Susan Bragg Leight

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It is expected that there will be 178,700 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed in American women during 1998. This corresponds to a new breast cancer diagnosis every 3 minutes. In the absence of any preventive measures at this time, control of breast cancer morbidity and mortality must be sought through early detection and treatment. A competency-based(More)
The estimated 180,300 new cases of breast cancer that were diagnosed in the United States during 1998 represent only a small percentage of the breast masses discovered by women and their healthcare providers during the same year. Almost half of women who have regular menstrual cycles will experience a breast mass during their reproductive years; and from(More)
AIM OF THE PAPER This paper describes the use of story as a vehicle to inform aesthetic knowing in nursing. Because health care demands that nurses know two distinct languages, the language of nursing science with its quantifiable outcomes as well as the experiential observations of health and illness, it is critical that nurses be fluent in each discourse.(More)
BACKGROUND This article describes the application of the vulnerable populations conceptual model to rural health. Vulnerable populations are social groups who have an increased susceptibility to adverse health outcomes. Evidence of this differential in vulnerability or increased risk includes premature mortality, comparative morbidity, decreased functional(More)
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