Discussions

Moving from Informed to engaged and activated... A discussion of Motivational Interviewing and Shared Decision Making

by Thomas Bauer

In the United States more than one-third (35.7 percent) of adults are considered to be obese. More than 1 in 20 (6.3 percent) have extreme obesity. Almost 3 in 4 men (74 percent) are considered to be overweight or obese. The prevalence of obesity is similar for both men and ... read more

Updated: 22 Nov, 2016
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Direct to Consumer Advertising of Medication

by Thomas Bauer

Since the mid 1980's the pharmaceutical industry was given permission to market their products directly to potential patients. Some believe this has been a important step in educating patients about innovation and options in their care. Others are critical of the impact on cost. According to the attached report "DTC ... read more

Updated: 08 Nov, 2016
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A snapshot of the current state of the NHS in 2016 - What Do You Think?

Thomas Bauer replied

Holly It seems like the impact of media and public opinion has also become a hot topic in this year's American Presidential Election. Tom read more

Updated: 08 Nov, 2016
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Comprehensive violence prevention efforts

by Thomas Bauer

According to the attached article from Modern Healthcare "The trauma surrounding exposure to gun violence is not disputed, especially among children. In 1995, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention reported that children who had four or more adverse childhood experiences, such as experiencing or witnessing a shooting, were more ... read more

Updated: 07 Nov, 2016
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NEJM - Opioid Hospitalizations Among Young Children, Older Teens Show Sharp Increase

Thomas Bauer replied

Please see the attached Wall Street Journal's perspective on the NEJM article detailing opioid use in young children read more

Updated: 01 Nov, 2016
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Tackling the Opioid Epidemic: Implications for Care Delivery

by Thomas Bauer

Last week I posted a comment on the Opioid epidemic and its impact..... Join experts and the GHDonline communities beginning November 7 – 11, 2016 to discuss the implications of the opioid epidemic on care delivery. The panel will discuss the drastic surge in the use of highly addictive prescription ... read more

Updated: 31 Oct, 2016
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BWH Harvard CME couse: Understanding Global Healthcare Delivery June 9-10, 2017

by Jen Goldsmith

The Brigham and Women's Hospital Division of Global Health Equity is offering for a CME course in Global Healthcare Delivery on June 9-10, 2017. CME credit will be granted through Harvard Medical School. We are extremely enthusiastic about the content of the course which will bring together expert Global Health ... read more

Updated: 30 Oct, 2016
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The Opioid Crisis

A/Prof. Terry HANNAN replied

Gonzo, a starter link. http://www.bodyinmind.org/tackling-the-grand-challenge-of-chronic-pain-needs-widespread-reform-prof-john-loeser/ read more

Updated: 27 Oct, 2016
Recommendations: 2
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Violence and Public Health

by Thomas Bauer

Last week I posted an article on gun violence that resulted in a large number of comments. Thank you to those who responded. Violence causes more than 1.6 million deaths worldwide every year. Violence is one of the leading causes of death in all parts of the world for persons ... read more

Updated: 12 Oct, 2016
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Congo: Health Data Strengthening

by nohemie mawaka

Hi everyone, My name is Nohémie Mawaka, a recent masters graduate from Simon Fraser University (Vancouver) specializing in global health research within the context of sub-saharan africa. I am moving to Congo (my native country) in January, and I have recently partnered with some clinics in Congo (DRC), in wanting ... read more

Updated: 07 Oct, 2016
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