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Social Challenges Linked to Quality of Primary Care

Among more than 600,000 primary care patients, half live with some degree of social challenge, which has a negative effect on the quality of care they receive. Researchers in Manitoba, Canada identified 11 social complexities, such as low income, mental health diagnosis, and involvement with the justice system.

Volunteerism In Palliative Direct Patient Care Across The Healthcare System

A study elucidated volunteerism in palliative direct patient care across the Flemish healthcare system. Volunteers fulfil several roles in supporting terminally ill people and their relatives and can positively influence quality of care. Healthcare in many countries faces resource constraints and some governments now expect communities to provide an increasing proportion of palliative care. However, systematic insights into volunteer presence, tasks and training and organisational challenges for volunteerism are lacking.

Anaesthesia in austere environments Relevant To Distant Space Missions

The ability to provide anaesthesia will be important given the expected risk of severe medical events requiring surgery. Knowledge and experience of such procedures during space missions is currently extremely limited. Future space exploration missions will take humans far beyond low Earth orbit and require complete crew autonomy. Austere and isolated environments have been used extensively as test beds for spaceflight to probe hazards and countermeasures for prospective space missions.

Regional Anesthesia Training Has Improved Anesthesia Care In Vietnam

A study determined that local clinicians training with regional anesthesia techniques has helped the Vietnamese medical community improve their approach to anesthesia care, results of a survey conducted by the Global Health Initiative at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) indicate. They have established a fellowship track dedicated to improving the impact of the Global Health Initiative in the Department of Anesthesiology

Brain Activity During Sleep Consolidate Memory

Researchers team has developed a hypothesis, the interleaving of REM and non-REM sleep might facilitate creative problem-solving in different but complementary ways. Sleep is known to be important for creative thinking, but exactly how it helps and what role each sleep stage REM and non-REM plays remains unclear. The study was published in the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences.