Judith A Sutherland

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The National Institute of Drug Abuse has promoted drug abuse research in the past two decades focusing on women and gender differences. One hundred twenty-eight Hispanic and White women have participated in this comparative descriptive study that has examined the differences between chemically dependent (CD) women in recovery and non-chemically dependent(More)
Increasing ethnic and racial diversity in the U.S. population combined with inadequate minority representation in the nursing profession requires innovative strategies to recruit, retain, and graduate nurses from diverse ethnic and racial populations. Affirming At-Risk Minorities for Success (ARMS) was funded by a U.S. Department of Health and Human(More)
The National Institutes of Health recently recommended further research on the efficacy of acupuncture and allocated Federal funds to stimulate clinical studies. Their decision was based on a growing body of successful research outcomes in which acupuncture was used in the treatment of acute and chronic pain, nausea, circulatory functions, and mood-related(More)
An analysis of the concept empathy was performed on archival, narrative accounts of Civil War nursing care using concept analysis strategies. Archival model cases are presented with elucidation of critical attributes, antecedents and consequences, and empirical referents of the concept. The antecedent phenomena of patient cues and consequent phenomena of(More)
Planned and purposeful confrontation can increase patient self-awareness of deleterious attitudes and behaviors affecting physical, mental, emotional, and social functioning. Teaching the application of therapeutic confrontation from the perspective of the conceptual model, The Johari Window, broadens the student's understanding of its appropriate use in a(More)
The nursing literature is replete with articles detailing the logical reasoning processes required by the individual scientist to implement the rigors of research and theory development. Much less attention has been focused on creative and critical thinking as modes for deriving explanations, inferences, and conclusions essential to science as a product.(More)
The National Institutes of Health and the World Health Organization have targeted the treatment of mild or borderline hypertension as a critical health care issue. Conventional practitioners' focus on more intensive treatment for blood pressure elevations in the lower ranges is accompanying the consumer-driven movement toward the use of complementary(More)
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