Tag: "informal" at medical news
Psychiatric disorders greatly underdiagnosed in hospital emergency departments
...derdiagnosis phenomenon, the researchers conducted informal
interviews with more than 50 emergency department physicians. The physicians cited lack of psychiatric expertise, a belief that many mental disorders are relatively unimportant threats to health, and the inability to provide continuity of care for th...
Alliance for Taxpayer Access asks NIH 'Who really owns publicly-funded medical research?'
... A. Zerhouni, the Alliance for Taxpayer Access, an informal
coalition of stakeholders who support reforms that will make publicly funded biomedical research accessible to the public, expressed deep disappointment after NIH cancelled a planned briefing and announcement on new guidelines. No explanation was giv...
Fair decisions more important when hospitals face crisis like SARS
...eviate the unfair influence of "squeaky wheels" -- informal
complaints from patients, family and staff, particularly as it related to the surgery queue; and Institutional leaders should maintain two-way contact with front-line staff implementing priority setting decisions, providing support and enhancin...
Study looks at events that lead to disability among the elderly
...rsing home placement and greater use of formal and informal
home services, all of which place a substantial burden on older persons, informal
caregivers, and health care resources. In the aggregate, the additional cost of medical and long-te...
OHSU researchers study sixth-graders to prevent type 2 diabetes
...his summer with parents of sixth-graders during an informal
meeting to discuss the study and answer questions, and again during back-to-school night. "We are very excited to have this program here," said Patty Book, principal, Aloha Park K-8 School. "It allows us to take what we already do very well, nu...
The art of happiness...Is volunteering the blueprint for bliss?
...eople who live in areas that record high levels of informal
voluntary activity in their neighbourhood, also enjoy better health, students achieve higher GCSE grades and their communities suffer fewer burglaries. Professor Paul Whiteley, Programme Director of the ESRC Democracy & Participation Research Program...
Women who early in life care for elderly parents are at higher risk of poverty later
..."The potential economic and social consequences of informal
elder care for these women may be enormous," said ... Despite such outcomes, the researchers noted that informal
caregiving is still not recognized as a public concern. They echo that observation in the current st...
Tackling medical schools' informal curriculum
...al educators report on their efforts to change the informal
curriculum of a medical school--the affect that st...ckling the more difficult challenge improving the informal
curriculum, the 'lessons' they teach by their actions daily. In doing this work, the school's goal i...
Hidden cost of depression in seniors: $9 billion in care from spouses, children
...d only to dementia in the national annual cost for informal
caregiving, based on previous studies of the same ...t of those with a few symptoms, reported receiving informal
care from family or friends -- but only 11 percent of those without depressive symptoms did. "People...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for March 2004
...uspected sleep apnea Based on an individualized, informal
survey of the diagnostic and treatment capabilities for sleep-disordered breathing in 5 different industrialized nations, authors of a "Pulmonary Perspective" point out that the major problem faced by patients with suspected sleep apnea is access to ...
Int'l Assoc for Dental Research holds 83rd General Session
...ng, where students may sign up to discuss, over an informal
luncheon, topics of interest with senior researchers. This year, Lunch & Learning will be held on one day only--Thursday, March 13. Twenty-four senior scientists from a wide variety of dental disciplines are volunteering their services for this event...
Unsafe injections rejected as major source of HIV infection in Africa
... system (both public and private), but also on the informal
health-care system, eg. practices of traditional healers. The authors concluded: "epidemiological evidence indicates that sexual transmission continues to be the major mode of spread of HIV-1 in Africa."...
Jan/Feb 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...s to Medicaid managed care providers; 2) increased informal
referrals by private physicians and managed care o...s at community health centers linked partly to the informal
referrals for immunizations. Based on New Mexico's experience with Medicaid managed care, the aut...
Physicians can help family members caring for dying loved ones
...h in the United States is increasingly preceded by informal
support and lay medical care provided by family me...er of adults in the United States report providing informal
caregiving, including helping with transportation, shopping, house work, emotional support, nutritio...
Electrical stimulation in patients with paralysis and spinal cord injury
...veterans with spinal cord injury (SCI) who rely on informal
assistance to provide for daily physical needs. St...roviders' characteristics, assessed perceptions of informal
care networks stability, and explored self-reported care and perceived network instability. More tha...
American Society of Hematology sponsors high school symposium at San Diego annual meeting
...st of presentations, question and answer time, and informal
small group discussions. This year, Renate Pilz, M.D., of the University of California - San Diego, will speak on the subject of bone marrow stem cells and leukemias, and Michael Bender, M.D., of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, will disc...
Suicidal minority teens lack adult support
...ems with adults were more likely to turn to "their informal
networks, especially parents and friends, for help than to more formal sources such as psychologists, counselors or teachers," O'Donnell says. But many of the students who had talked with an adult in the past "were not necessarily comfortable doing ...
Experts present new research on the hot topics of aging at GSA's Annual Meeting
...cerns and developments on the age beat. This is an informal
gathering and all journalists are welcome. November 22 at 5:30 p.m. The sessions listed above are just a sampling of what to expect at the 55th Annual Scientific Meeting of The Gerontological Society of America, the national organization of profess...
University of Iowa examines role of faith-based groups in helping ex-offenders
...from prison each month, faith-based groups play an informal
but significant role in helping released offenders rebuild their lives. The finding is included in a report by the University of Iowa Consortium for Substance Abuse Research and Evaluation, which set out to examine the largely undocumented role these...
New research projects major increase in Alzheimer's care costs for England
...titutional care and enable older people to receive informal
and formal care at home for longer. At the same time, we must stress that support for informal
carers in these circumstances would be essential." Rebecca Wood, Chief Executive of the Alzheimer's ...