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Facially disfigured people can experience significant psychological problems, commonly relating to difficulties in social interaction. The effect of social interaction skills workshops on the psychological well-being of 64 facially disfigured participants is described. Participants completed the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HAD), the Social(More)
This study reports a national survey of U.S. states that was conducted from July of 1999 through March of 2001. The lack of consistent data on serious mental illness (SMI) provided the impetus for this study. Data was collected through a survey on states' definitions of SMI, on demographic information for patients with SMI, and on total annual per capita(More)
Although the literature on the psychological consequences of burns is fairly extensive, the evidence gathered by the charity 'Changing Faces' over the last 2 years suggests that the resources allocated to psychological rehabilitation are still far from adequate. This article draws on the personal experience of one of the authors who was in a car fire 24(More)
Among hospitalized patients, malnutrition is prevalent yet often overlooked and undertreated. We implemented a quality improvement program that positioned early nutritional care into the nursing workflow. Nurses screened for malnutrition risk at patient admission and then immediately ordered oral nutritional supplements for those at risk. Supplements were(More)
The title of my talk is " We're Right, They're Wrong, Regional Science is Where it's at. " The impetus for this talk is my growing bewilderment with some of the core disciplines that compose regional science. Take my discipline—economics. The economics profession continues its quarter century trend of being more enamoured by mathematical technique rather(More)
  • J Partridge
  • 1998
I had the good fortune to initially present the thoughts written here at the Psychosocial Interest Group of the American Burn Association Annual Meeting in New York City in 1997. The paper begins with a personal introduction and proceeds to describe how Frances Cooke Macgregor's work inspired my colleagues and myself to develop a series of programs to(More)
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