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Journal of Creativity in Mental Health pp 1-22; https://doi.org/10.1080/15401383.2021.1983493
This content analysis provides an overview of articles specific to creativity in counselor education classrooms published in the American Counseling Association (ACA) journal for creativity – The Journal for Creativity in Mental Health (JCMH) between the years 2005 and 2020. In addition to the number of articles on this topic published during this time period, the study identifies other aspects such as authors and institutional affiliations; methodology; study locations, target populations, and sample characteristics; area of CACREP course offering; and creative teaching strategies and course assignments. Implications for the scholarship of creative teaching in counselor education are discussed. Recommendations are directed toward future research areas for counselor educators’ consideration in the JCMH.
Published: 20 August 2021
Journal of Community Medicine and Health Solutions, Volume 2, pp 025-030; https://doi.org/10.29328/journal.jcmhs.1001012
Introduction: Cancer treatment and prognosis depend heavily on early detection. Survival in the early stages is excellent for almost all types of cancer. Unfortunately, in Saudi Arabia, a large number of cancer patients present with advanced disease, resulting in a poor prognosis. There are three levels of delay in the management of cancer patients. The first level is the time between the first cancer-related symptoms and the presentation to the health facility, the second level is from the presentation to the diagnosis, and the third level is between the diagnosis and the treatment. This study aims to determine if there is a delay, at what level and to study the factors causing such delays. Materials and methods: Two hundred cancer patients who presented to the Armed Forces Hospital Southern Region, Oncology Department, were interviewed from January 1st to June 30th, 2018. The interviews were conducted by trained physicians familiar with the questionnaire’s contents. The questionnaire consisted of four sections: a demographic section and three more sections to identify factors causing the delay at the three levels from the patients’ perspectives. All data were analyzed using the SPSS version 20.0. Results: The mean patient age was 63 years. A total of 112 patients were female and 88 were male. The most common cancer type was breast cancer (27.5%). Among the patients, 61% were illiterate and 25.5% had elementary school degrees, 86% expressed little or no general medical knowledge about cancer. More women than men paid attention to cancer symptoms (70% vs. 54%). 75% of the patients presented to the first health facility after 2 months from the first appearance of symptoms (level 1 delay). Only 2% of the patients presented within one week. 50% of the patients received a diagnosis after visiting two health facilities. All patients were diagnosed at hospitals. 40% of patients used alternative medicines, 70% of whom thought this was the cause of their delayed presentations. 67% had their diagnosis confirmed within one month (level 2 delay), and 66% started their definitive treatment within one month (level 3 delay). 75% of the patients blame themselves for the delay. Educational level (p = 0.03), knowledge about cancer (p < 0.01), and the use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) (p = 0.01) were significantly associated with delayed presentation of patients to the health facility. Conclusion: There is a delay in the presentation of cancer patients (level 1) in the southern part of Saudi Arabia. Educational level, knowledge of cancer symptoms, and use of complementary and alternative medicines are the main causes. There were no delays in diagnosis and start of treatment (level 2,3).
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health pp 1-15; https://doi.org/10.1080/15401383.2021.1916668
Author and article publication characteristics in the Journal of Creativity in Mental Health were reviewed from the first 12 years of the journal’s publication history for this meta-study. Results were coded and statistically analyzed to identify trends in areas such as number of authors, sex of authors, employment setting, departmental affiliation, topical content, publication year, and types of research including research design, sample size, types of participants, and statistical procedures.
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, Volume 2, pp 61-70; https://doi.org/10.1300/j456v02n03_06
The Association for Creativity in Counseling (ACC), though granted status as the 19th division of the American Counseling Association only three years ago, is rich with history. This article takes the reader through the evolution of ACC and its official journal: The Journal of Creativity in Mental Health (JCMH). The ACC and the JCMHare committed to promoting the values of diversity, creativity, and relational development. Goals include providing a forum for counselors and other mental health professionals to forge growth-fostering relationships and form positive connections. This historical account is a tribute to all those involved in making ACC a reality. It provides interesting and valuable information for anyone interested in ACC or in forming an association.