Patricia Gorzka

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PURPOSE To provide a continuing education (CE) model that will meet varied needs of nurse practitioners by incorporating the variable of years of experience in practice setting. DATA SOURCES An empirical study conducted over a period of approximately 10 months, from Fall 2002 to Spring 2003 in one of the southeastern states. CONCLUSIONS A model has been(More)
PROBLEM This study sought to measure the effects of a short-term parenting course for homeless parents to decrease their parenting stress and potential for abusive parenting behaviors. SAMPLE Nineteen homeless parents lived in a family emergency shelter for homeless families in Hillsborough County, FL. Their average length of shelter stay was 3 weeks. (More)
A descriptive cross-sectional study of 174 parents of well children was conducted to elicit parental perceptions of anticipatory guidance needs. An interest in anticipatory guidance was expressed by 69% of the parents. Specific topics identified by parents were coded into three categories of anticipatory guidance for parenting: general parenting, child(More)
PURPOSE To describe homeless parents' perceptions of parenting stress as potential indicators of needs for support in parenting roles. SAMPLE Forty-seven homeless parents (30 mothers, 17 fathers). METHODS Subjects completed the Parenting Stress Index to measure perceived parenting stress in the areas of child domain, parent domain, and life stress. (More)
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