Samuel E D Shortt

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PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to describe factors contributing to the decision-making processes of elderly persons as they formulate advance directives in long-term care. DESIGN AND METHODS This study was qualitative, based on grounded theory. Recruitment was purposive and continued until saturation was reached. Nine residents of a long-term-care(More)
The Department of Family Medicine at Queen's University in Kingston, Ont., recently undertook a pilot project to familiarize residents in family medicine with physician-related health policy issues. The objective of the project was to ease the residents' transition into practice and to equip them to participate effectively in future policy debates. All(More)
THE professionalization of Anglo-American medicine, most scholars would agree, took place during the nineteenth century. But how this process occurred or, indeed, what the term itself signifies, encourages no such consensus. This confusion may be a reflection of the relatively little historical curiosity sparked by those individuals or institutions subsumed(More)
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