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Health Management

The Role of Gamification and Engagement Design in the Future of Healthcare

2016 25 Aug

Gamification is on the rise right now as a powerful tool to change behaviour - not only in healthcare but in many fields, such as education and business. However it can be seen and experienced in all its glory in healthcare, and I believe it will be crucial for the very near future.   First of all, what is gamification? A crystallised definition about... Read more

ICU Management

Do ICU Patient Diaries Promote Recovery?

2015 25 Jun

Psychological and physical sequelae are common following a stay in the ICU. Intensive care diaries are one tool that is intended to improve factual memory of the intensive care stay, and improve recovery. Diaries record the patient’s stay in the ICU and outline daily activities, but there is no standard template. Previous studies have found that they... Read more

ICU Management

New Nursing Model For Adolescent Surgery Patients

2014 09 Jun

A new model of nursing care provides recommendations specific to the needs of young adults undergoing surgical procedures. The Adolescent Perioperative System Stability Model addresses the ways, in which patients between the ages of 18 and 21 deal with anxiety and stress before surgery, that can adversely affect the perioperative experience. Since adolescents... Read more


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