Josie Monaghan

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This is a descriptive study of the relative importance of needs as reported by 213 family members of 114 patients hospitalized in critical care units of a large, urban, teaching, medical center. In this study we used Molter's Critical Care Family Needs Inventory (revised), an instrument that has been used in other similar investigations, but never before in(More)
Long-term effects of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) on female fertility remain a concern. Thirty-nine women of childbearing age who were treated for distal ureteral stones were surveyed. The mean age of these women was 33 years, and the average stone size was 6.9 mm. The mean calculated radiation exposure to the ovaries and the uterus was 7.53(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the extent to which three forms of multidisciplinary team (MDT) care in stroke rehabilitation meet the standards set by the United Kingdom National Service Framework (NSF). DESIGN Consecutive assessment of the three forms of care was completed. SUBJECTS The study included three groups of 25 stroke inpatients on the stroke(More)
In this study we explored the relationship between critical care family members' perceived needs and the assessment of these needs by a confederate sample of intensive care unit (ICU) nurses. Family needs were measured by using Molter's revised Critical Care Family Needs Inventory. Data consisted of 92 confederate pairs of Critical Care Family Needs(More)
In this study we explored the relationship between the empathy of intensive care unit (ICU) nurses and their ability to assess accurately the perceived needs of family members of patients hospitalized in ICU settings. Thirty family needs were studied by using Molter's 1983 revision of the Critical Care Family Needs Inventory (CCFNI). Data consisted of 92(More)
In an effort to identify the role of extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy (ESWL) in the treatment of patients with medullary sponge kidney, a retrospective review of our experience with the Dornier HM-3 lithotriptor is presented. From 1986-1991 17 patients with medullary sponge kidney ranging in age from twenty-eight to fifty-eight years received 31(More)
RATIONALE The majority of stroke patients are discharged home dependent on informal caregivers, usually family members, to provide assistance with activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, and toileting. Many caregivers feel unprepared for this role, and this may have a detrimental effect on both the patient and caregiver. AIMS To evaluate(More)
BACKGROUND Interdisciplinary health research (IDHR) is increasingly encouraged and is often a specific requirement for research grants provided by health research funding councils worldwide. There is consensus that research expertise and scholarship from a diverse range of disciplines are necessary to examine questions relating to complex health and social(More)