Dr. Antoinette S. Peters

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OBJECTIVE: To contrast prevailing behaviors and attitudes relative to primary care education and practice in osteopathic and allopathic medical schools. DESIGN: Descriptive study using confidential telephone interviews conducted in 1993–94. Analyses compared responses of osteopaths and allopaths, controlling for primary care orientation. SETTING: United(More)
Organ procurement personnel in the United States appear to be unaware that the standard practice of asking the surviving families of all classes of potential donors (declared and undeclared) for permission to remove organs and tissues from these individuals is inconsistent with the provisions of most state UAGAs. The majority of these Acts vest first(More)
Consenting to the taking of one's organs after death is a moral duty--the duty to consent--which derives from a more general moral duty--the duty to attempt an easy rescue of an endangered person. These two duties can be justified within the framework of factual and value beliefs associated with the general intellectual orientation called "individualism,"(More)
The management of quality is being transformed in healthcare. Continuous improvement is a cornerstone to this new look at quality. However, no continuous quality program will succeed without incorporating the values and wants of the consumer of care and the end point they want to reach. This article presents an overview of the values to consider and the way(More)
Nursing consultants from the states included in the Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center, U.S. Dept. of Education, identified the need for a scale to classify student health status. The classification would allow schools to determine the level of needed student health services. This identified need led to the development of the School Health Intensity(More)
Media appeals encouraging people to sign organ donor cards suggest that donating one's own organs after death or donating the organs of a deceased family member is an act of charity, i.e., something which it would be meritorious for people to do but not wrong to avoid. This paper argues to the contrary that posthumous organ donation is a moral duty, a duty(More)