Tag: "distrust" at medical news

Patients' lives at risk from substandard drugs say heart specialists

...essive worry, but lack of vigilance could generate distrust by consumers and professionals. "It is essential to bring the issue to public attention as a first step in reinforcing surveillance," said Dr Andreotti of the Institute of Cardiology at the Catholic University Medical School in Rome, Italy. The edito...

Hopkins AIDS experts issue warning about global efforts to provide drug therapies

...pplies was necessary in all cases, but that public distrust and outrage arose when patient selection methods conflicted with local principles. Led by Hopkins medical historian Laura McGough, Ph.D., the team reviewed four major developments in medicine that shared the issues confronting distribution of antiret...

Knowledge of Tuskegee study doesn't increase medical mistrust

... the Negro Male (Tuskegee Study) does not increase distrust in medical care, according to researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Most of those surveyed were unaware of the Tuskegee Study and, of those who had heard of it, most could not accurately answer multiple-choice question...

Racial minority participation in clinical trials increase with information and access

...willing to participate in health research due to a distrust of the research community stemming from past abuses. The most notable is the Tuskegee syphilis study, in which hundreds of poor African American men in Alabama were followed for decades without being told they had syphilis, promised treatments and pr...

End-of-life wishes vary among racial and ethnic groups, and between genders, study finds

...under the care of family. Many black men expressed distrust of doctors without even being asked about the subject, and some expressed concern related to past medical-related injustices experienced by black men. Whites in the study indicated that they did not think it was the family's responsibility to take ca...

Study elicits 'child's eye' view of methamphetamine abuse and its effects

... in prison. The children often also carry a strong distrust of authority figures, passed on from their parents as a result of the criminal activity involved, sometimes reinforced by a meth-induced paranoia. Some have been actively socialized into a rural drug culture. "It becomes a huge blockage" to intervent...

Low literacy increases risk of death and misunderstanding of medical consent forms

... have to do with an already-existing high level of distrust of medical studies among African Americans. She cites the Tuskegee Study, in which the United States Public Health Service withheld syphilis treatment from a group of 399 African-American men for 40 years, from 1932 to 1972. "A history like that i...

Don't rely on cold reason - trust your intuition as well

...r power stations and a flu pandemic trigger public distrust in the powers-that-be? What can the government do to re-build trust in politicians and scientists? Risk researchers say the answer lies in emotions, not reason, especially when the perceived risk is related to health, the environment, new technolog...

Building trust among communities will be key in eradicating polio

...However, polio vaccination campaigns have met with distrust in some communities, which cite spurious but understandable fears that mass vaccination is part of some conspiracy by the developed world against poor countries. The Lancet comments: "Although important, providing funding and the infrastructure for ...

November/December 2006 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...both mothers and daughters, may reduce feelings of distrust and discomfort.Perspectives on Confidential Health Care for Adolescent Girls By M. Diane McKee, M.D., M.S., et al HOW INTERVAL BREAST CANCER IS DETECTED This epidemiological study finds that, of the 143 women studied with breast cancer that occu...

Offenders unlikely to seek help when experiencing mental distress

...were a chaotic upbringing, a fear of diagnosis and distrust of the system. Overall, lack of trust emerged as the most prominent factor. Many of the participants did not feel that health professionals genuinely cared about them or had the ability to help with mental health problems. Others were reluctant to se...

Psychosocial factors associated with higher levels of inflammatory markers

...factors of depression and chronic stress. Cynical distrust was measured at a follow-up visit between 2002 and 2004. Blood samples obtained at the initial examination were analyzed for IL-6, C-reactive protein and fibrinogen, all markers for inflammation. The researchers found graded associations between al...

Health disparities in prostate cancer stem from lack of care, not lack of knowledge

... said. "This wasn't coming from some historical distrust from previous abuses but was coming from people's own experience with the health-care system," Godley said. "If you don't have a doctor and have to repeat your whole history to an emergency room physician every time you have a medical encounter, then...

Hurricane Katrina evacuees had deep distrust of public health authorities

...g they had not been looking for the deep level of distrust the largely minority victims felt toward public he...r and Underserved, the researchers write that this distrust likely played a role in residents' response to evacuation warnings and advice. "The statements of ...

High blood pressure problems largely misunderstood by sufferers

Richmond, Ky. August 06, 2007 The distrust of healthcare providers shown by people with high blood pressure impedes effective treatment, as emphasized in a new study published in Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. In a systematic review and metasynthesis of eleven qualita...

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