George F Shuster

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Training professionals for real-world application of required knowledge and skills and assessing their competence are major challenges. Simulations are being used in education and training to enhance understanding, improve performance, and assess competence. Validated virtual reality (VR) simulations provide a means of making experiential learning(More)
Bone marrow transplantation (BMT) has recently become the treatment of choice for a number of malignancies. This procedure is highly technical, involving the use of radiation and chemotherapy to destroy the patient's diseased bone marrow and with it functions of the entire immune system. It is a process with toxic effects that are experienced by all(More)
This parallel-group, randomized controlled pilot study examined daily meditation in a diverse sample of older adults with postherpetic neuralgia. Block randomization was used to allocate participants to a treatment group (n = 13) or control group (n = 14). In addition to usual care, the treatment group practiced daily meditation for six weeks. All(More)
The recent rapid growth in the numbers of for-profit and not-for-profit agencies delivering home health care raises questions about whether these agencies are serving different patient populations. Not-for-profit agencies were found to serve more indigent and medicaid patients than for-profits. Nurses from both kinds of agencies participated in this study(More)
Diabetes affects 6% of the national population, yet approximately 50% of persons with diabetes remain undiagnosed and receive no treatment. In specific populations, Acanthosis Nigricans (AN) may serve as an early clinical proxy marker of increased risk of type II diabetes. The results of this pilot project to screen selected school age students in New(More)
Dissemination and implementation (D&I) research is a growing area of science focused on overcoming the science-practice gap by targeting the distribution of information and adoption of interventions to public health and clinical practice settings. This study examined D&I research projects funded under specific program announcements by the US National(More)
One of the nursing diagnoses accepted by NANDA is noncompliance. However, this diagnosis has been criticized because it implies coercion and dominance by health professionals, and because of the negative stereotyping the term promotes. The authors argue that noncompliance should not be used as a nursing diagnosis because of incongruence with nursing(More)
The use of virtual communities is an emerging pedagogical application that enhances student learning in nursing education. This study involved a sample of 40 undergraduate students enrolled in a baccalaureate nursing program using The Neighborhood as a teaching application across the curriculum. The students were followed over three successive semesters.(More)