Beverly Henderson

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The purpose was to investigate physicians’ perceptions of the role of European intensive care nurses in end-of-life decision making. This study was part of a larger study sponsored by the Ethics Section of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, the ETHICUS Study. Physicians described whether they thought nurses were involved in such decisions,(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of our study was to directly measure the stability of the abutment using resonance frequency analysis (RFA) and to report on the change in stability over time for implants loaded 4 weeks postoperatively. MATERIALS AND METHODS The principle behind RFA is to obtain a numerical value relating to stability. The Osstell RFA recording(More)
To evaluate attitudes of Europeans regarding end-of-life decisions. Responses to a questionnaire by physicians and nurses working in ICUs, patients who survived ICU, and families of ICU patients in six European countries were compared for attitudes regarding quality and value of life, ICU treatments, active euthanasia, and place of treatment. Questionnaires(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of our study was to directly measure the stability of a bone anchored hearing device (BAHD) abutment using resonance frequency analysis (RFA) in a pediatric population. RFA was used to guide early loading of the abutment following single stage surgery. METHODS The principle behind RFA is to obtain a numerical value relating to(More)
BACKGROUND Rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses have numerous benefits, including quality of vision, ocular health, and reduction of myopic progression in young people. Nevertheless, RGP lens use is not increasing in the United States. It is possible that certain patient personality characteristics and/or how a practitioner presents RGP lenses to a new patient(More)
BACKGROUND Rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses have numerous benefits; however, RGP lens use is not increasing in the United States. An important factor for this trend has been initial comfort. Studies have demonstrated that how RGPs are presented to patients, in addition to lens design, can play an important role in the initial comfort process.(More)
Sweden Terminal illness 120 32 257 68 Permanent unconsciousness 135 36 241 64 England Terminal illness 85 34 165 66 Permanent unconsciousness 104 42 144 58 Holland Terminal illness 137 43 179 57 Permanent unconsciousness 202 65 107 35 Czech Republic Terminal illness 113 53 101 47 Permanent unconsciousness 98 47 112 53 Portugal Terminal illness 153 50 153 50(More)
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