Debra S. Herrmann

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To understand trends in emergency medicine and interprofessional roles in delivering this care, we analyzed a 10-year period (1995-2004) by provider, patient characteristics, and diagnoses. The focus was on how doctors, physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) share emergency medicine visits. The National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care(More)
In this investigation we assessed 427 youths from an area with considerable gang activity to determine the way in which self-concept is related to gang involvement, and to assess how gang involvement fluctuates as a function of gender and grade level. Product moment correlations revealed a significant negative association between gang involvement and the(More)
The role of specific cues for eliciting fearful imagery in a sample of analogue worriers was examined. Picture, script and audiotape disease-related cues were presented to 12 nonworriers and 13 analogue worriers who worried about health and disease. In general, the picture and audiotape cues were most anxiety provoking and elicited the most vivid imagery,(More)
CONCLUSIONS High integrity/high consequence systems must be safe and reliable; hence it is only logical that both software safety and software reliability cases should be developed. Risk assessments in safety cases evaluate the severity of the consequences of a hazard and the likelihood of it occurring. The Iikelihwd is directly related to system and(More)
Changes in the U.S. Healthcare System along with the need for institutions of higher education to prepare a work force ready to address the challenges of today and tomorrow have highlighted the need to incorporate technology in its broadest sense as part of the student learning experience. In health professional education, this becomes challenging as(More)
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