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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080439/the-reliability-and-validity-of-multiple-mini-interviews-mmis-in-values-based-recruitment-to-nursing-midwifery-and-paramedic-practice-programmes-findings-from-an-evaluation-study
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Alison Callwood, Debbie Cooke, Sarah Bolger, Agnieszka Lemanska, Helen Allan
BACKGROUND: Universities in the United Kingdom (UK) are required to incorporate values based recruitment (VBR) into their healthcare student selection processes. This reflects an international drive to strengthen the quality of healthcare service provision. This paper presents novel findings in relation to the reliability and predictive validity of multiple mini interviews (MMIs); one approach to VBR widely being employed by universities. OBJECTIVES: To examine the reliability (internal consistency) and predictive validity of MMIs using end of Year One practice outcomes of under-graduate pre-registration adult, child, mental health nursing, midwifery and paramedic practice students...
October 6, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922625/living-and-dying-with-advanced-dementia-a-prospective-cohort-study-of-symptoms-service-use-and-care-at-the-end-of-life
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Elizabeth L Sampson, Bridget Candy, Sarah Davis, Anna Buylova Gola, Jane Harrington, Michael King, Nuriye Kupeli, Gerry Leavey, Kirsten Moore, Irwin Nazareth, Rumana Z Omar, Victoria Vickerstaff, Louise Jones
BACKGROUND: Increasing number of people are dying with advanced dementia. Comfort and quality of life are key goals of care. AIMS: To describe (1) physical and psychological symptoms, (2) health and social care service utilisation and (3) care at end of life in people with advanced dementia. DESIGN: 9-month prospective cohort study. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Greater London, England, people with advanced dementia (Functional Assessment Staging Scale 6e and above) from 14 nursing homes or their own homes...
August 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845686/mental-disorder-symptoms-among-public-safety-personnel-in-canada
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R Nicholas Carleton, Tracie O Afifi, Sarah Turner, Tamara Taillieu, Sophie Duranceau, Daniel M LeBouthillier, Jitender Sareen, Rose Ricciardelli, Renee S MacPhee, Dianne Groll, Kadie Hozempa, Alain Brunet, John R Weekes, Curt T Griffiths, Kelly J Abrams, Nicholas A Jones, Shadi Beshai, Heidi A Cramm, Keith S Dobson, Simon Hatcher, Terence M Keane, Sherry H Stewart, Gordon J G Asmundson
BACKGROUND: Canadian public safety personnel (PSP; e.g., correctional workers, dispatchers, firefighters, paramedics, police officers) are exposed to potentially traumatic events as a function of their work. Such exposures contribute to the risk of developing clinically significant symptoms related to mental disorders. The current study was designed to provide estimates of mental disorder symptom frequencies and severities for Canadian PSP. METHODS: An online survey was made available in English or French from September 2016 to January 2017...
January 1, 2017: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Revue Canadienne de Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841102/association-of-burnout-with-workforce-reducing-factors-among-ems-professionals
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Remle P Crowe, Julie K Bower, Rebecca E Cash, Ashish R Panchal, Severo A Rodriguez, Susan E Olivo-Marston
OBJECTIVES: Emergency medical services (EMS) professionals often work long hours at multiple jobs and endure frequent exposure to traumatic events. The stressors inherent to the prehospital setting may increase the likelihood of experiencing burnout and lead providers to exit the profession, representing a serious workforce and public health concern. Our objectives were to estimate the prevalence of burnout, identify characteristics associated with experiencing burnout, and quantify its relationship with factors that negatively impact EMS workforce stability, namely sickness absence and turnover intentions...
August 25, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747237/mental-health-care-utilisation-among-internally-displaced-persons-in-ukraine-results-from-a-nation-wide-survey
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B Roberts, N Makhashvili, J Javakhishvili, A Karachevskyy, N Kharchenko, M Shpiker, E Richardson
Aims There are an estimated 1.5 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Ukraine because of the armed conflict in the east of the country. The aim of this paper is to examine utilisation patterns of mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) care among IDPs in Ukraine. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey design was used. Data were collected from 2203 adult IDPs throughout Ukraine between March and May 2016. Data on mental health care utilisation were collected, along with outcomes including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety...
July 27, 2017: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466658/a-critical-analysis-of-debates-around-mental-health-calls-in-the-prehospital-setting
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Polly Christine Ford-Jones, Claudia Chaufan
Paramedics, health care workers who assess and manage health concerns in the prehospital setting, are increasingly providing psychosocial care in response to a rise in mental health call volume. Observers have construed this fact as "misuse" of paramedic services, and proposed as solutions better triaging of patients, better mental health training of paramedics, and a greater number of community mental health services. In this commentary, we argue that despite the ostensibly well-intentioned nature of these solutions, they shift attention and accountability away from relevant public policies, as well as from broader economic, social, and political determinants of mental health, while placing responsibility on those requiring services or, at best, on the health care system...
January 1, 2017: Inquiry: a Journal of Medical Care Organization, Provision and Financing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445653/describing-the-mental-health-profile-of-first-responders-a-systematic-review-formula-see-text
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Sara Jones
BACKGROUND: First responders (FRs) are responsible for providing multiple services during various critical events. Considering the frequency, nature, and intensity of duty-related traumatic exposures, the cumulative impact on FRs' mental health is of paramount importance. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this systematic review was to describe how duty-related trauma exposure can affect the comprehensive mental health profile of FRs, including firefighters, emergency medical technicians, and paramedics...
May 2017: Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399102/-the-social-pressing-of-self-destroyer-stigma-a-medic%C3%B0-sociological-study
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B S Polozhy, V A Ruzhenkov, V V Ruzhenkova
AIM: To explore the characteristics of social pressure of suicide-associated stigma for the development of preventive and destigmatization measures. MATERIAL AND METHODS: By the medico-sociological method were interviewed 1255 persons: 65 psychiatrists at the age of 23 to 80 years; 402 nurses and 437 ward attendants working in mental hospitals, and 351 people of the general population of the Belgorod region. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: Significant differences were discovered in personal, intimate, family and other fields...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235388/factors-influencing-the-suicide-intervention-skills-of-emergency-medical-services-providers
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Aidana Lygnugaryte-Griksiene, Darius Leskauskas, Nedas Jasinskas, Agne Masiukiene
BACKGROUND: Lithuania currently has the highest suicide rate in Europe and the fifth highest worldwide. AIMS: To identify the factors that influence the suicide intervention skills of emergency medical services (EMS) providers (doctors, nurses, paramedics). METHOD: Two hundred and sixty-eight EMS providers participated in the research. The EMS providers were surveyed both prior to their training in suicide intervention and six months later...
2017: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135805/the-mental-health-acute-assessment-team-a-collaborative-approach-to-treating-mental-health-patients-in-the-community
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Steven C Faddy, Kevin J McLaughlin, Peta T Cox, Senthil S Muthuswamy
OBJECTIVE: Many models of community-based mental health crisis teams have been reported. We present our experience of an outreach team made up of a paramedic and mental health nurse. METHODS: A proof-of-concept was conducted in Western Sydney. The primary outcome was the proportion of patients where the team were able to facilitate the most appropriate care. RESULTS: Nearly 70% of patients were able to be treated outside the Emergency Department, with about two-thirds being transported directly to a mental health facility...
June 2017: Australasian Psychiatry: Bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897380/lived-experience-of-involuntary-transport-under-mental-health-legislation
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Joanne Bradbury, Marie Hutchinson, John Hurley, Helen Stasa
Police have historically been responsible for transporting people during a mental health crisis in Australia. A major change to the New South Wales (NSW) Mental Health Act (MHA) in 2007 expanded the range of coercive transportation agencies to include NSW Ambulance (paramedics) and NSW Health (mental health nurses). Anecdotal reports, however, describe a lack of clarity around how these changes should be implemented in practice. This research aims to explore this lack of clarity through qualitative analysis of interviews with people with the lived experience of involuntary transport under the MHA...
November 29, 2016: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884215/public-perception-of-emergency-medical-services-in-the-united-states
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Remle P Crowe, Roger Levine, Severo Rodriguez, Ashley D Larrimore, Ronald G Pirrallo
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess the public's experience, expectations, and perceptions related to Emergency Medical Services (EMS). METHODS: A population-based telephone interview of adults in the United States was conducted. The survey instrument consisted of 112 items. Demographic variables including age, race, political beliefs, and household income were collected. Data collection was performed by trained interviewers from Kent State University's (Kent, Ohio USA)Social Research Laboratory...
December 2016: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872525/experiences-of-breast-cancer-survivors-with-oncology-settings-in-urban-india-qualitative-findings
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Michelle S Barthakur, Mahendra P Sharma, Santosh K Chaturvedi, Suraj K Manjunath
The experience of diagnosis and treatment of cancer leads to significant changes within an individual. In the course of survivorship trajectory, very often cancer survivors are left with the sense, improvements could be done to enhance the quality of cancer care. This article focuses on experiences of breast cancer survivors with oncology setting in urban India. Data was collected from 15 women in South and East India using in-depth interview method. Qualitative interview data was analysed using descriptive phenomenology method...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866392/drug-caused-deaths-in-australian-medical-practitioners-and-health-care-professionals
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Jennifer L Pilgrim, Rhyse Dorward, Olaf H Drummer
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: There are numerous factors putting health-care professionals (HCP) at a higher risk of substance abuse and premature death, including high-stress jobs, access to controlled substances, long hours of practice and constant contact with the critically ill. This study aimed to examine fatal drug toxicity in this high-risk cohort, in order to: (1) estimate the rate of drug-caused deaths of Australian HCPs; (2) describe the key characteristics of the cohort; and (3) examine the relationship between HCP occupation and drug type, or intent...
March 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807622/appraisal-of-work-ability-in-relation-to-job-specific-health-requirements-in-ambulance-workers
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A van Schaaijk, J S Boschman, M H W Frings-Dresen, J K Sluiter
PURPOSE: To gain insight into which job-specific health requirements relate to work ability, the following two research questions were formulated: Which job-specific health requirements are associated with the appraisal of work ability in ambulance drivers and paramedics? How are appraisals of physical and mental work ability associated with the appraisal of overall work ability in ambulance drivers and paramedics? METHOD: Workers Health Surveillance cross-sectional data of 506 ambulance workers (236 drivers and 270 paramedics) were used...
January 2017: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27517801/prehospital-ketamine-is-a-safe-and-effective-treatment-for-excited-delirium-in-a-community-hospital-based-ems-system
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Thomas R Scaggs, David M Glass, Megan Gleason Hutchcraft, William B Weir
Excited delirium syndrome (ExDS) is defined by marked agitation and confusion with sympathomimetic surge and incessant physical struggle, despite futility, which may lead to profound pathophysiologic changes and sudden death. Severe metabolic derangements, including lactic acidosis, rhabdomyolysis, and hyperthermia, occur. The pathophysiology of excited delirium is a subject of ongoing basic science and clinical research. Positive associations with ExDS include male gender, mental health disorders, and substance abuse (especially sympathomimetics)...
October 2016: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27384802/assessment-skills-for-paramedics-second-edition-blaber-amanda-y-and-harris-graham-eds-assessment-skills-for-paramedics-second-edition-336pp-%C3%A2-26-99-open-university-press-9780335262168-0335262163-formula-see-text
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Despite its title, this book has content that can be applied to many areas of clinical practice. The evidence-based text provides a logical approach to learning as well as undertaking a physiological patient assessment. With lots of helpful illustrations, it lacks photographic examples of presentations or conditions. In addition to covering the usual physical assessment of respiratory, cardiovascular, and abdominal gastrointestinal conditions, this text covers mental and social health assessments to ensure a holistic approach to patient assessment...
July 6, 2016: Emergency Nurse: the Journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27337832/with-some-extra-preparation-cps-are-ideally-suited-to-help-this-vulnerable-population-the-community-paramedic-s-role-in-treating-mental-and-behavioral-health-patients-with-some-extra-preparation-cps-are-ideally-suited-to-help-this-vulnerable-population
#18
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27215126/-tested-but-not-tried-why-is-behavioral-medicine-rarely-implemented-in-clinical-practice
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Oded Hammerman, David Mostofsky, Yona Louria, Gal Ifergane, Yacov Ezra
BACKGROUND: Behavioral Medicine is an inter-disciplinary field concerned with the integration of behavioral and biomedical knowledge for the purposes of diagnosis, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of conditions pertaining to health and illness. Behavioral treatments (such as: hypnosis, relaxation training, meditation, biofeedback and cognitive-behavioral therapy) have been shown to be effective in reducing physical symptoms as well as improving health-related behaviors and quality of life across a wide variety of illnesses, such as: chronic pain, somatic symptoms, diabetes, inflammatory bowel diseases, coronary heart disease and more...
February 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26996645/a-suicide-awareness-and-intervention-program-for-health-professional-students
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Eve De Silva, Lisa Bowerman, Craig Zimitat
BACKGROUND: Many emergency service professionals and health professionals play important roles in the assessment and management of suicide risk but often receive inadequate mental health training in this area. A 'Suicide Awareness and Intervention Program' (SAIP) was developed for first year medical, paramedical and pharmacy students at the University of Tasmania, Australia. The program aimed to increase students' knowledge and awareness about suicide-related issues, develop interpersonal skills around suicide screening and increase awareness of available support services...
September 2015: Education for Health: Change in Training & Practice
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