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Community Violence in Jamaica: A Public Health Issue for the Health Profession

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120–22
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It is imperative that a concerted action plan be initiated and championed by healthcare personnel considering the sociologic and healthcare costs of the societal impact of violence.

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Societal violence is a public health concern that confronts different countries. In this paper, the author examines the situation of community violence in Jamaica and discusses steps which could be taken by the health community to curb the pervasive and growing problem of community violence.

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e-Published: 10 Jun, 2013

Issues in Bioethics: Ethics in Health Policy and Guidelines in Healthcare

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113–19
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Policies, guidelines, and decisions in health and healthcare should be fair and perceived as being equitable. Ethical considerations should be paramount when establishing health policies, particularly in priority setting, such as issues surrounding the welfare of children, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, end-of-life care and rationing scarce life-saving resources.

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e-Published: 10 Jun, 2013

The Beginnings and Development of the Electrocardiograph

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213–15

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e-Published: 05 Jun, 2013

High Risk Health Behaviours among Adult Jamaicans

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70–6
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A population based survey in Jamaican adults finds that high risk health behaviour remains common.

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e-Published: 04 Jun, 2013

Use What You Have: Biological Assistance for the Treatment of Heart Failure in the Caribbean

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65–9
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Heart transplant mechanical assist are not economically viable for the treatment of Caribbean patients with endstage heart failure. Biological cardiac assist offers the potential for an inexpensive, effective and accessible alternative therapy.

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e-Published: 04 Jun, 2013

Issues in Bioethics: Ethics and Professional Responsibilities

The evolution of ethics in medicine has provided the concept of the learned physician who is trained in the scientific method (studying nature and philosophy), and who is wise, modest and humane. The physician’s manner, deportment and character should be above reproach, and devotion to the productive art of medicine should supersede any desire for financial gain.

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e-Published: 20 Aug, 2012

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