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Rwanda:Rwanda to Host 7th Global Healthcare Summit
[New Times] Rwanda is set to host the 7th edition of the World Healthcare Students Symposium (WHSS). The event is expected to attract over 3,000 students and professionals from around the world. The global summit that will run from November 24 to 26 will be centred on the neonatal care, professional ethics, and trauma treatment, among others, according to the organisers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Making science sexy for teenagers
With demand for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduates far outstripping supply in Europe, the EU-funded STEM4youth project is taking these subjects back to the classroom, along with a dose of fun, to show teenagers that science can be sexy, and that it is central to many careers, from marketing analyst to ethics expert and zoologist. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - November 21, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Young scientist wins PETA Science Consortium Award for Commitment to Animal-Free Research
(People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) The results are in for the PETA International Science Consortium's contest to send one early-career scientist to the annual four-day workshop at the prestigious Institute for In Vitro Sciences. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill toxicology doctoral student Brett Winters is the winner. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Address the Ethical, Legal Dilemmas of Doctors' Strike
[Observer] Industrial actions by health professionals (no matter the category) severely affect health systems and, when they last longer, create a bigger potential for collapsing health service delivery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

When to Start a Statin Is a Preference-Sensitive Decision When to Start a Statin Is a Preference-Sensitive Decision
The author of this commentary explores the complex ethical, practical, and clinical considerations of extending statin treatment to all adults over 40, regardless of cardiovascular risk.Circulation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Self-driving cars and engineering ethics: the need for a system level analysis - Borenstein J, Herkert JR, Miller KW.
The literature on self-driving cars and ethics continues to grow. Yet much of it focuses on ethical complexities emerging from an individual vehicle. That is an important but insufficient step towards determining how the technology will impact human lives ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Here's who won this year's ASU Spirit of Enterprise awards
The W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University announced the winners today for its 21st annual Spirit of Enterprise Awards, the state ’s celebration of entrepreneurship. The university annually recognizes businesses that positively impact the local economy, while exhibiting the core values of the award: ethics, energy and excellence in entrepreneurship. The awards were announced during a luncheon at the Westin Kierland Resort& Spa in Scottsdale.   Here are this year’s award… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Hayley Ringle Source Type: news

Here's who won this year's ASU Spirit of Enterprise awards
The W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University announced the winners today for its 21st annual Spirit of Enterprise Awards, the state ’s celebration of entrepreneurship. The university annually recognizes businesses that positively impact the local economy, while exhibiting the core values of the award: ethics, energy and excellence in entrepreneurship. The awards were announced during a luncheon at the Westin Kierland Resort& Spa in Scottsdale.   Here are this year’s award… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Hayley Ringle Source Type: news

Cultural and ethical considerations in late life polyvictimization - Quinn K.
This article examines cultural and ethical considerations for professionals working with older adults who experience polyvictimization. Drawing from the Department of Justice training program, Polyvictimization in Later Life (OVC/TTAC, 2017), topics includ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Using social media big data to combat prescription drug crisis
(The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth) Researchers conducted a critical review of existing literature to determine whether social media big data can be used to understand communication and behavioral patterns related to prescription drug abuse. Their study found that with proper research methods and attention to privacy and ethical issues, social media big data can reveal important information concerning drug abuse, such as user-reported side effects, drug cravings, emotional states, and risky behaviors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Is It Ethical to Edit an Embryo's Genes? Is It Ethical to Edit an Embryo's Genes?
Embryo gene editing: Are we playing God by speeding up evolution?Medscape Public Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Article Source Type: news

Experts warn: Ethical guidelines and regulations are needed for AI technology used to restore or enhance human capabilities
(Natural News) A group of 28 researchers, scientists and other experts in the neurotechnology field is calling for ethical rules when it comes to the brain-computer interface. Artificial intelligence technology brings with it the possibility of profoundly restoring the quality of life for many individuals suffering from brain injuries, blindness, paralysis, epilepsy, and other serious conditions.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Using social media big data to combat prescription drug crisis
Researchers at Dartmouth, Stanford University, and IBM Research, conducted a critical review of existing literature to determine whether social media big data can be used to understand communication and behavioral patterns related to prescription drug abuse. Their study found that with proper research methods and attention to privacy and ethical issues, social media big data can reveal important information concerning drug abuse, such as user-reported side effects, drug cravings, emotional states, and risky behaviors. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - November 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Using Social Media Big Data to Combat Prescription Drug Crisis
Researchers at Dartmouth, Stanford University, and IBM Research, conducted a critical review of existing literature to determine whether social media big data can be used to understand communication and behavioral patterns related to prescription drug abuse. Their study found that with proper research methods and attention to privacy and ethical issues, social media big data can reveal important information concerning drug abuse, such as user-reported side effects, drug cravings, emotional states, and risky behaviors. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - November 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Could CDC ’s New Catheter-Site Dressing Advice Curb Infections?
To help prevent intravascular catheter-related infections, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has updated its guidelines on catheter-site dressing regimens. The CDC now advises that for patients aged 18 years and older, “Chlorhexidine-impregnated dressings with an FDA-cleared label that specifies a clinical indication for reducing catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI) or catheter-associated bloodstream infection (CABSI) are recommended to protect the insertion site of short-term, non-tunneled central venous catheters (1A)." Previously, according to its 2011 guidelines, the CDC recommended the use of ...
Source: MDDI - November 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

In Senate hearing, Editas CEO urges 'rigorous' but 'flexible' oversight of CRISPR
The technology has the potential to cure a wide range of diseases by cutting out and replacing parts of genes. But its potential use in humans has also raised a thicket of ethical questions. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

In Senate hearing, Editas CEO urges 'rigorous' but 'flexible' oversight of CRISPR
The technology has the potential to cure a wide range of diseases by cutting out and replacing parts of genes. But its potential use in humans has also raised a thicket of ethical questions. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

In Senate hearing, Editas CEO urges 'rigorous' but 'flexible' oversight of CRISPR
The technology has the potential to cure a wide range of diseases by cutting out and replacing parts of genes. But its potential use in humans has also raised a thicket of ethical questions. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Untried and unethical: why Nevada's new lethal injection crosses a line
As more drug companies prevent sales of their products for execution, some US states have seized on new, untried drug combinations – raising big ethical issuesToday, Scott Raymond Dozier was scheduled to be executed by lethal injection in Nevada ’s Ely State Prison. However, the execution has been postponed over concerns around the untested drug combination proposed as the method of death. The postponement is the latest incident in a series of controversial state executions carried out in the United States this year, and brings to the for eground many concerns and ethical issues around state execution – n...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kathryn Harkup Tags: Science Capital punishment Drugs Chemistry World news US news Florida Ethics Source Type: news

The evolution of public health ethics frameworks: systematic review of moral values and norms in public health policy - Abbasi M, Majdzadeh R, Zali A, Karimi A, Akrami F.
Given the evolution of the public health (PH) and the changes from the phenomenon of globalization, this area has encountered new ethical challenges. In order to find a coherent approach to address ethical issues in PH policy, this study aimed to identify ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Experts call for ethics rules to protect privacy, free will, as brain implants advance
(Columbia University) In a new essay in Nature, Columbia neuroscientist Rafael Yuste joins more than two dozen researchers in calling for ethical guidelines to cover the evolving use of computer hardware and software to enhance or restore human capabilities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 13, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Why is spirituality correlated with life satisfaction? | Daniel Jos é Camacho
Spirituality, in its purest form, is not an escape from the world but a richer engagement with itSpirituality enables people to see more within the world and within others. It ’s no surprise that this leads to a greater sense of fulfillment. A new survey from the Public Religion Research Institute has found that higher levels of spirituality are strongly correlated with higher life satisfaction.As a person of faith, my experience with organized religion has ebbed and flowed throughout my life. Yet, I have always appreciated how spiritualities across a variety of traditions animate expansive visions and compassionate ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 12, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Daniel Jos é Camacho Tags: Religion Science Psychology Source Type: news

Stirling becomes latest council to sign up to Ethical Care Charter
“Social care workers provide a lifeline service for vulnerable people,” UNISON branch secretary Lorraine Thomson said this week as she welcomed Stirling Council in Scotland signing up to the union’s Ethical Care Charter. She said the move “shows commitment to a highly skilled workforce and those they care for.” Adopting the charter means the council will guarantee appropriate pay, training and working standards for care workers. It says that his will lead to a better quality of care for the thousands of service users who rely on it. Read UNISON’s Ethical Care Charter The council&rsq...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 10, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article adult care adult social care ethical care ethical care charter local government save care now Scotland Source Type: news

The age of the driverless bus is coming – and we can't let developers take sole control
With the commercial sector providing most of the stimulus for advances in AI, we need to ensure societal goals and values are kept in sightIt ’s a bit like buses. You wait for one new technology to come along and then three arrive, presenting a range of exciting journeys and destinations, full of promises and possibilities. With rapid developments in genomics; in data and computer science; in neuroscience; and in the combinations that t heir convergence make possible, it is easy to feel simultaneously confused, excited and anxious. And at the centre of it all and supposedly orchestrating our future –driving the...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 10, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Hugh Whittall Tags: Artificial intelligence (AI) Technology Computing Science Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson opens Center for Device Innovation at TMC
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) said today that its J&J Medical Device Companies business opened the doors on the Center for Device Innovation at the Texas Medical Center, which aims to support breakthrough medical device tech development. The project, a joint between Johnson & Johnson Innovation and the Texas Medical Center, is a 26,000-square-foot- facility designed to host JJMDC R&D staff to work on internal projects and “strategically aligned external ventures of JJMDC,” according to a press release. “CDI @ TMC represents unprecedented collaboration between the scientists, busin...
Source: Mass Device - November 9, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Research & Development johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Brain implant trials spur ethical discussions
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - November 9, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Underwood, E. Tags: Neuroscience In Depth Source Type: news

Q & amp;A: How to Prepare for an AI-Driven Future
For years the role of robotics and artificial intelligence within the realm of medtech has been hyped as the future of innovation and device development. Now that technological advances are beginning to catch up to our imagination, how will advanced robotic and AI technologies begin to reshape the medtech landscape?  Srihari Yamanoor With advances in machine learning and robotic design, artificial intelligence is poised to have a dramatic impact on the medical device field. With innovative opportunities on both the diagnostic and therapeutic sides of medicine, AI technologies could be the key that unlocks...
Source: MDDI - November 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: BIOMEDevice San Jose Assembly and Automation Digital Health Source Type: news

Employee volunteerism? Only if you think your boss is ethical
(University of Vermont) A new study shows that people who perceive their employer as committed to environmental and community-based causes will, in turn, engage in green behavior and local volunteerism, with one caveat: their boss must display similarly ethical behavior. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

J & J ’ s Ethicon wins $39m DoD contract for surgical supplies
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary Ethicon has won a $39 million contract with the US Department of Defense to supply it with medical surgical products, according to a DoD release. The deal has a one-year base with nine one-year option periods, and is a fixed-price with economic price adjustment, indefinite delivery and indefinite quantity contract. Through the contract, Ethicon will supply medical surgical products to the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies. The company won out against 7 responses received for the contract, according to the DoD release. The contract comes w...
Source: Mass Device - November 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Surgical Ethicon johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Beyond multispecies ethnography: engaging with violence and animal rights in anthropology - Kopnina H.
Anthropologists have mediated between discriminated communities and outsiders, helping to influence public opinion through advocacy work. But can anthropological advocacy be applied to the case of violence against nonhumans? Ethical inquiries in anthropolo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

The duty of mind: ethical capacity in a time of crisis - Ryus C, Baruch J.
In a disaster, physicians are forced to make challenging and heartbreaking ethical decisions under conditions of physical and emotional exhaustion. Evidence shows that the conditions of stress that mark disasters can undermine the process of ethical decisi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Moral injury - Antonelli M.
The devastating effect on the self of moral injury, often a core component of trauma, occurring when one's actions have profoundly violated one's code of ethics, when one has been a victim of such violation, or when one has been a passive witness, has been... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Computer says no: why making AIs fair, accountable and transparent is crucial
As powerful AIs proliferate in society, the ability to trace their decisions, challenge them and remove ingrained biases has become a key area of researchIn October, American teachers prevailed in a lawsuit with their school district over a computer program that assessed their performance.The system rated teachers in Houston by comparing their students ’ test scores against state averages. Those with high ratings won praise and even bonuses. Those who fared poorly faced the sack.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 5, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Artificial intelligence (AI) Science Technology Computing Ethics Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson break ground on Chinese factory
Johnson & Johnson‘s (NYSE:JNJ) Ethicon subsidiary has broken ground on a new factory in China’s Jiangsu province, according to a report from China Daily. The new $180 million factory will produce devices including triclosan-coated sutures, endoscopic staplers and linear cutters, according to the report. The groundbreaking marks Johnson & Johnson’s first foray into producing minimally invasive and open surgical solutions in China, and is the 1st facility of its kind outside of the US, China Daily reports. The planned 60,521 square-foot facility will open in 2 phases, with the 1st operations beginni...
Source: Mass Device - November 3, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Surgical Ethicon johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Ethics of research in conflict environments - Campbell SP.
This review essay provides an overview of the literature on ethical challenges and dilemmas facing researchers in conflict and post-conflict environments. This scholarship argues that the basic ethical principles established to guide research on human subj... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

An ethics of global security - Burke A, Lee-Koo K, McDonald M.
The security agenda is going global. Key threats such as weapons proliferation, disease, terrorism and climate change cannot be addressed unilaterally by states, and require a global perspective to both understand and respond effectively to them. There are... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Medical safeguards thrown out the window in Pharma's mad rush for herpes vaccine
(Natural News) Offshore testing of a herpes vaccine on human subjects absent U.S. Food and Drug Administration monitoring is creating a medical ethics controversy. Without FDA oversight, Rational Vaccines, which received about $7 million from investors including Trump-supporting libertarian Peter Thiel, reportedly tested the experimental drug on 20 people on the island of St. Kitts during... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why we can't leave AI in the hands of Big Tech
Our fear is that a GM-style public backlash to AI might lead to a clampdown on its use in the public sector – leaving private companies to use it uncheckedFresh breakthroughs in artificial intelligence come thick and fast these days. Last month, Google ’s DeepMind revealed its latestGo-playing AI which mastered the ancient game from scratch in a mere 70 hours. AI can spot cancer in medical scans better than humans, meaning radiotherapy can be targeted in minutes, not hours. We may soon use the technology to design new drugs, or repurpose existing ones to treat other, neglected, diseases.But as we begin to reali...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 3, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Perrin and Danil Mikhailov Tags: Science Technology Artificial intelligence (AI) Ethics Source Type: news

New publication explores the ethics of storytelling in different art forms
(University of Turku) Stories have power, in both good and bad. According to Professor of Comparative Literature Hanna Meretoja from the University of Turku, Finland, some cultural practices of storytelling are connected to repressive mechanisms of power, while other practices are empowering. Professor Meretoja and Professor of French and Comparative Literature Colin Davis from Royal Holloway (University of London, England) have edited the publication Storytelling and Ethics which examines the ethical potential and risks of different storytelling practices, with focus on storytelling in relation to traumatic experiences. (...
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence risks GM-style public backlash, experts warn
Researchers say social, ethical and political concerns are mounting and greater oversight is urgently neededThe emerging field of artificial intelligence (AI) risks provoking a public backlash as it increasingly falls into private hands, threatens people ’s jobs, and operates without effective oversight or regulatory control, leading experts in the technology warn.At the start of a new Guardian series on AI, experts in the field highlight the huge potential for the technology, which is already speeding up scientific and medical research, making cities run more smoothly, and making businesses more efficient.Continue r...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 1, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Artificial intelligence (AI) Computing Technology UK news Science Ethics Source Type: news

Continuing Education WD2915 - 2017 Public Health Ethics Forum: Optimal Health for Her Whole Life
This educational offering is designed to inform participants on the interests and health of women and girls and how best to consider individual rights and group interests in public health interventions, enabling participants to identify public health challenges and opportunities to improve the health of this population and articulate women's health issues within a public health ethics framework. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - October 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cleveland Clinic receives grants to study ethical issues in neurotechnology
(Cleveland Clinic) The NIH BRAIN Initiative has awarded two Cleveland Clinic researchers grants to study ethical issues involving brain surgery, as part of the first neuroethics grants awarded by the initiative. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Social Media Data Use Needs Tighter Research Controls
Information shared on social media is being regularly used in research projects without users' consent, a study suggests. Experts have called for tighter control of the practice, with fresh guidelines needed to ensure personal data is being used appropriately. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh say ethics frameworks around consent, privacy and ownership for such studies are not keeping pace with technological developments. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - October 30, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

We need to rethink how we classify mental illness | Tamara Kayali Browne
Psychiatric diagnosis must serve an ethical purpose: relieving certain forms of suffering and disease. Science alone can ’t do thatHow do we decide what emotions, thoughts and behaviours are normal, abnormal or pathological?This is essentially what a select group of psychiatrists decide each time they revise the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), a bible for mental health professionals worldwide.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 30, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Tamara Kayali Browne Tags: Mental health Health policy Society Psychiatry Psychology Science Ethics Philosophy Source Type: news

Brace yourself: "Dirty cop" Robert Mueller attempting desperate indictment to distract from Uranium One scandal and Hillary Clinton treason
(Natural News) We interrupt our usual editorial coverage to give you a heads up on what’s coming this week from the lying mainstream media, which has proven again and again that it has no morals, no ethics, no dedication to facts and no real journalism whatsoever. Brace yourself for a barrage of fake news from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Help us to improve the next Medicines, Ethics and Practice (MEP) guide
Can you help to improve the next Medicines, Ethics and Practice (MEP) guide? We’re running a consultation till the 8th December 2017to gather views to improve the next edition of the MEP and (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - October 27, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Seeking external committee member for the Bill Silverman Prize
The Bill Silverman Prize is awarded to acknowledge explicitly the value of criticism of Cochrane, with a view to helping to improve its work, and thus achieve its aim of helping people make well-informed decisions about health care by providing the best possible evidence on the effects of healthcare interventions. It is awarded every year at the Cochrane Colloquium.We are seeking someone external to Cochrane, to join the Bill Silverman Prize Committee. Deadline: 30 November.“Cochrane’s mission is to provide accessible and credible information to support informed decision-making. Therefore, Cochrane values const...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 27, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Nancy Owens Source Type: news

Sharing experiences improves wellbeing of healthcare staff
(University of Surrey) Healthcare staff who regularly share the emotional, social or ethical challenges they face in the workplace experience less psychological distress, improved teamwork and increased empathy and compassion for patients and colleagues, a new study commissioned by the National Institute for Health Research reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Monthly staff forums 'improve wellbeing of healthcare staff'
Healthcare staff who regularly share the emotional, social or ethical challenges they face in the workplace experience less psychological distress, according to a UK study. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 27, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Sheffield signs up to the Ethical Care Charter
Sheffield council has become the largest local authority to sign up to UNISON’s Ethical Care Charter when council leaders joined general secretary Dave Prentis to formally sign the charter yesterday. This means that the council has committed itself to working with the city’s care providers to help them replace zero-hours contracts with guaranteed hours and to reflect travel time between home care visits in care workers’ pay. The council has also pledged to work with care providers to help them move further towards paying the living wage (currently £8.45 an hour) to all of their employees. The Ethica...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 26, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News adult care ethical care ethical care charter save care now social care Yorkshire and Humberside Source Type: news