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PROBLEM The health and long-term care systems in the United States rely heavily on the services of registered nurses, but concerns exist about the adequacy of the current and projected supply of registered nurses to meet the nation's needs. One way to increase the nursing supply is to increase the retention rates of nurses, especially men nurses who are(More)
A sample of 34 deaf undergraduate college students at Gallaudet University and 46 hearing undergraduate college students at the University of Maryland Baltimore County completed a questionnaire that asked about their knowledge and sources of information concerning the human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS). The deaf(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the recommendation for adding unaffiliated members to institutional review boards (IRB) by comparing the attitudes and influence of IRB members of different backgrounds, primarily nurses, physicians, and unaffiliated members. DESIGN Survey. METHOD A closed-ended self-administered questionnaire concerning ethical issues in human(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine medical and nonmedical users of prescription opioids, central nervous system depressants, and stimulants taken individually and in combination. PARTICIPANTS Undergraduates at an urban mid-Atlantic university with 12,000 students. METHODS A questionnaire administered in classes provided 413 responses, with a usable response rate of(More)
that Gadamer associates with "health". Gaiger and Walker have translated Gadamer's critique of modem medicine in elegant and eminendly quotable language. Anyone interested in Gadamer, and anyone seeking quotable quotes from a famous and influential philosopher who is sceptical of the claims of modernism in medicine, would do well to peruse this book. Anyone(More)
The authors surveyed 243 urban public university students who were born in the United States, China, and India to compare the health beliefs of the China-born, India-born, and US-born students. Although the China- and India-born students shared beliefs in many preventive and therapeutic practices of Western medicine with the US-born students, they retained(More)
OBJECTIVES This report describes the historical development of medical theories and research concerning the relationship between dietary fat intake and breast and colorectal cancer and coronary heart disease (CHD). METHOD The historical and medical literature on this topic was analyzed with special reference to the Woman's Health Initiative (WHI) studies.(More)