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The Malaysian health care system: Ecology, plans, and reforms

The Malaysian health care system: Ecology, plans, and reforms

The Malaysian health care system: Ecology, plans, and reforms Authors: Sebastian, Andrea; Alzain, Mohamed Ali; Asweto, Collins Otieno; Mahara, Gehendra; Guo, Xiuhua; Song, Manshu; Wang, Youxin; Wang, Wei Malaysia is on its way to achieving developed nation status in the next 4 years. Currently, Malaysia is on track for three Millennium Development Goals (MDG1, MDG4, and MDG7). The maternal mortality rate, infant […]

An evaluation of a screening programme for immigrant women to Taiwan

An evaluation of a screening programme for immigrant women to Taiwan

An evaluation of a screening programme for immigrant women to Taiwan Authors: Huang, Yu-Chu; Mathers, Nigel Joseph; Chia, Su-Lih; Shiu, Ming-Neng; Kao, Shu-Chen Objective: We aimed to evaluate an integrated screening program for female migrants to Taiwan. Method: We performed a mixed methodological evaluation of a public health nurse (PHN)-led intervention to promote an integrated […]

Integration of community health workers into health systems in developing countries

Integration of community health workers into health systems in developing countries: Opportunities and challenges

Integration of community health workers into health systems in developing countries: Opportunities and challenges Authors: Asweto, Collins Otieno; Alzain, Mohamed Ali; Andrea, Sebastian; Alexander, Rachel; Wang, Wei Developing countries have the potential to reach vulnerable and underserved populations marginalized by the country’s health care systems by way of community health workers (CHWs). It is imperative […]

A paradigm shift in models of oral health care: An example and a call to action

A paradigm shift in models of oral health care

A paradigm shift in models of oral health care: An example and a call to action Authors: Christian, Bradley; Hall, Martin; Martin, Rachel The consequences of oral disease are wide-ranging and can have a major impact on an individual’s and that person’s family’s quality of life. A range of factors interact to determine a person’s […]

Family medicine: Global health in practice

Family medicine: Global health in practice

Author: Morikawa, Masahiro J. For nearly 40 years, family medicine has been providing guiding principles in major global health programs. This article has two aims: (1) to review past major global health campaigns with a specific focus on the roles of family medicine to illustrate its relevance in global health, and (2) to address practical […]

A review of adult asthma

A review of adult asthma and the effectiveness of education programs in reducing symptoms

A review of adult asthma and the effectiveness of education programs in reducing symptoms Authors: Perkison, William Brett; Sidani, Mohamad Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs in children and adults. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) recommends asthma self-management education to be essential in providing patients with the skills necessary to control […]

Patient-centered medical home and integrated care in the United States

managing depression

Patient-centered medical home and integrated care in the United States: An opportunity to maximize delivery of primary care Authors: Gonzalez, Sandra J.; Mejia de Grubb, Maria C.; Zoorob, Roger J. The reciprocal relationship between mental and physical health is well established. Undiagnosed, untreated, and poorly managed mental health conditions are associated with numerous physical health complications, poor […]

Overactive bladder

over active bladder

Overactive bladder Abstract: Overactive bladder (OAB) is known to affect millions of people worldwide, with a subsequent deleterious impact on the quality of life. The clinical diagnosis of OAB requires, at a minimum, a meticulous history, physical examination, and urinalysis. The American Urological Association views OAB as a symptom complex, not a life-threatening disease, and […]

Challenges in the provision of community aged care in China

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Challenges in the provision of community aged care in China Authors: Yang, Hui; Browning, Colette; Thomas, Shane Objective: Population ageing in China is a significant challenge for the Chinese government, the society and Chinese people. The dramatic process of population ageing together with social and economic diversity in China has created issues in the availability, equality and sustainability of […]

Management of coronary heart disease

The Community Hub: a proposal to change the role of Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs)

Motivational interviewing and its application in the management of coronary heart disease Authors: Ren, Yanping; Browning, Colette; Yang, Hui; Thomas, Shane This review paper explores the concept, spirit, principles, and core skills of motivational interviewing (MI) as a psychological approach applied to CHD patients.Methods: Literature reviews based on English and Chinese articles.Results: The English and […]

Primary care for cancers at diagnosis and follow-up

Primary care for cancers at diagnosis and follow-up

Primary care for cancers at diagnosis and follow-up: a narrative review Authors: How, Chew Boon; Taher, Sri Wahyu. This paper is concerned about the family physician’s role in early cancer diagnosis and follow-up with his/hers patients who have just been diagnosed with cancer; treatment modalities for cancer; and family physician continuous roles for patients who are under […]