Posted on April 3, 2013 by Miki Peer
As discussed previously, the ‘adherence problem’ is complex and inherently interdisciplinary, that is, it requires experts from many different disciplines to solve it: healthcare-related clinicians (doctors, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, psychiatrists), social workers, epidemiologists, health-related researchers, and policy makers (among others). In fact, a more appropriate term for how adherence should be approached is ‘transdiciplinary’. This term is a better fit because it suggests that adherence requires a holistic approach, one that integrates knowledge from all related disciplines into a coherent whole.
Posted on October 22, 2012 by mikipeer How social relationships influence medication compliance
This week’s focus is on social support – an area that has received extensive attention in health research. Social support is what arises from our social relationships; it is the care and assistance we receive from others, especially as it relates to physical and mental health.
Posted on October 10, 2012 by Elisha Zavier
Every day we receive, interpret and process all kinds of digital messages and signals. Now, I’m not just talking about text messages or funny emails. I’m talking about the thousands of messages and signals we receive from advertisers, through reading the news, listening to the radio, from various media sources and from professionals, our colleagues, friends and family. Upon receiving these messages we make a choice about what to do with the newly attained information.