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British hospitals need clinical ethicists
...rs and days in hospital, and that most doctors and nurses
who have used the service find it helpful. Clinical ethicists could also contribute to the continuing medical education of healthcare staff in medical ethics through lecturing and private consultations, adds the author. In light of all the evidence, ...
Organizational traits associated with quality patient care are essential to home care nursing
...tudy features the results of a survey of home care nurses
in the United States and district nurses
in New Zealand based on the Nursing Work Index-Revised (NWI-R) designed to measure the degree to whi...
Aspirin's potential ability to prevent colon polyps may not apply equally to all
...y has followed more than 120,000 female registered nurses
since the mid-1970s, asking them to complete a questionnaire on risk factors for cancer and cardiovascular disease every two years. In 1980, assessments of diet, aspirin use, and colon examination were added to the NHS questionnaire, and in 1990 many...
Cardiologists underestimate racial and ethnic disparities in care
...f disparities is to help health plans, doctors and nurses
look in their own back yards and understand what goes on in their own hospitals and practices," she said. "Even if awareness is slow to increase, some data suggest that improving quality of care through the use of practice guidelines can play an impo...
Dealing with conflict in caring for the dying patient
...ledge nurses' points of view. In one large survey, nurses
rated physician value and respect for nurse collab...cians answered with "a willingness to help," while nurses
answered with "mutual respect and trust." Other conflicts include the physician-physician conflict ...
Study examines lessons learned at Africa's first public antiretroviral treatment clinic
...s of nursing schools, but no medical schools. Many nurses
are often forced to look for work outside Botswana... it's an accepted specialty, as it were, for young nurses
and doctors and counselors to enter into a specialized profession of HIV/AIDS care," Dr. Marlink add...
Women less likely to get quality heart attack care
...n men to have a one-on-one session with doctors or nurses
before they went home, to help them understand and...signed a discharge contract with their doctors and nurses
that included a pledge to stick to treatment and follow-up appointments, lived longer than those who...
Immersion in virtual world alleviates pain from injury
...ery bad pain. The researchers also interviewed the nurses
and parents present during the dressing change. Th...e when they were playing the game. The parents and nurses
confirmed these results and said that the children clearly showed less signs of pain when they playe...
Adverse drug events in nursing homes are far more common than previously identified
...mmunications and decision-making among physicians, nurses
and staff, to prevent these kinds of events." Dr. Gurwitz and a team of physicians and pharmacists reviewed patient records at two large academic long-term care facilities that, combined, had a total of 1229 beds. Researchers looked at patient record...
World's biggest study of multi-million pound health problem launched
... of managing constipation. Researchers will train nurses
and, in some cases, GPs, to lead special consultation sessions with patients. Whilst there is a general level of agreement amongst healthcare professionals as to the sort of diet and lifestyle patients need to adopt to avoid constipation, there is n...
USC dental researchers develop first test for predicting cavities in children
...ith USC research scientist Patricia Denny. School nurses
could administer the test, Navazesh said, though she stressed any test would not be a substitute for proper dental care. "This is not a test to diagnose caries. This is a test that can be used to evaluate susceptibility and risk," she said. "If we ca...
Parents comfortable with vaccination for sexually transmitted infections for adolescent children
...t to inform pediatricians and other physicians and nurses
that most parents will be likely to accept recommendations regarding STI vaccination." (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2005; 159:132-137. Available post-embargo at archpediatrics.com ) Editorial: Parental Acceptability of Vaccines for Sexually Transmitt...
Government approach to cutting hospital stays may be misleading
...ng older patients and then using specially trained nurses
to care for them at home. But Martin Roland and co... of the plan to transfer 3000 experienced district nurses
or other health professionals from their current roles to undertake this new role should also be con...
Phobic anxiety increases heart disease death risk among women
...ausal status and lifestyle factors that has polled nurses
across the U.S. every two years since 1976. In 1988, Nurses' Health Study authors surveyed 72,359 women who had no history of heart disease about phobic anxieties. They measured phobic anxiety using the Crown-Crisp index (CCI), which ranks the degr...
Obesity and weight gain associated with poorer breast cancer survival
... prospective study of the health of 121,700 female nurses
conducted between 1976 and 2000. Researchers used body mass index (BMI) the ratio of a person's height in meters to their weight in kilograms to classify women as normal weight (BMI of 18.5 to 24.9), overweight (BMI of 25 to 29.9), or obese (a BMI...
First US kidney cancer vaccine trial underway at Columbia
...e Metropolitan New York area, includes doctors and nurses
with specialized training in biologic therapy and vaccines who are actively conducting clinical studies of tumor vaccines. The program also includes scientists working in research laboratories within Columbia University to translate clinical learning...
January/February Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...s to engage in active treatment and using practice nurses
to provide regular care management. Analyzing the outcomes for 221 adults beginning treatment for major depression, the authors found that enhanced care significantly increased the number of days free of depression impairment for two years when compa...
Study says 43% of US adults at risk of heart disease are not utilizing aspirin therapy
...therefore only representative of the population of nurses
surveyed. The nursing database was provided by the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA), and consisted of PCNA members. The sampling error for the physician results is +/-7 percentage points and for the nurse results it is +/- 10 per...
Generation gap found in chronic pain
...and treatments, and in the training of doctors and nurses
to see pain as a vital sign just like temperature and pulse rate, mean that more patients are getting effective relief for their chronic pain than ever before. So, younger people may just expect more from pain treatment than their elders do. Green a...
Study confirms ICDs more effective in preventing sudden cardiac death than medical therapies
... multidisciplinary approach that joins physicians, nurses
and a range of other medical specialists and caregivers from Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiovascular Anesthesiology and Radiology from evaluation to follow-up. Patients benefit from the latest minimally invasive surgical techni...
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