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BACKGROUND A higher risk of suicide has been associated with low birth weight in one study, but not yet replicated. Higher birth order has been associated with self-harm, but not with suicide. AIMS To examine the relationship between perinatal circumstances and subsequent young adult suicide in Scotland. METHOD Using linked data from the Scottish(More)
CONTEXT The Provincial Palliative Care Integration Project (PPCIP) was implemented in Ontario, Canada, to enhance the quality of palliative care delivery. The PPCIP promoted collaboration and integration across service sectors to improve screening and assessment, palliative care processes, as well as clinician practice and outcomes for cancer patients. (More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to describe factors contributing to the decision-making processes of elderly persons as they formulate advance directives in long-term care. DESIGN AND METHODS This study was qualitative, based on grounded theory. Recruitment was purposive and continued until saturation was reached. Nine residents of a long-term-care(More)
OBJECTIVE In late 2006, Cancer Care Ontario launched a quality improvement initiative to implement routine screening with the Edmonton Symptom Assessment System (ESAS) for cancer patients seen in fourteen Regional Cancer Centres throughout the province. METHODS A central team: created a provincial project plan and management and evaluation framework;(More)
Disclaimer This report represents the views of the authors and does not necessarily represent the views of the Diagnostic Services Committee. Acknowledgments The authors wish to acknowledge the support of the Diagnostic Services Committee (a three-party committee of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the Ontario Medical Association and the(More)
Traumatic brain injury often results in physical, behavioral, and cognitive impairments perceived by health care practitioners to limit or exclude clients' full participation in treatment decision making. We used qualitative methods to evaluate the short- and long-term impact of "After the Crash: A Play About Brain Injury," a research-based drama designed(More)
Over the past several decades, researchers have taken an interest in theatre as a unique method of analysing data and translating findings. Because of its ability to communicate research findings in an emotive and embodied manner, theatre holds particular potential for health research, which often engages complex questions of the human condition. In order(More)
In recent years, interdisciplinary collaboration between artists and social scientists has received sustained interest from many members of the academic community. However, cross-disciplinary work is often more difficult than presumed. Epistemological and methodological differences between disciplines create barriers that may impede collaborative projects.(More)
News reports and well-publicized government studies have led to a popular perception that reading is an endangered activity, particularly among youth. In this study we surveyed college students, librarians, and college writing instructors about students' attitudes toward reading for pleasure, examine barriers to voluntary reading among college students, and(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this project was to develop and evaluate a research-based dramatic production for the purpose of transferring knowledge about traumatic brain injury (TBI) to health care professionals, managers, and decision makers. METHODS Using results drawn from six focus group discussions with key stakeholders (consumers, informal caregivers,(More)