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Announcing the Annual ISF/SelfCare Award for Best Published Paper.

International Self-Care Foundation and SelfCare announce the launch of the annual award for the best paper published in SelfCare in that calendar year. The prize of £750 is awarded to the author(s) of the paper* judged by the editorial team …

SelfCare Focus: a selection of newly published papers on self-care from the worldwide literature. 1. The power of the patient question: A secret shopper study

In this section, we will provide a brief summary and a link to the published abstract of newly published papers selected from the worldwide literature as being of particular interest to the SelfCare community. The power of the patient question: …

SelfCare Focus: a selection of newly published papers on self-care from the worldwide literature. 2. The Gastric and Intestinal Microbiome: Role of Proton Pump Inhibitors

Medication-related queries received for ‘after hours GP helpline’ – Comparison of callers’ intentions with GPs’ advice By: Tariq A, Li L, Byrne M, Robinson M, Westbrook J, Baysari MT. Australian Family Physician 2016 Sep;45(9):661-7. Summary: Limited studies have explored the …

SelfCare Focus: a selection of newly published papers on self-care from the worldwide literature. 3. Medicines containing codeine: perspectives of medical professionals in the Republic of Ireland

Medicines containing codeine: perspectives of medical professionals in the Republic of Ireland By: Foley M, Carney T, Harris R, Fitzpatrick E, Rapca-Veillet A, Van Hout MC. Irish Journal of Medical Science 2017; 186: 555-63. Summary: The aim of the study …

SelfCare Focus: a selection of newly published papers on self-care from the worldwide literature. 4. A population-based study of risk perceptions of paracetamol use among Swedes-with a special focus on young adults

A population-based study of risk perceptions of paracetamol use among Swedes-with a special focus on young adults. By: Hakonsen H and Hedenrud T. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety 2017; 26: 992-97. Summary: This report investigated the risk perceptions of paracetamol use …

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