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Health geography, nursing

Chueh-Fen Lu, Ching-Chuan Tung, Linda Ely
Sponsored by the pilot overseas internships project of the Ministry of Education, Taiwan, the authors and ten undergraduate students from Taiwan visited several mental health facilities in Virginia for one month. These facilities included the Catawba State Hospital, Salem Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Carilion Saint Albans Behavioral Health (New River Valley Medical Center), Warm Hearth Village, Adult & Child Family Counseling private outpatient clinic, the Free Clinic of the New River Valley, New Life Clubhouse, and Self-Government Program for Assertive Community Treatment...
December 2016: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
Colin R Cooke
RATIONALE: The extent to which geographic variability in ICU admission across the United States is driven by patients with lower risk of death is unknown. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether patients at low to moderate risk of death contribute to geographic variation in ICU admission. METHODS: Retrospective cohort of hospitalizations among Medicare beneficiaries (age > 64 years) admitted for ten common medical and surgical diagnoses (2004 to 2009)...
2016: PloS One
Richard G Kyle, Iain M Atherton, Mike Kesby, Matthew Sothern, Gavin Andrews
Geographers have long grappled with how their research can positively impact individuals, communities and society. Demonstrating research impact is an increasingly important aspect of academic life internationally. In this paper we argue that agendas for encouraging 'impact' would be well-served if impact through teaching was identified and stimulated more explicitly, and if academics better recognised and seized the opportunities that already exist for such impact. We take engagement between health geography and nurse education as an example of how social scientists could demonstrate research impact through inter-disciplinary involvement in the education of health care professionals, and specifically student nurses...
November 2016: Social Science & Medicine
Peige Song, Zhenghong Ren, Xinlei Chang, Xuebei Liu, Lin An
Child health has been addressed as a priority at both global and national levels for many decades. In China, difficulty of accessing paediatricians has been of debate for a long time, however, there is limited evidence to assess the population- and geography-related inequality of paediatric workforce distribution. This study aimed to analyse the inequality of the distributions of the paediatric workforce (including paediatricians and paediatric nurses) in China by using Lorenz curve, Gini coefficient, and Theil L index, data were obtained from the national maternal and child health human resource sampling survey conducted in 2010...
2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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In Scotland, geography and social conditions are placing demands on nurses' ingenuity. As RCN Scotland Director Theresa Fyffe says: 'Nurses in Scotland are constantly overcoming the challenges thrown at them by our health and social care system and diverse geography.
June 29, 2016: Nursing Standard
Jaideep S Talwalkar, Deborah B Fahs, Gerald Kayingo, Risa Wong, Sangchoon Jeon, Linda Honan
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate attitudes toward interprofessional learning among first year medical, nursing, and physician associate students at an American university at the start of their training. METHODS: First year medical (n=101), nursing (n=81), and physician associate (n=35) students were invited to complete an anonymous online survey which included items related to demographic information and the Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale...
May 12, 2016: International Journal of Medical Education
Erna Rochmawati, Rick Wiechula, Kate Cameron
AIM: To review healthcare literature in relation to the provision of palliative care in Indonesia and to identify factors that may impact on palliative care development. BACKGROUND: People living with life-limiting illness benefit from access to palliative care services to optimize quality of life. Palliative care services are being expanded in developing countries but in Indonesia such services are in their infancy with many patients with life-limiting illnesses having access to appropriate health care compromised...
June 2016: International Nursing Review
Lydia Riley, Tyler Litsch, Michelle L Cook
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was twofold: to describe the average cost of nurse practitioner (NP) tuition based on degree program, program type, and geography; and to compare the cost of NP tuition to medical school tuition. METHODS: A listing of all NP degree granting universities was obtained from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing during the fall of 2014, and tuition data were obtained from university websites. Medical school tuition data were obtained online during the fall of 2014 from the American Association of Medical Colleges...
January 2016: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Clare White, Sonja McIlfatrick, Lynn Dunwoody, Max Watson
INTRODUCTION: Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) uses teleconferencing technology to support and train healthcare providers (HCPs) remotely, and has improved care across the USA. A 6-month pilot was trialled in a community palliative care nursing setting to determine if ECHO would be effective in the UK in providing education and support to community hospice nurses (CHN). METHODS: The pilot involved weekly 2 hour sessions of teaching and case-based discussions facilitated by hospice staff linking with nine teams of CHN using video conferencing technology...
December 1, 2015: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
C Jason Liao, Jihan A Quraishi, Lorraine M Jordan
The purpose of this study was to determine if there is a relationship between socioeconomic factors related to geography and insurance type and the distribution of anesthesia provider type. Using the 2012 Area Resource File, the correlation analyses illustrates county median income is a key factor in distinguishing anesthesia provider distribution. Certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) correlated with lower-income populations where anesthesiologists correlated with higher-income populations. Furthermore, CRNAs correlated more with vulnerable populations such as the Medicaid-eligible population, uninsured population, and the unemployed...
September 2015: Nursing Economic$
John A Graves, Pranita Mishra, Robert S Dittus, Ravi Parikh, Jennifer Perloff, Peter I Buerhaus
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the geographic distribution of the overall primary care workforce that includes both physician and nonphysician clinicians--particularly in areas with restrictive nurse practitioner scope-of-practice laws and where there are relatively large numbers of uninsured. OBJECTIVE: We investigated whether geographic accessibility to primary care clinicians (PCCs) differed across urban and rural areas and across states with more or less restrictive scope-of-practice laws...
January 2016: Medical Care
Joseph D Tucker, Yu Cheng, Bonnie Wong, Ni Gong, Jing-Bao Nie, Wei Zhu, Megan M McLaughlin, Ruishi Xie, Yinghui Deng, Meijin Huang, William C W Wong, Ping Lan, Huanliang Liu, Wei Miao, Arthur Kleinman
OBJECTIVE: To better understand the origins, manifestations and current policy responses to patient-physician mistrust in China. DESIGN: Qualitative study using in-depth interviews focused on personal experiences of patient-physician mistrust and trust. SETTING: Guangdong Province, China. PARTICIPANTS: One hundred and sixty patients, patient family members, physicians, nurses and hospital administrators at seven hospitals varying in type, geography and stages of achieving goals of health reform...
2015: BMJ Open
John M Pinski, Lorraine A Boakye, Christopher D Murawski, Charles P Hannon, Keir A Ross, John G Kennedy
PURPOSE: To examine the level of evidence and methodologic quality of studies reporting surgical treatments for osteochondral lesions of the ankle. METHODS: A search was performed using the PubMed/Medline, Embase, CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature), and Cochrane databases for all studies in which the primary objective was to report the outcome after surgical treatment of osteochondral lesions of the ankle. Studies reporting outcomes of microfracture, bone marrow stimulation, autologous osteochondral transplantation, osteochondral allograft transplantation, and autologous chondrocyte implantation were the focus of this analysis because they are most commonly reported in the literature...
January 2016: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
Hsing-Wen Chen, Mei-Ling Yeh, Jiin-Ru Rong
Mind-body interaction (MBI) refers the holistic association and interactive process between wisdom, thinking, belief, and physiological reaction, which critically affects health. The main goal of nursing is to maintain mind and body in a healthy state of well being. Few reports in the literatures have addressed the evaluation and application of MBI. Thus, a conceptual analysis of this subject is worth exploring in depth. This paper analyzes the MBI concept step by step based on the procedures of Walker and Avant...
August 2015: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
Ting Chia Weng, Ta Chien Chan, Hsien Tang Lin, Chia Kun Jasper Chang, Wen Wen Wang, Zheng Rong Tiger Li, Hao-Yuan Cheng, Yu-Roo Chu, Allen Wen-Hsiang Chiu, Muh-Yong Yen, Chwan-Chuen King
School children may transmit pathogens with cluster cases occurring on campuses and in families. In response to the 2009 influenza A (H1N1) pandemic, Taipei City Government officials developed a School-based Infectious Disease Syndromic Surveillance System (SID-SSS). Teachers and nurses from preschools to universities in all 12 districts within Taipei are required to daily report cases of symptomatic children or sick leave requests through the SID-SSS. The pre-diagnosis at schools is submitted firstly as common pediatric disease syndrome-groups and re-submitted after confirmation by physicians...
2015: PloS One
Anne Gitimu, Christine Herr, Happiness Oruko, Evalin Karijo, Richard Gichuki, Peter Ofware, Alice Lakati, Josephat Nyagero
BACKGROUND: Kenya has a maternal mortality ratio of 488 per 100,000 live births. Preventing maternal deaths depends significantly on the presence of a skilled birth attendant at delivery. Kenyan national statistics estimate that the proportion of births attended by a skilled health professional have remained below 50% for over a decade; currently at 44%, according to Kenya's demographic health survey 2008/09 against the national target of 65%. This study examines the association of mother's characteristics, access to reproductive health services, and the use of skilled birth attendants in Makueni County, Kenya...
2015: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Ann S O'Malley, Kevin Draper, Rebecca Gourevitch, Dori A Cross, Sarah Hudson Scholle
OBJECTIVE: Consensus that enhanced teamwork is necessary for efficient and effective primary care delivery is growing. We sought to identify how electronic health records (EHRs) facilitate and pose challenges to primary care teams as well as how practices are overcoming these challenges. METHODS: Practices in this qualitative study were selected from those recognized as patient-centered medical homes via the National Committee for Quality Assurance 2011 tool, which included a section on practice teamwork...
March 2015: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
Rui Chen, Yali Zhao, Juan Du, Tao Wu, Yafang Huang, Aimin Guo
OBJECTIVES: To reveal the equity of health workforce distribution in urban community health service (CHS), and to provide evidence for further development of community health service in China. METHODS: A community-based, cross-sectional study was conducted in China from September to December 2011. In the study, 190 CHS centers were selected from 10 provinces of China via stratified multistage cluster sampling. Human resources profiles and basic characteristics of each CHS centers were collected...
2014: PloS One
Thijs Reyniers, Luc Deliens, H Roeline Pasman, Lucas Morin, Julia Addington-Hall, Luisa Frova, Marylou Cardenas-Turanzas, Bregje Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Wayne Naylor, Miguel Ruiz-Ramos, Donna M Wilson, Martin Loucka, Agnes Csikos, Yong Joo Rhee, Joan Teno, Joachim Cohen, Dirk Houttekier
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to examine variation in place of death of older people dying from dementia in countries across 4 continents. DESIGN: Study of death certificate data. METHODS: We included deaths of older (65 + years) people whose underlying cause of death was a dementia-related disease (ICD-10: F01, F02, F03, G30) in Belgium, the Netherlands, England, Wales, France, Italy, Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary, New Zealand, United States, Canada, Mexico and South Korea...
February 2015: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
Susan W Salmond, Lisa M Paplanus, Amita Avadhani
Family-witnessed resuscitation (FWR) allows family members to be present while emergency cardiac life support measures are applied. This article describes the use of systematic reviews to inform best clinical policy on FWR. The authors searched Medline and CINAHL for relevant systematic reviews and retrieved four. The reviews were then tested for rigor and validity using the open source Critical Appraisal Skills Programme from the Institute of Health Science, University of Oxford. The reviews were assessed to be of acceptable quality and therefore good sources of evidence to guide practice and policy development...
December 2014: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
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