Janice Ritchie

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OBJECTIVE The presence and effects of delirium among psychiatric patients are not well understood. This study investigated incidence rates and risk factors for delirium among hospitalized psychiatric patients. METHODS The charts of 199 patients admitted over a one-year period to a tertiary care teaching hospital were retrospectively reviewed. Demographic(More)
During the 1990s, Aotearoa/New Zealand has experienced an alarming increase in youth suicide in the Maori and non-Maori populations. Among 23 Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development countries surveyed by the World Health Organization's (1995) World Health Statistics Annual, New Zealand ranks first for fatal suicidal behavior, in males 15-24(More)
The National Core Competencies for Diabetes Educators were developed on behalf of the Australian Diabetes Educators Association between July 1994 and November 1995. This paper traces the development of the competencies including the rationale for undertaking the project, the process involved and the measures taken to ensure their relevance and validity. The(More)
This paper examines the debate regarding efforts by the South African government to control the spread of HIV infections, with particular reference to events surrounding the 13th International AIDS conference. We posit that the reaction of the medical, pharmaceutical, and media sectors to the stance by the President Mbeki on HIV control amounts to an(More)
BACKGROUND Access to technologically mediated information and services under the umbrella of mental and physical health has become increasingly available to clients via Internet modalities, according to a recent study. In May 2010, video counseling was added to the counseling services offered through the Employee and Family Assistance Program at Shepell·fgi(More)
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