Elisabeth Seymour

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The components of the assessment process are identified and compared from an ethnography of the methods used by 65 pediatric nurses to assess the level of pain in a sample of infants younger than 1 year of age. Nine different modes of thought, feeling, and action were referenced in reaching judgments about pain levels. The five predominant modes were:(More)
The implications for the current nursing shortage of the job satisfaction and dissatisfaction described by 252 members of the American Nursing Association are discussed. Comparison of sources of dissatisfaction by the frequency with which they were mentioned, the strength of emotion with which they were expressed and their potential to provoke defection(More)
The effects after 1 year of the introduction of a token economy system into a long-term male psychiatric ward of 45 mainly schizophrenic patients are described. The main objectives were (1) to define the limits of such programmes in "average" National Health Service conditions, where additional resources in staff, finance, and facilities are very limited(More)
Studies seeking predictors of success among professional women, including nurses, define "success" largely in extrinsic terms. In the findings of two studies of nurses (N = 200; N = 722), intrinsic forms of success emerge as more highly valued than externally measured achievements. Other studies of nurses and professional women show similar findings. This(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the potential effect of mood states and psychosocial functioning during the waiting weeks prior to major cardiac surgery on the plasma Interleukin-6 (IL-6) levels in 236 patients immediately before their operation. METHOD The sample was recruited from patients at the cardiac clinic of the University of(More)
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