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Physical And Psychosomatic Health Outcomes In People Bereaved By Suicide Compared To People Bereaved By Other Modes Of Death: A Systematic Review, Ailbhe Spillane, Celine Larkin, Paul Corcoran, Karen Matvienko-Sikar, Fiona Riordan, Ella Arensman 2017 University College Cork

Physical And Psychosomatic Health Outcomes In People Bereaved By Suicide Compared To People Bereaved By Other Modes Of Death: A Systematic Review, Ailbhe Spillane, Celine Larkin, Paul Corcoran, Karen Matvienko-Sikar, Fiona Riordan, Ella Arensman

Open Access Articles

BACKGROUND: Little research has been conducted into the physical health implications of suicide bereavement compared to other causes of death. There is some evidence that suicide bereaved parents have higher morbidity, particularly in terms of chronic illness. This systematic review aims to examine the physical and psychosomatic morbidities of people bereaved by a family member's suicide and compare them with family members bereaved by other modes of death.

METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, and PsycINFO were searched from 1985 to February 2016. The search was re-run in March 2017. Peer-reviewed English language articles comparing suicide-bereaved family members to non-suicide bereaved ...


Changes In The Utilization Of Osteoporosis Drugs After The 2010 Fda Bisphosphonate Drug Safety Communication, Bander Balkhi, Enrique Seoane-Vazquez, Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio 2017 King Saud University

Changes In The Utilization Of Osteoporosis Drugs After The 2010 Fda Bisphosphonate Drug Safety Communication, Bander Balkhi, Enrique Seoane-Vazquez, Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio

Pharmacy Faculty Articles and Research

Introduction

In October 2010, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety communication regarding the risks of atypical fractures of the femur, with bisphosphonates drugs. This study evaluated the impact of the bisphosphonates FDA safety communication on the utilization of osteoporosis medications in Medicaid programs.

Methods

Osteoporosis drugs utilization data from the July 2006 to June 2014 were extracted from the national Summary Files from the Medicaid State Drug Utilization Data maintained by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). We performed an interrupted time series analyses to evaluate trends in utilization of osteoporosis drugs before and after ...


Creating Solid Interview Guides, Laura A. Sefton, Linda M. Cabral 2017 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Creating Solid Interview Guides, Laura A. Sefton, Linda M. Cabral

Commonwealth Medicine Publications

Blog post to AEA365, a blog sponsored by the American Evaluation Association (AEA) dedicated to highlighting Hot Tips, Cool Tricks, Rad Resources, and Lessons Learned for evaluators. The American Evaluation Association is an international professional association of evaluators devoted to the application and exploration of program evaluation, personnel evaluation, technology, and many other forms of evaluation. Evaluation involves assessing the strengths and weaknesses of programs, policies, personnel, products, and organizations to improve their effectiveness.


Pipeline Trends - December 2017, Nicole M. Trask, Sage Bagwell 2017 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Pipeline Trends - December 2017, Nicole M. Trask, Sage Bagwell

Commonwealth Medicine Publications

Pipeline Trends is produced by UMass Medical School’s Clinical Pharmacy Services and is distributed annually. This edition provides a comprehensive overview of:

  • Promising New Agents
  • Projected Generic Entry
  • Investigational Indications
  • FDA Updates
  • Industry Trends


Sharing The Burden, Robert Livingston 2017 California State University, Monterey Bay

Sharing The Burden, Robert Livingston

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

Family caregivers of hospice patients experience an increased burden due to providing ongoing care. Research on the issue produces no consensus on evidence-based programs to alleviate the burden. Respite or relief services continue to be the primary solution applied to the problem. Central Coast Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice supported a project to address caregiver burden. Hospice provides volunteers to families to reduce the caregiver burden. The project consists of outreach and recruitment to obtain new volunteers that continue to deliver respite within the community. Project duration lasted for approximately three months and was implemented by completing six tabling activities ...


A Review Of Suspected Intraoperative Antiseptic Burns: A Quality Improvement Review, Monica Stankiewicz, Michele Wyland 2017 Australian College of Perioperative Nurses (ACORN)

A Review Of Suspected Intraoperative Antiseptic Burns: A Quality Improvement Review, Monica Stankiewicz, Michele Wyland

Journal of Perioperative Nursing

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Surgical Plume And Its Implications: A Review Of The Risk And Barriers To A Safe Work Place, Eunice Tan, Kylie P. Russell 2017 Fremantle Hosptial and Health Service

Surgical Plume And Its Implications: A Review Of The Risk And Barriers To A Safe Work Place, Eunice Tan, Kylie P. Russell

Journal of Perioperative Nursing

Every year thousands of health care professionals worldwide are exposed to surgical smoke. There is evidence that this smoke consists of toxic gases, pathogens and particulate matter that is a hazard for patients and the perioperative team. Past research indicates that perioperative staff inconsistently comply with smoke evacuation recommendations. The aim of this study was to identify, review and discuss the issues related to surgical plume and its implications for patients and perioperative staff. The findings of this review relate to: surgical smoke content, its risks to the health of the perioperative staff, preventative measures, infection control measures, compliance with ...


Access To Guideline-Recommended Pharmacogenomic Tests For Cancer Treatments: Experience Of Providers And Patients, Ann Chen Wu, Kathleen M. Mazor, Rachel Ceccarelli, Stephanie Loomer, Christine Y. Lu 2017 Harvard Medical School

Access To Guideline-Recommended Pharmacogenomic Tests For Cancer Treatments: Experience Of Providers And Patients, Ann Chen Wu, Kathleen M. Mazor, Rachel Ceccarelli, Stephanie Loomer, Christine Y. Lu

Open Access Articles

Genomic tests are the fastest growing sector in medicine and medical science, yet there remains a dearth of research on access to pharmacogenomic tests and medications. The objective of this study is to explore providers' and patients' experiences and views on test access as well as strategies used for gaining access. We interviewed clinicians who prescribed medications that should be guided by pharmacogenomic testing and patients who received those prescriptions. We organized the themes into the four dimensions suggested by the World Health Organization framework on access to medications and health technologies. Guideline-recommended pharmacogenomic tests for cancer care are generally ...


Patient Experience In The Behavioral Health Setting: Key Best Practices Throughout An Organizational Journey, Mark L. D'Agostino, Tena Vizner, Daniel Wald, Linda Espinosa, Rick Evans 2017 Weill Cornell Medical College & NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Division

Patient Experience In The Behavioral Health Setting: Key Best Practices Throughout An Organizational Journey, Mark L. D'Agostino, Tena Vizner, Daniel Wald, Linda Espinosa, Rick Evans

Patient Experience Journal

NewYork-Presbyterian/Westchester Division, a clinical affiliate of Weill Cornell Medicine, is a 260-bed hospital providing inpatient and outpatient behavioral health care for children, adolescents, adults and older adults. From 2004-2010 the hospital’s patient experience scores on the Press Ganey® Inpatient Psychiatry Survey improved from the 14th to 53rd percentile nationally. We primarily attribute this to joining the Planetree® Affilliate Network. Planetree is a mission based not-for-profit organization that partners with healthcare organizations around the world and across the care continuum to represent the patient voice and advance how professional caregivers engage with patients and families. In 2011, hourly rounding ...


“We Were Learning Together And It Felt Good That Way.” A Case Study Of A Participatory Group Music Program For Cancer Patients, Laurie Sadowski 2017 Wilfrid Laurier University

“We Were Learning Together And It Felt Good That Way.” A Case Study Of A Participatory Group Music Program For Cancer Patients, Laurie Sadowski

Patient Experience Journal

Though there are similarities to music therapy, the field of community music in healthcare, while in its infancy, is steadily growing. This case study explored how semi-formal, active music-making can play a role in illness and recovery and provide patients with a sense of voice, connection, and community, and the efficacy of community music programming in a hospital. Six participants began and three participants completed a 6-week music class learning the ukulele. Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) was used as a method for data analysis from semi-structured pre-questionnaires, transcribed classes, transcribed post-interviews, and weekly questionnaires from both the participants and the ...


Using Appreciative Inquiry As A Framework To Enhance The Patient Experience, Kerry Moorer MBA, Schawan Kunupakaphun, Elilzabeth Delgado, Matthew Moody, Christina Wolf MSN, RN, CNL, Karen Moore RN, MS, FACHE, Pracha Eamranond MD, MPH 2017 Harvard Medical School

Using Appreciative Inquiry As A Framework To Enhance The Patient Experience, Kerry Moorer Mba, Schawan Kunupakaphun, Elilzabeth Delgado, Matthew Moody, Christina Wolf Msn, Rn, Cnl, Karen Moore Rn, Ms, Fache, Pracha Eamranond Md, Mph

Patient Experience Journal

The following case depicts the journey of a non-profit hospital in an under-served community and its attempts to turn around suffering patient experience. The Hospital turned to the theories of Appreciative Inquiry and the power of a strengths-based approach to create a framework to support the patient experience initiatives. Hospital leadership led the formation of a Patient Experience Team to implement ten initiatives in order increase the top box score in the domain of willingness to recommend the hospital, as that was selected as a global measure of success for the overall improvement project.


Patient Experiences In Intensive Care Units: A Systematic Review, Serpil Topçu, Şule Ecevit Alpar, Bilgi Gülseven, Ayda Kebapçı 2017 Koç University

Patient Experiences In Intensive Care Units: A Systematic Review, Serpil Topçu, Şule Ecevit Alpar, Bilgi Gülseven, Ayda Kebapçı

Patient Experience Journal

The aim of this systematic review is to analyze the data gathered from studies conducted to determine patient experiences in intensive care and levels of the recollection of the intensive care period that were published between December, 1998 – April, 2013. The systematic review was carried out screening of the related publications. The findings of the systematic review were studied under the following two titles: “remembering the intensive care period” and “recalled experiences” of patients. Studying 15 papers which were found suitable to the inclusion criteria of the review indicated that majority of the patients had recollection of the intensive care ...


Patient Experience Of Taking Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy For Breast Cancer: A Tough Pill To Swallow, Kuang-Yi Wen, Rita Smith, Aruna Padmanabhan, Lori Goldstein 2017 Fox Chase Cancer Center

Patient Experience Of Taking Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy For Breast Cancer: A Tough Pill To Swallow, Kuang-Yi Wen, Rita Smith, Aruna Padmanabhan, Lori Goldstein

Patient Experience Journal

Adjuvant endocrine therapy (AET) has substantially improved the mortality rate among breast cancer survivors. Despite the proven efficacy, the non-adherence rate to therapy is still high. This study is aimed to examine women’s challenges related to AET adherence and management. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with six Caucasian and six African American breast cancer survivors who were prescribed for AET. The transcripts of audio-taped interviews were qualitatively analyzed. Key themes were: 1) positive beliefs in AET, 2) uncertainty about long-term adherence, 3) experiences with side effects, 4) forgetting and remembering, 5) other concerns and information needs, 6) potential intervention format ...


Exploratory Pilot Testing Of The Psychometric Properties Of The Person Engagement Index Instrument Among Older, Community-Dwelling Adults, Ellen Swartwout, Taya Irizarry, Annette DeVito Dabbs, Scott Barnett 2017 GetWellNetwork

Exploratory Pilot Testing Of The Psychometric Properties Of The Person Engagement Index Instrument Among Older, Community-Dwelling Adults, Ellen Swartwout, Taya Irizarry, Annette Devito Dabbs, Scott Barnett

Patient Experience Journal

The objective of this paper was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Person Engagement Index with community dwelling older adults and determine the factors that impact this population’s capacity to engage in healthcare. This non-experimental pilot evaluation of the psychometrics of the Person Engagement Index was performed in a convenience sample of 100 community-dwelling older adults. Exploratory factor analysis was conducted using dimension reduction to determine the underlying structure of a person’s capacity to engage in healthcare. Results indicated good internal consistency with Cronbach’s alpha=.882 for the overall scale. Exploratory factor analysis with varimax rotation ...


Operationalizing Person-Centered Care Practices In Long-Term Care: Recommendations From A “Resident For A Day” Experience, Jennifer L. Johs-Artisensi 2017 University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

Operationalizing Person-Centered Care Practices In Long-Term Care: Recommendations From A “Resident For A Day” Experience, Jennifer L. Johs-Artisensi

Patient Experience Journal

As the senior population continues to age, long-term care is positioned for growth and care recipients are demanding more person-centered care. While long-term care leaders may understand and believe in the value of person-centered care, sometimes operationalizing practices to ensure its delivery can be challenging. Using an ethnographic approach, over three years, 159 long-term care administrator-in-training practicum students each lived as a resident for 24 hours in a nursing home. Following the experience, using the Picker Institute’s framework, each participant identified and justified an Always Experience® – an optimal experience they believed should routinely occur for every long-term care resident ...


The Impact Of Provider Service Networks In Florida Medicaid Managed Care On Enrollees’ Satisfaction, Sinyoung Park, Jeffrey S. Harman, Allyson G. Hall 2017 University of North Florida

The Impact Of Provider Service Networks In Florida Medicaid Managed Care On Enrollees’ Satisfaction, Sinyoung Park, Jeffrey S. Harman, Allyson G. Hall

Patient Experience Journal

Two counties in Florida were selected as pilots in 2006 for the Medicaid Demonstration Program. In reform counties, Medicaid enrollees were required to pick a managed care plan; either a Health Maintenance Organization or a Provider Service Network (PSN). PSNs are a form of managed care that provides health care services directly through a provider or network of organizations to a defined population without an intermediary. There are two types of PSNs: Physician-based PSNs and Healthcare system-based PSNs. The objective of this study is to find the differences in enrollees’ satisfaction between two different types of PSNs. To assess the ...


Maintaining Public Health Insurance Benefits: How Primary Care Clinics Help Keep Low-Income Patients Insured, Rose L. Harding, Jennifer D. Hall, Jennifer DeVoe, Heather Angier, Rachel Gold, Christine Nelson, Sonja Likumahuwa-Ackman, John Heintzman, Aleksandra Sumic, Deborah J. Cohen 2017 Oregon Health & Science University

Maintaining Public Health Insurance Benefits: How Primary Care Clinics Help Keep Low-Income Patients Insured, Rose L. Harding, Jennifer D. Hall, Jennifer Devoe, Heather Angier, Rachel Gold, Christine Nelson, Sonja Likumahuwa-Ackman, John Heintzman, Aleksandra Sumic, Deborah J. Cohen

Patient Experience Journal

Low-income families struggle to obtain and maintain public health insurance. We identified strategies used by Community Health Centers (CHCs) to assist patients with insurance applications, and assessed patients’ receptivity to these efforts. Observational cross-case comparative study with four CHCs in Oregon. We observed insurance assistance processes, and interviewed 26 clinic staff and 18 patients/family members. Qualitative data were analyzed using a grounded theory approach. Patients’ understanding of eligibility status, reapplication schedules, and how to apply, were major barriers to insurance enrollment. Clinic staff addressed these barriers by reminding patients when applications were due, assisting with applications as needed, and ...


Patient Safety: Just Ask. Patients As Reporters Of Real-Time Safety Data; A Pilot Project To Improve Patient Safety In Secondary Care, Thomas A. Cairns Dr, Iain Mccallum Mr 2017 NHS

Patient Safety: Just Ask. Patients As Reporters Of Real-Time Safety Data; A Pilot Project To Improve Patient Safety In Secondary Care, Thomas A. Cairns Dr, Iain Mccallum Mr

Patient Experience Journal

The Berwick review into patient safety recommended ‘involving patients in the healthcare organisation and seeking out the patient voice as an essential asset to monitor safety.’ (1) However routine data collection from patients in our institution is retrospective and doesn't focus on safety. Our objective was to create a patient-centred mechanism to monitor patient-perceived safety concerns and provide immediate resolution of highlighted issues. A pragmatic 6-question questionnaire was developed containing 4 scored and 2 free text questions. This questionnaire was piloted and adjusted before being administered to all inpatients meeting the inclusion criteria in our institution on one day ...


Patient And Provider Experiences With Relationship, Information, And Management Continuity, Jeanette Jackson, Gail MacKean, Tim Cooke, Markus Lahtinen 2017 Health Quality Council of Alberta

Patient And Provider Experiences With Relationship, Information, And Management Continuity, Jeanette Jackson, Gail Mackean, Tim Cooke, Markus Lahtinen

Patient Experience Journal

From 2003 to 2014, the Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) monitored patient experiences with healthcare services through a biennial Satisfaction and Experience with Healthcare Services (SEHCS) survey. The findings consistently showed a direct link between coordination of care, an aspect of continuity of care, and healthcare outcomes. Specifically, it showed that better coordination is linked to positive outcomes; the reverse is also true. Given the critical role continuity of care plays in the healthcare system, the HQCA conducted in-depth interviews, interactive feedback sessions and focus groups with patients and providers to explore factors that influence both seamless and fragmented ...


Healthcare Providers Versus Patients' Understanding Of Health Beliefs And Values, Betty M. Kennedy, Matloob Rehman, William D. Johnson, Michelle B. Magee, Robert Leonard, Peter T. Katzmarzyk 2017 Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Healthcare Providers Versus Patients' Understanding Of Health Beliefs And Values, Betty M. Kennedy, Matloob Rehman, William D. Johnson, Michelle B. Magee, Robert Leonard, Peter T. Katzmarzyk

Patient Experience Journal

This study examined how well healthcare providers perceive and understand their patients’ health beliefs and values compared to patients’ actual beliefs, and to determine if communication relationships maybe improved as a result of healthcare providers’ understanding of their patients’ illness from their perspective. A total of 61 participants (7 healthcare providers and 54 patients) were enrolled in the study. Healthcare providers and patients individually completed survey instruments and each participated in a structured focus group. Healthcare provider and patient differences revealed that patients perceived greater meaning of their illness (p = 0.038), and a greater preference for partnership (p = 0 ...


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