Barry Ashpole’s Media Watch (#482)

Barry Ashpole Media Watch

The latest issue of Media Watch, compiled and annotated by Barry R. Ashpole (Ontario, Canada) can now be downloaded here. More reports can be found at IPCRC.NET

Article highlighted to be of particular interest:

Burnout in Families. The Emotional Burden of the “Traumatized” Families

JOURNAL OF FAMILY MEDICINE & DISEASE PREVENTION, 2016;2(4).  A person who assists a suffering person, beyond the professional role, is indicated generally by the term “caregiver”. The definition of Burnout in families is fairly recent, because the psychology of trauma has ignored a large segment of the traumatized and disabled subjects (family and other assistants of the “suffering people) unwittingly, for a long time.One of the most common models of intervention is based on the principle that the observation unit for the understanding of the disorder is not the single individual but the relationship between individuals. https://goo.gl/cCmhCs

Hospital, local palliative care network and public health: how do they involve terminally ill patients?

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH | Online – 28 September 2016 – The international economic crisis has highlighted the need for a spending review which also involve national health care costs. In particular, it has been observed that over one quarter of the entire health care expenditure is spent on patients in the last year of life which represents about 1% of the entire population. It has been suggested that the use of the acute hospital system, in particular critical care services (such as intensive care units) and associated invasive tests and procedures for patients with end-stage chronic conditions may have limited potential benefit for patients’ quality of life. Despite the fact that palliative care is generally accepted to improve the quality of life of terminal patients, there are still some concerns about its impact on reducing the cost of care attributable to hospital use. This information could be important for planning and optimizing the availability and appropriateness of healthcare services. https://goo.gl/bFG5wo

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