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ABSTRACT: Using social media in supportive and palliative care research.

Difficulties relating to supportive and palliative care research are often reported. However, studies have highlighted that people near the end of life are happy to participate in research and want their voices heard. Thus, one may raise a twofold question: are we limiting the freewill of people who are seriously

ABSTRACT: Social Media for Diabetes Health Education – Inclusive or Exclusive?

Technological innovations are rising rapidly and are inevitably becoming part of the health care environment. Patients frequently access Social media as a forum for discussion of personal health issues; and healthcare providers are now considering ways of harnessing social media as a source of learning and teaching. This review highlights

RESOURCE: 5 Social Media Trends Within Healthcare in 2014 | Zach Cutler

Every year, social media increasingly integrates with almost every aspect of daily life. According to the Pew Research Center, 73 percent of adults online use some form of social media. So it's not surprising that social media is beginning to work its way into the healthcare arena. A report by the

RESOURCE: What Do Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) Look Like?

PLC (Professional Learning Community) is a group of educators, stakeholders, community members and administrators who come together to analyze and improve their practices. Usually, such groups meet regularly over a period of time and discuss various things of common interest. Professional Learning Communities can be at the school, district and national

MANUSCRIPT: Impact of physician assistants on the outcomes of patients with acute myelogenous leukemia receiving chemotherapy in an academic medical center.

PURPOSE: Inpatient academic medical center care historically has been delivered by faculty physicians in conjunction with physicians in training (house officers [HOs]). Alternative staffing models have emerged secondary to American Counsel for Graduate Medical Education work-hour restrictions. The purpose of this study was to assess the quality of acute myelogenous leukemia

ABSTRACT: Using Social Media to Enhance Career Development Opportunities for Health Promotion Professionals

For health promotion professionals, social media offers many ways to engage with a broader range of colleagues; participate in professional development events; promote expertise, products, or services; and learn about career-enhancing opportunities such as funding and fellowships. Previous work has recommended "building networking into what you are already doing." This

ABSTRACT: Social media: opportunities for quality improvement and lessons for providers

Social media brings a new dimension to health care for patients, providers, and their support networks. Increasing evidence demonstrates that patients who are more actively involved in their healthcare experience have better health outcomes and incur lower costs. In the field of cardiology, social media are proposed as innovative tools

ABSTRACT: Team-based learning in a pathology residency training program

OBJECTIVES: Team-based learning (TBL) has been integrated into undergraduate and medical education curricula in many institutions. However, TBL has not been widely introduced into postgraduate medical education. Our study aimed to measure the effect of TBL on promoting learning and teamwork in the setting of pathology residency training. METHODS: Four TBL sessions were

ABSTRACT: The role of social media in clinical excellence

BACKGROUND: The provision of excellent patient care is a goal shared by all doctors. The role of social media (SM) in helping medical students and doctors achieve clinical excellence is unknown. Social media may help facilitate the achievement of clinical excellence PURPOSE: This report aimed to identify examples of how SM may be