Comparison of Communication Outcomes in Traditional Versus Simulation Strategies in Nursing and Medical Students (Teaching WITH TECHNOLOGY)

Comparison of Communication Outcomes in Traditional Versus Simulation Strategies in Nursing and Medical Students (Teaching WITH TECHNOLOGY)

AS PATIENT COMPLEXITY CONTINUES TO INCREASE AND CLINICAL FACILITY SPACE BECOMES TIGHTER, SIMULATION HAS EMERGED AS A STRATEGY TO ACHIEVE CURRICULAR COMPETENCIES IN BOTH NURSING AND MEDICINE. Studies comparing the effectiveness of simulation strategies versus traditional strategies are on the rise as educators embark upon this new approach to facilitating student learning. At the same […]

Graduate Medical Education Outcomes and Metrics

Graduate Medical Education Outcomes and Metrics

Graduate medical education (GME) is critical to the career development of individual physicians, to the functioning of many teaching institutions, and to the production of our physician workforce. However, recent reports have called for substantial reform of GME. The current lack of established GME outcome measures limits our ability to assess the impact of individual […]

Monitoring Cancer Patients for Best Outcomes (Report)

Monitoring Cancer Patients for Best Outcomes (Report)

Introduction Despite enormous amounts of money that are being funnelled into cancer research, both in Australia and in Western countries worldwide, the incidence of cancer is gradually increasing. This research money is predominantly being channelled into gene therapy and pharmaceutical treatments with significantly smaller amounts being utilised for dietary and lifestyle research. Overall:

Social Determinants of Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes in Indians (Report)

Social Determinants of Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes in Indians (Report)

Introduction Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is no longer limited to developed countries, it is widespread in developing countries (1,2). Additionally, the rate of increase in CVD in developing countries is twice as high as in developed countries (3). CVD also typically occurs at a younger age in developing countries: for example, about 52 per cent of […]

Stroke Outcomes in a Socio-Economically Disadvantaged Urban Community (Original Articles) (Report)

Stroke Outcomes in a Socio-Economically Disadvantaged Urban Community (Original Articles) (Report)

The stroke unit model of care reduces mortality and dependency after stroke in developed countries. (1,2) The multidisciplinary stroke unit model of care improves early outcomes in an under-resourced urban setting in South Africa. (3) In such a setting, resources for rehabilitation (inpatient and outpatient) are limited and there is concern that early benefits achieved […]

Utilisation and Outcomes of Cervical Cancer Prevention Services Among Hiv-Infected Women in Cape Town (Original Articles) (Report)

Utilisation and Outcomes of Cervical Cancer Prevention Services Among Hiv-Infected Women in Cape Town (Original Articles) (Report)

Cervical cancer is the most common cancer among South African women. The age-standardised mortality rate from cervical cancer is 21.0% in South Africa but only 8.9% worldwide. (1,2) This differential highlights inequality in the availability of screening for easily treated precursor lesions. South Africa’s cervical cancer burden severity is compounded by its HIV epidemic (2008 […]