Education, Medical, Continuing

Publication Title: 
Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics: JDBP

A survey was taken of graduates of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics' (SDBP) Pediatric Hypnosis Course to describe the impact of the course on participants' practical knowledge of self-regulation and hypnosis, the acquisition through direct experience of a realistic understanding of hypnosis, their estimation of the value of the course to their practice of pediatrics, their use of techniques learned, what they would communicate to peers in pediatrics about training in this area, and their beliefs concerning barriers to professional interest in learning hypnot

Author(s): 
Mize, W. L.
Publication Title: 
Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

OBJECTIVE: To assess (1) pediatricians' attitudes toward and practice of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for their patients; (2) their knowledge, experience, and referral patterns for selected CAM therapies; and (3) their desire for continuing medical education courses on CAM therapies. METHOD: An anonymous, self-report, 25-item questionnaire was mailed to fellows of the Michigan chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Author(s): 
Sikand, A.
Laken, M.
Publication Title: 
Academic Radiology

RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: The authors' purpose was to develop an electronic teaching module in nonpharmacologic analgesia and anxiolysis for use in the radiology department. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The teaching document was derived from previous training courses validated by patient outcome. Skills in structured empathic attention and guidance of self-hypnotic relaxation were tested in a previous prospective, randomized study with 241 patients and shown to affect positively patients' perception of pain and anxiety.

Author(s): 
Lang, Elvira V.
Laser, Eleanor
Anderson, Brad
Potter, Jeffrey
Hatsiopoulou, Olga
Lutgendorf, Susan
Logan, Henrietta
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVE: To describe the establishment of a multidisciplinary team of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) providers and educators in an urban pediatric hospital and affiliated medical school. BACKGROUND: Pediatric CAM use is increasing. Physicians are interested in CAM-related education but few programs had been developed in pediatrics. In 1998, Children's Hospital Boston established the Center for Holistic Pediatric Education and Research (CHPER), a CAM multidisciplinary team providing clinical services, education, and research.

Author(s): 
Highfield, Ellen Silver
McLellan, Mary C.
Kemper, Kathi J.
Risko, Wanessa
Woolf, Alan D.
Publication Title: 
The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis

The aim of this study was to examine whether a lecture on hypnosis can modify attitudes and misconceptions about hypnosis. The sample consisted of 97 health professionals from institutions in Havana City, Cuba. Group 1 consisted of 46 participants who received a lecture on hypnosis. Group 2 consisted of 51 participants who received a lecture about urology. and Beliefs toward Hypnosis-Therapist was applied before and after the lecture. Results indicated that there were significant differences between the groups: Group 1 showed more positive attitudes toward hypnosis.

Author(s): 
Martín, Marta
Capafons, Antonio
Espejo, Begoña
Mendoza, M. Elena
Guerra, Mayda
Enríquez Santos, José Angel
Díaz-Purón, Sandra
Guirado, Israel García
Castilla, Carmen Dolores Sosa
Publication Title: 
Tropical medicine & international health: TM & IH

Recently, there has been a major increase in financial support for malaria control. Most of these funds have, appropriately, been spent on the tools needed for effective prevention and treatment of malaria such as insecticide-treated bed nets, indoor residual spraying and artemisinin combination therapy. There has been less investment in the training of the scientists from malaria-endemic countries needed to support these large and increasingly complex malaria control programmes, especially in Africa.

Author(s): 
Greenwood, Brian
Bhasin, Amit
Targett, Geoffrey
Publication Title: 
Malaria Journal

BACKGROUND: Effective case management of uncomplicated malaria is a fundamental pillar of malaria control. Little is known about the various steps in designing interventions to accompany the roll out of rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) and artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT). This study documents the process of designing and implementing interventions to change clinicians' practice in the management of uncomplicated malaria.

Author(s): 
Achonduh, Olivia A.
Mbacham, Wilfred F.
Mangham-Jefferies, Lindsay
Cundill, Bonnie
Chandler, Clare
Pamen-Ngako, Joelle
Lele, Albertine K.
Ndong, Ignatius C.
Ndive, Sarah N.
Ambebila, Joel N.
Orang-Ojong, Barnabas B.
Metoh, Theresia N.
Akindeh-Nji, Mbuh
Wiseman, Virginia
Publication Title: 
The Lancet. Global Health

BACKGROUND: The scale-up of malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) is intended to improve case management of fever and targeting of artemisinin-based combination therapy. Habitual presumptive treatment has hampered these intentions, suggesting a need for strategies to support behaviour change. We aimed to assess the introduction of RDTs when packaged with basic or enhanced clinician training interventions in Cameroon.

Author(s): 
Mbacham, Wilfred F.
Mangham-Jefferies, Lindsay
Cundill, Bonnie
Achonduh, Olivia A.
Chandler, Clare I. R.
Ambebila, Joel N.
Nkwescheu, Armand
Forsah-Achu, Dorothy
Ndiforchu, Victor
Tchekountouo, Odile
Akindeh-Nji, Mbuh
Ongolo-Zogo, Pierre
Wiseman, Virginia
Publication Title: 
Critical Care Medicine

BACKGROUND: Critical illness is a crisis for the total person, not just for the physical body. Patients and their loved ones often reflect on spiritual, religious, and existential questions when seriously ill. Surveys have demonstrated that most patients wish physicians would concern themselves with their patients' spiritual and religious needs, thus indicating that this part of their care has been neglected or avoided.

Author(s): 
Todres, I. David
Catlin, Elizabeth A.
Thiel, Mary Martha
Publication Title: 
Pediatrics

WHY A TASK FORCE ON THE FAMILY? The practice of pediatrics is unique among medical specialties in many ways, among which is the nearly certain presence of a parent when health care services are provided for the patient. Regardless of whether parents or other family members are physically present, their influence is pervasive. Families are the most central and enduring influence in children's lives. Parents are also central in pediatric care.

Author(s): 
Schor, Edward L.
American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on the Family

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