Library usage by university accounting students: a comparison of contact and open distance learning institution in South Africa
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2019Source: The Journal of Academic LibrarianshipAuthor(s): Saidat Abiola Fakoya-Michael, Michael Bamidele FakoyaAbstractThe level of library patronage among accounting students is examined both in a distance and a contact learning institution in South Africa. We used a structured questionnaire to collect data from a sample of 500 accounting students from both a distance and a contact learning institution in South Africa, out of which 379 returned a completed questionnaire, representing 76%. Findings show an apathy among South African university accounting students towards lib...
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - November 17, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research

Genetic relationship between bacteria isolated from intraoperative air samples and surgical site infections at a major teaching hospital in Ghana
ConclusionThe study showed high levels of intraoperative airborne bacteria, an SSI-rate of 9% and a genetic link between intraoperative airborne bacteria and bacteria isolated from SSI. This indicates the need for awareness of intraoperative air quality in LMIC. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - November 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Bioelectrical Impedance Measurements for Assessment of Kidney Function in Critically Ill Patients
Conclusions: Multifrequency bioelectrical impedance analysis measurements can be used to predict creatinine/urea clearance based on 24 hours urine collection with superior performance than currently established prediction models. This rapid, noninvasive method enables correction for influences of a patient’s actual body composition and may prove valuable in daily clinical practice. (Source: Critical Care Medicine)
Source: Critical Care Medicine - November 16, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Online Clinical Investigations Source Type: research

99mTc DTPA vs. 51Cr EDTA for glomerular filtration rate measurement: is there a systematic difference?
Conclusion There is a small systematic difference between GFR measured with 99mTc DTPA and 51Cr EDTA using abbreviated techniques, which is removed when GFR is calculated by full characterisation of the plasma clearance curve. The difference is not clinically significant in the context of intra-patient variability of GFR measurement. (Source: Nuclear Medicine Communications)
Source: Nuclear Medicine Communications - November 16, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Is there a higher prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) or vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) colonization in patients with antibiotic allergy labels?
ConclusionsAn antibiotic allergy label was associated with significantly higher rates of MRSA colonization but no statistical difference with VRE colonization. (Source: American Journal of Infection Control)
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - November 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Assessment of Cancer Survivorship Training and Knowledge Among Resident Physicians in Obstetrics and Gynecology
AbstractThe number of gynecologic cancer survivors in the USA is expected to grow to nearly 2 million by 2029. Gynecologic oncologists alone will not be able to care for all of these women. Thus, preparation of general obstetrician/gynecologists (OBGYNs) to deliver this care is crucial. Our objective was to assess cancer survivorship training (CST) among OB/GYN residents and to evaluate knowledge in basic gynecologic cancer survivorship. OB/GYN residents were recruited nationally to complete a de novo questionnaire, querying demographics, hours of CST received, teaching methods used, and efficacy of those methods. Survivor...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - November 16, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Implementation of an Ultraviolet Phototherapy Service at a National Referral Hospital in Western Kenya: Reflections on Challenges and Lessons Learned
ConclusionStrategies that have been helpful in addressing implementation challenges include: increasing on-site and remote training opportunities for clinicians and nurses, developing a tiered payment schema, educating patients to combat misconceptions about phototherapy, dynamic phototherapy referral guidelines to accommodate service delivery capacity, and prioritizing the engagement of a multidisciplinary team. (Source: Dermatology and Therapy)
Source: Dermatology and Therapy - November 16, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

“Rethinking Medical Journal Club”
One of the earliest medical journal club references is credited to Cushing's description of Osler's first formal journal club held in 1875 while at McGill: “for the purchase and distribution of periodicals to which he could ill afford to subscribe as an individual.”1 Over the ensuing decades, the goals and nature of these collegial meetings have evolved and went on to gain wide professional acceptance, especially within teaching programs, serving a s venues of knowledge discovery and its dissemination. (Source: The American Journal of Medicine)
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - November 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Alec L. Meleger, John Patrick T. Co, Ross D. Zafonte Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Improving quality of antipsychotic polypharmacy: a pilot study.
Conclusion: APP is prevalent in inpatient treatment of patients with mainly psychotic disorders but documentation of this is insufficient. Simple education and feedback on prescription and records documentation practices may increase adherence to guidelines. PMID: 31724898 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry - November 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Nord J Psychiatry Source Type: research

No MMSE for You! A Case of an "Uncooperative" Patient With Early-Onset Dementia.
No MMSE for You! A Case of an "Uncooperative" Patient With Early-Onset Dementia. Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2019 Oct 24;21(5): Authors: Tsai PH, Kaur G, Gopalakrishna G Abstract The Banner Alzheimer's Institute Case Conference is a weekly event in which physicians and staff discuss challenging and/or teaching cases of patients seen at the Institute's Stead Family Memory Clinic. These conferences are attended by a multidisciplinary group that includes Banner Alzheimer's Institute dementia specialists, community physicians (internal medicine, family medicine, and radiology), physician assi...
Source: The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders - November 15, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Prim Care Companion CNS Disord Source Type: research

A 23-Year-Old Male Patient With History of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Presents to Inpatient Rehabilitation With Left Hip Pain and Decreased Range of Motion
No abstract available (Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - November 15, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: RFS – Teaching Images Source Type: research

Novel Minimal Access Bone Anchored Hearing Implant Surgery and a New Surface Modified Titanium Implant, the Birmingham Experience
Conclusion: Initial experience with the novel minimally invasive technique and laser ablated titanium fixture showed significantly higher failure rates than expected. This prompted a change to an open technique and subsequent abandonment of the laser ablated titanium fixture and custom drilling solution in our institution. (Source: Otology and Neurotology)
Source: Otology and Neurotology - November 15, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: PROSTHETIC DEVICES Source Type: research

Product design and engineering — past, present, future trends in teaching, research and practices: academic and industry points of view
Publication date: March 2020Source: Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering, Volume 27Author(s): Jens Uhlemann, Raquel Costa, Jean-Claude CharpentierProduct Design & Engineering (PDE) aims to define new and/or improved products based on customer needs and/or new technologies.A comprehensive discussion of PDE as a building block for chemical engineering education, research and practice seems still lacking, preventing a broader impact on academic and industry realities more and more concerned with the ‘knowledge economy’.The purpose of the present current opinion paper was to contribute to the mitigation of t...
Source: Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering - November 15, 2019 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

Second-Generation Mindfulness-Based Interventions: Toward More Authentic Mindfulness Practice and Teaching
(Source: Mindfulness)
Source: Mindfulness - November 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

How organic chemistry became one of UCLA's most popular classes [ASBMB Award Articles]
Organic chemistry has a bad reputation, despite having a tremendous impact on our everyday lives. It has remained a notorious “weed-out” class for decades—striking fear in the hearts of students—and has long been viewed as a gatekeeper course for those interested in pursuing a career in medicine or other health-related professions. This personal account examines the underlying teaching philosophies that transformed organic chemistry into one of the most popular classes on the UCLA campus. Special emphasis is placed on ways to increase engagement and help students feel connected. Educational initiati...
Source: Journal of Biological Chemistry - November 15, 2019 Category: Chemistry Authors: Neil K. Garg Tags: ASBMB Award Articles Source Type: research

Reflective Writing as a Window on Medical Students ’ Professional Identity Development in a Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship
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Source: Teaching and Learning in Medicine - November 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Jennifer Adams Mim Ari Michelle Cleeves Jennifer Gong Source Type: research

Michael K. Cahalan: In Celebration of His Life and Contributions to Cardiac Anesthesiology
Dr. Michael K. Cahalan, former chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Utah School of Medicine, died March 9, 2019, at the age of 69 after a brief illness. He was a giant in anesthesiology and a pioneer in the development of transesophageal echocardiography applications in anesthesia. He made many other important contributions to the specialty of anesthesiology, having achieved a notable measure of success in all the traditional missions of academics, including research, teaching, clinical care, and administration. (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - November 15, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Eugene A. Hessel, Talmage D. Egan Tags: Special Article Source Type: research

Reflective Writing as a Window on Medical Students' Professional Identity Development in a Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship.
This study explores how patient interactions and intentional curriculum design support professional identity construction in students participating in a longitudinal integrated clerkship focused on care for the underserved. Approach: This qualitative analysis investigated students' professional identity construction as detailed in 45 reflective essays from 15 students while enrolled in an 11-month longitudinal integrated clerkship (LIC) in a safety-net hospital system. Researchers used an inductive analytic approach. Findings: Students provided rich and complex descriptions of their experiences. Six themes emerged: care fo...
Source: Teaching and Learning in Medicine - November 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Adams J, Ari M, Cleeves M, Gong J Tags: Teach Learn Med Source Type: research

Histological examination of the gallbladder following routine cholecystectomy? A selective analysis is justified
ConclusionsA policy of selective histopathology after cholecystectomy is oncologically safe and reduces costs. (Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO))
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - November 14, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Educating healthcare providers in geriatric oncology – A call to accelerate progress through identifying the gaps in knowledge
Publication date: Available online 13 November 2019Source: Journal of Geriatric OncologyAuthor(s): Tina Hsu, Enrique Soto-Perez-de-Celis, Peggy S. Burhenn, Beatriz Korc-Grodzicki, Tanya M. Wildes, Ravindran Kanesvaran, Ronald J. MaggioreAbstractThe majority of patients with cancer are over the age of 65. This patient population often has unique care needs. Thus, clinicians require additional competencies and skills to care for this population. Most clinicians, however, receive little to no training in geriatrics. There has been increasing recognition of the importance of learning about geriatric oncology. However, teaching...
Source: Journal of Geriatric Oncology - November 14, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Effectiveness of flipped classroom combined with team-, case-, lecture- and evidence-based learning on ophthalmology teaching for eight-year program students
This study aimed to investigate the benefits and challenges of the flipped classroom combined with team-, case-, lecture- and evidence-based learning (FC-TCLEBL) for ophthalmology teaching for eight-year progr... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - November 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Chun Ding, Shengguo Li and Baihua Chen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Using simulated patients as a learning strategy to support undergraduate nurses to develop patient-teaching skills.
CONCLUSION: The findings suggested that facilitating learning with a simulated patient is useful in replicating authentic verbal and practical interactions with a patient in practice. PMID: 31714829 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Nursing)
Source: British Journal of Nursing - November 14, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Coleman D, McLaughlin D Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Setting up an arthroplasty care practitioner-led virtual clinic for follow-up of orthopaedic patients.
This article provides an overview of the set up for an arthroplasty care practitioner (ACP)-led virtual orthopaedic clinic (VOC). Suitable patients attend a local hospital for an X-ray and complete a questionnaire, but do not physically attend a clinic. This has been running successfully in a university teaching hospital and has led to cost savings, a reduction in outpatient waiting times and high levels of patient satisfaction. Similar clinics have the potential to become normal practice across the NHS. This article outlines the steps necessary to implement a successful VOC. The lessons learnt during this exercise may be ...
Source: British Journal of Nursing - November 14, 2019 Category: Nursing Authors: Ferdinandus S, Smith LK, Pandit H, Stone MH Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research

Reclaiming magical incantation in graduate medical education
AbstractCritical thinking relies upon conceptualization (what is the possible pathophysiology?), analysis (how do I relate an aberration in physiology to the lived experience of illness?), and synthesizing (how do I best intervene?). These cognitive skills are subsumed in the category of reflective competencies and are necessary for developing a differential diagnosis or a plan of care. A vulnerability of teaching medicine through the filter of heuristics is that it may simply recapitulate the teacher ’s style of cognitive shortcuts. Poorly calibrated heuristics may culminate in systematic errors of judgment. If the ...
Source: Clinical Rheumatology - November 14, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research

When perception is reality: Resident perception of faculty gender parity in a  university-based internal medicine residency program
AbstractIntroductionAlthough women have entered medical school and internal medicine residency programs in significant numbers for decades, women faculty remain underrepresented in senior and departmental leadership roles. How residents perceive this gender disparity is unknown. We sought to assess resident perception of gender parity among departmental leadership and teaching faculty in our internal medicine department, and to determine the actual gender distribution of those faculty roles.MethodsAn anonymous cross-sectional survey was distributed to evaluate resident perception of gender representation of various faculty...
Source: Perspectives on Medical Education - November 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 16, Pages 4497: Service-Learning with College Students toward Health-Care of Older Adults: A Systematic Review
Martín-Moya Service-Learning (SL) has become a teaching methodology that promotes social and personal skills while helping groups in need and at risk of social exclusion. This paper is a systematic review of the literature on SL experiences and research on college subjects in the area of health-care promotion in settings for older adults. After an exhaustive search, 43 peer-reviewed publications were classified according to frequency and geographical distribution, sample and duration of the programs, research methodologies, data collection instruments used, and main outcomes investigated. The results indicate th...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - November 14, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ruiz-Montero Chiva-Bartoll Salvador-Garc ía Mart ín-Moya Tags: Review Source Type: research

When teaching the history of osteopathy and students ask, ‘Why does osteopathy differ between the UK and US, my simple answer is, ‘Read Gevitz!’ Since the first edition was published in 1982, it has become the authoritative work on the subject. This edition is a considerable revision and includes more recent developments. (Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine - November 14, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Martin Collins Tags: Book Review Source Type: research

Further medical experience will be required to validate these results: How Experience Based Medicine Shapes the Validity of Medical Evidence
In 1992 there appeared in the Journal of The American Medical Association a landmark article entitled Evidence-Based Medicine (EvBM): A New Approach To Teaching The Practice Of Medicine [1]. This marked the soft launch of an EvBM movement. In the ensuing years, every corner of medicine has been charged by payers, administrators, quality leaders, department heads, and academia with justifying medical practice and its value to patients through the use of evidence. However, the well-known limitations of EvBM and the very literature on which it is ‘based’ eventually spawned a backlash from practitioners defending t...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Urology - November 14, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Darius BAGLI, Kathrine HERBST, Luke HARPER, Goedele BECKERS, Martin KAEFER, Nicolas KALFA, Magdalena FOSSUM, ESPU research committee Tags: Educational Article Source Type: research

Scaffolding or side-tracking? The role of knowledge about language in content instruction
This study uses the theoretical frameworks of Systemic-Functional Linguistics and Legitimation Code Theory to explore the role of language, more specifically technical terms, grammatical metaphors, and genre structures, in knowledge building. The study is based on observations and voice recordings during a curriculum area about maps and population in grade 6 with the participating teacher employing genre-based pedagogy. The studied interaction shows that an initial focus on technical terms within the field of geography in later phases shifts to features of language: genre structures, logical connections and instances of gr...
Source: Linguistics and Education - November 13, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Integrating the Gender Dimension in Teaching, Research Content & Knowledge and Technology Transfer: Validating the EFFORTI Evaluation Framework through three Case Studies in Europe
Publication date: Available online 12 November 2019Source: Evaluation and Program PlanningAuthor(s): Rachel Palmén, Lidia Arroyo, Jörg Müller, Sybille Reidl, Maria Caprile, Maximillian UngerAbstractGender equality and gender mainstreaming in research is one of the six European Research Area (ERA) priorities. Integrating the gender dimension in research content and teaching is one of its three objectives. It is arguably the objective where least progress has been made. In this article we contribute to the evidence base by applying the EFFORTI evaluation framework to three empirical case study interventions ...
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - November 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Implementing a one-day testing model improves timeliness of workup for patients with lung cancer.
Authors: Gulak MA, Bornais C, Shin S, Murphy L, Smylie J, Pantarotto JR, Fung-Kee-Fung M, Maziak DE Abstract Background: Patients with lung cancer often experience stressful delays throughout the diagnostic phase of care. To address that situation, our multidisciplinary team created a "Navigation Day," during which patients partake in a single-day visit that comprises nurse-led teaching, social work, smoking cessation counselling, symptom control, and dedicated test slots for integrated positron-emission tomography and computed tomography (pet/ct), pulmonary function tests (pfts), and magnetic resonance i...
Source: Current Oncology - November 13, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Curr Oncol Source Type: research

A ‘weekend effect’ in operative emergency general surgery
ConclusionsThere is evidence for a “weekend effect” on mortality, but not complications or FTR, in this cohort. (Source: The American Journal of Surgery)
Source: The American Journal of Surgery - November 13, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Perinatal depression-knowledge gap among service providers and service utilizers in India.
CONCLUSIONS: Low PD literacy among the PWs, misconception about aetiology and management among the NPs could be major barrier for delivery and utilisation of PD services. Thus, there is an urgent need to improve PD literacy among PWs and NPs. PMID: 31710947 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - November 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Burden and spectrum of paediatric respiratory diseases at a referral hospital in North-Central Nigeria - A five year review
ConclusionPneumonia and aspiration pneumonitis are major contributors to morbidity and mortality due to respiratory diseases for which interventions towards improving childhood health indices should be prioritized. (Source: African Journal of Emergency Medicine)
Source: African Journal of Emergency Medicine - November 13, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Measuring and Teaching Intraoperative Decision-Making Using the Visual Concordance Test
This article reviews the ways in which the visual concordance test, an electronic learning tool, can aid surgeons in decision-making during surgery. (Source: JAMA Surgery)
Source: JAMA Surgery - November 13, 2019 Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research

Does it matter where you get your surgery for colorectal cancer?
ConclusionHospital factors significantly influence outcomes in patients with CRC managed surgically. High-volume centers and urban facilities have relatively better outcomes. Regionalization of care along with the appropriate availability of resources may improve outcomes in patients with CRC.Level of evidenceLevel III, Retrospective Observational Study (Source: International Journal of Colorectal Disease)
Source: International Journal of Colorectal Disease - November 13, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Sustainable implementation of antibiotic stewardship on a surgical intensive care unit evaluated over a 10-year period
AbstractObjectiveThis retrospective observational study examined the implementation of antibiotic stewardship (ABS) on the surgical intensive care unit (SICU) of a specialized academic teaching hospital.MethodsApplication density of antimicrobial agents (ADA), substance class change, development of resistance, and clinical outcomes were investigated with reference to ABS in three intervals over a 10-year period: the pre-intervention phase (2008 –2010), the intervention phase (2011–2014), and the post-intervention phase (2015–2017).ResultsFollowing the introduction of ABS, ADA was reduced from 89.3 recomme...
Source: Infection - November 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Investigating the validity of web-enabled mechanistic case diagramming scores to assess students ’ integration of foundational and clinical sciences
AbstractAs medical schools have changed their curricula to address foundational and clinical sciences in a more integrated fashion, teaching methods such as concept mapping have been incorporated in small group learning settings. Methods that can assess students ’ ability to apply such integrated knowledge are not as developed, however. The purpose of this project was to assess the validity of scores on a focused version of concept maps called mechanistic case diagrams (MCDs), which are hypothesized to enhance existing tools for assessing integrated knowl edge that supports clinical reasoning. The data were from the ...
Source: Advances in Health Sciences Education - November 13, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: research

How theory and design-based research can mature PBL practice and research
AbstractMany educational institutions in higher education switched to problem-based learning (PBL) in the last 5 decades. Despite its ’ successful implementation worldwide, many institutions still encounter problems in their daily teaching practices that limit deep learning in students. This raises the question: How else can we look at PBL practice and research? The main argument of this reflective paper is to better align PBL p ractice with the theories or principles of contextual, constructive, self-directed and collaborative learning. This paper explains what these principles or theories are. In addition, it discu...
Source: Advances in Health Sciences Education - November 13, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: research

Voluntary non-remunerated blood donation: Awareness, perception, and attitude among potential blood donors in Abakaliki, Nigeria
Conclusion: The majority of the participants have good knowledge and positive attitude toward voluntary non-remunerated blood donation. However, their practice of voluntary blood donation was poor. Sustained awareness creation and enlightenment is relevant to influence the masses to have better knowledge and positive attitudes toward voluntary non-remunerated blood donation with improved blood donation practices. (Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - November 13, 2019 Category: Rural Health Authors: NI Ugwu WJ O Oti CN Ugwu CJ Uneke Source Type: research

Writing and reading performance in Year 1 Australian classrooms: associations with handwriting automaticity and writing instruction
AbstractTheories of writing development and accumulating evidence indicate that handwriting automaticity is related to the development of effective writing skills, and that writing and reading skills are also associated with each other. However, less is known about the nature of these associations and the role of instructional factors in the early years. The present study examines: (1) the influence of handwriting automaticity in the writing and reading performance of Year 1 students, both concurrently and across time; (2) associations between students ’ writing and reading performance and writing instruction. The cu...
Source: Reading and Writing - November 13, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

A ‘weekend effect’ in operative emergency general surgery
Summary: National Inpatient Sample data was examined and revealed that weekend operation is associated with increased mortality in emergency general surgery. Though weekend operation was not independently associated with an increase in complication rate, there was an interactive effect with hospital teaching status. (Source: American Journal of Surgery)
Source: American Journal of Surgery - November 13, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Justin S. Hatchimonji, Elinore J. Kaufman, Catherine E. Sharoky, Lucy W, Daniel N. Holena Source Type: research

Critical Expressionism: Expanding Reader Response in Critical Literacy
AbstractCritical literacy requires that readers have both the ability and the deliberate inclination to think critically about texts of all types, meaningfully question their origin and purpose, and take action. Response to reading from a critical stance has typically been limited to discussion but has recently expanded to include other modes of response.Critical expressionism is the term that describes this newly expanded, more encompassing type of critical response. In this article, the authors begin by defining critical literacy and critical expressionism. Next, they detail how to teach students to become critically lit...
Source: Reading Teacher - November 13, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Maureen McLaughlin, Glenn DeVoogd Tags: Feature Article Source Type: research

Comparison of the effects of two different teaching methods in blood pressure measurement training: a randomized controlled study
Objective: To compare the effects of a high-fidelity simulator and conventional teaching model used during blood pressure measurement training on students’ self-confidence, self-efficacy and anxiety levels. Methods: A randomized controlled trial design was used. The study was conducted on 59 first-year nursing students of a university in Amasya, Turkey. ‘Self-Confidence Scale,’ ‘general Self-Efficacy Scale’ and ‘Beck Anxiety Scale’ were used to collect the data. A high-fidelity simulator used in blood pressure measurement training was applied to the experimental group, while t...
Source: Blood Pressure Monitoring - November 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Clinical Methods and Pathophysiology Source Type: research

Taking a closer look at undergraduate acute care interprofessional simulations: lessons learnt.
We report on an evaluation of final year healthcare student UIPSims, focussed on safe practice using a mixed methods study. The evaluation combines traditional methods with direct observations of students. Students completed a pre and post-course questionnaire with scored and free text questions and in addition an ethnographer observed the UIPSims supported with video recordings. Final year students participated (medical, nursing, operating department practitioner, pharmacy; n = 230). The scored questions were significant (p
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 12, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Keeping Students Interested: Interest ‐Based Instruction as a Tool to Engage
AbstractInterest ‐based instruction involves attending to students’ individual interests, including their existing topical interests, and triggering new situational interests, which can be cultivated during instruction. Understanding four teaching actions—approaching curricular planning intentionally, contextu alizing learning, building relevance and value in the task or topic, and incorporating inquiry and project‐based learning—is important in cultivating an interest‐based approach. The authors examined the roles of interest and teaching actions in promoting students’ motivation and engageme...
Source: Reading Teacher - November 12, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Dana A. Robertson, Christopher James Padesky Tags: Feature Article Source Type: research

Comparing Outcomes and Costs of Medical Patients Treated at Major Teaching and Non-teaching Hospitals: A National Matched Analysis
AbstractBackgroundTeaching hospitals typically pioneer investment in new technology and cultivate workforce characteristics generally associated with better quality, but the value of this extra investment is unclear.ObjectiveCompare outcomes and costs between major teaching and non-teaching hospitals by closely matching on patient characteristics.DesignMedicare patients at 339 major teaching hospitals (resident-to-bed (RTB) ratios ≥ 0.25); matched patient controls from 2439 non-teaching hospitals (RTB ratios
Source: Journal of General Internal Medicine - November 12, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 16, Pages 4444: The Dark Side of the Self-Determination Theory and Its Influence on the Emotional and Cognitive Processes of Students in Physical Education
Conclusions: The influence and importance of the teaching style adopted by teachers is indicated, in addition to the effect of students’ psychological experiences on emotions and learning strategies. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - November 12, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Trigueros Aguilar-Parra L ópez-Liria Rocamora Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 16, Pages 4439: Psychosocial Risks and Violence Against Teachers. Is It Possible to Promote Well-Being at Work?
Pedrazza Teaching has been reported to be one of the most stressful occupations, with heavy psychological demands, including the need to develop positive relationships with students and their parents; relationships that, in turn, play a significant role in teachers’ well-being. It follows that the impact of any violence perpetrated by a student or parent against a teacher is particularly significant and represents a major occupational health concern. The present study examines for the first time the influence of the Job Demands-Control-Support Model on violence directed against teachers. Six hundred and e...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - November 12, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Berlanda Fraizzoli Cordova Pedrazza Tags: Article Source Type: research

Preschoolers with developmental speech and/or language impairment: Efficacy of the Teaching Early Literacy and Language (TELL) curriculum
Publication date: 2nd Quarter 2020Source: Early Childhood Research Quarterly, Volume 51Author(s): M. Jeanne Wilcox, Shelley Gray, Mark ReiserAbstractYoung children with developmental speech and/or language impairment (DSLI) often fail to develop oral language and early literacy skills that are foundational for subsequent schooling and reading success. The purpose of this investigation was to examine the efficacy of the Teaching Early Literacy and Language (TELL) curriculum and associated evidence-based teaching practices. Participants included 91 preschool classroom teachers and 202 male and 87 female preschoolers with DSL...
Source: Early Childhood Research Quarterly - November 11, 2019 Category: Child Development Source Type: research