Continuing professional development in the COVID-19 era: evolution of the Pegasus Health Small Group model
J Prim Health Care. 2022 Sep;14(3):268-272. doi: 10.1071/HC21145.ABSTRACTBackground and context This paper outlines the process of moving a continuing education programme for primary healthcare professionals from a fully in-person model to fully online so it could continue during coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) lockdowns. The programme uses a peer-led Small Group model with the leader facilitating interactive discussion based on background content researched by a team from Pegasus Health. Assessment of problem When the COVID-19 restrictions were implemented in March 2020, the usual in-person Small Group meetings could ...
Source: Primary Care - September 30, 2022 Category: Primary Care Authors: Susan Bidwell Louise Kennedy Marie Burke Linda Collier Ben Hudson Source Type: research

Australian general practitioners & amp;#x2019; perceptions of the barriers and opportunities for community-based care of patients with viral hepatitis: a mixed methods study
Discussion For Australian GPs, improving patient retention and diagnostics access were key pressure points in the viral hepatitis care pathway. A broader and more profound capacity-building allows community-based viral hepatitis care to be sustainable.PMID:36178828 | DOI:10.1071/HC22005 (Source: Primary Care)
Source: Primary Care - September 30, 2022 Category: Primary Care Authors: Belaynew Taye Patricia Valery Burglind Liddle Aidan Woodward Shaouli Shahid Rebecca Farley Donata Sackey Paul Clark Source Type: research

Clinical trial research agenda on COVID-19 - the first two years in Germany and beyond
CONCLUSIONS: The COVID-19 clinical research agenda has highlighted the substantial effort of the research community but also the challenges of the clinical research ecosystem. Most importantly, it has shed light on the ability to circumvent traditional barriers and to make trials more useful even under extraordinary conditions. The time to learn our lessons and apply them is now, and the time to demonstrate how we have improved the system is before the next pandemic.PMID:36180342 | DOI:10.1016/j.zefq.2022.08.003 (Source: Zeitschrift fur Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualitat im Gesundheitswesen)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualitat im Gesundheitswesen - September 30, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Julian Hirt Perrine Janiaud Lars G Hemkens Source Type: research

Brain fog in menopause: a health-care professional's guide for decision-making and counseling on cognition
We present talking points for clinical counseling on the effects of hormone therapy on cognition and dementia risk in women, including discussion of absolute risk. Lastly, a brief review of modifiable risk factors for age-related cognitive decline and dementia is presented, with guidance for counseling patients on optimizing their brain health at midlife and beyond.PMID:36178170 | DOI:10.1080/13697137.2022.2122792 (Source: Climacteric)
Source: Climacteric - September 30, 2022 Category: Geriatrics Authors: P M Maki N G Jaff Source Type: research

Australian general practitioners & amp;#x2019; perceptions of the barriers and opportunities for community-based care of patients with viral hepatitis: a mixed methods study
Discussion For Australian GPs, improving patient retention and diagnostics access were key pressure points in the viral hepatitis care pathway. A broader and more profound capacity-building allows community-based viral hepatitis care to be sustainable.PMID:36178828 | DOI:10.1071/HC22005 (Source: Journal of Primary Health Care)
Source: Journal of Primary Health Care - September 30, 2022 Category: Primary Care Authors: Belaynew Taye Patricia Valery Burglind Liddle Aidan Woodward Shaouli Shahid Rebecca Farley Donata Sackey Paul Clark Source Type: research

Continuing professional development in the COVID-19 era: evolution of the Pegasus Health Small Group model
J Prim Health Care. 2022 Sep;14(3):268-272. doi: 10.1071/HC21145.ABSTRACTBackground and context This paper outlines the process of moving a continuing education programme for primary healthcare professionals from a fully in-person model to fully online so it could continue during coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) lockdowns. The programme uses a peer-led Small Group model with the leader facilitating interactive discussion based on background content researched by a team from Pegasus Health. Assessment of problem When the COVID-19 restrictions were implemented in March 2020, the usual in-person Small Group meetings could ...
Source: Journal of Primary Health Care - September 30, 2022 Category: Primary Care Authors: Susan Bidwell Louise Kennedy Marie Burke Linda Collier Ben Hudson Source Type: research

Guest Editorial: Bringing primary health and community care in from the cold in the New Zealand health reforms? Tracing reform recommendations to budgets and structures
J Prim Health Care. 2022 Sep;14(3):194-196. doi: 10.1071/HC22077.NO ABSTRACTPMID:36178830 | DOI:10.1071/HC22077 (Source: Journal of Primary Health Care)
Source: Journal of Primary Health Care - September 30, 2022 Category: Primary Care Authors: Don Matheson Johanna Reidy Rawiri Keenan Source Type: research

The allied health workforce of rural Aotearoa New Zealand: a scoping review
Discussion The paucity of research that meets the criteria for inclusion makes it difficult to draw conclusions about the allied health workforce in rural Aotearoa New Zealand. There is a focus in both the international rural allied health literature and the Aotearoa New Zealand rural medical and nursing literature on: measuring geographic workforce distribution; and rural-specific training. This suggests that these issues are important to the rural workforce. Similar research is needed in Aotearoa New Zealand to inform policy and ensure the rural allied health workforce reaches its full potential in improving health outco...
Source: Journal of Primary Health Care - September 30, 2022 Category: Primary Care Authors: Sarah M Walker Ewan Kennedy Garry Nixon Katharina Blattner Source Type: research

Process evaluation of the Safer Prescribing and Care for the Elderly (SPACE) cluster randomised controlled trial in New Zealand general practice
Conclusions Effectiveness of the SPACE cluster randomised controlled trial could be improved by changes including ensuring searches are current and relevant, repeating cycles of search and feedback, and integrating pharmacists into general practices.PMID:36178832 | DOI:10.1071/HC22052 (Source: Journal of Primary Health Care)
Source: Journal of Primary Health Care - September 30, 2022 Category: Primary Care Authors: Katharine Ann Wallis Carolyn Raina Elley Joanna Frances Hikaka Simon A Moyes Source Type: research

Impact of targeted wording on response rates to a survey of general practitioners on referral processes for suspected head and neck cancer: an embedded randomised controlled trial
Discussion The wording 'frame' of the survey did not appear to impact response rates in a survey of referral practices for suspected head and neck cancer; however, the significantly higher response rate from regional GPs warrants further investigation as to whether the content was considered more salient to their practice.PMID:36178833 | DOI:10.1071/HC21095 (Source: Journal of Primary Health Care)
Source: Journal of Primary Health Care - September 30, 2022 Category: Primary Care Authors: Rebecca L Venchiarutti Marguerite Tracy Jonathan R Clark Carsten E Palme Jane M Young Source Type: research

What do Pakistani women know about New Zealand & amp;#x2019;s healthcare system?
This study explores the knowledge of Pakistani immigrant women about New Zealand's healthcare system. Methods An online questionnaire was developed and administered using Qualtrics¬© software. Closed and open-ended questions were asked about knowledge and challenges when entering a new healthcare system. The target population was Pakistani women aged ‚Č•18 years, living in New Zealand for Results Two hundred respondents (covering 881 family members) answered most questions. The average age of the participants was 26-34 years, and most were housewives. Recently immigrated Pakistani women considered it difficult to access in...
Source: Journal of Primary Health Care - September 30, 2022 Category: Primary Care Authors: Sumera Saeed Akhtar Susan Heydon Pauline Norris Source Type: research

Ear and hearing health in Niue: a qualitative study on the worldviews, knowledge, beliefs and use of health care
Discussion There is a high level of awareness of the importance of hearing health amongst the Niuean community and good accessibility and utilisation of healthcare services. There is potential to implement locally focused ear and hearing health strategies in Niue and conduct hearing health research among the New Zealand-based Niuean community to improve primary healthcare services delivery.PMID:36178835 | DOI:10.1071/HC21137 (Source: Journal of Primary Health Care)
Source: Journal of Primary Health Care - September 30, 2022 Category: Primary Care Authors: Elizabeth A-L Holt Vili Nosa Judith McCool Peter R Thorne Source Type: research

Palliative medicine Master Classes for primary care: an evaluation
Discussion The provision of palliative care education that aligns with clinical practice improves knowledge, skills and confidence in GPs who provide most of the end-of-life care in New Zealand.PMID:36178836 | DOI:10.1071/HC22045 (Source: Journal of Primary Health Care)
Source: Journal of Primary Health Care - September 30, 2022 Category: Primary Care Authors: Amanda Landers Raewyn Jenkins Persijn J Honkoop Source Type: research

Guest Editorial: New dawn or false dawn? & amp;#x2013; what are the challenges in implementing Localities?
J Prim Health Care. 2022 Sep;14(3):197-199. doi: 10.1071/HC22096.NO ABSTRACTPMID:36178837 | DOI:10.1071/HC22096 (Source: Journal of Primary Health Care)
Source: Journal of Primary Health Care - September 30, 2022 Category: Primary Care Authors: Tim Tenbensel Source Type: research

Charms and Harms: Kratom
J Prim Health Care. 2022 Sep;14(3):288-290. doi: 10.1071/HC22110.NO ABSTRACTPMID:36178838 | DOI:10.1071/HC22110 (Source: Journal of Primary Health Care)
Source: Journal of Primary Health Care - September 30, 2022 Category: Primary Care Authors: Rayna Sharma Jo Barnes Source Type: research