Fit to practice? LGBT inclusion in health and social care education and accreditation

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Sarah Carr explores a study on the inclusion of LGBT issues in health and social care education and accreditation and finds worrying marginalisation.

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Adherence therapy no more cost-effective than health education for people with schizophrenia

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When two interventions are demonstrably equivalent in terms of clinical outcomes, it is unclear which should be provided. One obvious decision rule in this case is to implement the intervention that is least costly and therefore most cost-effective. A recent economic evaluation by Patel and colleagues estimates the cost-effectiveness of adherence therapy for people with [read the full story…]

Face-to-face tailored messages have a positive effective on health behaviours

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Providing effective health education is a core role for health practitioners. This review looked at the effectiveness of face-to-face delivered tailored health messages on patient behaviour and applications for practice. Medline, Embase, Psycinfo and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials(CENTRAL) and reference lists of related systematic reviews  were  searched.  Randomised controlled trials (RCT) involving [read the full story…]