Susan Jane Laschinger

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PURPOSE To gather the opinions of potential wheeled mobility device users at an early stage in the design process to ensure the development of technology which would meet their functional needs. METHOD Eight women with bilateral lower extremity disabilities living in Gujarat state, India, participated in this study. The women were introduced to a working(More)
The purpose of this research was to explore the functional mobility needs of women with lower extremity disabilities in Gujarat state, India. Ten women participated in a Mobility Needs Assessment which used multiple data collection methods to gather quantitative and qualitative information in five main areas. The results indicated that the physical(More)
This descriptive study represents one component of a larger project that examined the perceptions of current and best-care practices in HIV ambulatory clinics across Ontario by health care providers and patients living with HIV/AIDS. Focus groups were held with providers and patients at eight clinics. Results showed that providers' and patients' perceptions(More)
UNLABELLED Background  Despite the recent wave of interest being shown in high-fidelity simulators, they do not represent a new concept in healthcare education. Simulators have been a part of clinical education since the 1950s. The growth of patient simulation as a core educational tool has been driven by a number of factors. Declining inpatient(More)
In this study, the researchers sought consensus among preceptors of senior nursing students about issues key to the preceptors' recruitment, support, and retention. A modified Delphi method with two rounds of questionnaires was used followed by a focus group to explore issues for which consensus was not reached. Preceptors agreed on the importance of(More)
Fatigue and activity intolerance are reported to persist for several weeks after discharge after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. This may be due to early discharge, which limits the time, prior to leaving hospital, to achieve an adequate functional level for the performance of many activities of daily living. Alternatively, it may be related to(More)
Advances in the understanding of HIV pathogenesis, clinical assessment with viral load testing, and the availability of potent combination antiretroviral therapy regimens have led to significant benefits for persons with HIV infection. Currently, the therapeutic strategy to achieve high-level suppression of viral replication involves many pills and doses(More)