Indian Health Service Facilities Made Progress Incorporating Patient Protection Policies, but Challenges Remain
Assesses Indian Health Service (IHS) facility implementation of policies to protect children from sexual abuse by providers. Identifies challenges to carrying out the policies. Also discusses barriers that might prevent staff and patients from reporting abuse. Includes recommendations to IHS to further protect patients from abuse. Recommendations address training and guidance, background checks, abuse reporting processes, and monitoring of facility compliance.
Date: 12/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Office of Inspector General (HHS) view details
Synergistic Disparities and Public Health Mitigation of COVID-19 in the Rural United States
Describes how public health responses to the COVID-19
pandemic emphasize racial, economic, and geographic
disparities, especially among rural and poor populations.
Covers public health mitigation measures, including disease
surveillance, physical distancing, hand and respiratory
hygiene, and public health communication. Discusses the
ethical demands of public health practice during and
following a public health emergency.
Author(s): Kata Chillag, Lisa Lee Citation: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 17(4), 649-656 Date: 11/2020 Type: Document view details
Healthcare Professionals' Mental Health Needs: Where Can They Go?
Provides an overview of the mental health needs of healthcare providers and the barriers to accessing care. Features the work of physician health programs, professional societies, state licensure boards, and other groups to help ensure providers' mental health needs are addressed. Discusses the impact of provider wellness on patient safety and healthcare quality.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 01/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
The Ethics of Place: Differences in Ethical Perspectives Among Urban, Suburban, and Rural Physicians in Georgia
A discussion of the impact of geographic location (urban, suburban, rural) on the ethical decision making process of physicians in Georgia. Organized into eight areas of comparison including payment and conflict of interest; access to care; boundary and dual role issues; patient autonomy issues; sociological and cultural differences; truth-telling and professionalism; stress and burnout; and ethics training/leadership. Includes rural-urban difference statistics for each area.
Author(s): Mary Eleanor E. Wickersham, Jean Rawlings Sumner Citation: Online Journal of Health Ethics, 11(2) Date: 2015 Type: Document view details
Rural Community–Academic Partnership Model for Community Engagement and Partnered Research
Describes a bidirectional community-academic partnership
between Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center (ESAHEC)
and the University of Maryland School of Medicine's (UMSOM)
Office of Policy and Planning (OPP) to address the health
and social issues on the rural Eastern shore of Maryland.
Provides an overview of the partnership's design to address
rural health needs by developing and supporting partnered
research, clinical trials education and recruitment,
bioethics education, and public trust in research.
Author(s): Claudia R. Baquet, Jeanne L. Bromwell, Margruetta B. Hall, Jacob F. Frego Citation: Progress in Community Health Partnerships, 7(3), 281-290 Date: 2013 Type: Document view details
Proceedings Report of the Fourth United States-México Border Health Research Forum
Summarizes a June 2012 meeting of federal, state, academic,
government, and non-governmental organizations from both
countries to initiate cross-border research. Topics
addressed included guidelines for a bi-national
institutional review board (IRB) process, resource sharing
and collaboration, and ethics in research.
Date: 06/2012 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: United States-México Border Health Commission view details