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The incidence of HIV/AIDS among minority women has been reported in record numbers in inner cities. In considering the shift toward community-based care, these minority women living with HIV/AIDS (MWLWHA) are receiving care from informal caregivers in their communities. As caregivers strive to meet the needs of these women, understanding the impact on these(More)
Both time of day and weather significantly influenced the behavioral activity profile of a captive group of Celebes black apes. There were significant differences when their activity profile was compared to those of stumptail macaques, pigtail macaques, sooty mangabeys and geladas observed under similar conditions. There were, nonetheless several remarkable(More)
To assess mothers' knowledge of good infant nutritional practices, a survey was conducted by the Institute of Pediatric Nutrition. The survey addressed issues related to breast-feeding, the use of iron-fortified formula, frequent spitting up, the introduction of cow's milk into the infant diet, and the nutritional value of fruit juice. Mothers who responded(More)
  • S Baker
  • 1999
Home care has become an important community resource for the care of people living with AIDS (PLWA). Another important resource to maintaining PLWAs in the home environment is the availability of informal caregivers who are willing to provide support and assistance in the home setting. Because of the stressful nature of AIDS care, home care nurses must(More)
The influence of matrilineal kinship on four socially affiliative behavior patterns--grooming, contact, proximity, and play--was studied in a little-known primate species, the Celebes black ape (Macaca nigra). Twenty group-living black apes, comprising four genealogical groups, were observed for more than 100 hr; data were collected by the instantaneous(More)
  • S Baker
  • 1999
Historically, the Black church has participated by lending support, providing care, and being actively involved in the health and social welfare of its members. However, since the epidemic impact of HIV/AIDS in the Black community, the church has been sharply criticized for its lukewarm response and involvement. Nurses are in a unique position to(More)
The incidence of HIV/AIDS has escalated among African American and Hispanic women in the United States and particularly in urban centers such as New York City. As a chronic illness, it is important to understand to whom minority women living with HIV/AIDS turn to for assistance and support. The purpose of this exploratory qualitative study was to identify(More)
PURPOSE Workplace training for tracheostomy management is currently recognized to be inconsistent and insufficient. A novel approach, using technology-enhanced simulation, may provide a solution to training tracheostomy management skills by providing a consistent, time-efficient, and risk-free learning environment. The current research evaluated clinicians'(More)