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Continuing Educational Activities in Bioethics Can Improve Public Health Systems

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.104

The Editor,

Sir,

All countries wants to meet the health and medical needs of their populations without bankrupting themselves or draining resources that serve other human needs and purposes. This comment is particularly important in Cuba because the Ministry of Public Health make deep effort to reach those goals facing a context characterized by privation of economic resources. 

Accepted: 
19 Apr, 2016
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e-Published: 28 Apr, 2016

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

Perception and Satisfaction with Received Information Regarding Treatment for Intestinal Parasitic Infection in Cuban Patients

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.307
Pages: 
519-24
Synopsis: 
The study investigated patients' perceptions and satisfaction with received information regarding treatment for intestinal parasitic infection in a public health institution in Cuba. The results suggest that more inclusion in the treatment process could guarantee users’ compliance with health providers.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine the patients' perceptions and satisfaction with received information regarding treatment for intestinal parasitic infection in a public health institution.

Accepted: 
05 Jan, 2015
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e-Published: 27 May, 2015

Are Primary Care Physicians Equipped to Help Persons with Depression? An Exploration of Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices in Kingston, Jamaica

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.189
Synopsis: 
This paper explores the knowledge, attitudes and practices of primary care physicians from Kingston and St. Andrew, Jamaica. The findings are suggestive of some scope for further training and sensitization of these physicians with regard to depression. 

ABSTRACT

Objective: To explore the knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) of primary care physicians with regard to depression, as well as the association of personal and professional factors with these parameters. 

Accepted: 
15 Jun, 2016
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e-Published: 30 Jun, 2016

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

A Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Study of the Issues of Climate Change/Variability Impacts and Public Health in Trinidad and Tobago, and St Kitts and Nevis

Issue: 
Pages: 
115–21
Synopsis: 
A survey was conducted in Trinidad and Tobago and in St Kitts and Nevis to determine the levels of understanding of the issues of climate variability/change affecting dengue fever (DF) and its transmission. Climate variability issues such as seasonal variation affecting DF and its vector production are well apprciated, but use of this information in an early warning programme to prevent DF transmission are not yet in use by the communities.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine the level of understanding of the issues of climate change (CC)/variability (CV) and public health by populations of St Kitts and Nevis (SKN) and Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) and to find whether respondents would be willing to incorporate these values into strategies for dengue fever (DF) prevention.

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e-Published: 01 Jul, 2013

Mental Illness and Public Health: Exploring the Role of General Hospital Physicians at a Teaching Hospital in Jamaica

Issue: 
Pages: 
662–7
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This study examines general hospital physicians’ utilization of consultation-liaison psychiatric services and makes inferences about the extent to which their role in the detection of psychiatric illnesses is being fulfilled.

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Objectives: Against the public health implications of untreated mental illness among general hospital inpatients, this study aimed firstly to examine hospital physicians’ level of referral to a psychiatric service, and secondly, to explore the extent of these doctors’ knowledge of psychiatric issues by comparing their reasons for referring patients with patients’ final psychiatric diagnoses.

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e-Published: 15 Oct, 2013

The Issue of Leptospirosis in Grenada

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.355
Pages: 
189–92
Synopsis: 
The characteristics of Leptospira interrogans are analysed and seroprevalence data regarding vectors in Grenada are then assessed from a secondary source. A literature review is then conducted into interventions which can best be suited to Grenada.

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Accepted: 
12 Dec, 2014
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e-Published: 01 Jun, 2015

Sociodemographics and Clinical Presentation of HIV in Jamaica Over 20 years: A Comparative Analysis of Surveillance Data

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Pages: 
409–17
Synopsis: 
An analysis of Jamaica’s HIV surveillance data showed improved timely diagnosis of HIV-infection and reduction in HIV morbidity over the last 2 decades.

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Objective: To delineate changes in the epidemiology of HIV including morbidity and mortality patterns based on three key time points in Jamaica’s HIV response.

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013
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