Journal of

Family Medicine and Disease PreventionISSN: 2469-5793


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510066

Adolescent Sense of Coherence and Antidepressants Usage 11 Years Later

Else Toft Wurtz, Jens Tølboll Mortensen and Kirsten Fonager

Article Type: Letter To The Editor | First Published: October 26, 2017

Sense of Coherence (SOC) was introduced in 1979 by Aaron Antonovsky as a salutogenic concept that captured the strength and determinants in health from an orientation-to-life questionnaire....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510065

Zika, Public Health, and Future Professionals: An Assessment of Student Knowledge, Media Utilization and Health Literacy Levels

Amy K. Chesser, Nikki Keene Woods, Jennifer Mattar and Lamin Barrow

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 27, 2017

Over the past year, there has been increased public attention focused on the continued spread of Zika worldwide. The origin of the Zika Virus (ZIKV) was the result of a flavivirus found in the blood of a rhesus monkey (isolated in 1947), found near the city of Entebbe, Uganda, in the Zika forest....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510064

Empty-Nest Syndrome: Pathway to "Construction or Destruction"

Basem Abbas Al Ubaidi

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: September 27, 2017

Many friends I have between their early forties to late fifties seem to have a pessimistic view on their well being. They have the urge to make irrational and sudden changes in their lives, believing that such changes would result in an increase in their happiness....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510062

Transitional Care to Reduce Cardiac Readmissions: 5-Year Results from the BRIDGE Clinic

Sherry M Bumpus, Rachel Krallman, Eva Kline-Rogers, Daniel Montgomery, Kim A Eagle and Melvyn Rubenfire

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: August 26, 2017

High hospital readmission rates contribute to rising health care costs and lower quality of care, particularly in cardiac patients. Transitional care programs that expedite post-discharge visits have the potential to improve this problem. This study examined the effectiveness of one such program, Bridging the Discharge Gap Effectively (BRIDGE), a single-visit, nurse-practitioner-led, cardiac transitional care program....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510061

Terminal Cancer: Finding Hope in Truth

Ashley Nilsson, Humza Ahmed and Doug Dix

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: August 24, 2017

Death is, arguably, the single most important event in life. Yet it tends to be ignored until ignoring it is not longer possible. Death and dying are not components of the primary or secondary curriculum, and questions on these subjects are absent from standardized tests of academic achievement and aptitude. College electives may focus on death and dying, but, typically, from a distant perspective, rather than on preparing for one's own death....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510060

The Psychological and Emotional Stages of Divorce

Basem Abbas Al Ubaidi

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: August 07, 2017

Divorce can have substantial effect on the life of every individual in the family; it has huge impact on socio-financial status of the families. Islamic religious consider the importance of marriage stability, but except divorce as last solution for irreparable or unsustainable couple relationship....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510059

Cost of Growing up in Dysfunctional Family

Basem Abbas Al Ubaidi

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: July 31, 2017

The definition of a family dynamic is the scheme of family members' relations and interactions including many prerequisite elements (family arrangements, hierarchies, rules, and patterns of family interactions). Each family is unique in its characteristics....

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