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  1. Open Notes in Swedish Psychiatric Care (Part 1): Survey Among Psychiatric Care Professionals  Lena Petersson, MSc; Gudbjörg Erlingsdóttir, PhD. in JMIR Mental Health. This is the first of two papers about the implementation of Open Notes in adult psychiatric care in Region Skåne
  2. Patient value: Perspectives from the advocacy community  Bonnie Addario in Health Expectations. The authors call on framework developers, the patient advocacy and research communities, the health-care industry and decision-makers to undertake specific actions to ensure patient value is included in current and future value frameworks.
  3. Care-Centered Clinical Documentation in the Digital Environment: Solutions to Alleviate Burnout Alexander K. Ommaya, in Perspectives | Expert Voices in Health & Health Care. Clerical burden, especially documentation of care and order entry, is a major driver of clinician burnout. Recent studies have shown that physicians spend as much as 50 percent of their time completing clinical documentation
  4. Changes in patient-centered attitude and confidence in communicating with patients: a longitudinal study of resident physicians  Hirono Ishikawa, et. al. in BMC Med Educ. This longitudinal study examined changes in resident physicians’ patient-centered attitudes and their confidence in communicating with patients, and explored the relationship between the two traits.
  5. Our Other Prescription Drug Problem Anna Lembke, M.D., Jennifer Papac, M.D., and Keith Humphreys, Ph.D. in NEJM. The epidemic of opioid addiction and overdose has appropriately garnered national attention and led to concerted efforts to reduce overprescribing of opioids, a major cause of today’s drug crisis. By contrast, there has been little effort to address inappropriate prescribing of benzodiazepines
  6. Controlling the Swing of the Opioid Pendulum George Comerci, M.D., Joanna Katzman, M.D., M.S.P.H., and Daniel Duhigg, D.O., M.B.A. in NEJM. As the pendulum swings from liberal opioid prescribing to a more rational, measured, and safer approach, we can strive to ensure that it doesn’t swing too far, leaving patients suffering as the result of injudicious policies.
  7. Caring for the caregiver in the emergency department Jay Baruch in STAT. Caring for patients sometimes requires that we reach into the shadows and shine a light on their caregivers. Even if emergency clinicians lack the time and resources to fully implement these assessment strategies, at the very least we can recognize that caregiving is difficult and that seeking help or a break isn’t a sign of weakness or failure. We must also remember that overwhelmed caregivers are often reluctant to accept assistance.
  8. Engaging Family Caregivers in Programs for People with Complex Needs Jennifer Wolff, PhD in The Playbook. Research has shown that many people with complex health needs are  assisted by family members, who often operate as de facto care coordinators. Yet most care delivery systems don’t proactively identify and meaningfully engage or support family caregivers in visits or care plans.
  9. Patient and Family Involvement: A Discussion of Co-Led Redesign Sarah Jane Prior, Stephen Campbell in JoPM. This paper discusses how co-led redesign can be beneficial in improving health service and more effectively engaging patients.
  10. E-patients hold key to the future of healthcare Sara Riggare in BMJ. Today, patients are using the internet and other technologies as well as fellow patients to diagnose their own problems, find the best treatment, continually optimise their treatments, and even fund and conduct research. They are doing this not thanks to, but despite, healthcare.
  11. Reducing Misses and Near Misses Related to Multitasking on the Electronic Health Record: Observational Study and Qualitative Analysis Neda Ratanawongsa, et. al. in JMIR Human Factors. We aimed to describe the perspectives of clinicians, educators, administrators, and researchers about misses and near misses that they felt were related to clinician multitasking while using EHR systems.
  12. Increasing Uptake of Comparative Effectiveness and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Among Stakeholders Ernest Law, et. al. in Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research. This report a summary of barriers and strategies to the uptake of CER/PCOR and future perspectives on the field.
  13. Carer experience of end-of-life service provision: a social network analysis Rosemary Leonard, et. al. in BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care. To identify the position of formal service providers in the networks of those providing end-of-life care in the home from the perspective of the informal network.