Fauzia Gardezi

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This paper reports the findings of a descriptive, exploratory, qualitative study of patient and caregiver perspectives of the disclosure of a dementia diagnosis. Data were collected at 3 points in time: (1) the disclosure meeting, (2) patient and caregiver interviews, and (3) focus group interviews. Thirty patient-caregiver dyads participated in the(More)
Silence, power and communication in the operating room. Abstract Title. Silence, power and communication in the operating room. Aim. This paper is a report of a study conducted to explore whether a 1-to 3-minute preoperative interprofessional team briefing with a structured checklist was an effective way to support communication in the operating room.(More)
INTRODUCTION Despite the availability of a variety of evidence-based interventions, it has previously been reported that the majority of infants and children undergo vaccine injections without the benefit of analgesia. Nurses in public health administer a substantial number of injections; however, their attitudes and practices surrounding acute pain during(More)
Communication among healthcare professionals is a focus for research and policy interventions designed to improve patient safety, but the challenges of changing interprofessional communication patterns are rarely described. We present an analysis of 756 preoperative briefings conducted by general surgery teams (anesthesiologists, nurses, and surgeons) at(More)
African and Caribbean communities in Canada and other developed countries are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS. This qualitative study of African and Caribbean communities in Toronto sought to understand HIV-related stigma, discrimination, denial and fear, and the effects of multiple intersecting factors that influence responses to the disease,(More)
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