Screening

Screening

Screening: Chapter 9, Part 3 - Practice: Improving Health

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Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada

A primer for medical students looking at the pros and cons of screening, examining the ethical issues of overscreening and who profits from promoting the tests. From AFMC's Primer on Population Health.

What you should know about medical screening

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Alan Cassels
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The Tyee
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June 20, 2011

A series of articles by the author of Seeking Sickness and co-author of Selling Sickness, examining the issues of unnecessary medical screening. Argues that pharmaceutical companies are driving the increased push for screening. 

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Myth: early detection is good for everyone

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Canadian Health Services Research Foundation
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2006
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Ottawa, ON

Debates the validity of all early detection screening tests.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Preventive care in context: listening to women

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Tina Wasan
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Women's Health: Research and Practice Issues for Canadian Physicians
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2006
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Ottawa, ON

Argues that successful preventive care for women must take into account the social, political and economic context of women's lives.

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Domestic violence: recognizing and responding

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Robin Mason
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Women's Health: Research and Practice Issues for Canadian Physicians
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2006
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Ottawa, ON

Discusses domestic violence screening by family physicians, and lists various ways of normalizing the issue and developing an atmosphere of trust.

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Rationale for and development of the computerized intimate partner violence screen for primary care

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Louise-Anne McNutt
Eve Waltermaurer
Jeanne McCauley
Jacquelyn Campbell
Daniel E Ford
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Family Violence Prevention and Health Practice
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
San Francisco, CA

Discusses opportunities, challenges, and experiences with implementing a computerized intimate partner violence screen.

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ISSN 15564827
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Includes bibliographical references.

The promise and problems of using information technology to achieve routine screening for intimate partner violence

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Karen Verlaide Rhodes
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Family Violence Prevention and Health Practice
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2005
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San Francisco, CA

Provides an overview of feasibility studies, validation results, and ongoing research regarding the use of technology to facilitate screening for intimate partner violence.

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Includes bibliographical references.

8th & 8th Health Centre domestic violence/abuse screening guidelines implementation evaluation: final report

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Wilfreda E. Thurston
Leslie M. Tutty
Amand C. Eisener
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8th & 8th Health Centre
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2004
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Calgary, AB

Evaluates a pilot universal domestic violence screening protocol in place at the 8th & 8th Health Centre.

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VIOL.T45 2004

Prevention of violence against women: recommendation statement from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care

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C. Nadine Wathen
Harriet L. MacMillan
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Canadian Medical Association Journal
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Evaluates the following interventions for potential benefits and harms: screening of all women in the primary care setting to detect initmate partner violence; interventions for women who are abused; and, treatment programs for men who abuse their partners. Provides recommendations.

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Early detection of depression

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John W. Fieghtner
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Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care
Publication Date: 
1994
Publication Place: 
London, ON

Recommends that routine screening for depression in asymptomatic individuals be excluded from periodic health assessments based on fair evidence that such screening by questionnaire did not improve detection rate or management. Also recommends physicians should be sensitive to the possibility of depression in their patients, particularly those at higher risk.

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