processes of collaboration between midwives who work in the birthing centers, and hospital-based obstetricians, family physicians and nurses may promote cooperation among professionals providing maternity care in both institutions. The aim of this research was to explore the barriers and facilitators of the interprofessional and interorganizational collaboration between midwives in birthing centers and other health care professionals in hospitals in Quebec...
June 26, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647727/patients-as-partners-in-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-a-qualitative-patient-led-study
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Chelsia Gillis, Marlyn Gill, Nancy Marlett, Gail MacKean, Kathy GermAnn, Loreen Gilmour, Gregg Nelson, Tracy Wasylak, Susan Nguyen, Edamil Araujo, Sandra Zelinsky, Leah Gramlich
OBJECTIVES: Explore the experience of patients undergoing colorectal surgery within an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) programme. Use these experiential data to inform the development of a framework to support ongoing, meaningful patient engagement in ERAS. DESIGN: Qualitative patient-led study using focus groups and narrative interviews. Data were analysed iteratively using a Participatory Grounded Theory approach. SETTING: Five tertiary care centres in Alberta, Canada, following the ERAS programme...
June 24, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637355/evaluation-of-employment-support-services-for-adults-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
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David B Nicholas, Lonnie Zwaigenbaum, Jennifer Zwicker, Margaret E Clarke, Ramesh Lamsal, Kevin P Stoddart, Cynthia Carroll, Barbara Muskat, Margaret Spoelstra, Katelyn Lowe
The employment rate among persons with autism spectrum disorder has been noted as unacceptably low. Employment-support services are increasingly linked to the potential for favorable job outcomes, yet little is known about employment-support practices and the outcome of these interventions. This mixed-methods study examined employment-support resources for persons with autism spectrum disorder. An online survey was completed by 137 senior clinicians or administrators in employment-support programs in Canada...
June 1, 2017: Autism: the International Journal of Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630258/realization-of-entry-to-practice-milestones-by-canadians-who-studied-medicine-abroad-and-other-international-medical-graduates-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Maria Mathews, Rima Kandar, Steve Slade, Yanqing Yi, Sue Beardall, Ivy Bourgeault
BACKGROUND: International medical graduates must realize a series of milestones to obtain full licensure. We examined the realization of milestones by Canadian and non-Canadian graduates of Western or Caribbean medical schools, and Canadian and non-Canadian graduates from other medical schools. METHODS: Using the National IMG Database (data available for 2005-2011), we created 2 cohorts: 1) international medical graduates who had passed the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Part I between 2005 and 2010 and 2) those who had first entered a family medicine postgraduate program between 2005 and 2009, or had first entered a specialty postgraduate program in 2005 or 2006...
June 19, 2017: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625288/no-96-the-reproductive-care-of-women-living-with-hepatitis-c-infection
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Marc Boucher, Andrée Gruslin
OBJECTIVE: hepatitis C virus (HCV) is an increasingly important public health problem worldwide. Health care workers providing care to women of childbearing age are uniquely placed in their practices to identify a significant proportion of at-risk patients and to provide appropriate screening and counselling. The primary objective of this guideline is to provide accurate, current information to those offering reproductive care to women living with HCV. This document is also intended to raise awareness of HCV in both the medical and general populations...
July 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607686/improving-care-for-patients-with-or-at-risk-for-chronic-kidney-disease-using-electronic-medical-record-interventions-a-pragmatic-cluster-randomized-trial-protocol
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Danielle M Nash, Noah M Ivers, Jacqueline Young, R Liisa Jaakkimainen, Amit X Garg, Karen Tu
BACKGROUND: Many patients with or at risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the primary care setting are not receiving recommended care. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to determine whether a multifaceted, low-cost intervention compared with usual care improves the care of patients with or at risk for CKD in the primary care setting. DESIGN: A pragmatic cluster-randomized trial, with an embedded qualitative process evaluation, will be conducted...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607504/on-the-readiness-of-physicians-for-pharmacogenomics-testing-an-empirical-assessment
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N Amara, J Blouin-Bougie, D Bouthillier, J Simard
This paper aims to explore the determinants of adoption of pharmacogenomics (PGx) testing by clinicians, and to assess whether this adoption differs with regard to area of specialization. Data were collected from a web-based survey among physicians in Québec (Canada). Our results highlighted that they perceived several benefits and had favorable attitudes toward PGx tests, but felt unprepared to use them. Results also show that practice specialties matter. Notably, being a family physician decreases the likelihood of adopting PGx tests...
June 13, 2017: Pharmacogenomics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578739/improving-team-based-care-for-children-shared-well-child-care-involving-family-practice-nurses
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Grace Warmels, Sharon Johnston, Jolanda Turley
INTRODUCTION: Well child care (WCC) is the provision of routine preventative care and vaccinations to infants and children. In Canada, physicians provide the majority of this type of care, whereas in other developed countries, nurses provide most WCC. New models of shared care between nurses and family physicians should be explored. OBJECTIVE: This pilot project aimed to evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of shared nurse-physician WCC for a cohort of healthy children...
June 5, 2017: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569385/engaging-indigenous-families-in-a-community-based-indigenous-early-childhood-programme-in-british-columbia-canada-a-cultural-safety-perspective
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Alison J Gerlach, Annette J Browne, Margo Greenwood
This article is part of a larger study that explored how an Indigenous early intervention programme in British Columbia (BC), Canada, known as the 'Aboriginal Infant Development Program' (AIDP), influenced family and children's health and well-being and was responsive to child health inequities. Postcolonial feminist and Indigenous feminist perspectives provided a critical analytical lens to this qualitative inquiry. The study was undertaken with AIDPs based in diverse community organisations located in off-reserve urban municipalities throughout the province of BC...
June 1, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559120/the-emerging-role-of-lawyers-as-addiction-quasi-experts
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Kate Seear
This paper examines a discrete set of issues pertaining to the constitution of addiction in law. Based on qualitative interviews undertaken with lawyers in Australia and Canada, I examine how addiction figures in lawyers' daily practice. Drawing on ideas from science and technology studies scholars Sheila Jasanoff, Michael Lynch and Bruno Latour, and building on recent research I undertook on legal addiction veridiction, I explore the constitution of addiction 'facts' in law. I examine how and when lawyers claim to make decisions about addiction in the course of their legal practice...
June 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557014/a-narrative-evaluation-of-a-community-based-nurse-navigation-role-in-an-urban-at-risk-community
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Janice Feather, Nancy Carter, Ruta Valaitis, Helen Kirkpatrick
AIMS: To explore community members' stories of their experiences with a Nurse Navigator program serving an urban neighbourhood and primary care practice to address persistent health and social barriers adversely affecting health equity and well-being. BACKGROUND: In response to striking health and social inequalities existing across neighbourhoods in a large southern city in Ontario, Canada, a pilot program was designed to improve health and social outcomes in a specific 'at-risk' neighbourhood...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552003/-i-m-only-dealing-with-the-acute-issues-how-medical-ward-busyness-constrains-care-of-the-dying
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Lisa S Chan, Mary Ellen Macdonald, Franco A Carnevale, S Robin Cohen
Acute hospital units are a common location of death. Curative characteristics of the acute medical setting make it difficult to provide adequate palliative care; these characteristics include an orientation to life-prolonging treatment, an emphasis on routine or task-oriented care and a lack of priority on emotional engagement with patients. Indeed, research shows that dying patients in acute medical units often experience unmet needs at the end of life, including uncontrolled symptoms (e.g. pain, breathlessness), inadequate emotional support and poor communication...
May 1, 2017: Health (London)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509591/current-practice-constraints-in-the-uptake-and-use-of-intensive-upper-extremity-training-a-canadian-perspective
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Keiko Shikako-Thomas, Darcy Fehlings, Manon Germain, Andrew M Gordon, Doug Maynard, Annette Majnemer
BACKGROUND: Intensive upper extremity training (IUET) has demonstrated efficacy in clinical and functioning outcomes in children with hemiplegia. However, implementation in the clinical context requires novel service models and knowledge translation. AIMS: To map implementation of IUET in Canada, to identify factors associated with the implementation and best practices for implementation. METHODS: Mixed-methods design; descriptive statistics, chi-square tests...
May 16, 2017: Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500211/computer-use-in-primary-care-practices-in-canada
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Yvonne Anisimowicz, Andrea E Bowes, Ashley E Thompson, Baukje Miedema, William E Hogg, Sabrina T Wong, Alan Katz, Fred Burge, Kris Aubrey-Bassler, Gregory S Yelland, Walter P Wodchis
OBJECTIVE: To examine the use of computers in primary care practices. DESIGN: The international Quality and Cost of Primary Care study was conducted in Canada in 2013 and 2014 using a descriptive cross-sectional survey method to collect data from practices across Canada. Participating practices filled out several surveys, one of them being the Family Physician Survey, from which this study collected its data. SETTING: All 10 Canadian provinces...
May 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497244/invisible-voices-an-intersectional-exploration-of-quality-of-life-for-elderly-south-asian-immigrant-women-in-a-canadian-sample
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Shahid Alvi, Arshia U Zaidi
Despite the emerging presence of South Asian elderly population in Canada, there continues to be a paucity of research concerning the immigration and acculturation experiences of these marginalized elderly populations and their quality of life. This research builds knowledge of the quality of life experiences faced by South Asian elderly immigrant women residing in Canada using an intersectional analytical framework. While there is a gradually developing body of research regarding elder persons globally, the present research is unique in that explores challenges, stresses and strains, and builds an understanding of the treatment of older ethnic minorities and immigrant families...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Cross-cultural Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483888/alignment-of-canadian-primary-care-with-the-patient-medical-home-model-a-qualico-pc-study
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Alan Katz, Nicole Herpai, Glenys Smith, Kris Aubrey-Bassler, Mylaine Breton, Antoine Boivin, William Hogg, Baukje Miedema, Jocelyn Pang, Walter P Wodchis, Sabrina T Wong
PURPOSE: The patient medical home (PMH) model aims to improve patient satisfaction and health outcomes in Canada, but since its introduction in 2009, there has been no evaluation of the extent to which primary care conforms with PMH attributes. Our objective was to compare current primary care across Canada with the 10 goals of the PMH model. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey of primary care organization and delivery was conducted in Canadian provinces to evaluate the PMH-based attributes of primary care practices...
May 2017: Annals of Family Medicine
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