Rowena Weiss Swanson

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CPR has been incorporated into emergency cardiac care with the evolution of both basic and advanced life support components. To date, however, the psychological issues associated with these skills have not been addressed. These issues include the psychological impact of failed resuscitation on the rescuer, the importance of breaking bad news is an(More)
A randomized controlled study was conducted to determine if specifically designed continuing medical education in the fields of cardiovascular and cancer medicine could change doctor office behaviour significantly. Thirty-one volunteer family doctors from 25 offices participated. Six (three cardiovascular and three cancer) learning objectives were defined.(More)
Battered wife syndrome is a symptom complex of physical and psychologic abuse of a woman by her husband. Although it may occur in up to 10% of Canadian women, it largely goes unrecognized. Such women often present with vague somatic complaints, such as headache, insomnia and abdominal pain. Thus, the diagnosis can usually only be made by asking(More)
  • R W Swanson
  • 1988
The authors review the new guidelines for basic life support and advanced cardiac life support and the recommended changes to the standards. The changes recommended for basic life support will simplify the psychomotor skills required. The recommended changes to the guidelines for advanced cardiac life support, which include discontinuing the use of(More)