Critique of Cervical cancer prevention by vaccination: nurses’ knowledge, attitudes and intentions - Psychology Research Paper by Sidney Otoboeze Northern Lights College for PSY 101, Introduction to Psychology Tanya Clary May 18, 2011 Abstract One of the first tasks involved in the critiquing of a research paper is to try to explain the performance and tasks that have taken place. Critiquing research involves a careful examination of all aspects of a study in order to judge its strengths, limitations, meaning and significance (Hek, 1996). As demonstrated in the paper written by Boulianne, Duval, Dube, Ouakki, Gilca,Halperin, Sauvageau, Pielak, Lavoie & Simpson, (2009), it can be concluded that cervical cancer is the second most
A series of education training of documentation was implemented to help reduce episodes of Medicare payment denials and self-protection through adequate documentation. Thus, I will discuss the impact of inadequate nursing documentation that leads to malpractice lawsuits. Purpose of Medical Record Documentation Understanding the purpose of medical documentation was the first step in teaching how to prevent inadequate documentations that leads to liability and malpractice lawsuits. Monarch (2007) supports the purpose of Medical Record Documentation as the following: • Substantiating the health condition or illness or presented concern for the patient. • Effective communication among health care staff.
Jeffrey Bourguignon Best Evidence Paper EM 6305 Fall 2011 PICO Question In COPD patients, does breathing rehabilitation or anxiolytics produce a greater reduction in anxiety and subsequent dyspnea? Search Strategy The search terms I initially used to find material suitable for this assignment were: COPD, anxiety, pulmonary, rehabilitation, treatment, dyspnea, quality of life. Search Outcome My search returned 80 papers, of which 22 were free full texts. 21 of the papers were relevant to my query and supported pulmonary rehabilitation programs for patients with COPD to reduce anxiety and thus, dyspnea. Relevant Articles Table Article | Patient Group | Study Type | Outcomes | Key Results | Study Weaknesses | 1 | 45 patients - 13 male, 32 female, mean age 67.4 years | Observational Study | Pts who completed pulmonary program showed improvement on all four scales.
Objective: To determine whether a pharmacist-led telehealth disease management program is superior to usual care in improving diabetes medication treatment adherence in patients with concomitant diabetes and depression. Methods: We propose to conduct a randomized, controlled pilot study of 80 patients with concomitant diagnosis of diabetes and depression with a hemoglobin A1C > 8%. Forty patients will be randomly assigned to receive the pharmacist-led telehealth program (experimental arm), which will include an initial visit to learn about the technology, weekly monitoring of telehealth data, followed by telephone calls when alerted by the telehealth system for 6 months. Another 40 patients will be allocated to usual care (control arm). The primary outcome will be the change in diabetes and depression medication adherence rates.
I decided to read an article titled Clinical Inquiries: Does exercise alleviate symptoms of depression? published in The Journal Of Family Practice. This article is authoritative because it was written by Allan Gil and Rosalyn Womack, residents in the University Department of Medicine and Sarah Safranek, a librarian at the University Health Sciences Library and published in a peer review journal. The article is also current, having been published in 2010. The
Rosen, Daniel M. Dope a History of Performance Enhancement in Sports from the Nineteenth Century to Today. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2008. Print. Shimada, H., T. Ochiai, S. Okazumi, H. Matsubara, Y. Nabeya, Y. Miyazawa, M. Arima, Y. Funami, H. Hayashi, and A. Takeda. "Clinical Benefits of Steroid Therapy on Surgical Stress in Patients with Esophageal Cancer."
He described his experience in the New York Times (Reston 1971) Subsequently teams of US doctors made fact-finding tours of China to assess acupuncture, particularly its use for surgical analgesia(Dimond 1971). This was followed by an outbreak of interest and research into its possible mode of action. Since then, acupuncture became a widely used in various clinical conditions, especially pain management but the debate has been happening as whether acupuncture in comparison to the respective control is an effective treatment option or the accounted acupuncture effects reflect merely a placebo response(Enck, Klosterhalfen, & Zipfel 2010). In other words whether acupuncture analgesia has a physiological basis or is simply attributable to hypnosis or other psychological effects. Several reasons other than the prejudice have been in support for latter assumptions.
Running head: A GUIDE TO TAKING A PATIENT’S HISTORY Chamberlain College of Nursing NR294: Health Assessment A Guide to Taking a Patient’s History The article, A Guide to Taking a Patient’s History, was written by Hillary Lloyd and Stephen Craig (2007) and published in the Art & Science Journal Vol 22 No 13 in December 2007. The focus of the article was to present a practical guide to history taking using a structured systemic approach with the rationale of preventing incomplete patient assessments which may result in inadequate care and adverse outcomes. The article did not specify a population but was geared mainly towards taking the history of an adult patient. Some of the steps are general and could be used for anyone but would require alteration and incorporation of other skills when dealing with pediatric patients. Lloyd & Craig (2007) presented several strategies and tools that would be beneficial in improving the abilities of the nurse as a history taker, if they are learned early and incorporated and used in regular practice.
As a health care professional trained in different approach, I assessed my client based on the theory and learning experience that I have had. The client was been diagnosed with dementia, limited mobility, and inadequate verbal communication. I undertook a full assessment to a client with a sacral pressure sore. Assessment using observation was been completed to the sacral area, and graded the level of pressure ulcer using the Braden scale. The nurse mentor was been informed about the type of dressing and intervention that should be provided to the client, along with the explanation with the rationale to the procedure that I have decided to use.
Shirazi (2012) defines allopathic medicine as the “practice of conventional medicine that uses pharmacologically active agents or physical interventions (like surgery) to treat or suppress symptoms or pathophysiologic processes of disease” (Definitions, para. 1). An example of the allopathic approach can be simplified into a patient’s visit to their primary care provider for knee pain. The patient is asked a series of questions regarding their symptoms. The provider will then address that specific knee pain issue and then treat accordingly, whether it is a prescription to alleviate the pain or recommending a series of exercises to mobilize the joint.