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Discussing adverse outcomes with patients

Thomas H Gallagher and Afaf Girgis

in Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199238361
eISBN:
9780191730290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238361.003.0028
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Few communication challenges are as difficult for healthcare providers as talking with patients about adverse events, especially when the adverse event was due to a medical error. Ethicists and ... More


Health risk and the patient safety agenda

Monica Shaw

in Risk, Safety and Clinical Practice: Health care through the lens of risk

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198569008
eISBN:
9780191717499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569008.003.09
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reflects on the UK Government's approach to tackling patient safety, and the complexities that arise with respect to developing the evidence base on which it is supposed to depend. It ... More


Clinical Trials in Neurology

Lorene M. Nelson, Caroline M. Tanner, Stephen K. Van Den Eeden, and Valerie M. McGuire

in Neuroepidemiology: From principles to practice

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195133790
eISBN:
9780199863730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133790.003.17
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter provides extensive coverage of concepts related to controlled clinical trials in neurology. It describes the main issues in clinical trial design, conduct, and analysis, by examples from ... More


Values and health risks

Bob Heyman

in Risk, Safety and Clinical Practice: Health care through the lens of risk

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198569008
eISBN:
9780191717499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569008.003.03
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter starts from the observation that a sense of adversity is bound into modern risk-thinking. Evoking risk conveys to the contemporary mind that a negatively valued outcome is causing ... More


Models of Stress and Adapting to Risk: A Life Course, Developmental Perspective

George W. Rebok, Catherine P. Bradshaw, Heather E. Volk, Tamar Mendelson, William W. Eaton, Elizabeth J. Letourneau, and Sheppard G. Kellam

in Public Mental Health

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190916602
eISBN:
9780190916640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916602.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes the role of stress in the conduct of both public mental health research and practice. It includes a discussion of the leading definitions and theories of stress proposed in ... More


Evidence, Strategies, and Challenges for Assuring Vaccine Availability, Efficacy, and Safety

Saad B. Omer and Sam F. Halabi

in Global Management of Infectious Disease After Ebola

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190604882
eISBN:
9780190604912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190604882.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

In chapter 13, Saad B. Omer and Sam F. Halabi examine the evidence, strategies, and challenges surrounding vaccine safety as novel technologies and expanding coverage introduce new factors to ... More


Better Outcomes, Lower Costs

Dennis Rosen

in Vital Conversations: Improving Communication Between Doctors and Patients

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164443
eISBN:
9780231538046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164443.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses the importance of good communication between physician and patient, and how its promotion and enhancement can lead to a better and more efficient healthcare system. Good ... More


Different SNFs, Different Miffs

Muriel R. Gillick M.D.

in Old and Sick in America: The Journey through the Health Care System

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635248
eISBN:
9781469635255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635248.003.0010
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine and Older People

Skilled nursing facilities vary in quality, with for-profit facilities offering, on average, poorer care. Not-for-profit facilities are at the forefront of the culture change movement that promotes ... More


Still Not Safe: Patient Safety and the Middle-Managing of American Medicine

Robert Wears and Kathleen Sutcliffe

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190271268
eISBN:
9780190271299
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190271268.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Patient safety suddenly burst into public consciousness in the late 1990s and became a “celebrated” cause in the 2000s. It has since gradually faltered, and little improvement has been noted over ... More


The Neuroscience of Addiction: A Primer for Public Health Professionals

Jay C. Butler

in A Public Health Guide to Ending the Opioid Epidemic

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190056810
eISBN:
9780190056841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190056810.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Effective public health approaches to addressing the opioid crisis require an understanding of addiction as a health condition primarily involving the brain, rather than an individual’s series of ... More


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