Samantha J.K. White

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OBJECTIVE To assess the effectiveness of an acute interdisciplinary inpatient geriatric service in a university hospital. DESIGN Prospective randomized control study. SETTING Large urban university hospital. PATIENTS 40 consecutive inpatients, randomized for inclusion on the geriatric service (study patients, n = 20) or to continue usual hospital care(More)
Interdisciplinary teams play a critical role in the delivery of geriatric health care. Health care professionals are commonly left to develop teamwork skills by chance. Medical team function differs from traditional group theory in that all members are caregivers. A non-competitive supportive atmosphere is appropriate for patient care. We propose a(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate women in Nova Scotia (NS), Canada with respect to their knowledge of, beliefs about, and perceptions of barriers to accessing emergency contraception pills (ECP). METHODS A random digit dialing approach was used to survey a representative sample of NS women aged 18-51. Analyses described the knowledge, beliefs, and perceived(More)
Track A: Basic Sciences / Volet A : Sciences fondamentales : Dr Matthias Götte Track B: Clinical Sciences / Volet B : Sciences cliniques : Dr Shariq Haider Track C: Epidemiology and Public Health Sciences / Volet C : Épidémiologie et sciences de la santé publique : Dr Marissa Becker Track D: Social Sciences / Volet D : Sciences sociales : Dr Saara Greene(More)
BACKGROUND For the first time, a national survey of adults in Canada posed questions on charitable giving for HIV and AIDS. The objective of this analysis was to explore the behaviour and attitudes of this population in terms of charitable giving. METHODS In 2011, individuals in Canada 16 years of age or older were recruited for a survey from an online(More)
OBJECTIVE HIV testing remains a central strategy for HIV prevention for its ability to link those who test positive to treatment and support. In Canada, national guidelines have recently changed as part of standard primary care to recommend voluntary HIV testing for those aged 16-64 years. Using results from a nationally representative survey, we examined(More)
This study examines the role of characterological self-blame as a unique risk factor associated with other known risk factors (depression and its behavioral and social correlates) for continued victimization across the 1st year of middle school. Relying on a large, ethnically diverse sample of 1,698 young adolescents (M(age) = 11.57, SD = .39; 55% female),(More)
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