DGIM Professor of Medicine, John WIlliams, MD, presented a HSR&D CyberSemniar this past Wednesday. The presentation entitled, "Interventions to Support Caregivers or Families of of Patients with TBI, PTSD, or Polytrauma: A Systematic Review," spotlighted the Evidence-based Synthesis Program taking place at the Durham VA.
The seminar was led by Megan Shepherd-Banigan, PhD, a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Durham VA, along with co-presenters Dr. Williams and Mira Brancu, PhD, an Associate Professor in Psychiatry at Duke. During the presentation, the team discussed the findings to two key questions:
- For interventions that involve family members, which patient-groups has the impact on care recipient outcomes been assessed?
- What effects do programs or strategies that involve family caregivers have on care recipient and caregiver outcomes?
This seminar was part of the national Evidence-based Synthesis Program Series (ESP), which presents recently published ESP reports established to provide timely and accurate syntheses/reviews of healthcare topics identified by VA clinicians, managers and policy makers, as they work to improve the health and healthcare of Veterans. It is sponsored by VA Office of R&D and HSR&D.
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