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Historical Perspectives on Medical Professionalism in the Caribbean

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.106
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This article explores the historical development of medical professionalism within the Caribbean region providing insight into the factors that have shaped our community of physicians and directions for future development in this increasingly important aspect of medical training.

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15 Dec, 2017
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e-Published: 19 Dec, 2017

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From Cannabis to the Endocannabinoid System: Refocussing Attention on Potential Clinical Benefits

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264–70
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In this review, we seek to highlight advances made over the last forty years in the understanding of the mechanisms responsible for the effects of cannabis on the human body and how these can potentially be utilized in clinical practice.

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e-Published: 21 Aug, 2013

Substance Use among University Students at the St Augustine Campus of The University of the West Indies

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641–9
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Substance use is a significant health risk, particularly among university students. This study assesses substance use at The University of the West Indies, St Augustine. We conclude that the extent and problems created by substance use are significant and recommend targeted interventions.

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Objective: Substance use and abuse is a well known public health risk that peaks in persons between 18 and 25 years of age and is prevalent among university students. While this has been repeatedly documented in developed nations, there have been limited studies in the English-speaking Caribbean. This study therefore sought to assess the prevalence of alcohol, tobacco and marijuana use among university students in the English-speaking Caribbean and any associated risk factors.

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e-Published: 15 Oct, 2013

Effect of Acute Changes in Glucose Concentration on Neuronal Activity and Plasticity in the Rat Hippocampus

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410–6
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Acute changes in glucose concentration have a limited impact on neuronal transmission unless concentrations drop below 2mM. However, there seems to be little impairment of synaptic plasticity even at very low concentrations of glucose.

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e-Published: 20 Sep, 2013

Knowledge of and Attitudes toward Medical Professionalism among Students and Junior Doctors in Trinidad and Tobago

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DOI: 
10.7727/Wimj.2013.214
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138–44
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Medical students and junior doctors demonstrated limited knowledge about medical professionalism but good attitudes toward this trait; however, attitude scores declined over time. This may signal receptivity toward more formal training within this area.

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Background: The past decade has seen an increasing focus on professionalism within the medical school curriculum. This reflects the growing demand for doctors who demonstrate empathy and uphold the altruistic values of the Hippocratic Oath.  Such is often challenged by the resource-constrained environments of developing nations requiring uniquely tailored interventions within these regions. 

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10 Jun, 2014
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e-Published: 29 Jan, 2015
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