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AIMS AND OBJECTIVES Identify and compare spiritual caring practice by palliative care and acute care registered nurses (RNs), determine any correlation between nurses' spiritual perspective and their spiritual caring, and to investigate perceived barriers to spiritual caring. BACKGROUND Over the past decade there has been growing interest in spiritual(More)
Monitoring and control of systems using a Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) play a significant role in rapid automated response to events. Automation drives the necessity to check the system correctness due to the critical nature of the operations (i.e. military, air traffic management). The motes in a WSN are event-driven systems. The evolution of the system(More)
Expanded school mental health (ESMH) utilizes interprofessional collaboration to implement learning support and mental health promotion strategies in schools. This study reports on the early development and initial psychometric examination of a new scale, the Index of Interprofessional Team Collaboration for Expanded School Mental Health (IITC-ESMH), for(More)
Theorists disagree about whether valence is a basic building block of affective experience or whether the positive and negative substrates underlying valence are separable in experience. If positivity and negativity are separable in experience, people should be able to feel happy and sad at the same time. We addressed limitations of earlier evidence for(More)
In the current environment of cost containment pressures on health care providers, teaching hospitals are facing increased financial risks that could jeopardize their special role in the health care delivery system. One of these risks is that the Medicare prospective payment system does not adequately account for severity of illness. Whether teaching(More)