Anne E. Belcher

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This study describes aspects of computer group use as a vehicle for self-help by parents of children with cancer. Using an electronic mail system, data were gathered from 73 parents who had participated in online support groups. Most participants were Caucasian, well educated, and reported annual incomes of more than $50,000. The perceived benefits of the(More)
The purpose of this study was to clarify spiritual health by examining the role of spiritual well-being (SWB), religiousness and hope in spiritual health. This was accomplished by obtaining questionnaire information from a convenience sample of 175 women diagnosed with breast cancer. Patients classified as intrinsically religious were found to have(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about the acute pain experiences of traumatically injured critically ill patients. OBJECTIVES To describe pain experiences of traumatically injured adults during the first 72 hours of hospitalization. METHODS Thirty multiply injured adults at a level I trauma center participated in the study. Pain was measured by using the(More)
The clinical academic practice partnership (CAPP), a clinical redesign based on the dedicated education unit concept, was developed and implemented by large, private school of nursing in collaboration with 4 clinical partners to provide quality clinical education, to explore new clinical models for the future, and to test an innovative clinical education(More)
Cancer education merits a coordinated, vertical curriculum and an integrated planning strategy. It has become clear that it is as important to teach the techniques of supportive care in oncology as it is to teach the concepts of cancer biology, pathology, epidemiology, prevention, detection and aggressive treatments. Our aim is to determine whether the(More)
AIM This paper is a discussion of the use of the Levine Conservation Model to guide the investigation of an exercise intervention to mitigate cancer-related fatigue. BACKGROUND Researchers use conceptual models or theoretical frameworks to provide an organizing structure for their studies, to guide the development and testing of hypotheses, and to place(More)