4 results for Adams, J

  • Medical Students and informed consent: A consensus statement prepared by the Faculties of Medical and Health Science of the Universities of Auckland and Otago, Chief Medical Officers of District Health Boards, New Zealand Medical Student Association and the Medical Council of New Zealand

    Bagg, Warwick; Adams, J; Anderson, L; Malpas, Phillipa; Pidgeon, G; Thorn, M; Tulloch, D; Zhong, C; Merry, Alan (2015)

    Journal article
    The University of Auckland Library

    To develop a national consensus statement to promote a pragmatic, appropriate and unified approach to seeking consent for medical student involvement in patient care. A modified Delphi technique was used to develop the consensus statement involving stakeholders. Feedback from consultation and each stakeholder helped to shape the final consensus statement. The consensus statement is a nationally-agreed statement concerning medical student involvement in patient care, which will be useful for medical students, health care professionals and patients.

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  • Perceptions towards lesbian, gay and bisexual people in residential care facilities: A qualitative study

    Neville, SJ; Adams, J; Bellamy, Gary; Boyd, Michal; George, N (2015-03)

    Journal article
    The University of Auckland Library

    Background: Internationally, increases in the numbers of older people will be reflected in larger numbers of more socioculturally diverse groups of older people requiring care provided by residential care facilities. Covert and overt instances of homophobia are evident within residential care services provided to older lesbian, gay and bisexual people. Aims: To explore the perceptions of care staff working in residential care homes towards older lesbian, gay and bisexual people. Design: Critical gerontology formed the methodological foundations for focus group discussions with care staff from seven residential care facilities. Hypothetical vignettes were used to stimulate discussion amongst participants. Results: Thematic analysis of the seven focus group interviews illuminated three themes: ‘Knowing me knowing you’, ‘Out of sight out of mind’ and ‘It's a generational thing’. Subtle as well as not so subtle forms of homophobia were evident in each of the themes. Care staff felt they were largely unprepared to provide care to older lesbian, gay and bisexual people. Conclusion: This small-scale New Zealand study identifies that the residential care sector is not always supportive, or prepared, to provide a care service to those people identifying as lesbian, gay and bisexual. Implications for practice: Findings from this study recommend the implementation of principle-based guidelines, opportunities to participate in ongoing education and partnering with non-heterosexual community organisations in order to provide culturally appropriate care to older lesbian, gay and bisexual people.

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  • Gay Men Talking About Health: Are Sexuality and Health Interlinked?

    Adams, J; Braun, Virginia; McCreanor, T (2011-09-27)

    Journal article
    The University of Auckland Library

    Defining and describing health has traditionally been the role of medical experts. Although a rich literature has recently established the importance of lay accounts of health, one important gap relates to gay men's accounts of health. Data from 11 focus groups involving 45 gay men were thematically analyzed to investigate gay men's views of health. Two contrasting positions on a possible relationship between sexuality and health-there is no link or there is a definite link-were identified. In addition, five key ways gay men talked about health were identified: health is the absence of disease, is functional ability, is fitness and exercise, is psychological, and is multifaceted. Although there are similarities in the ways gay and other men talk about health, important differences exist, which suggest that issues of sexuality need to be considered by health policy and service planners so that responsive health services can be provided.

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  • A phase ii study of capecitabine (c), oxaliplatin (o) and bevacizumab (b) using a 2-weekly schedule in previously untreated patients (pts) with advanced, unresectable colorectal cancer (crc) - cancer trials new zealand study 05-6

    Findlay, Michael; Sharples, KJ; Thompson, PI; Perez, DJ; Adams, J; Isaacs, R; Robinson, B; Hinder, Victoria; Pollard, S; O'Donnell, AE (2008-09-01)

    Journal article
    The University of Auckland Library

    Improved progression-free survival (PFS) in CRC pts has been observed using a modified 2-week CO schedule [Scheithauer et al. J Clin Oncol 2003;21:1307– 12] and the TREE-2 study indicated that B adds little toxicity to these drugs [Hochster et al. J Clin Oncol 2006;24(18S):3510]. This phase II study determined the feasibility of the combination C (1.75g/m2 BD days 1-7), O and B using a 14-day cycle for pts with advanced, unresectable CRC.

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