Stewart Stearns

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1. Environmental design, family involvement, consistent routines and activity programs designed to meet the special needs of persons with dementia are hallmarks of most dementia programs. There is a lack of research to support the usefulness of Dementia Specific Care Units (DSCUs) for residents of long-term care facilities that have irreversible dementia.(More)
Throughout our country, states and communities are struggling with the complex challenges of ensuring the safety and well-being of children in the child welfare system, and many states, including Florida, are experimenting with various types of privatization of child welfare services. This evaluation report examines the status of Community-Based Care (CBC)(More)
  • S Stearns
  • 2001
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a complex cluster of symptoms that occurs 7 to 14 days prior to menses and ends 1 to 2 days after menses. Premenstrual syndrome symptoms can create severe, debilitating psychological and physical problems. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition (DSM-IV) provides criteria for premenstrual(More)
Patients and families who have been affected by HD deserve high-quality and dignified nursing care. The complexity and extent of losses and uncertainties imposed by this illness challenge nursing. We have briefly reviewed the current state of knowledge regarding the illness and the nursing interventions appropriate for working with people with HD. What is(More)
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