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Impact behaviour of PELE projectiles perforating thin target plates
The first experiments with a penetrator with enhanced lateral efficiency (PELE) were carried out in 1996. The unusual behaviour of the penetrator as it perforates a target can generally be describedExpand
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Effects of hand massage on comfort of nursing home residents.
Patient comfort is a goal of therapeutic nursing practice and a primary nursing function. Residents in nursing homes have many comfort needs including physical, psychospiritual, sociocultural, andExpand
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Medication counseling for the elderly: effects on knowledge and compliance after hospital discharge.
The findings from the instruments used in this study and the additional qualitative data of the personal interviews provide information helpful to the nurse's understanding of medication knowledgeExpand
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Understanding nursing home quality of care: incorporating caregivers' perceptions through structure, process, and outcome.
Nursing home quality of care has been influenced by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987. This legislation mandated changes within the structure, process, and outcomes of care. These careExpand
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Preferences for Care Near the End of Life: Instrument Validation for Clinical Practice
This article presents descriptive data and a psychometric evaluation of the Preferences for Care Near the End of Life (PCEOL) tool developed by Gauthier and Froman. The PCEOL tool identifiesExpand
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Caregiving in Nursing Homes
This investigation is a qualitative study of the views held by 36 licensed nurses (25 registered nurses and 11 licensed practical nurses) and 40 nursing assistants regarding caregiving in nursingExpand
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Family-focused nursing care of hospitalized elderly.
The purposes of this research were to gain an understanding of how nurses in acute care settings involve families of elderly patients in planning and giving care, and to determine the extent of thatExpand
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End-of-life care of older adults.
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Attitudes of Nursing Staff Toward Restraint Use in Long-Term Care
Although legislation has forced discretion in using physical restraints for institutionalized elders, considerable discussion continues about this matter. In particular, decision making aroundExpand
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