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Self education for mental health patients who lack support services

David Busolo, Roberta Woodgate
REVIEW QUESTION/OBJECTIVE: The objective of this review is to synthesize the best available evidence on palliative care experiences of adult cancer patients from ethnocultural groups.More specifically, this systematic review seeks to answer the following questions:1. What are the palliative care experiences of adult cancer patients from diverse ethnocultural groups?2. What meanings do adult patients with cancer from diverse ethnocultural groups assign to their experiences with palliative care? BACKGROUND: Globally, over 20...
January 2015: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
Sion Kim Harris, Jennifer Louis-Jacques, John R Knight
Substance use is the most common health risk behavior among adolescents and is one of the greatest threats to their current and future health. Universal screening of adolescents in general medical settings can be instrumental in identifying substance use early, before further problems develop and when BIs are more likely to be effective. Screening in and of itself may have some therapeutic effect. Brief screening tools feasible for use by busy medical offices to quickly and reliably assess adolescent risk for a substance use disorder now are available...
April 2014: Adolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews
Akiko Kamimura, Nancy Christensen, Kyl Myers, Maziar M Nourian, Jeanie Ashby, Jessica L J Greenwood, Justine J Reel
Free clinics across the country provide free or reduced fee healthcare to individuals who lack access to primary care and are socio-economically disadvantaged. This study examined perceived health status among diabetic and non-diabetic free clinic patients and family members of the patients. Diabetes self-efficacy among diabetic free clinic patients was also investigated with the goal of developing appropriate diabetes health education programs to promote diabetes self-management. English or Spanish speaking patients and family members (N = 365) aged 18 years or older completed a self-administered survey...
August 2014: Journal of Community Health
Chizuko Takahashi, Fuminori Chida, Hikaru Nakamura, Hiroshi Akasaka, Junko Yagi, Atsuhiko Koeda, Eri Takusari, Kotaro Otsuka, Akio Sakai
BACKGROUND: The nurses working in psychiatric hospitals and wards are prone to encounter completed suicides. The research was conducted to examine post-suicide stress in nurses and the availability of suicide-related mental health care services and education. METHODS: Experiences with inpatient suicide were investigated using an anonymous, self-reported questionnaire, which was, along with the Impact of Event Scale-Revised, administered to 531 psychiatric nurses...
2011: BMC Psychiatry
Ming Tai-Seale, Mark E Kunik, Alexandra Shepherd, JoAnn Kirchner, Aruna Gottumukkala
Primary care remains critically important for those who suffer from mental disorders. Although collaborative care, which integrates mental health services into primary care, has been shown to be more effective than usual care, its implementation has been slow and the experience of providers and patients with collaborative care is less well known. The objective of this case study was to examine the effects of collaborative care on patient and primary care provider (PCP) experiences and communication during clinical encounters...
December 2010: Population Health Management
Kimberley Zittel-Palamara, Julie R Rockmaker, Kara M Schwabel, Wendy L Weinstein, Sanna J Thompson
One in seven women who have a baby will experience postpartum depression. Although there are many treatments for postpartum depression, many women do not receive assistance. When left untreated, this condition can have a deleterious affect on the woman's health/mental health, the child's cognitive, psychological, emotional and social development, the marital relationship and ability to contribute to society. This study examined 45 women's self-reported desire for PPD care and ability to obtain to these services in Erie County, New York...
June 2008: Archives of Women's Mental Health
David Skingsley, Eleanor J Bradley, Peter Nolan
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To outline the development and content of a 'top-up' neuropharmacology module for mental health nurse prescribers and consider how much pharmacology training is required to ensure effective mental health prescribing practice. BACKGROUND: Debate about the content of prescribing training courses has persisted within the United Kingdom since the mid-1980s. In early 2003 supplementary prescribing was introduced and gave mental health nurses the opportunity to become prescribers...
August 2006: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Frances Reed, Les Fitzgerald
Mainstreaming of mental health care and the prevalence of mental illness have increased the requirement for care by nurses in the general hospital setting. In rural Australia, mental health services are limited and nurses have less access to support and education. Little is known about how these factors influence attitudes and the care of people with mental illness in rural hospitals. A qualitative descriptive study was used to investigate nurses' attitudes to caring for people with mental illness, the issues that impact on their ability to provide care, and the effect of education, experience, and support...
December 2005: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
M Lloyd, A Carson
Government policy has directed local services to address the needs of carers as a way of maintaining care in the community. This study was initiated to enable carers to develop an information pack based upon their identified needs. Cooperative inquiry was the method used to ensure full participation of the carers. Group meetings were already in existence through a charity organization who provides a carers support network. The first author participated in a number of carers group meetings. Cooperative inquiry was used to clarify a number of themes identified and reflective cycles ensured that those themes remained relevant...
April 2005: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Lisa Dixon
BACKGROUND: The important role of families and other caregivers in the lives of adults with schizophrenia is well documented. Persons with schizophrenia frequently live with their families of origin, and the vast majority have regular family contact. Families of persons with schizophrenia have also been demonstrated to have significant needs. Families most frequently cite the need for education and support in helping them to cope with their family member's illness. Further, numerous studies have documented the benefits of interventions designed to meet the needs of family members...
March 1, 1999: Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics
P Krueger, C Patterson
OBJECTIVE: To determine family physicians' perceptions of barriers and strategies in the effective detection and appropriate management of abused elderly people. DESIGN: Questionnaire survey; the protocol included an advance notification letter and 3 follow-up mailings. SETTING: Regional Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth, Ont. PARTICIPANTS: All active nonspecialist physicians who reported seeing elderly patients in their practices were eligible for inclusion...
October 15, 1997: Canadian Medical Association Journal: CMAJ
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