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New Effective Patient-Centered Health Care Resources from AHRQ

Trying to make more informed decisions about health care for your family, yourself or your patients? The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released new materials on effective, patient-centered health care to help. Overview of AHRQ Effective Health Care Program AHRQ┬áconsumer guides AHRQ consumer and clinician guides AHRQ tools and resources (including continuing […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on NHQR/NHDR measures for women of reproductive age

NHQR/NHDR measures for women of reproductive age

BACKGROUND: This article addresses measures of importance to women of reproductive age in the first National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) and National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR). METHODS: The authors review each of the 4 components of quality of care: effectiveness, safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness. The effectiveness component topics with relevance to women of childbearing […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on The communication patterns of internal medicine and family practice physicians

The communication patterns of internal medicine and family practice physicians

BACKGROUND: Although differences between Internal Medicine (IM) and Family Practice (FP) physicians have been examined in terms of care outcomes and cost, there have been few studies of specialty differences in physician-patient communication. METHODS: In 1995, 277 clinical encounters with 29 full-time, community-based FP physicians and 287 clinical encounters with 30 full-time, community based IM […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Multicultural considerations in women’s health

Multicultural considerations in women’s health

As patient practices continue to diversify, clinical skills need to extend beyond disease manifestation and treatment modalities into awareness of health statistics that highlight disparities, training, cross-cultural health care delivery at the individual and system-based levels. and skills of health care advocacy. Excellent care for multicultural women implies the ability to assess the health issues […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Ethical foundations of client-centered care in family planning

Ethical foundations of client-centered care in family planning

Biomedical ethics provides the foundation for a model of client-centered care that can assure the good quality of family planning and other reproductive health services in developed and developing countries. Client concerns mirror the four ethical principles of autonomy, justice, beneficence, and nonmaleficence. Autonomy reflects clients’ desire for full information and respect from providers so […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on The debate on ethnicity and dementia: from category fallacy to person-centred care?

The debate on ethnicity and dementia: from category fallacy to person-centred care?

The concept of ethnicity remains attractive and meaningful to service developers and professionals, although research suggests that this disguises other facets of identity and difference. An epidemiological perspective on the relationship between ethnicity and dementia supports the idea that ethnicity (defined as particular shared cultural characteristics) is not likely to influence unduly the emergence of […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on An invisible barrier to integrating HIV primary care with harm reduction services: philosophical clashes between the harm reduction and medical models

An invisible barrier to integrating HIV primary care with harm reduction services: philosophical clashes between the harm reduction and medical models

Overall AIDS mortality in the United States has declined in recent years, but declines have not been consistent across all populations. Due to an array of barriers to care, minorities and poor people who are active substance users have not benefited as others have from advances in the treatment of HIV disease. One way to […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on A scheme to recruit Pakistani and Bangladeshi trainee dental nurses in a multiethnic area of Greater Manchester

A scheme to recruit Pakistani and Bangladeshi trainee dental nurses in a multiethnic area of Greater Manchester

The primary dental care services in Oldham, Greater Manchester have established an innovative scheme to encourage diversity in primary dental care services. The scheme involves the recruitment of bilingual trainee dental nurses in order to improve accessibility and appropriateness of the services and to improve communication with Pakistani and Bangladeshi patients. The scheme has raised […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Overcoming disparities in U.S. health care

Overcoming disparities in U.S. health care

Disparities in U.S. health care result from a complex mixture of systemic quality and access problems intertwined with historic injury. The many dimensions of health disparities include race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and geography. It is critically important for policymakers to define the problem correctly so that our solutions address their intended goal-health security for all […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Cultural competence and dental hygiene care delivery: integrating cultural care into the dental hygiene process of care.[see comment]

Cultural competence and dental hygiene care delivery: integrating cultural care into the dental hygiene process of care.[see comment]

As the population of the United States becomes increasingly diverse, effective, client-centered, contemporary dental hygiene practice will be realized only if clinicians are equipped to interact with and provide care for clients of varied cultural backgrounds. The purpose of this investigation is to explore ways to incorporate cultural care into the dental hygiene process of […]

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