Jeanne Beauchamp Hewitt

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PURPOSE To explore contributing factors, consequences, and solutions to the assault of nurses working in U.S. hospital emergency departments. This preliminary study targeted emergency nurses whose risk for assault was significantly greater than many other workers. Exploring nurses' opinions about factors they believe contribute to assault provides important(More)
The purpose of this study was to explore contributing factors, consequences, and solutions to assault of long-term care personnel. The study sample consisted of three focus groups composed of certified nursing assistants and administrators employed in long-term care facilities within a large Midwestern city. Using content analysis methodology, multiple(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare maternal and live birth outcomes of women who received consultation services between 1990 and 1993 from the Wisconsin occupational reproductive health nurse consultant (76% of whom were solvent-exposed) and a sample of women and their offspring selected randomly from birth certificate records drawn from the same years. DESIGN(More)
We describe the approach taken by the National Children's Study (NCS) to understanding the role of environmental factors in the development of obesity. We review the literature with regard to the two core hypotheses in the NCS that relate to environmental origins of obesity and describe strategies that will be used to test each hypothesis. Although it is(More)
The purpose of this study is to understand one Latino community's perspective about childhood overweight within this high-risk ethnic group. Three focus groups, consisting of 12 mothers, 12 fathers, and 8 boys and 4 girls ages 10-12, participated. Transcripts of interviews were coded using N-VIVO and analyzed thematically. Several themes emerge: parents'(More)
BACKGROUND Although many studies have examined nosocomial bloodstream infection (BSI), US national estimates of incidence and case-fatality rates have seldom been reported. OBJECTIVE The purposes of this study were to generate US national estimates of the incidence and severity of nosocomial BSI and to identify risk factors for nosocomial BSI among adults(More)
This integrative review of research on workplace violence in Canada and the United States showed that risk factors for homicide and nonfatal assault injuries differed significantly. In 1993, there were 1,063 work-related homicides in the United States (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1994). Workplace homicide was the second leading cause of fatal occupational(More)
Using data from police records, this study examined risk factors related to 940 workplace homicides occurring in Chicago between 1965 and 1990. Black men were predominantly both victims (49%) and offenders (75%). The median age for victims was 42 years, but only 25 years for offenders. Women (40%) were more likely than men (6%) to be killed by intimates.(More)