Vol 7, No 1 (2022)

Toward Better Health Care



Prepare for Health Care 2030

Moyez Jiwa, BJ Miller, Sonya Dolan, Kimberly Warner, John Novack
The authors argue that healthcare systems globally will undergo change for the better thanks to more knowledgeable consumers, patient advocates, telehealth and improved doctor-patient communications.
Rising obesity rates globally present a significant health, economic, and societal burden. Healthcare providers must understand the external and internal psychological factors that motivate successful weight management to apply them in practice with patients.


In pursuit of a community-informed group prenatal care model for telehealth use

Lauren N Lessard, Andrea Wiemann, Christy Oberholtzer, Kimberly Coleman-Phox, Brittany Chambers, Miriam Kuppermann
This study offers tangible ways to design and enhance telehealth group prenatal care to address the priorities identified by low-income families while incorporating limitations and requirements of medical care delivery systems.

Case Study

“My Wellbeing Journal”: Using experience-based co-design to improve care planning for older adults with multimorbidity

Michael Lawless, Matthew Wright-Simon, Maria Alejandra Pinero de Plaza, Rachel Ambagtsheer, Timothy Schultz, Rachel Milte, Lucy Lewis, Mike Newman, Lyn Whiteway, Marilyn von Thien, Mandy Archibald, Alison Kitson
An accelerated experience-based co-design process enabled stakeholders to be involved in every stage of the design and development of a wellbeing journal.


Junior doctor workforce: A review

Adam Glenn Hutchinson
A growing junior medical workforce is experiencing high rates of distress due to stress, bullying, and harassment, burnout, and uncertainty. This review evaluates these stressors in Australian and international cohorts, and attempts to present future opportunities.
This systematic review shows no clear pattern of the impact of bariatric surgery (BS) on lower limb total joint arthroplasty (TJA). Prophylactic BS prior to lower limb TJA to induce weight loss does not significantly impact postoperative complication rates.

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