Irene Hurford, MD, an assistant professor in the department of Psychiatry, has received a 2017 Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
For patients with advanced cancer, aggressive care -- chemotherapy, mechanical ventilation, acute hospitalizations and intensive care unit admissions -- at the end of life is commonplace. Yet until now, little is known about the relationship between patients' and families' satisfaction with this aggressive care within the last 30 days of life.
More than 70 countries reported a total anesthesia provider number of less than five per 100,000 population. All except one were low- and middle-income countries. There is a 50-fold difference between the anesthesia provider workforce density in the United States compared with Indonesia despite comparable population sizes. The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery suggests that 2.28 million additional anesthesiologists, surgeons and obstetricians will be needed globally by 2030.
The medical community has made strides to normalize and encourage error disclosure for physicians and medical trainees in order to improve patient safety and health care outcomes, but these guidelines fall short when it comes to addressing the social psychology that influences how and when physicians and medical trainees disclose errors and how they manage the consequences of those errors.
QUT researchers have investigated how vision can affect a child's ongoing learning, with results showing 30 per cent of Year 3 students tested had uncorrected eye problems that could affect their academic performances.
A test to assess the effect of red Smarties on happiness has been used to teach the often 'dull' or 'boring' concepts of clinical research. The study, published in the Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, was based on a mock randomised control trial across three countries and involved students at QUT and health professionals in Canada and Malaysia.
Researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have challenged traditional teaching and learning concepts employed in medical training. A comparison with conventional learning methods led them to conclude that tablet-based, multimedia-enhanced training improves medical examination results. Their study, which has been published in the journal PLOS ONE, clearly shows that an integrated program of tablet-based theoretical training and clinical practice enhances medical training.
The Teaching Health Centers program, which funds outpatient primary care residencies serving rural and indigent patients, awaits Congressional budget reauthorization at a time when there is a primary care shortage, Brown University medical scholars write in a new article in JAMA.
How a revolutionary technology -- which assesses a student's body language, facial expressions and communication strategies -- is helping train more empathetic doctors.
Of the 67 papers reviewed, only 16 (23.9 percent) included any mention of hearing loss.