M J Regan-Kubinski

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A preliminary investigation of relationships among perceived self-efficacy, uncertainty, social support, psychological distress, and problem-focused coping was conducted in a convenience sample of 41 HIV-infected mothers. The mothers represented 93% of the clients in a large HIV clinic in 1992 who met the study criteria. Support was found for using Lazarus(More)
Despite the increasing prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in the female population the responses of women to their HIV-positive status and their resultant needs remain largely unexplored. This investigation explored the needs, choices, and decisions faced by 38 mothers since becoming HIV-positive. Participants were recruited from an(More)
PROBLEM What are the cognitive tasks involved in making judgments in psychiatric nursing? METHODS Fifteen nurses with varied educational preparation provided 36 in-depth interviews. A comparative content analysis was done to determine the underlying structure of judgment tasks. FINDINGS Nurses use clients' presenting behaviors as a basis for making(More)
1. Special attention is particularly important in addressing the mental health needs of HIV-infected women. These needs may involve issues such as concerns about present or future pregnancy; child-rearing, often as single parents; poverty, illicit drug use or addiction; and the potential lack of support services. 2. Diagnosis of HIV infection in women may(More)
Recent literature pertinent to adult survivors suggests that childhood sexual abuse is a serious problem, and that disclosure is on the rise. The aftereffects of childhood sexual abuse can cause dysfunction in various aspects of the survivor's physical and mental health. Understanding the traumagenic dynamics of childhood sexual abuse and its aftereffects(More)
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