“Too Good to be True? No!” Exploring Self, Incorporating a Quick and Easy Reflective Writing Exercise that Anyone Can Do (TH339)

Narrative medicine is defined as clinical practice strengthened by the ability to “recognize, absorb, interpret, and honor the stories of self and other.”[1] In the form of reflective writing, it has been shown to help healthcare providers improve critical thinking, understanding of self, cultural humility, and psychological resilience, as well as to better connect with each other, their patients, and their families.[2,3,4] But reflective writing can feel intimidating or overwhelming to clinicians who have never had any formal experience or training in writing or the reflective practices.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 29 May 2020Source: Diagnostic and Interventional ImagingAuthor(s): T. Mayer, R.L. Cazzato, P. De Marini, P. Auloge, D. Dalili, G. Koch, J. Garnon, A. Gangi
Source: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Jeffrey A. SingerPublic health interventions entail non ‐​economic as well as economic trade‐​offs. Some trade ‐​offs can involve other aspects of public health.I havewrittenabout how blanket bans on elective medical procedures combine with the fear already infused in the public to cause crucial delays in necessary health care. This adds to human suffering from causes other than the COVID-19 virus. Many people with chronic conditions, particularlychronic pain patients, are disproportionately affected by reduced access to routine care. Then there ’s the dramatic drop ‐...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - Category: American Health Authors: Source Type: blogs
This article provides an overview of the physiology of labor pain, discusses available nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic approaches to managing pain during active labor, and discusses potential benefits and risks for each option.
Source: Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: CE Connection Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 29 May 2020Source: Journal of Critical CareAuthor(s): Max Rosenthal, Julius J. Grunow, Claudia D. Spies, Rudolf Mörgeli, Nicolas Paul, Marc Deffland, Alawi Luetz, Anika Mueller, Sophie K. Piper, Bruno Neuner, Monika Nothacker, Björn Weiss
Source: Journal of Critical Care - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: On the basis of a broadly based research and participatory development process, a set of indicators has been developed that enables comprehensive evaluation of the regional quality of care of cross-indication, integrated care models focusing on common diseases. In order to be able to increasingly evaluate aspects of care coordination and patient orientation, health promotion as well as nursing, palliative and emergency care in the future, it would be helpful if routine data were collected or made accessible in these areas as well. PMID: 32467041 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Zeitschrift fur Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualitat im Gesundheitswesen - Category: Health Management Tags: Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes Source Type: research
AbstractClinical features of COVID-19 have been mostly described in hospitalized patients with and without ICU admission. Yet, up to 80% of patients are managed in an outpatient setting. This population is poorly documented. In France, health authorities recommend outpatient management of patients presenting mild-to-moderate COVID-19 symptoms. The aim of this study was to describe their clinical characteristics. The study took place in an emergency medical dispatching center located in the Greater Paris region. Patients included in this survey met confirmed COVID-19 infection criteria according to the WHO definition. We in...
Source: Internal and Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of the ReviewEndometriosis is defined by a finding of ectopic endometrial glands/stroma, and is characterized by a wide variability in pain symptoms. The goal of this review is to identify peripheral to central factors that can modulate pain output in a given patient with endometriosis. Based on this constellation of factors, we propose a pain classification for endometriosis.Recent FindingsThe development and persistence of endometriosis-associated pain is influenced by a complex interplay between local factors that then interact with central variables. Starting peripherally, endometriosis anatomic charact...
Source: Current Obstetrics and Gynecology Reports - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Conclusions: Occlusion of these catheters occurs at a very high rate, and the catheter embolus might be composed of clotted blood, plasma, and/or fibrin.
Source: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: Pain decreased the second day after cardiac surgery compared to day 1. Paracetamol was the most prescribed analgesic; however, there was an underutilization which might be affected by insufficient pain reporting. Future improvement could focus on multimodal pain management and proper communication of pain experience.
Source: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of adding the integrated neuromuscular inhibition technique (INIT) to therapeutic exercise (TE) in individuals with chronic mechanical neck pain (CMNP).
Source: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
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