Patient-Provider Relations

Medication practice and feminist thought: a theoretical and ethical response to adherence in HIV/AIDS.

Accurate self-administration of antiretroviral medication therapy for HIV/AIDS is a significant clinical and ethical concern because of its implications for individual morbidity and mortality, the health of the public, and escalating healthcare costs. However, the traditional construction of patient medication adherence is oversimplified, myopic, and ethically problematic.

Evaluation of a visit preparation intervention implemented in two rural, underserved counties of Northern California

Evaluate satisfaction with visit preparation at three rural resource center sites.
The resource centers sent eight employees and two volunteers for training at UCSF in Consultation Planning (CP). CP is a service to help patients make a list of questions before seeing their doctors. Researchers used multivariate ordered logistic regression analysis to investigate the variation in satisfaction among 99 CP Clients served by the resource centers in 2003.

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