Michelle M Washko

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PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To develop and pilot test scales to measure desired health outcomes hypothesized to result from high-quality cancer nursing care: Fortitude Scale, Trust in Nurses Scale, Cancer Patient Optimism Scale, and Authentic Self-Representation Scale. DESIGN Instrument development. SETTING Community cancer support organization. SAMPLE 66(More)
The nexus of aging and disability, characterized by the phenomenon of aging with a disability, will become more visible as the population ages and the number of people with disabilities surviving to midlife increases. This article addresses 3 interrelated issues critical to the fields of aging and disability: increasing demand for community-based long-term(More)
Where a physician is educated-in a public or a private institution-affects his or her practice choices, including the likelihood of choosing a career in primary care. It is important to monitor the educational pipeline for physicians to ensure that a robust cadre of professionals is entering the health care workforce from public-sector institutions to meet(More)
Title V of the Older Americans Act, the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), is a 40+-year-old federal program providing subsidized community service and employment training to low-income, unemployed individuals aged 55 and older. It is the only nationally mandated workforce training program for seniors. Because of SCSEP's dual mission,(More)
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