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This paper is a guide to the effective design and management of team assignments in a college classroom where little class time is available for instruction on teaming skills. Topics discussed include forming teams, helping them become effective, and using peer ratings to adjust team grades for individual performance. A Frequently Asked Questions section(More)
Increasing noise in hospital environments, especially in intensive care units (ICUs) and operating rooms (ORs), has created a formidable challenge for both patients and hospital staff. A major contributing factor for the increasing noise levels in these environments is the number of false alarms generated by medical devices. This study focuses on(More)
The profound benefits of altruism in modern society are self-evident. However, the potential hurtful aspects of altruism have gone largely unrecognized in scientific inquiry. This is despite the fact that virtually all forms of altruism are associated with tradeoffs--some of enormous importance and sensitivity--and notwithstanding that examples of(More)
PURPOSE The aims of the study were to examine the studies related to hospital noise in intensive care units (ICUs) to understand the sources and effects of noise and to describe best practices and common problems in the varying methods commonly applied to reduce the noise level. MATERIALS AND METHODS The ISI Web of Knowledge and PubMed were used to search(More)
It has been confirmed that the foetal parathyroid glands are important in development and that thyroparathyroidectomy (TXPTX) of the ovine foetus with thyroxine (T4) replacement leads to hypocalcaemia, retarded skeletal development, depressed calcification and rickets, relative to thyroidectomy plus T4 replacement. Histomorphometric and biochemical (urinary(More)
The ability to empathize with others is a highly desirable characteristic for the delivery of quality care by nurses. Little research is available that explores the empathy characteristics of students who are attracted to nursing. The purpose of this study is to explore whether empathizing and systemizing characteristics are important factors underlying(More)
in 533 engineering and computer science courses over a two-year period. Of the 6435 student respondents, 4349 (68%) reported working in teams. Relative to the students who only worked individually, the students who worked in teams were significantly more likely to agree that the course had achieved its stated learning objectives (0 001). Regression analysis(More)
One of industry's most common complaints about engineers is their lack of writing skills. Oakland University is currently involved in a new joint effort between the Engineering and the English Departments to improve engineering students' writing skills. This effort involves the use of teaching assistants from both departments. Teaching assistants from the(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this research was to understand male nursing students' empathy traits compared with other university students using the systematizing quotient and empathizing quotient questionnaires. CONCLUSION Female students have higher empathizing traits than male students. However, when male nursing students were compared with the general(More)