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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-09-29T15:57:38-0400
This study will evaluate the feasibility, acceptability, and perceived effectiveness of the culturally-adapted COMFORT Communication Curriculum in two Native American reservation communiti...
Most dying cancer patients would prefer a home death yet die in an institution. Patients can experience uncertainty when weighing practical considerations, concern for others, and their p...
The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of a diabetes education program delivered to CHW in improving the metabolic control of patients with type 2 DM. The study is a randomized c...
Validation Study: A Prospective, Non-Randomized, Single Arm Trial to Assess the Efficacy of the Comfort Plug™ in Preventing Urinary Incontinence in Male Subjects with Post Prostatectomy ...
The proposed study seeks to establish the feasibility of universal screening for depression in an adult primary care safety net setting, measure the effectiveness of a culturally appropria...
Guided imagery (GI) is a nonpharmacological intervention that is increasingly implemented in different clinical contexts. However, there have been no studies on the effect of GI on the comfort of inpa...
The aims of this study were to identify the needs for further critical care experience for pediatric and internal medicine-pediatric residents, to describe a multidisciplinary approach to education, a...
The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of an education intervention for the implementation of the clinical handover tool iSoBAR, in an acute setting. A quantitative, descriptive surv...
to report the application of a participatory teaching-learning method on the themes death, dying, and associate care to highlight its applicability to the students.
Procedures and programs that facilitate the development or skill acquisition in infants and young children who have disabilities, who are at risk for developing disabilities, or who are gifted. It includes programs that are designed to prevent handicapping conditions in infants and young children and family-centered programs designed to affect the functioning of infants and children with special needs. (From Journal of Early Intervention, Editorial, 1989, vol. 13, no. 1, p. 3; A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, prepared for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, 1976)
Patient care intended to prevent or relieve suffering in conditions that ensure optimal quality living.
The use of severity-of-illness measures, such as age, to estimate the risk (measurable or predictable chance of loss, injury or death) to which a patient is subject before receiving some health care intervention. This adjustment allows comparison of performance and quality across organizations, practitioners, and communities. (from JCAHO, Lexikon, 1994)
The purpose of this 1990 federal act is to assure that individuals receiving health care services will be given an opportunity to participate in and direct health care decisions affecting themselves. Under this act, hospitals, health care agencies, and health maintenance organizations are responsible for developing patient information for distribution. The information must include patients' rights, advance directives, living wills, ethics committees' consultation and education functions, limited medical treatment (support/comfort care only), mental health treatment, resuscitation, restraints, surrogate decision making and transfer of care. (from JCAHO, Lexicon, 1994)
Organization of medical and nursing care according to the degree of illness and care requirements in the hospital. The elements are intensive care, intermediate care, self-care, long-term care, and organized home care.