William G. Rothstein

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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
The American South before the Civil War was distinguished by a rural agricultural economy based on chattel slavery and in many places a moist warm climate favourable to infectious and parasitic diseases. These conditions led southerners to claim that the ante-bellum South was medically and scientifically distinctive, a viewpoint that is examined critically(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)