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Dr Arthur Cassidy (Phd)
Dr Arthur Cassidy (Phd)
Dr Cassidy holds honours degrees from the University of Ulster and his Post Graduate research Doctorate in Personality and Social Relationships from the Queens University of Belfast. He is a Chartered Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Dr Cassidy has taught, lectured, and examined in various specialties within psychology in Universities and was a visiting Lecturer to the Hong Kong Polytechnic. He is a well-established Social Media and Personality Psychologist who has made a dynamic and energetic impact to contemporary television programmes by bringing fresh insight into evidence-based psychological aspects of a wide range of topics.
Dr Arthur Cassidy (Phd)
Dr Arthur Cassidy (Phd)
Dr Arthur Cassidy (Phd)
Dr Cassidy holds honours degrees from the University of Ulster and his Post Graduate research Doctorate in Personality and Social Relationships from the Queens University of Belfast. He is a Chartered Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Dr Cassidy has taught, lectured, and examined in various specialties within psychology in Universities and was a visiting Lecturer to the Hong Kong Polytechnic. He is a well-established Social Media and Personality Psychologist who has made a dynamic and energetic impact to contemporary television programmes by bringing fresh insight into evidence-based psychological aspects of a wide range of topics.

Cyberpsychology: The dangers of Internet and gadget addiction

Cyberpsychology is a new field within applied psychology, it assesses how we interact with others using technology and how technology influences our daily behaviour. Dr Arthur Cassidy Cyberpsychology and the dangers of Internet and gadget addiction.

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1. Cheng C, Li AY. Internet addiction prevalence and quality of (real) life: a meta-analysis of 31 nations across seven world regions. Cyberpsychol Behav Soc Netw. 2014;17(12):755–760. doi:10.1089/cyber.2014.0317 Accessed at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4267764/

Dr Lama El Zein, MD, FAAFP, FAAHPM
Dr Lama El Zein, MD, FAAFP, FAAHPM
Dr Lama El Zein is an experienced physician with a demonstrated history of working in the medical practice and healthcare industry. She is a healthcare leader with experience in training and overseeing residents and medical students. Dr El Zein currently practices Family Medicine and Palliative care at Summit Medical Group in NJ and is currently enrolled in the Executive Master in Health Administration at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in NYC. She is an adjunct assistance professor of Medicine at the Center of Family and Community medicine at Columbia University in NY where she was a full-time faculty for three years between 2012 and 2015.
Dr Lama El Zein, MD, FAAFP, FAAHPM
Dr Lama El Zein, MD, FAAFP, FAAHPM
Dr Lama El Zein, MD, FAAFP, FAAHPM
Dr Lama El Zein is an experienced physician with a demonstrated history of working in the medical practice and healthcare industry. She is a healthcare leader with experience in training and overseeing residents and medical students. Dr El Zein currently practices Family Medicine and Palliative care at Summit Medical Group in NJ and is currently enrolled in the Executive Master in Health Administration at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in NYC. She is an adjunct assistance professor of Medicine at the Center of Family and Community medicine at Columbia University in NY where she was a full-time faculty for three years between 2012 and 2015.

Palliative care in the Middle East

In the Middle East, the growth of palliative care is still in its early stages. Dr Lama El Zein discusses how providing palliative care has shown to have extensive benefits for patients with serious illnesses by improving quality of life, decreasing unnecessary cost and improving care throughout the illness.

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1. Kelley, A. S., & Morrison, R. S. (2015). Palliative Care for the Seriously Ill. New England Journal of Medicine, 373(8), 747–755. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMra1404684

2. WHO | WHO Definition of Palliative Care. (n.d.). Retrieved October 26, 2018, from WHO website: http://www.who.int/cancer/palliative/definition/en/

3. National Institute on Aging. What Are Palliative Care and Hospice Care? (n.d.). Retrieved April 25, 2019, from National Institute on Aging website: https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/what-are-palliative-care-and-hospice-care

4. Murray. S., Osman. H., WHO EMRO | Primary palliative care: the potential of primary care physicians as providers of palliative care in the community in the Eastern Mediterranean Region | Volume 18, issue 2 | EMHJ volume 18, 2012.. Retrieved October 28, 2018, from http://www.emro.who.int/emhj-volume-18-2012/issue-2/article-11.html

5. Zeinah, G. F. A., Al-Kindi, S. G., & Hassan, A. A. (2013). Middle East Experience in Palliative Care. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine®, 30(1), 94–99. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049909112439619

6. Shamieh, O., & Hui, D. (2015). A Comprehensive Palliative Care Program at a Tertiary Cancer Center in Jordan. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine®, 32(2), 238–242. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049909113513316

7. Wright, A. A., Zhang, B., Ray, A., Mack, J. W., Trice, E., Balboni, T., … Prigerson, H. G. (2008). Associations Between End-of-Life Discussions, Patient Mental Health, Medical Care Near Death, and Caregiver Bereavement Adjustment. JAMA, 300(14), 1665–1673. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.300.14.1665

8. Temel, J. S., Greer, J. A., Muzikansky, A., Gallagher, E. R., Admane, S., Jackson, V. A., … Lynch, T. J. (2010). Early Palliative Care for Patients with Metastatic Non–Small-Cell Lung Cancer. New England Journal of Medicine, 363(8), 733–742. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa1000678

9. Meier, D. E., Back, A. L., Berman, A., Block, S. D., Corrigan, J. M., & Morrison, R. S. (2017). A National Strategy For Palliative Care. Health Affairs; Chevy Chase, 36(7), 1265–1273. http://dx.doi.org.ezproxy.cul.columbia.edu/10.1377/hlthaff.2017.0164

10. DiBello, K. M., & Coyne, N. M. (2014). Palliative Care Hits a Triple Win: Access, Quality, and Cost. Home Healthcare Nurse, 32(3), 183–190. https://doi.org/10.1097/NHH.0000000000000026

11. Johnson, D. (2018).Enhanced Physician Training And Support Are Needed To Improve End-Of-Life Care. Health Affairs Blog. August 2, 2018. Retrieved November 3, 2018, from https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20180730.54577/full/

12. OHCHR | Right to pain relief: 5.5 billion people have no access to treatment, warn UN experts World Hospice and Palliative Care Day – Saturday 10 October 2015. Retrieved April 25, 2019, from https://www.ohchr.org/en/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=16590&LangID=E

13. WHA67.19 – Strengthening of Palliative Care as a Component of Comprehensive Care Throughout the Life Course. WHA Resolution; Sixty-seventh World Health Assembly, 2014 . Retrieved October 30, 2018, from http://apps.who.int/medicinedocs/en/d/Js21454ar/

 

Dr Samer Ellahham MD, CPHQ, CMQ, EFQM, FACC, FAHA
Dr Samer Ellahham MD, CPHQ, CMQ, EFQM, FACC, FAHA
AHA Hospital Accreditation Science Committee Member. Regional Chair, Middle East, Patient Safety Movement Foundation. Cleveland Clinic Caregiver. Senior Cardiovascular Consultant. Heart and Vascular Institute Advisor. Quality and Safety Institute Advisor. Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.
Dr Samer Ellahham MD, CPHQ, CMQ, EFQM, FACC, FAHA
Dr Samer Ellahham MD, CPHQ, CMQ, EFQM, FACC, FAHA
Dr Samer Ellahham MD, CPHQ, CMQ, EFQM, FACC, FAHA
AHA Hospital Accreditation Science Committee Member. Regional Chair, Middle East, Patient Safety Movement Foundation. Cleveland Clinic Caregiver. Senior Cardiovascular Consultant. Heart and Vascular Institute Advisor. Quality and Safety Institute Advisor. Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.

The Domino Effect of Medical Errors

MEs are associated with a high-rate of morbidity, mortality, and economic burden on the community. Dr Samer Ellahham, (MD, CPHQ, FACMQ, EFQM, FACP, FACC, FAHA, FCCP) highlights the domino effect of medical errors in this must-read article.

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1. World Health Organization. Medication Errors: Technical Series on Safer Primary Care. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization. http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/han dle/10665/252274/9789241511643-eng.pdf?sequence=1. Accessed September 5, 2018.

2. Grober ED, Bohnen JMA. Defining medical error. Can J Surg. 2005;48(1):39-44.

3. Makary MA, Daniel M. Medical error—the third leading cause of death in the US. BMJ. 2016;353:i2139.

4. David G, Gunnarsson CL, Waters HC, Horblyuk R, Kaplan HS. Economic measurement of medical errors using a hospital claims database. Value Health. 2013;16:305-310.

5. Saavedra SM. Remembering Kimberly Hiatt: A casualty of second victim syndrome. How a single mistake from an experienced critical care nurse caused her to end her life. https://nurseslabs.com/remembering-kimberly-hiatt-casualty -second-victim-syndrome/. Published November 25, 2015. Accessed September 22, 2018.

6. Wu AW. Medical error: the second victim. The doctor who makes the mistake needs help too. BMJ.2000;320:726-727.

7. Scott SD, Hirschinger LE, Cox KR, et al. Caring for our own: deploying a systemwide second victim rapid response team. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2010;36:233-240.

8. Conway J, Federico F, Stewart K, Campbell M. Respectful Management of Serious Clinical Adverse Events. IHI Innovation Series White Paper. Cambridge, MA: Institute for Healthcare Improvement; 2010.

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