Jeffrey D Gage

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Little is known about how men prepare to become fathers. The purpose of this phenomenological study was to describe first-time fathers' perceptions of preparedness for and the transition to parenthood. Nineteen prospective and new fathers participating in 4 focus groups described the unique experiences of men as they prepared to become fathers. A total of(More)
OBJECTIVE To gain a more complete understanding of cigarette smoking and cessation during pregnancy by examining the men's role in supporting smoking cessation of their pregnant partners. DATA SOURCES A search of online data included CINAHL, Medline, and PsychLit databases. STUDY SELECTION Studies published in the last 10 years, in English language,(More)
Men's health risk behaviors are rarely considered as a component of their partners' prenatal care. Men living with a pregnant partner completed telephone surveys at two time points, during pregnancy and postpartum, answering questions about tobacco and alcohol use behaviors and other sociodemographic variables. Men's smoking did not change significantly(More)
Pregnancy is considered a teachable moment for helping women who smoke to quit, yet few studies have examined smoking behavior of expectant fathers. The present study considers the possibility that pregnancy is a teachable moment for expectant fathers as well and describes smoking and associated behaviors of men during their partner's pregnancy.(More)
PURPOSE To synthesize and critically analyze parenting research in nursing. DESIGN Qualitative, integrative review of nursing research studies about parenting 1993-2004. METHODS Studies published by nurse researchers in peer-reviewed journals were systematically searched using CINAHL and Medline databases. Data were organized and analyzed with a sample(More)
The University of Chicago Law School occupies a unique niche among this country's premier law schools. Located on a residential campus in one of America's great cities, Chicago offers a rigorous and interdisciplinary professional education that blends the study of law with the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences. Students, faculty, and(More)
Psychiatric consultation/liaison nurses focus on the emotional, spiritual, developmental, cognitive, and behavioral responses of patients and families. They help patients, family, staff, and the entire healthcare system cope with a medical illness and its treatment. Use of psychiatric consultation/liaison nurses ensures that the patient's emotional needs(More)