Ensuring equity: Pharmacogenetic implementation in rural and tribal communities
Front Pharmacol. 2022 Sep 13;13:953142. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2022.953142. eCollection 2022.ABSTRACTImplementation strategies for pharmacogenetic testing have been largely limited to major academic medical centers and large health systems, threatening to exacerbate healthcare disparities for rural and tribal populations. There exists a need in Montana (United States)-a state where two-thirds of the population live in rural areas and with a large proportion of tribal residents-to develop novel strategies to make pharmacogenetic testing more broadly available. We established partnerships between University of Montana (UM) and t...
Source: Rural Remote Health - September 30, 2022 Category: Rural Health Authors: Tianna M Leitch Shayna R Killam Karen E Brown Kirk C Katseanes Kathleen M George Corbin Schwanke Joshua Loveland Abdallah F Elias Kerry Haney Kate Krebsbach LeeAnna I Muzquiz Susan B Trinidad Erica L Woodahl Source Type: research

A qualitative exploration of the facilitators and barriers to early diagnosis and treatment of head and neck cancer: Perceptions of patients and carers
CONCLUSION: The findings highlight the complex nature of factors facilitating and impeding early HNC diagnosis and treatment that may be targeted in interventions to support patients and meet important benchmarks for high-quality cancer care.PMID:36178016 | DOI:10.1111/ecc.13718 (Source: Rural Remote Health)
Source: Rural Remote Health - September 30, 2022 Category: Rural Health Authors: Rebecca L Venchiarutti Lily Pho Jonathan R Clark Carsten E Palme Jane M Young 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: Rural Remote Health - September 30, 2022 Category: Rural Health Authors: Sarah M Walker Ewan Kennedy Garry Nixon Katharina Blattner Source Type: research

Ensuring equity: Pharmacogenetic implementation in rural and tribal communities
Front Pharmacol. 2022 Sep 13;13:953142. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2022.953142. eCollection 2022.ABSTRACTImplementation strategies for pharmacogenetic testing have been largely limited to major academic medical centers and large health systems, threatening to exacerbate healthcare disparities for rural and tribal populations. There exists a need in Montana (United States)-a state where two-thirds of the population live in rural areas and with a large proportion of tribal residents-to develop novel strategies to make pharmacogenetic testing more broadly available. We established partnerships between University of Montana (UM) and t...
Source: Rural Remote Health - September 30, 2022 Category: Rural Health Authors: Tianna M Leitch Shayna R Killam Karen E Brown Kirk C Katseanes Kathleen M George Corbin Schwanke Joshua Loveland Abdallah F Elias Kerry Haney Kate Krebsbach LeeAnna I Muzquiz Susan B Trinidad Erica L Woodahl Source Type: research

A qualitative exploration of the facilitators and barriers to early diagnosis and treatment of head and neck cancer: Perceptions of patients and carers
CONCLUSION: The findings highlight the complex nature of factors facilitating and impeding early HNC diagnosis and treatment that may be targeted in interventions to support patients and meet important benchmarks for high-quality cancer care.PMID:36178016 | DOI:10.1111/ecc.13718 (Source: Rural Remote Health)
Source: Rural Remote Health - September 30, 2022 Category: Rural Health Authors: Rebecca L Venchiarutti Lily Pho Jonathan R Clark Carsten E Palme Jane M Young 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: Rural Remote Health - September 30, 2022 Category: Rural Health Authors: Sarah M Walker Ewan Kennedy Garry Nixon Katharina Blattner Source Type: research

NAVKIDS < sup > 2 < /sup > trial: a multi-centre, waitlisted randomised controlled trial of a patient navigator intervention in children with chronic kidney disease - statistical analysis plan and update to the protocol
Trials. 2022 Sep 30;23(1):824. doi: 10.1186/s13063-022-06783-y.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: This update summarises key changes made to the protocol since the publication of the original protocol for the NAVKIDS2 trial of patient navigators for children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) experiencing social disadvantage and provides the statistical analysis plan (SAP) which has not previously been published.METHODS/DESIGN: The original protocol was published in BMC Nephrology ( https://doi.org/10.1186/s12882-019-1325-y ) prior to the commencement of trial recruitment. During the course of the trial, some key methodological changes ne...
Source: Rural Remote Health - September 29, 2022 Category: Rural Health Authors: Anita van Zwieten Elizabeth G Ryan Patrina Caldwell Kirsten Howard Allison Tong Jonathan C Craig Stephen I Alexander Martin Howell Armando Teixeira-Pinto Carmel M Hawley Shilpanjali Jesudason Amanda Walker Fiona Mackie Sean E Kennedy Steven McTaggart Hugh Source Type: research

Adapting the use of Mask Ed simulation in nursing programmes during the COVID- 19 pandemic
Clin Simul Nurs. 2022 Sep 23. doi: 10.1016/j.ecns.2022.09.005. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe onset of the COVID-19 pandemic toppled education delivery worldwide. Nursing education was no exception. The pandemic required nurse educators to quickly shift from face-to-face learning environments to remote and more virtual interactions. Educators were compelled to create and employ strategies to support nursing learners as they assimilated critical and complex knowledge and skills from their homes, instead of classrooms and simulation laboratories. One modality of simulation which maintained engagement and connection with l...
Source: Rural Remote Health - September 28, 2022 Category: Rural Health Authors: Kerry Reid-Searl Jane Frost JoAnn G Crownover Johanna Rhodes Jennifer Bassett Source Type: research

Understanding and experience of climate change in rural general practice in Aotearoa-New Zealand
CONCLUSIONS: The study adds to sparse information on climate change effects on health in rural primary care. We suggest that tailored professional education on climate change science and rural health equity is still needed, while urgent resourcing and training for interagency disaster response within rural and remote communities is needed.PMID:36170172 | DOI:10.1093/fampra/cmac107 (Source: Rural Remote Health)
Source: Rural Remote Health - September 28, 2022 Category: Rural Health Authors: Krystyna Glavinovic Kyle Eggleton Rhoena Davis Kim Gosman Alexandra Macmillan Source Type: research

Adapting the use of Mask Ed simulation in nursing programmes during the COVID- 19 pandemic
Clin Simul Nurs. 2022 Sep 23. doi: 10.1016/j.ecns.2022.09.005. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe onset of the COVID-19 pandemic toppled education delivery worldwide. Nursing education was no exception. The pandemic required nurse educators to quickly shift from face-to-face learning environments to remote and more virtual interactions. Educators were compelled to create and employ strategies to support nursing learners as they assimilated critical and complex knowledge and skills from their homes, instead of classrooms and simulation laboratories. One modality of simulation which maintained engagement and connection with l...
Source: Rural Remote Health - September 28, 2022 Category: Rural Health Authors: Kerry Reid-Searl Jane Frost JoAnn G Crownover Johanna Rhodes Jennifer Bassett Source Type: research

Understanding and experience of climate change in rural general practice in Aotearoa-New Zealand
CONCLUSIONS: The study adds to sparse information on climate change effects on health in rural primary care. We suggest that tailored professional education on climate change science and rural health equity is still needed, while urgent resourcing and training for interagency disaster response within rural and remote communities is needed.PMID:36170172 | DOI:10.1093/fampra/cmac107 (Source: Rural Remote Health)
Source: Rural Remote Health - September 28, 2022 Category: Rural Health Authors: Krystyna Glavinovic Kyle Eggleton Rhoena Davis Kim Gosman Alexandra Macmillan Source Type: research

Alcohol restrictions in Australia: why are we not listening to the people who matter?
JBI Evid Synth. 2022 Jul 1;20(7):1608-1609. doi: 10.11124/JBIES-22-00244.NO ABSTRACTPMID:36164712 | DOI:10.11124/JBIES-22-00244 (Source: Rural Remote Health)
Source: Rural Remote Health - September 27, 2022 Category: Rural Health Authors: Kathleen Martin Sonia Hines Timothy A Carey Source Type: research

Occupational violence and aggression in urgent and critical care in rural health service settings: A systematic review of mixed studies
Health Soc Care Community. 2022 Sep 27. doi: 10.1111/hsc.14039. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTRural/remote health services are vulnerable to occupational violence and aggression due to factors such as weapon accessibility, poor network coverage and distance to backup. This systematic review investigated (1) the nature of occupational violence and aggression perpetrated in rural/remote health service urgent care settings and (2) the availability and effectiveness of policies/interventions/recommendations that address occupational violence and aggression in this context. We searched Business Source Complete, CINAHL Complete,...
Source: Rural Remote Health - September 27, 2022 Category: Rural Health Authors: Sharon L Grant Stephanie Hartanto Diane Sivasubramaniam Kaye Heritage Source Type: research

Bringing the lab bench to the field: Point-of-care testing for enhancing health research and stakeholder engagement in rural/remote, indigenous, and resource-limited contexts
Am J Hum Biol. 2022 Sep 27:e23808. doi: 10.1002/ajhb.23808. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTPoint-of-care testing (POCT) allows researchers and health-care providers to bring the lab bench to the field, providing essential health information that can be leveraged to improve health care, accessibility, and understanding across clinical and research settings. Gaps in health service access are most pronounced in what we term RIR settings-rural/remote regions, involving Indigenous peoples, and/or within resource-limited settings. In these contexts, morbidity and mortality from infectious and non-communicable diseases are disprop...
Source: Rural Remote Health - September 27, 2022 Category: Rural Health Authors: Felicia C Madimenos Theresa E Gildner Geeta N Eick Lawrence S Sugiyama James J Snodgrass Source Type: research

Alcohol restrictions in Australia: why are we not listening to the people who matter?
JBI Evid Synth. 2022 Jul 1;20(7):1608-1609. doi: 10.11124/JBIES-22-00244.NO ABSTRACTPMID:36164712 | DOI:10.11124/JBIES-22-00244 (Source: Rural Remote Health)
Source: Rural Remote Health - September 27, 2022 Category: Rural Health Authors: Kathleen Martin Sonia Hines Timothy A Carey Source Type: research