Maria Meehan

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OBJECTIVE This survey was conducted to assess the presence of skin ulcers within a home health agency population in the United States. DESIGN This voluntary survey was conducted by 177 home health agencies. A single observation of each patient within the agency's active caseload formed the cohort examined. Patients deemed to be at low risk (Braden Scale(More)
The concept of skin wounds caused primarily as a result of external physical forces has been the focus of many healthcare professionals for decades. Unfortunately, some of the choices made regarding the definition, description, and topical management of pressure ulcers hampers the appreciation of the complexity of issues that generally accompany the(More)
Effective communication between oncologists and patients with cancer is of paramount importance. The Chemotherapy Patient Monitor (CPM) is a novel tool designed to assist doctor-patient communication regarding patient concerns and side-effects. Initially, the CPM was assessed in a primary evaluation study of its use during consultations with 26 patients(More)
In the spring of 1995, 42 hospitals participated in a collaborative benchmarking study on the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers. The study resulted in the discovery of 54 best practices that, taken together, provide a blueprint for successful actions and processes that can easily be adapted to individual institutional needs. An important finding(More)
(1993) " Characterizations of the existence of equilibria in games with discontinuous and non-quasiconcave payoffs, " Review of Economic Studies, 60, 935-948. (1993), " Characterizations of the existence of equilibria in games with discontinuous and non-quasiconcave payoffs, " Review of Economic Studies, 60, 935-948. (2002), " The non-existence of a utility(More)
The nursing informatics project team within the Information Management Services Department of the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland is currently developing and implementing an Integrated Nursing Information System (INIS) in accordance with an "Information and Workflow Model" drawn up by the team in 1998. The three components of the(More)
The first part of this series traced close links between eugenics (the effort to breed a "better" human race) and population control throughout the greater part of this century up to the 1960s. It stressed the population work of early eugenicists and eugenics sympathizers such as Frederick Osborn, Margaret Sanger, Gunnar Myrdal, Alan Guttmacher, Garrett(More)
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