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eng Forgotten patients – ill management of elderly patients in foster care system
Kuljiš, Tihana; Karmelić, Ema
Liječnički vjesnik Vol. 141, No. suppl.1, 2019
INTRODUCTION AND GOAL Since 2014. a new palliative care system is being introduced in Croatian health care system. Through its implementation it was noticed that one group of patients is continuously standing out for the lack of proper care. Those patients were the elderly and sick patients in foster care households. It has been noted that these patients often end up in emergency rooms for various conditions all due to inadequacy of care provided. After the hospital treatment they are most commonly sent back to their foster families. In this pa...
Hrčak ID: 225516

eng Trends and Challenges in Long-Term Care in Europe
Nagode, Mateja; Lebar, Lea
Revija za socijalnu politiku Vol. 26, No. 2, 2019
Hrčak ID: 223859

eng Getting some Insight into the Home Care Nursing Service in Croatia
Kostanjšek, Diana; Topolovec Nižetić, Vlatka; Razum, Željko; Kovačić, Luka
Collegium antropologicum Vol. 38, No. Supplement 2, 2014
Croatia, as the other Western societies are facing with the increasing share of the population over 65 years and consequently with more care-dependant people. Community living and care, including home care, is stimulating not just because of efficiency of care but also because of the people`s preferences that home is a place of emotional and physical associations, memories and comfort. The aim of the study was to see if there is lack or surplus of Home care nursing services within the health care system. Data from the Croatian Health Insura...
Hrčak ID: 147534

eng Can Croatian Medicine do Without Palliative Medicine? – Study Investigating the Need for Formal Education
Čengić, Tomislav; Brkljačić, Morana; Sorta-Bilajac Turina, Iva; Ćorluka, Stipe; Mavrinac, Martina; Rotim, Ante; Kulundžić, Robert; Racz, Aleksandar
Collegium antropologicum Vol. 37, No. 4, 2013
The aim of this study was to determine the public’s, i.e. citizens’ attitude on one hand, and health-care professionals’ attitude on the other, regarding the public education in palliative care. Also, the assessment of health-care professionals’ attitude regarding the need to establish a sub-specialty in palliative medicine in Croatia was performed. The study was carried out during 2007 and 2008 in the capitals of 7 Croatian counties, involving 2353 participants. Two types of anonymous questionnaire were distributed. Citizens were surveyed at p...
Hrčak ID: 118353

eng Geriatric-Palliative Care Units Model for Improvement of Elderly Care
Tomasović, Nada
Collegium antropologicum Vol. 29, No. 1, 2005
The aim of this research was to indicate the necessity of a new organizational model of health and social care system for the geriatric population in Croatia. Modern geriatrics puts special emphasis on the idea that the care of the elderly should be performed through home care or long-term care institutions, rather than in the acute care hospital departments. The social healthcare of the elderly requires a multidisciplinary approach, as well as teamwork and coordination of institutional and non-institutional departments. Founding of palliative...
Hrčak ID: 5191

Najim, Hellme; Singh, Pranveer
Psychiatria Danubina Vol. 27, No. suppl 1, 2015
Background: Primary and secondary care communication is the cornerstone of patient’s care. Proper dialogue should be established. The shared care protocol was an attempt to try to fill gaps and build bridges. Methods: A special form was designed to collect information about psychiatrists’ opinion on GPs’ referral letter to psychiatric services. It contained 14 items, each item was marked as essential, can be included or irrelevant. This form was sent electronically to psychiatrists in South Essex University NHS Trust. They are 98 in total....
Hrčak ID: 264583

Najim, Hellme; Jaffar, Khalid
Psychiatria Danubina Vol. 27, No. suppl 1, 2015
Background: Patients discharge summaries are important as they record a vital miles stone in patients’ care. Their accurate record improves patients’ care and clarifies communication between different health professionals. Methods: 60 Discharge summaries from different consultant psychiatrists’ case load were audited. The results were analysed and presented with recommendations to improve them a format was suggested. A reaudit of 62 discharge summaries was carried out by the same team after three years in the same catchment area but the pra...
Hrčak ID: 264584

Wang, Shentong; Wilkinson, Katherine Alice; Agius, Mark
Psychiatria Danubina Vol. 29, No. suppl. 3, 2017
Several papers have been written to show that General Practitioners do not always prescribe according to the guidelines despite the availability of guidelines regarding the dosage and length of treatment with antidepressants to treat a depressive episode. Here we review the evidence as to whether GPs follow antidepressant guidelines, covering the data between 1996 and the present day, and discuss the implications of this evidence. We then propose solutions which could be used to improve adherence to the guidelines. We propose as one solution t...
Hrčak ID: 263805

eng Medical Audit of Diabetes Mellitus in Primary Care Setting in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Novo, Ahmed; Jokić, Irena
Croatian Medical Journal Vol. 49, No. 6, 2008
Aim To assess the quality of diabetes care provided by family medicine teams in primary health centers in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BH) through a medical audit, addressing the extent to which clinical practice complied with pre-determined explicit criteria of long-term management. Method Retrospective analysis included randomly selected medical records of patients with type 1 or 2 diabetes mellitus treated by 18 family medicine teams at 5 locations in BH, included in the Canadian International Development Agency/World Health Organization project...
Hrčak ID: 35110

eng Dare to care. A philosophical discussion about the virtue of courage among care home managers
Calvert, Anita
Disputatio philosophica Vol. 20, No. 1, 2018
Paper is divided into two parts. The first contains two philosophical discussions about comprehension of courage and the second focuses on the findings in an empirical study with care home managers about the virtue of courage. First discussion revolves around the question whether the virtue of courage is expressed a) only in life-threatening situations or is it a virtue trained and exemplified in b) everyday life settings, while the second emphasises the difference between i) courage of efficiency as a skill and ii) courage of excellence as a...
Hrčak ID: 216863