Claudia J. Beverly

Learn More
OBJECTIVE The study examined the relationship between functional limitation due to chronic diseases and absenteeism among full-time workers. The studied chronic diseases include arthritis/rheumatism, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, lung disease, and stroke. METHODS We analyzed data from the 2011 to 2013 National Health Interview Survey.(More)
EXTENDED ABSTRACT Rural landscapes serve complex and often competing demands of society. They are used by people to generate income (eg. agriculture, mining, and tourism), to provide a living space, to provide quality of life (clean water, recreation, and social activities), and to provide biodiversity. Agriculture has created a new ecology in the rural(More)
Are hospital-based outpatient interdisciplinary clinics a financially viable alternative for caring for our burgeoning population of older adults in America? Although highly popular, with high patient satisfaction rates among older adults and their families, senior health clinics (SHCs) can be expensive to operate, with limited quantifiable health outcomes.(More)
The people of the United States sent a clear message in November 2008 that they wanted a change in the nation's priorities, including healthcare. The question is whether healthcare reform will extend to the care of older adults, especially in the face of complex needs in the last years of their lives. This article addresses this question by examining the(More)
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY This article describes the successful evolution of a state coalition for nursing home excellence that brought together organizations that had once worked in silos to improve the quality of care through the implementation of culture change for Arkansas' 240 nursing homes with 27,700 residents. DESIGN AND METHODS The Coalition was(More)
As health care organizations seek to be highly reliable, systems that include layers of redundancy have been created to protect patients from harm. Many of these layers of protection are dependent on nurses making a decision to follow or adhere to the human aspects of the process. Because these decisions begin with a perception and identification of risk,(More)