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OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to investigate emergency nurses' experiences and perceptions of violence from patients and visitors in US emergency departments (EDs). BACKGROUND The ED is a particularly vulnerable setting for workplace violence, and because of a lack of standardized measurement and reporting mechanisms for violence in healthcare(More)
BACKGROUND The introduction and approval of new antiretroviral agents in the US and Canada bring new opportunities and new challenges. Arguably, for the first time ever, clinicians have the drugs necessary to achieve the goal of suppressing HIV RNA to levels less than 50 copies/mL in even the most treatment-experienced patients and in those with extensive(More)
Over the past decade, there have been numerous advances in HIV therapy, with 6 drug classes comprising 24 indivi dual antiretroviral agents now available. For patients who are adherent with therapy and who have an undetectable viral load, HIV has become a chronic, manageable disease in an aging and genetically diverse population. The core goals of(More)
The prevalence of smoking in HIV-infected subjects is high. As a smoking cessation aid, varenicline (Champix(®), Pfizer, Saint-Laurent, QC, Canada or Chantix(®), Pfizer, Mission, KS) has not been previously evaluated in HIV-infected smokers. In this multicenter pilot open label study, varenicline 1.0 mg was used twice daily for 12 weeks with dose titration(More)
PURPOSE To describe information needs of elderly postsurgical cancer patients. Few reports have described learning needs of postsurgical cancer patients during the initial weeks after hospitalization. Responding to information needs during the transition to home is important for helping patients and families to appropriately manage illness. DESIGN(More)
The purpose of this study was (a) to describe spousal bereavement both prospectively and longitudinally and (b) to examine the validity of the Bereavement Risk Index (BRI) published by Parkes and Weiss (1). Psychological distress was measured in 46 subjects across five time intervals beginning prior to a spousal death from lung cancer and ending 25 months(More)
Nursing interventions were provided to older men following prostate surgery during a controlled clinical trial examining nursing care and its effects on quality of life outcomes. The Nursing Intervention Lexicon and Taxonomy (NILT), consisting of 7 categories of nursing interventions, was used to classify intervention statements extracted from 32 home care(More)
BACKGROUND Although some studies have examined the effects of terminal illness care models such as hospice care on survivor outcomes, no studies could be found that examined whether nursing care affected such outcomes. OBJECTIVE To determine whether specialized oncology home care services provided to terminally ill patients with lung cancer positively(More)