Sonntag, 31. Januar 2016

International Helpers (Guernsey) Trust

Welcome to the International Helpers Trust, located on the island of Guernsey. The Trust has obtained in its name certain benefit programmes. Persons qualifying for and choosing to participate in the Trust become beneficiaries to these benefits.
International Helpers Trust is for doctors, nurses, technicians, and other medical personnel serving short-term or long-term outside their home country.
This trust is administered by RIL Administrators here in Guernsey.
You will be given the opportunity to see if you qualify to participate in the Trust and have access to these programmes.

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United Nation Department of Safety and Security

Basic Security In The Field

Public reporting of surgeon outcomes

Samstag, 30. Januar 2016

Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH)

Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) builds interdisciplinary collaborations and facilitates the sharing of knowledge to address global health challenges. It assists members in sharing their expertise across education, research, and service. It is dedicated to creating equity and reducing health disparities everywhere. CUGH promotes mutually beneficial, long-term partnerships between universities in resource-rich and resource-poor countries, developing human capital and strengthening institutions' capabilities to address these challenges. It is committed to translating knowledge into action.

Global TravEpiNet

Global TravEpiNet is a national network of travel clinics across the United States. The network is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and is aimed at improving the health of those who travel internationally. The network is co-ordinated by the Massachusetts General Hospital.

Explore Travel Health with the Yellow Book!

CDC Health Information for International Travel (commonly called the Yellow Book) is published every two years as a reference for those who advise international travelers about health risks. The Yellow Book is written primarily for health professionals, but is a useful resource for anyone interested in healthy international travel.

Ethical Challenges in Short-Term Global Health Training

This series of cases introduces trainees and others involved in global health research and service to ethical issues that may arise during short-term training experiences abroad. Being able to recognize and navigate these issues is critical for avoiding harm to communities as well as facilitating a long-term, productive collaboration for the betterment of global health (1). The Working Group on Ethics Guidelines for Global Health Training (WEIGHT) has recently published best practice guidelines for this setting (2).
Using ten cases adapted from real-world experiences, this series builds on the WEIGHT guidelines and helps users identify and develop strategies for navigating some of these ethical issues. Although based on true scenarios, many details, including names and locales, have been changed to protect individual and institutional privacy and to assist in meeting educational objectives.

Dienstag, 12. Januar 2016

Coillmor Whisky aus dem Großen Wald

Brennerei Liebl

NEJM Knowledge+ - Question of the week

A 39-year-old man was admitted for a bowel obstruction and found to have a large obstructing colonic adenocarcinoma just proximal to the hepatic flexure. He underwent a successful right hemicolectomy. Pathology was consistent with an obstructing, 9-cm colon adenocarcinoma, with no evidence of lymph node involvement in 17 sampled nodes.
When asked about his family history, the patient states that his mother and maternal aunt were diagnosed with endometrial cancer at ages 56 and 59, respectively. His mother has no other siblings, but her father died in his early 40s of an unknown cause after several months of worsening abdominal pain and weight loss. The patient has two younger siblings and three children, all of whom are healthy.
What is the most likely underlying diagnosis in this case?
»Peutz–Jeghers syndrome
»Familial adenomatous polyposis (Gardner's syndrome)
»Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (Lynch syndrome)
»Li–Fraumeni syndrome

Samstag, 9. Januar 2016

Der Mond ist aufgegangen

Seht ihr den Mond dort stehen?
Er ist nur halb zu sehen,
und ist doch rund und schön!
So sind wohl manche Sachen,
Die wir getrost belachen.
Weil unsere Augen sie nicht sehen.

Matthias Claudius

Von guten Mächten ...

...treu und still umgeben, behütet und getröstet wunderbar, so will ich diese Tage mit euch gehen in ein neues Jahr."
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Gebete sind Brücken

"Der Herr ist mein Hirte, mir wird nichts mangeln. Er weidet mich auf grüner Aue .."
Psalm 23

Donnerstag, 7. Januar 2016

Improving Physician Performance: What Works?

Is physician performance improved by employment within a health system? In what situations do financial incentives work best? Lawrence Casalino and Thomas Lee discuss trends in performance improvement — and Casalino notes current stratregies that may create unintended consequences.