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April 2015

Volume 98, Number 4

 
 
cover

Complete issue

Archives

About RIMJ

For Authors
Contributors
Letters to the Editor

For Advertisers

Editor-in-Chief
Joseph H. Friedman, MD

Associate Editor
Sun Ho Ahn, MD

Managing Editor
Mary Korr

Graphic Designer
Marianne Migliori

     

 

16-page Special Section
Transitions/end-of-life Care in RI
Guest Editor: Renée R. Shield, PhD

 

14

Journeys in Long-Term Care
RENÉE R. SHIELD, PhD

15

Healthcare Transitions of Older Adults:
An Overview for the General Practitioner

LIDIA VOGNAR, MD; NADIA MUJAHID, MD

19

Health Care Transitions:
Perceptions from Older Patients in Rhode Island

RENÉE R. SHIELD, PhD; KALI S. THOMAS, MA, PhD; RACHEL RATCHFORD, ScB

23

The Goals of Care Conversation: A tool to improve patient care in the nursing home at the end of life
EDWARD W. MARTIN, MD, MPH

26

Hospice and Palliative Care in Nursing Homes:
Challenges and Opportunities for Enhanced Access

SUSAN C. MILLER, PhD

 

CONTRIBUTIONS

30

Comparison of Substance-Use Prevalence among Rhode Island and The Miriam Hospital Emergency Department Patients toState and National General Population Prevalence Estimates
VERA L. BERNARDINO, BSC, RN; JANETTE R. BAIRD, PhD; TAO LIU, PhD; ROLAND C. MERCHANT, MD, MPH, ScD

35

Training Family Medicine Residents to Build and Remodel a Patient Centered Medical Home in Rhode Island: A Team Based Approach to PCMH Education
RABIN CHANDRAN, MD; CHRISTOPHER FUREY, MD; ARNOLD GOLDBERG, MD; DAVID ASHLEY, MD; GOWRI ANANDARAJAH, MD

 

EMERGENCY MEDICINE RESIDENCY CPC

42

Too Weak to Move
WENDY H. WONG, MD; NATHAN HUDEPOHL, MD; BRUCE BECKER, MD; WILLIAM BINDER, MD

 

PUBLIC HEALTH

57

HEALTH BY NUMBERS: Uninsurance is only half the problem: Underinsurance and healthcare-related financial burden in RI
DORA DUMONT, PhD, MPH; TARA COOPER, MPH; YONGWEN JIANG, PhD

65

Vital Statistics
Colleen A. Fontana, State Registrar

 

COMMENTARY

8

Brain Warfare:
Primates To Humans?

JOSEPH H. FRIEDMAN, MD

 

RIMJ AROUND THE WORLD

11

We are read everywhere
Sausalito
San Diego
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RIMS NEWS
(4-page section)

52

Working for You

54

Why You Should Join RIMS

 

PEOPLE
(5-page section)

65

Appointments
Recognition
Obituaries

 

BOOKS

70

New Book Explores Acceptance and Mindfulness Therapy for Psychosis
A look at applying a novel form of psychotherapy offering new hope for patients with psychosis

 

HERITAGE

72

100 Years Ago: First EKG Machine Arrives in RI
Dr. Frank Taylor Fulton buys it himself and installs at RIH
MARY KORR

 

IN THE NEWS
(complete 10-page section)

56

Dr. Alexander-Scott Named Director of the Department of Health

 

Rhode Island Hospital Offers First Fellowship in Addiction Medicine in RI

57

Brain Day Showcases Clinical, Basic Research at Brown, Hospitals
Nobel Laureate Dr. Richard Axel delivers keynote on the sense of smell

58

Kent Hospital Receives State Approval to Perform Coronary Angioplasty

60

Bradley Hospital Awarded $168K in Federal Funding to Support Medical Residency Training

 

Care New England’s Quin and Marran Selected to Participate In National Fellows Program

61

Hospitals Are an Economic Engine to Rhode Island Economy
Hospital Economic Activity Generates 41,000 Jobs and $6.9 Billion

62

Students Celebrate Match Day

 
 

RHODE ISLAND MEDICAL JOURNAL (USPS 464-820), a monthly publication, is owned and published by the Rhode Island Medical Society, 235 Promenade Street, Suite 500, Providence RI 02908, 401-331-3207. All rights reserved. ISSN 2327-2228. Published articles represent opinions of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy of the Rhode Island Medical Society, unless clearly specified. Advertisements do not imply sponsorship or endorsement by the Rhode Island Medical Society.

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