W. J. Austin

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Developing parallel algorithms for intermediate and high levels of computer vision systems is addressed. Because the algorithms are complex and the nature and size of the input and output data sets vary for each application, the authors have directly developed parallel algorithms for dynamic control of both processing and communication complexity during(More)
Empirical phenomenology and hermeneutic phenomenology, the 2 most common approaches to phenomenological research in psychology, are described, and their similarities and differences examined. A specific method associated with each form of phenomenological inquiry was used to analyze an interview transcript of a woman's experience of work-family role(More)
We present a parallel architecture for object recognition and location based on concurrent processing of depth and intensity image data. Parallel algorithms for curvature computation and segmentation of depth data into planar or curved surface patches, and edge detection and segmentation of intensity data into extended linear features, are described. Using(More)
The authors examined the reactions of Spanish-speaking patients and of therapists to initial therapy interviews conducted with or without an interpreter. Twenty-one patients who used an interpreter, 40 bilingual patients, and the 16 psychiatric residents who conducted the interviews completed questionnaires aimed at evaluating therapy and communication(More)
Knowledge concerning the storage and retrieval of traumatic memories and so-called False Memory Syndrome has not been widely available in nursing journals. Information in the popular media, however, means that nurses are learning about aspects of the memory debate from such sources. This article reports on 1,701 nurses' views of False Memory Syndrome (FMS).(More)
  • W Austin
  • 2001
1. The pressure of the competing demands of custody and caring shapes the moral climate of forensic settings. 2. A relational approach to health care ethics, requiring the opening of dialogue, consideration of multiple perspectives, and attention to context, can guide nurses as they strive to engage and respect even their most estranged patients. 3. The(More)