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Executive Health Management

Value-Based Health Care (VBHC) Prize 2020

2020 14 May

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Health Management

Volume 19 - Issue 3, 2019

2019 22 May

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Executive Health Management

Secrets of innovation success

2019 22 May

International transfer of successful lessons and strategies is essential for improving quality, accessibility and affordability of healthcare services.  Innovators in both developed and developing nations have found ways to deliver healthcare at a significantly lower cost while increasing access and quality, but we need more... Read more

ICU Management

How to manage sedation analgesia for patient-centred care in the ICU

2019 14 Mar

Managing sedation analgesia for patient-centred care in the ICU   Pain management and sedation are closely linked in the intensive care unit. In the past, clinicians were using sedative agents too liberally, often with benzodiazepines. And several issues were observed in the ICU, including the problems of delirium, weakness and prolonged ICU... Read more

ICU Management

Facilitating patient-centred decisions about serious illness care

2019 06 Feb

Patient autonomy is the overriding ethical principle guiding medical decision making in the United States. This autonomy-driven model assumes an informed patient who fully understands the implications of available treatment choices and can identify those most aligned with their values and goals. However, there is increasing recognition that this... Read more

Cardiology Management

What’s the deal with patient-centred care in cardiovascular medicine?

2018 20 Nov

The concept of patient-centred care and shared decision-making has become an important topic in healthcare and cardiovascular medicine. Dr. Martha Gulati , Editor in Chief of ACC's (American College of Cardiology) Cardiosmart programme says, "Health care professionals need to understand the goals of their patients and vice versa, which establishes... Read more

Executive Health Management

The patient, the whole patient and nothing but the patient

2018 07 Nov

The patient, the whole patient and nothing but the patient. Clinical competence and limiting factors. In this short opinion piece, carer and consumer advisor Belinda MacLeod-Smith challenges us to consider crucial elements of whole patient care, and how they can be impacted by limiting factors. Caring for someone with ongoing, occasionally... Read more

Health Management

Shaping the future of dementia care

2018 21 Aug

Re-examining approaches for dementia management. The potential of applying integrated pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments for the care of people living with dementia. Dementia is a mental state used to denote severe cognitive impairment which impacts daily activities and life. Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most common... Read more

ICU Management

Patient/family-centred care: communication is key

2018 27 Jun

Among critically ill patients and their surrogates, a family-support intervention delivered by the interprofessional ICU team did not significantly affect the surrogates’ burden of psychological symptoms, according to results of the PARTNER trial. Researchers note, however, that the surrogates’ ratings of the quality of communication and the patient-... Read more

ICU Management

2018 23 May

In the ICU we see our fair share of loss, most the result of unplanned tragedy both for the patients and their families. As healthcare providers we work as part of a high functioning team always working to provide exemplary patient-centred care. We maintain a calm cool demeanor, approachable and open to suggestions and feedback from families,... Read more