Hospitals, University

Publication Title: 
Hematology. American Society of Hematology. Education Program

Integrative medicine (IM) has become a major challenge for doctors and nurses, as well as psychologists and many other disciplines involved in the endeavor to help patients to better tolerate the burden of toxic therapies and give patients tools so they can actively participate in their "salutogenesis." IM encompasses psycho-oncology, acupuncture, and physical and mental exercises to restore vital capacities lost due to toxic therapies; furthermore, it aims to replenish nutritional and metabolic deficits during and after cancer treatment.

Author(s): 
Diehl, Volker
Publication Title: 
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes

BACKGROUND: Health-related quality of life (QoL) has become a crucial outcome in medical care. However, few studies have assessed physician knowledge of QoL and rate of physicians adopting QoL measures in clinical practice. The present study aimed at assessing the level of knowledge of QoL and the perceived importance of incorporating QoL assessment in clinical practice among physicians of a tertiary level academic hospital in Rome, Italy.

Author(s): 
Bossola, Maurizio
Murri, Rita
Onder, Graziano
Turriziani, Adriana
Fantoni, Massimo
Padua, Luca
Publication Title: 
Geriatrics & Gerontology International

AIM: The main objective of the present study was to examine the quality of life of older adults with cancer and investigate factors associated with it. Some practical problems experienced by older adults with cancer are introduced, such as changes in work situation, availability of caregivers and financial difficulties relative to medical expenditures. METHODS: A total of 339 patients aged 65 years or older who were treated for five major cancer diseases--colorectal, stomach, lung, liver or kidney cancer--participated in the present study.

Author(s): 
Yoon, Hyunsook
Kim, Yojin
Lim, Yeon Ok
Lee, Hyun Joo
Choi, Kyoungwon
Publication Title: 
Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University

BACKGROUND: Psychological factors are one of many that contribute to the increased risk of a psychiatric disorder's occurrence after childbirth. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this work was to determine the relation between psychological variables, such as sense of self-efficacy and dispositional optimism, and the risk of mood disorder's occurrence in women after childbirth. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Two hundred eighty five women, who gave birth in the University Hospital no. 2 in Bydgoszcz, took part in the study.

Author(s): 
Ka?mierczak, Marzena
Gierszewska, Ma?gorzata
Mieczkowska, Estera
Gebuza, Gra?yna
Banaszkiewicz, Mariola
Publication Title: 
Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to identify the level of distress and posttraumatic growth in fathers of chronically ill children and also, to identify the relation between characteristics of the fathers and children and their posttraumatic growth and to investigate factors that influence posttraumatic growth. METHODS: In this study, 48 fathers who visited a university hospital in Seoul, Korea and who gave written consent completed the questionnaire between September 23 and November 19, 2013.

Author(s): 
Kim, Mi Young
Publication Title: 
Annals of Anatomy = Anatomischer Anzeiger: Official Organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft

BACKGROUND: In recent years the Netherlands has witnessed a steep increase in the number of bodies donated for medical research and training. To explore this upward trend and motives for donation, a survey was conducted among registered body donors in the database of the Department of Anatomy at the University Medical Center of Groningen (UMCG). METHODS: In November 2008, postal questionnaires were sent to 996 people enrolled at the UMCG body donor database. The present study focuses on motives for donation and social background characteristics of the body donors.

Author(s): 
Bolt, Sophie
Venbrux, Eric
Eisinga, Rob
Kuks, Jan B. M.
Veening, Jan G.
Gerrits, Peter O.
Publication Title: 
Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges

PURPOSE: To assess attitudes and expectations of obstetric patients toward the involvement of medical students in their care. METHOD: At the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont in 1991, questionnaire responses were collected from 222 obstetric patients who had been assisted by clerkship students from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and 78 patients who had refused the participation of students.

Author(s): 
Magrane, D.
Gannon, J.
Miller, C. T.
Publication Title: 
BMC health services research

BACKGROUND: A common finding in several studies is patients' dissatisfaction with complaint handling in health care. The reasons why are for the greater part unknown. The key to an answer may be found in a better understanding of patients' expectations. We investigated patients' expectations of complaint handling in hospitals. METHODS: Subjects were patients who had lodged a complaint at the complaint committees of 74 hospitals in the Netherlands. A total of 424 patients (response 75%) completed a written questionnaire at the start of the complaint procedures.

Author(s): 
Friele, Roland D.
Sluijs, Emmy M.
Publication Title: 
Clinical Medicine (London, England)

The aim of this study was to examine patients' motivation to participate in the Royal College of Physicians Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills (PACES). An exploratory cross-sectional study was performed with data collected via telephone interviews. All patients aged 18+ who participated in PACES at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire in the last two years were invited to take part; 28 patients were interviewed. Data were analysed using thematic content analysis.

Author(s): 
McFarland, Lorraine
Barlow, Julie
Nwokolo, Chuka
Publication Title: 
Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges

PURPOSE: A new internal medicine call structure was implemented at two teaching hospitals at the University of Toronto, Canada, in 2009, motivated by patient safety concerns, new duty hours regulations, and dissatisfaction among attending physicians. This study aimed to determine attendings', residents', and students' experiences with the new structure and to look carefully for unintended consequences.

Author(s): 
Stroud, Lynfa
Oulanova, Olga
Szecket, Nicolas
Ginsburg, Shiphra

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