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BACKGROUND The quality of life (QOL) has emerged as an important parameter for evaluating the quality of health-care for patients with renal failure. The literature suggests that many factors impact QOL. The QOL of dialysis patients in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has not been studied before. This research examined the QOL of patients in the UAE on… (More)
This study sought to document older Oklahomans' knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors regarding the decision to write an advance directive. In Oklahoma, 67% of individuals older than age 18 do not have an advance directive; 76% say the reason is that they "have not gotten around to it." The findings from this study also indicate that some groups in Oklahoma,… (More)
Elder homelessness is an increasing problem in our society. After presenting demographics of elder homelessness, this article discusses successful Boston-based program models. Nurse-directed community solutions are emphasized.
This article shares the findings of an evaluation of a patient teaching resource for sexual health entitled Everything Nobody Tells You About Cancer Treatment and Your Sex Life: From A to Z, which was accomplished through systematic conceptualization, construction, and evaluation with women diagnosed with breast or gynecologic cancer. This resource, which… (More)