Tag: support

Couple who met on a Crohn’s support Facebook group are engaged

Woman, 25, whose ‘stomach exploded’ because of Crohn’s disease gets engaged to her ‘soulmate’ and fellow sufferer, 30, after they met on a Facebook support group Chloe Meade and Rhys Thomas connected over social media in 2015  Met two years later after bumping into each other at a hospital in Cardiff Mr Thomas popped the question

Study suggests how, when to support military couples after homecoming

Military couples look forward to joyful celebrations and reunions after long deployments. Difficulties may lie ahead, though, and new research with more than 500 couples in the months after homecoming suggests how and when to help. “Military couples are incredibly resilient,” says University of Illinois communication professor Leanne Knobloch, the lead author of a first-of-its-kind

New decision support tool improves discharge outcomes

In an effort to lessen readmission risk after discharge and achieve the best possible outcomes for patients, hospital-based clinicians are more intentionally planning discharge of those who require post-acute care (PAC). Yet, although hospital clinicians strive to effectively refer patients who require PAC, their discharge-planning processes often vary greatly and typically are not evidence-based. To

Is emotional support part of AI's future in healthcare?

The uses for artificial intelligence have been sprouting up all over the healthcare field, from reading images to automating work flows. Now some researchers are looking to use that technology to move beyond the analytical tasks and move into providing a more human touch.  “There is one view that we can allow these AI [tools]

How schools can optimise support for children with ADHD

New research gives the clearest guidance yet on how schools can best support children with ADHD to improve symptoms and maximise their academic outcomes. The study, led by the University of Exeter and involving researchers at the EPPI-Centre (University College London), undertook a systematic review which analysed all available research into non-medication measures to support

Canadian smokers support bold new approaches to end tobacco use

Most Canadian smokers are in favour of novel policies to reduce tobacco use, according to a national survey by the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project (ITC) at the University of Waterloo. Responding to the Canadian government’s commitment to reduce tobacco use to less than five per cent of the population by 2035, the ITC

Poor, non-English speaking cancer patients need support

(HealthDay)—There are steps health care providers can take to better support cancer patients who do not speak English, are underinsured, and may face other major financial challenges, according to an article published in Managed Healthcare Executive. In the article, Aditi Shastri, M.D., an oncologist who specializes in treating blood-related cancers at Montefiore Medical Center in

Peer Support May Cut Acute Psychiatric Care Readmissions

THURSDAY, Aug. 30, 2018 — A self-management intervention facilitated by peer support workers may reduce the rate of readmissions to acute care for people discharged from mental health crisis resolution teams, according to a study published in the Aug. 4 issue of The Lancet. Sonia Johnson, D.M., from University College London, and colleagues conducted a

Poll finds 4 in 5 Americans favor increase in mental health support for children

According to new public opinion research released today and commissioned by Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 87 percent of Americans agree there needs to be more mental health support (including increased treatment, therapy and prevention resources) available to help children and adolescents in their communities. The Harris Poll, one of the longest running surveys tracking public opinion

Trials in Africa support conditional day 3 follow-up for children with fever

Children in sub-Saharan African settings with uncomplicated fever may be safely managed with conditional, rather than universal, 3-day follow-up with a community health worker (CHW), according to two cluster-randomized, community-based non-inferiority trials published this week in PLOS Medicine. The trials, conducted by Luke C. Mullany of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore,