Rebecca Reiss

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An evaluation of the health centre management of paediatric cases of diarrhoea, comprising observation of the consultation, interview of the guardian immediately afterwards and home follow-up was performed in one rural and three urban areas of Mozambique. Oral Rehydration Therapy was advised for 83% of patients, of whom 71% received ORS packets.(More)
The fetus as "patient" during labor and birth has become an increasingly important concept during the past 20 years. However, what is understood about fetal status during labor and how the fetus prepares for its approaching separation from its mother? Current information indicates that not only is the term fetus well prepared for the adaptation to(More)
In October 1982 the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the New York City Department of Health began surveillance of children with possible acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and serious opportunistic infection. So far, 35 children have been reported from 10 states, 5 major metropolitan areas. Mean age at onset of illness is 5 months, mean age at(More)
After preliminary definitions, the ethical questions arising particularly in the field of geriatric surgery are examined. The author finds no ethical justification for bias against the elderly patient as such in the allocation of scarce medical resources, nor for ignoring or overriding his wishes in respect of treatment; solutions must be based on the(More)
Nurses experience adults with a diagnosis of 'personality disorder' ('PD') as challenging, but nothing is known of their experiences working with young people with a diagnosis of 'PD' or 'emerging PD'. This study aimed to explore the experiences of nurses with this group. Six nurses were interviewed individually and the transcripts analysed employing(More)
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