Professional Practice

Publication Title: 
Recherche En Soins Infirmiers

The organizational involvement concept is often developed by many researchers and practitioners. This study is in the right inheritance of Allen and Meyer (1990) and Thevenet and Neveu (2002) works who all considered the involvement as "an affective or emotional attachment towards the organization such as an individual strongly involved identifies himself, reinforces his own agreement and enjoys being a member of the organization that employs him".

Author(s): 
PÈoc'h, Nadia
Ceaux, Christine
Publication Title: 
Recenti Progressi in Medicina

The risk of loss of essential elements of our professionalism, such as sense of duty, altruism and collegiality, contributes to the difficulties in the interplay between health services administration, health professionals and patients. It is not enough to increase salaries or change organization models. It is also insufficient a generic reference to the values of our profession, but it is mandatory to overcome the self-referencing attitude of health professions.

Author(s): 
Del Puente, Antonio
Esposito, Antonella
Lombardi, Vinicio
Bova, Aldo
Zecca, Roberto
Torella, Roberto
Publication Title: 
PloS One

To better understand clinical empathy and what factors can undermine its experience and outcome in care-giving settings, a large-scale study was conducted with 7,584 board certified practicing physicians. Online validated instruments assessing different aspects of empathy, distress, burnout, altruistic behavior, emotional awareness, and well-being were used. Compassion satisfaction was strongly associated with empathic concern, perspective taking and altruism, while compassion fatigue (burnout and secondary traumatic stress) was more closely related to personal distress and alexithymia.

Author(s): 
Gleichgerrcht, Ezequiel
Decety, Jean
Publication Title: 
Médecine Légale Et Dommage Corporel
Author(s): 
Lazarini, H. J.
Doignon, J.
Bénézech, M.
Leichton, E.
L'Epée, P.
Publication Title: 
The Central African Journal of Medicine
Author(s): 
Humphries, S. V.
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis

We argue that both nomothetic and idiographic research strategies can advance scientific knowledge of therapeutic hypnosis. In particular, practitioners can make idiographic contributions to the scientific literature in a manner that will be received positively by a growing number of behavioral scientists. Broad methodological issues and concerns specific to hypnosis research are discussed.

Author(s): 
Nadon, R.
Laurence, J. R.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Community Health

The purpose of this study was to identify the perceptions of nurses toward the effectiveness and safety, as well as their recommendations for and personal use of complementary and alternative medical therapies. A, random sample of 1000 nurses throughout the United States were surveyed using a three-wave mailing. About half of the respondents perceived there was conclusive evidence or preponderance of evidence that five therapies were effective: biofeedback, chiropractic, meditation/relaxation, multi-vitamins, and massage therapy.

Author(s): 
Brolinson, P. G.
Price, J. H.
Ditmyer, M.
Reis, D.
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis
Author(s): 
Daniel, Sheryll A.
Publication Title: 
Psychotherapy (Chicago, Ill.)

Over 2,200 North American psychotherapists completed a Web-based survey concerning their clinical work, including theoretical orientation, client characteristics, and use of specific psychotherapy techniques. Psychotherapeutic integration was common, with the majority of respondents identifying with more than one theoretical orientation or as having an eclectic orientation. The modal patient was a White female adult suffering from a mood or anxiety disorder and interpersonal problems. Individual psychotherapy was the preferred treatment modality.

Author(s): 
Cook, Joan M.
Biyanova, Tatuana
Elhai, Jon
Schnurr, Paula P.
Coyne, James C.
Publication Title: 
Lab Animal

Having done the hard work in winning your new job, you might find fitting into a new environment to be just as demanding. Don't make the common mistake of focusing solely on work and getting results. You need to pay equal attention to nurturing good relationships with your new colleagues. Here are a few more hints to help ensure that you get off to the best possible start.

Author(s): 
Mortell, Norman

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