Norine J Kerr

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AIM To determine the frequency of microdeletions in the azoospermic factor (AZF) genes on the Y-chromosome of New Zealand men attending the Fertility Centre. METHODS World Health Organisation criteria were used to classify men as normospermic, oligozoospermic, severely oligozoospermic, and azoospermic. Microdeletions were detected from DNA of semen(More)
  • N J Kerr
  • 1990
The Ego Competency Model (ECM) of Psychiatric Nursing provides a focus for the role and function of the psychiatric nurse. The ECM offers a framework for assessing the patient's level of functioning in terms of certain ego strengths and deficits. Emphasizing a balanced health/illness focus, the model identifies three major goals of psychiatric nursing. The(More)
  • N J Kerr
  • 1987
Depression is a universal experience, which affects approximately 15 percent of the population at any one time. Depression can be conceptualized as occurring on a continuum from first-level transitory to middle-level to severe-level depression. It involves an alteration in mood characterized by feelings of sadness and loss of interest or pleasure in all, or(More)
  • Norine Kerr
  • 2002
As this process occurs, the painful affects become toned down for the clients. By exploring the source of clients' painful affects, wounded self-esteem, fearful projections, and dysfunctional defenses, misguided entitlement can be undermined. Much of this work will occur in a formal psychotherapy process, but nurses can create healthy object relatedness. To(More)
  • N J Kerr
  • 1985
The presence of misguided entitlement in a life must adversely affect the quality of that life, for it creates alterations within the character structure that have far-reaching consequences. Smoldering resentment, chronic anger, self-centeredness, vindictiveness, and a constant feeling of being abused ultimately produce a miserable human being who, as well(More)