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Kingston; The University of the West Indies. Faculty of Medical Sciences; 2015. [75] p. (West Indian Medical Journal Supplement).
Monografia em Inglês | MedCarib | ID: med-17911

RESUMO

TO BE ADDED


Assuntos
Congresso , Pesquisa , Revisão da Pesquisa por Pares
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In. Caribbean Public Health Agency. Caribbean Public Health Agency: 60th Annual Scientific Meeting. Kingston, The University of the West Indies. Faculty of Medical Sciences, 2015. p.[1-75]. (West Indian Medical Journal Supplement).
Monografia em Inglês | MedCarib | ID: med-17957

RESUMO

BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Evidence-based HIV programming and policy in the Caribbean is hampered by limited access to existing research and other information about HIV in the region. A website was developed to facilitate such access. DESIGN AND METHODS: The HIV Gateway is a repository of publications and reports on HIV in the Caribbean searchable via a public website (www.hivgateway.com). Eligibility criteria were developed and used for searches to identify content on databases such as PubMed and Scopus. HIV researchers were approached to recommend and submit items, including unpublished research. Infographic tools were developed. RESULTS: By November 2014, the HIV Gateway contained over 5,500 journal publications, reports, conference abstracts, posters and slide presentations on HIV in the Caribbean, including over 250 documents not previously published or available online. All references include abstracts and web addresses (URLs) or PDFs providing access to original publications. Infographic tools enable users to analyse content by keyword, author and country. CONCLUSION: HIV Gateway provides opportunities for researchers and practitioners to build evidence-based approaches and to collaborate based on knowledge of who is working on issues and topics. Since it is publicly accessible, it facilitates the informed involvement of Caribbean people, including vulnerable populations, in the HIV response. Healthcare professionals can contribute articles or reports to continually expand and update the database and make this the website of choice for anyone wanting to find out about HIV in the Caribbean.


Assuntos
HIV , Pesquisa , Acesso à Informação
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Port of Spain; Caribbean Public Health Agency; Oct. 31, 2014. 3 p.
Monografia em Inglês | MedCarib | ID: med-17908
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Port of Spain; Caribbean Public Health Agency; Sept. 30, 2014. 1 p.
Monografia em Inglês | MedCarib | ID: med-17909
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Couva; School Publications Units. Ministry of Education; 2002. ix,45 p.
Monografia em Inglês | MedCarib | ID: med-16264

RESUMO

This Library and Information Literacy Curriculum, the first of its kind in Trinidad and Tobago, was developed to ensure that our students are prepared to meet the challenges of the information age. Unlike other curricula, it is not meant to be used on its own, but must be applied to other areas of the curriculum. The objectives of this curriculum are to be intergrated with those of subject-specific curricula in the development of meaningful research projects. The lessons to teach library and information skills are to form an integral part of the lessons designed for the students to undertake the research project. Students therefore acquire the different skills in a meaningful context. This then facilitates the internalisation and transfer to other subject areas, as well as to their personal lives. The success of the implementation of this curriculum is contingent upon the collaboration between the library and information professional and the subject teachers in the design and execution of research projects. It is important that partnerships between librarians and teachers be developed to ensure that the library and information skills curriculum is integrated into as many curriculum areas as possible. This requires a shift in paradigm from individual to team teaching, which is the direction in which education is headed. Another factor which is crucial to the successful implementation of this curriculum is well staffed and well stocked library and information centres within the school system. School libraries must be stocked with sufficient resources in a variety of information formats to support individual and group projects in each topic of the different subject curriculum areas. It is important that audio-visual and computer technologies form a substantial part of the school library collection. In addition, school libraries must be adequately staffed with professional and non-professional staff to meet the needs of the varying school populations. They must be properly trained in the collaborative and instruction process to play their part in the successful implementation of this curriculum. This Library and Information Curriculum is an important step forward for the education system of Trinidad and Tobago. It is not the only medium through which students are equipped with the skills to become lifelong learners, but it will enhance the teaching/learning process and by extension the quality of education........ truncated (AU)


Assuntos
Adulto , Humanos , Currículo , Trinidad e Tobago , Gestão da Informação/educação , Materiais de Ensino , Pesquisa/educação , Bibliografia
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West Indian med. j ; 50(suppl 7): 25, Dec. 2001.
Artigo em Inglês | MedCarib | ID: med-73

RESUMO

At present, the Caribbean is second to Sub-Saharan Africa in the cumulative prevalence of reported cases of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Therefore, there is an urgent need to broaden the exposure of our teritiary-level health science students to education and training relating to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease, including AIDS. In addition to the teaching/learning agenda, there are immediate opportunities for research in medical education and sociology related to HIV/AIDS. The broad goals of training must include reinforcing the knowledge and skills to remain HIV-free and teaching students to contribute to the care and counselling of persons infected with, and affected by, HIV. At present, there are few infectious disease specialists in the Caribbean, so other professionals must be co-opted to train students in HIV prevention and care. To accomplish the task satisfactorily, we must identify teachers, augment their training and adjust our curricula. In approaching curriculum development, teachers must consider the characteristics of the learner, including age, gender, life experience and students' perception of their risk of contracting HIV. A variety of clinical, social and medico-legal issues can be explored through teaching about HIV/AIDS. Learning objectives should include not only the acquisition of technical knowledge and communication skills, but also the demonstration of growth in attitudinal areas of compassion and empathy. Teaching should be systematic rather than "opportunistic", ie every student should be exposed to an agreed core of relevant material pertaining to HIV/AIDS. Ideally, the curriculum should give every health science student the opportunity to knowingly meet persons living with HIV/AIDS in a supervised setting. The need to respect the patient's privacy and confidentiality must be exemplified by the teacher/mentor. Today's teachers must escape from the traps of denial and procrastination. We must make haste to strengthen our new professionals to confront this dangerous epidemic. (AU)


Assuntos
Humanos , Infecções por HIV/epidemiologia , Síndrome de Imunodeficiência Adquirida/epidemiologia , Currículo , Serviços de Integração Docente-Assistencial , Região do Caribe , Educação Médica , Pesquisa
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Rev. panam. salud publica ; 10(4): 226-231, Oct. 2001. tab
Artigo em Inglês | MedCarib | ID: med-16964

RESUMO

Objective: To apply a recently proposed model and assessment tool created by the authors for critically evaluating the data available on the prevalence of hypertension in LAC and assessing their usefulness for surveillance. Methods: A bibliographic search to identify all publications that estimated the prevalence of hypertension was performed. Each of the papers located was assessed using a critical appraisal tool. Results: Of the 58 studies published between 1966 and 2000, only 28 of them (48percent) met the critical threshold to be considered useful for surveillance purposes. The distribution of the 28 studies in terms of their usefulness for surveillance was as follows: minimally useful, 16 studies; useful, 8 studies; and very useful, 4 studies. Several methodological shortcomings were identified, from inadequate sampling procedures and sample size to the poor quality of the primary data for planning purposes. Discussion: Published studies on the prevalence of hypertension in Latin America and the Caribbean have, as a whole, limited usefulness for surveillance activities (AU)


Assuntos
Humanos , Hipertensão , América Latina , Pesquisa/métodos , Região do Caribe , Estudos Transversais , Fatores de Risco , Vigilância Sanitária
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West Indian med. j ; 50(Suppl 4): 54-9, Sept. 2001. tab
Artigo em Inglês | MedCarib | ID: med-280

RESUMO

The physician-scientist is the physician who thinks scientifically about his work. The single most important route to improving medical practice and the health of the population is through clinical research and physician-scientists are vital here. (AU)


Assuntos
Humanos , HISTORY OF MEDICINE, 19TH CENT , HISTORY OF MEDICINE, 20TH CENT , Médicos/história , Pesquisa/história , Ciência/história
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West Indian med. j ; 50(Suppl 4): 32-3, Sept. 2001.
Artigo em Inglês | MedCarib | ID: med-286

RESUMO

Laboratory services have utilized scientific advances in medical science to develop tests that provide new insights into the aetiology, diagnosis and management of human diseases. The modern laboratory has evolved to operate at a molecular level with a large inventory of new test based on immunology and DNA technology. (AU)


Assuntos
Técnicas de Laboratório Clínico/tendências , Pesquisa/tendências , Técnicas e Procedimentos Diagnósticos
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West Indian med. j ; 50(1): 11-4, Mar. 2001.
Artigo em Inglês | MedCarib | ID: med-328

RESUMO

For their own professional health, professionals should demand from administrators that ethical expertise and guidance be available. Otherwise they should set up their own to ensure that this area does not remain a convinient and readily available weapon against health care professionals. (AU)


Assuntos
Humanos , Ética Médica , Região do Caribe , Assistência à Saúde/legislação & jurisprudência , Relações Profissional-Paciente , Pesquisa/legislação & jurisprudência
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West Indian med. j ; 49(suppl.4): 9, Nov. 9, 2000.
Artigo em Inglês | MedCarib | ID: med-405

RESUMO

Clinical research is obviously necessary if medical care for patients is to improve. Over the last several decades, however, there has been a tendency to marginalize this branch of science. The reasons for this trend are obvious enough - lack of scientific training of investigators, pressure of clinical responsibilities, substitution of product testing (eg drugs, devices) for sciences, etc - but the solution is not. Clinican scientist control two unique resources - access to patients and an understanding of clinical problems - that should translate into control, if not a monopoly, over the clinical research enterprise. Unfortunately, this resource if squandered. In this presentation, a perspective on clinical research at the present time, at least from the North American perspective, will be offered. It will be argued that medicine has responded very ineffectively to changes in the academic environment. As a result, clinicans are deeply confused about where the appropriate "laboratory" is situated and what constitutes the method of enquiry for clinical research. In conclusion, a view on what might constitute the elements of a programme to restore that balance will also be presented.(Au)


Assuntos
Humanos , Pesquisa/métodos , Assistência Médica/tendências , Teste de Materiais/instrumentação , Avaliação de Medicamentos/métodos , América do Norte/etnologia , Medicina , Pesquisadores/educação
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In. Howe, Glenford D; Cobley, Alan G. The Caribbean AIDS epidemic. Kingston, University of the West Indies Press, 2000. p.89-109, tab.
Monografia em Inglês | MedCarib | ID: med-627
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In. Howe, Glenford D; Cobley, Alan G. The Caribbean AIDS epidemic. Kingston, University of the West Indies Press, 2000. p.22-41, gra.
Monografia em Inglês | MedCarib | ID: med-632
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West Indian med. j ; 48(4): 188-94, Dec. 1999. tab
Artigo em Inglês | MedCarib | ID: med-1575

RESUMO

Health research and the dissemination of its findings are important to healthcare development. It is therefore useful to monitor the productivity of scientists and to examine the difficulties which affect their ability to conduct and publish research findings. This study aimed to examine these factors in six Caribbean countries. Health researchers published two or more papers in referred professional journals between 1987 and 1990 were interviewed to determine area of research, number of publications an research constraints. In those four years, 427 first authored article were published by those interviewed. University of the West Indies (UWI) researchers in the three campus territories published most of the articles, with little research being done in noncampus territories. Of seven priority areas defined by Caribbean Health Ministers, most researches were interested in chronic diseases, maternal and child health, followed by nutrition and the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). There was not much research on human resource development and strengthening of health care systems. Major constraints to research were lack of resources including funding, time, staff and equipment. Despite this, only 54 percent had applied for funding. There were few posts for research at the UWI. Notwithstanding these constraints, researchers were conducting several projects simultaneously and were involved with more projects that would be expected from the number of publications. Many expressed the need for experienced advice and assistance in writing protocols and analysing data. At the UWI it might be helpful to appoint a senior person or group in each department with specific responsibility for promoting research.(AU)


Assuntos
Humanos , Pesquisa/tendências , Editoração/estatística & dados numéricos , Região do Caribe , Apoio à Pesquisa como Assunto , Pesquisa/economia
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