Professional Staff Committees

Publication Title: 
The Hastings Center Report
Author(s): 
Randal, J.
Publication Title: 
BMC health services research

BACKGROUND: A common finding in several studies is patients' dissatisfaction with complaint handling in health care. The reasons why are for the greater part unknown. The key to an answer may be found in a better understanding of patients' expectations. We investigated patients' expectations of complaint handling in hospitals. METHODS: Subjects were patients who had lodged a complaint at the complaint committees of 74 hospitals in the Netherlands. A total of 424 patients (response 75%) completed a written questionnaire at the start of the complaint procedures.

Author(s): 
Friele, Roland D.
Sluijs, Emmy M.
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis

We surveyed hypnosis researchers and Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) with regard to the ethical evaluation of research protocols. Researchers and IRB administrators were independently surveyed within the same institutions. Both objective and free response items were used to address substantive issues such as deception and at-risk populations, as well as practical matters such as paperwork. Parallel questions allowed a point-counterpoint between researchers and IRBs. Overall, the results suggest that IRBs do not treat hypnosis research differently than other types of research.

Author(s): 
Council, J. R.
Smith, E. J.
Kaster-Bundgaard, J.
Gladue, B. A.
Publication Title: 
MCN. The American journal of maternal child nursing

Complementary therapies have been a part of nursing practice for centuries and are supported today as a part of nursing practice by many state boards of nursing. Some of these modalities can be used by nurses as a part of their comprehensive plan of labor support for women during the childbirth experience.

Author(s): 
Zwelling, Elaine
Johnson, Kitti
Allen, Jonell
Publication Title: 
MCN. The American journal of maternal child nursing

Complementary therapies have been a part of nursing practice for centuries and are supported today as a part of nursing practice by many state boards of nursing. Some of these modalities can be used by nurses as a part of their comprehensive plan of labor support for women during the childbirth experience.

Author(s): 
Zwelling, Elaine
Johnson, Kitti
Allen, Jonell
Publication Title: 
American Journal of Law & Medicine

Peer Review Committees (PRCs) that aid insurance companies in evaluating chiropractic treatments and fees have been the focus of recent court challenges. Some practitioners have argued that PRC activities constitute price fixing in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act. PRCs have been successful thus far in claiming an exemption from antitrust scrutiny as a "business of insurance" within the meaning of the McCarran-Ferguson Act.

Author(s): 
Volper, V.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: To better understand the experiences and problems encountered by research assistants (RAs) involved in clinical trials to improve the process of RA training for future studies. DESIGN: A 1-time focus group of research assistants was conducted. SETTING: A chiropractic college in the United States during a national chiropractic research agenda conference. SUBJECTS: Eight research assistants from 2 teaching institutions, who are directly involved in clinical trials and have patient-centered responsibilities, such as recruiting patients, interviewing patients, and collecting data.

Author(s): 
Cambron, Jerrilyn A.
Evans, Roni
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: To better understand the experiences and problems encountered by research assistants (RAs) involved in clinical trials to improve the process of RA training for future studies. DESIGN: A 1-time focus group of research assistants was conducted. SETTING: A chiropractic college in the United States during a national chiropractic research agenda conference. SUBJECTS: Eight research assistants from 2 teaching institutions, who are directly involved in clinical trials and have patient-centered responsibilities, such as recruiting patients, interviewing patients, and collecting data.

Author(s): 
Cambron, Jerrilyn A.
Evans, Roni
Publication Title: 
Zhongguo Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue = Chinese Critical Care Medicine = Zhongguo Weizhongbing Jijiuyixue

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the common syndromes, clinical symptoms and characteristics of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at acute exacerbation stage (AECOPD). METHODS: Delphi method was used to organize the AECOPD expert questionnaire. This questionnaire was distributed to 30 selected experts of respiratory diseases. The resulting data were statistically analyzed by Chi-square test and statistical description such as mean, coefficient of variation and ratio of full marks.

Author(s): 
Wang, Zhi-wan
Li, Jian-sheng
Yu, Xue-qing
Li, Su-yun
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