The Journal Club FMDU 2nd meeting - 6 june 2012


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The Journal Club of the Faculty of Medicine Diponegoro university is a club that aims to familiarize students with reading comprehension of medical journal articles and promote the sharing of ideas and open discussion

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The Journal Club FMDU 2nd meeting - 6 june 2012

  1. 1. THE JOURNAL CLUB 2ND MEETING – 6 JUNE 2012 Faculty of Medicine Diponegoro UniversityCourse Supervisor: RN Tunjungputri, MD, MSc
  2. 2. Group 1: Lymphatic filariasis Why are cost-effective interventions by WHO may not be enough for reducing the burden of people with lymphatic filariasis? Please explain how the research and interview was done in this study! Please explain the advantages of the interview for the patients. Patients’ poverty and associated way of life severely limited their ability to prevent or cope effectively with the condition. Please explain this statement and give related examples!
  3. 3.  The patients experienced delay in diagnosis. Please explain this statement and give related examples! What do you think should be done to overcome this problem? The stigma associated with LF was a big part of the patients’ experience. Please explain this statement and give examples! How does the stigma relate to delaying diagnosis? What is the consequence to this delay?Article: PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2007 Nov 21;1(2):e128. Neglected patients witha neglected disease? A qualitative study of lymphatic filariasis. PereraM, Whitehead M, Molyneux D, Weerasooriya M, Gunatilleke G.
  4. 4. Group 2: Maybe it’s fate1. How big is the problem of maternal mortality?2. What are the causes and present problems of maternal mortality?3. How do you understand the concept of access to health care? Please explain in your own words! What are the 3 delays in seeking care?4. How was this research done?5. What statements and events do you find interesting from the interviews?6. What is your conclusion from this article? What should be done differently by the health care system in dealing with maternal mortality?Article: J Biosoc Sci. 2010 Mar;42(2):213-41. Epub 2009 Dec 17. Maybe itwas her fate and maybe she ran out ofblood: final caregivers perspectives on access tocare in obstetric emergencies in rural Indonesia. DAmbruoso L, ByassP, Qomariyah SN.
  5. 5. Group 3: Recent changes in human resources for health and health facilities at the district level in Indonesia: evidence from 3 districts in Java How is the current situation of the health care providers in the district level in Indonesia? What is the purpose of this study? How was the research done? What is your opinion concerning the government policy on the health sector according to this article? What is your conclusion from this article? What are your suggestions for the more effective strategies and policies for the human resources for health at the district level?Article: Hum Resour Health. 2011 Feb 13;9:5.Recent changes in human resources for health and health facilities atthe district level in Indonesia:evidence from 3 districts in Java. HeywoodP, Harahap NP, Aryani S.
  6. 6. Group 4: End of life communication How important is an end of life communication? Why is teaching end of life communication so hard to do? What is the current problem of end-of-life-communication teaching? Can you properly teach end of life communication to doctors or medical students?Article: N Engl J Med. 2012 May 3;366(18):1655-7. Freedom fromthe tyranny of choice--teaching the end-of-life conversation. LamasD, Rosenbaum L.