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Undergraduate medical education in general practice/family medicine throughout Europe – a descriptive study

graduating doctors go into primary care. This in turn requires that general practice/family medicine (GP/FM) strongly influences the curricula in medical schools. In the present paper we aim at describing the ... universities without having been exposed to a GP/FM curriculum. The European Academy of Teachers in General Practice (EURACT) will launch efforts to change this situation. General practice/family medicine

Spiritual Care in General Practice: Rushing in or Fearing to Tread? An Integrative Review of Qualitative Literature

cultures, faiths and beliefs coexist in society. This is no small or simple task, and although GPs (family practitioners) have been encouraged to deliver spiritual care, we suggest this is proving to be ... . The authors suggest critical realism as having potential to facilitate interdisciplinary research and create clearer concepts of spiritual care for GPs. General practice Introduction Qualitative and

Prescriptive variability of drugs by general practitioners

Prescription drug spending is growing faster than any other sector of healthcare. However, very little is known about patterns of prescribing and cost of prescribing between general practices. In ... the practice setting and socioeconomic deprivation. Materials and methods Data and pre-processing We analysed the number and actual cost of prescription items issued by 55 general practices within the

General Medicine and Hospital Medicine: The Janus of Internal Medicine

Michigan , Ann Arbor, MI , USA 1 Division of General Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan , Ann Arbor, MI , USA - I to important trends in the evolution of academic general n ... this issue of JGIM, Miller and colleagues draw attention internal medicine.1 By examining the membership of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM), they provide a snapshot not only of the

Individualised patient profile: clinical utility of Flammer syndrome phenotype and general lessons for predictive, preventive and personalised medicine

experienced collateral pathological conditions which primarily might be linked to the family (genetic) predisposition, but the development of which could be synergistically promoted by the FS-phenotype. The ... . Family history General information All family lines are represented by Caucasians originated from central and Eastern European areas. All members of the family were obligatory literate persons; some of

Effect of a brief patient communication teaching on both attendee and non-attendee family medicine residents.

-centered communication educational intervention on the knowledge, attitudes and practice of family medicine residents in our program. In particular, we planned to study the effect of the intervention on even ... 0 0 Part of the Family Medicine Commons, Medical Education Commons, and the Medical Humanities Commons DOI: Author Footnote: Shawndra B. Barker and

Meno’s paradox and medicine

; Medical epistemology 1 Introduction The question of how best to detect disease is central to medical practice. This question is most often addressed by measuring the accuracy of different methods of ... condition” (Reitsma et al. 2009, p. 797) . The accuracy of a method of detecting disease is measured by comparing the performance of a diagnostic practice under evaluation, which is commonly referred to as

Towards precision medicine; a new biomedical cosmology

Precision Medicine has become a common label for data-intensive and patient-driven biomedical research. Its intended future is reflected in endeavours such as the Precision Medicine Initiative in the ... suspicious concerning the technological backdrop of these numbers. In summary, precision medicine is the general idea that the more health data we gather, the more we can quantify, the more we can control. In

Tissue engineering of skin and regenerative medicine for wound care

skin cell thrapies and discusses the future prospects in cutaneous regeneration. Burns; Cell therapy; Skin substitute; Tissue engineering; Wound closure; Scar; Regenerative medicine Background ... healing, and biomedical engineering constitute the emerging field of regenerative medicine. Contemporary research and regenerative medicine Although great progress has been made in reductions of morbidity

Recommendations for the follow-up care of female breast cancer survivors: a guideline of the Spanish Society of Medical Oncology (SEOM), Spanish Society of General Medicine (SEMERGEN), Spanish Society for Family and Community Medicine (SEMFYC), Spanish Society for General and Family Physicians (SEMG), Spanish Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (SEGO), Spanish Society of Radiation Oncology (SEOR), Spanish Society of Senology and Breast Pathology (SESPM), and Spanish Society of Cardiology (SEC)

Society for Family and Community Medicine (SEMFYC), Spanish Society for General and Family Physicians (SEMG), Spanish Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (SEGO), Spanish Society of Radiation Oncology (SEOR ... Me´dica (SEOM). M. Gonzalez: Sociedad Espan˜ola de Medicina General (SEMERGEN). L. Montero: Sociedad Espan˜ola de Oncolog´ıa Radiotera´pica (SEOR). M. Mun˜oz: Sociedad Espan˜ola de Oncolog´ıa Me´dica

Regulating Black-Box Medicine

Data drive modern medicine. And our tools to analyze those data are growing ever more powerful. As health data are collected in greater and greater amounts, sophisticated algorithms based on those ... algorithms are developed and deployed in clinical practice. In general, more light-touch, iterative, adaptive regulation is likely to promote growth and innovation in the field.6 But command-and-control is

Effect of health literacy on the quality of life of older patients with long-term conditions: a large cohort study in UK general practice

variables, as confounders. Methods A prospective cohort study was conducted on older adults (n = 4278; aged 65 years and over) with at least one LTC, registered in general practices in Salford, UK ... . , Vanasse , A. , & Lapointe , L. ( 2005 ). Prevalence of multimorbidity among adults seen in family practice . The Annals of Family Medicine , 3 ( 3 ), 223 - 228 . 2. Barnett , K. , Mercer , S. W. , Norbury

Debate: the per rectal/digital rectal examination exam in the emergency department, still best practice?

Republic 1 SHO General Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynaecology, Morecambe Bay Hospitals Trust , Kendal , UK 2 Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague , Prague ... , Czech Republic 3 Northwick Park Hospital , London , UK 4 Research Fellow, Prague Center for Global Health , Prague , Czech Republic Background: Emergency medicine practice in the UK and Ireland offers a

Prevalence and determinants of self-medication practice among selected households in Addis Ababa community

-reliance and decreased expense. However, inappropriate practice can have potential dangers such as incorrect self-diagnosis, dangerous drug-drug interactions, incorrect manner of administration, incorrect ... variables. · Self-medication practice (yes or no) Operational definition Traditional medicine. The use of different types of traditional medicine practices such as using plant materials, animal products

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Combination Therapy in Practice

Combination therapy is now regarded as the standard of care in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and is becoming widely used in clinical practice. Given the inherent complexities of combining ... Hospital , Zurich , Switzerland 1 U-M Frankel Cardiovascular Center, University of Michigan , Ann Arbor, MI , USA 2 Marsha Burks 3 Department of Investigational, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine, University

FDA and the Practice of Medicine: Looking at Off–Label Drugs

FDA AND THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE: LOOKING AT OFF-LABEL DRUGS Wendy Teo II. FDA D. Off-Label Drugs the First Amendment................ The Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has always taken a ... deferential stance with regard to the practice of medicine, and maintains that it will not interfere with the physicians' autonomy in this regard.  B.A., 2011, University of Cambridge, BM BCh., 2014, Oxford

Building capacity for medical education research in family medicine: the Program for Innovation in Medical Education (PIME)

clinic to routine primary care in an academic family medicine practice external funding may become very important for the longevity of the programme if the internal funding becomes unstable. The themes ... Family Medicine at the University of Ottawa implemented a programme in which physicians receive the funding, coaching and support staff necessary to complete a 2-year research project. The programme is

Bereavement support for family caregivers: The gap between guidelines and practice in palliative care

based survey and in relation to clinical practice guidelines. Design An anonymous postal survey collected information from clients of six funeral providers in four Australian states (2014–15), 6 to 24 ... of the 3 risk groups accessed support predominantly from family (95%) and friends (88%), followed by funeral directors (79%) and general practitioners (56%) [ 18 ], emphasized also in Fig 2

Mechanisms in Medicine

This paper begins by developing a causal theory of mechanisms in medicine, and illustrates the theory with the example of the mechanism of the disease anthrax as elucidated by Koch. The causal ... using the term ‘activities’, but the definition contains no mention of the general concept of cause. Conversely in the causal theory of mechanisms developed above, mechanisms in medicine are defined in

Improving Obstetrics in Family Medicine Residency Clinics: A Quality Improvement Study

Background: Prenatal care/deliveries within our family medicine clinics have declined, perhaps because patients are unaware that our clinics provide these services. With lower volumes, clinicians may ... , Bobot B, Baumgardner DJ. Improving obstetrics in family medicine residency clinics: a quality improvement study. J Patient Cent Res Rev. 2017;4:260-1. - The mi ssion of the Journal of Patient-Centered