Elements: in this month's issue.

  title={Elements: in this month's issue.},
  author={Seamas C. Donnelly},
  journal={QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians},
  volume={108 9},
  • S. Donnelly
  • Published 1 July 2014
  • Medicine
  • QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians
Historically, the Association has had as one of its key objectives, the fostering and promotion of strong links with clinicians within developing countries. Each year the association provides awards for educational and research projects globally. More recent funding has been awarded for: (a) an education outreach programme in rural Ethiopia; (b) ophthalmology clinical training in rural Africa; (c) clinical trial educational opportunities in Vietnam; and (d) medical student education in… 

Compassionate communities: end-of-life care as everyone's responsibility.

  • A. Kellehear
  • Political Science, Medicine
    QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians
  • 2013
Why services are increasingly turning to community partnerships and the reasons they believe that this approach might enhance the effectiveness and reach of their clinical work are described.

Quantity or quality? Implications for postgraduate medical training system in China.

In most developed countries, postgraduate medical training is a well-established system, such as the Residency and Board exam in the USA and the Foundation and College examination in the UK, and such a system in China is not established, and the academic training system is used in lieu.

Relatives' matched with staff's experience of the moment of death in a tertiary referral hospital.

Leading from nursing and medical staff is required for seamless provision of competent and compassionate care at this life changing time for grieving families.

It is better to be in a clinical trial than not: lessons learnt from clinical neurology--the management of acute multiple sclerosis relapses.

The findings support the incorporation of structured RCT-style practice into routine clinical management, in order to deliver a more patient-centred care in the treatment of MS relapses, and may have implications for other chronic neurological diseases.

Patient dying in hospital: an honoured guest in an honoured place?

  • S. Donnelly
  • Medicine
    QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians
  • 2013
This title is adapted from an inspiring essay by Ken Warpole, which reviewed the architecture and design of hospital spaces in which the dying find themselves and opens a new window into the daily reality of working in hospitals.

Reforming the EU environment for clinical trials: what are the challenges?

It is important now to re-emphasize the long-standing concerns about the 2004 Directive, because the EU authorities are currently reforming the framework via a Clinical Trials Regulation and because any changes will have an impact on trials nationally and internationally.

Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation orders in acute medical settings: a qualitative study.

The study identified a range of ways in which DNACPR orders influence ward practice, beyond dictating whether or not cardiopulmonary resuscitation should be attempted, and found that its influence negatively permeated many aspects of clinical practice.

Characteristics and outcomes of older persons attending the emergency department: a retrospective cohort study.

There is a need to embed specialist geriatric services within frontline services to make them more geront attuned, and advanced age and comorbidity are important drivers of outcomes among older emergency department attendees.

Long-term outcome of an AMAU--a decade's experience.

Institution reform can result in substantial outcome and process measure benefits, improving care delivery to emergency medical admissions and improving care Delivery in Acute Medicine.

The experiences of cancer patients.

This study informs medical professionals about the importance of tailoring information to the needs of the individual patient, and provides insights into the successes and failures of the authors' communication with cancer patients.