Ruth W Johnson

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This article represents another approach to the topic of obesity in African-American women. It will not give the usual statistical data on obesity in African American women, because as African-American women, it is known that a greater majority is at risk. Instead the article represents a historical, cultural and psychosocial journey in attempting to(More)
A variety of state and federal data sources are used to estimate two critical components of the annual economic costs of occupational injuries and illnesses in Pennsylvania: foregone earnings of affected workers and medical costs. Foregone earnings costs resulting from occupational injuries and illnesses are estimated at between $1.22 billion and $2.02(More)
The use of wireless technology to collect and retrieve relevant patient data has been in use on many nursing units for the past decade. The technology continues to advance as it relates to patient data collection devices. The utilization of computers (in the form of a wireless tablet) is used in the General Clinical Research Unit (GCRC) at Howard University(More)
This article takes a brief view of the role of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the teaching/learning of African American students. The article also presents Mrs. Ray Kornegay's view on her personal experience at a Historically Black College/University. Mrs. Kornegay's views are congruent with the espoused beliefs found in the article.
The author spent 20 years serving in leadership positions on a local and national level. Before attending Project LEAD, the author did not value mentorship because she believed that mentoring was limited to neophyte nurses. After her experience at Project LEAD, she realized the importance of having a mentor who knew her strengths and weaknesses, and(More)
The following article is an attempt to encapsulate an historical overview of spirituality in nursing. Despite a plethora of information relative to spirituality in nursing, the decision was to do an eclectic overview that was not reflective of any one spiritual/religious group. The authors at times found this goal difficult when writing about the(More)
OBJECTIVE Our objective was to describe nurses' knowledge of wound irrigation and their ability to produce appropriate irrigation pressures established by the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) during simulated procedures. SUBJECTS AND SETTING A convenience sample of 28 registered nurses and licensed practical nurses from a university(More)
1. The Food Safety/Public Health Paradigm 2. Economics of Veterinary Public Health 3. Origins of disease 3.1. Domestication and Distribution of Animals 3.2. Early Strategies for Disease Prevention 3.3. Animals as Food Sources 3.4. Control of Live Animals 4. The development of hygiene inspection 4.1. Contamination of Foods of Animal Origin 4.2. Methods to(More)