Bidisha Ghosh

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On the online auction site eBay, by convention, sellers do not ship goods to winning bidders until after they have received payment, so there is an opportunity for sellers to take advantage of bidders’ trust. Realizing this, the designers of eBay created a system that relies on selfenforcement using reputation. Several recent studies have found that bidders(More)
The use of antibiotics and antibacterial chemotherapeutics has become more and more restricted due to the emergence of drug resistant bacteria which makes some of the most broad spectrum antibiotics ineffective. This resulted in search for antimicrobial activity in pharmacologically diverse groups of drugs and the most active compounds were found to the(More)
Psychological distress, including anxiety and depression, is commonly reported by patients with implantable left ventricular assist devices (LVADs). Still, the influence of anxiety and depression on global quality of life (QOL) is unknown. Moreover, the empirical data of LVAD patients' QOL is limited to 24 months. This study examined the differences in(More)
BACKGROUND Educating nurses about palliative and end-of-life (EOL) care is a high priority in health care settings. The purpose of this study was to assess nurses' perceived competency regarding the provision of palliative and EOL care to hospitalized patients. METHOD This study surveyed nurses from 25 pediatric and adult acute and intensive care units(More)
BACKGROUND There is no empirical study about the context and influence of self-management (SM) factors on quality of life (QOL) among adults with left ventricular assist device (LVADs). The purpose of this study was to close this knowledge gap by: (1) differentiating select SM factors (e.g., cognition) and overall QOL based on LVAD implant durations; (2)(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To explore nurses' practice patterns, knowledge, and barriers related to chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN). DESIGN Descriptive, cross-sectional. SETTING The United States. SAMPLE 408 oncology nurses. METHODS A team of eight experts met and developed the CIPN nurse knowledge and preferences survey, which was(More)
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